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Friar’s Corner: Rejoice, for our God is always available to us

Isaiah 7:10-14; Ps 24:1-6; Romans 1:1-7; Matthew 1:18-24 This week is full of anticipation and joy because Jesus has come to save us and has remained in special ways to comfort us and bring us his joy. Alleluia! Praise God! … Continue reading

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Friar’s Corner: Drawing closer to Jesus brings us many joys

Isaiah 35:1-6a, 10; Ps 146:6-11; James 5:7-10; Mt 11:2-11 O Come, all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant, O come ye, O come ye to Sunday Mass. Come and behold him, born to save all mankind. O come, let us adore … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: Rejoice in the Lord always!

Isaiah 11:1-10; Ps 72:1-2, 7-8, 12-13, 17; Romans 15:4-9; Matthew 3:1-12 Our joy increases as we draw close to Jesus. We are like fish to water. Alleluia! In these days before Christmas, we hear a lot of Christmas carols. Many … Continue reading

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Friar’s Corner: Jesus Christ is our Lord, Shepherd and Savior brings us great joy

Feast of Jesus Christ, King of the Universe 2 Samuel 5:1-3; Ps 122:1-5; Colossians 1:12-20; Lk 23:35-43 A blessed and safe Thanksgiving to you, your family and all. From the time of the German philosopher Immanuel Kant, 1724-1804, and the … Continue reading

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Ten counter punches to spiritual attacks

When you set out to go to Mass, help a friend or have a quiet prayer time – what happens? Your children balk, you get into a heated discussion with your spouse, your phone and doorbell ring at the same … Continue reading

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Friar’s Corner: Carrying our cross is not always joyful

Malachi 3:19-20a; Ps 98:5-9; 2 Thessalonians 3:7-12; Luke 21:5-19 Jesus, we thank you for showering on our nation and us your mercy and great wisdom for our election last Tuesday. We thank you that our polling places were protected. I … Continue reading

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Name Your Battles

The Catholic Mom’s Prayer Companion November 7 Name Your Battles I know what it is to have little, and I know also how to have plenty. In any and all circumstances I have learned the secret of being well-fed and … Continue reading

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Friar’s Corner: Jesus’ encouragement brings us the joy of heaven

2 Mac 7:1-2, 9-14; Ps 17:1, 5-6, 8, 15; 2 Thessalonians 2:16–3:5; Luke 20:27, 34-38 Jesus, we pray that you pour upon us and our nation your mercy and great wisdom as we elect our next president and legislators. Guide … Continue reading

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