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Friars Corner: Holy Spirit, guide us on earth and lead us to heaven

Ezekiel 18:25-28; Ps 25:4-9; Philippians 2:1-5; Matthew 21:28-32; Philippians 2:1-5; 21:28-32 Dear Holy  Spirit, fill the hearts and minds of your faithful and enkindle in us the fire of your of love. This is part of an ancient prayer of … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: Holy Spirit, fill us with more wisdom to understand your goodness

Is 55:6-9; Ps 145:2-3, 8-9, 17-18; Phil 1:20c-24, 27a; Mt 20:1-16a Come, Holy Spirit, fill us with more of our Baptismal and Confirmation gifts of wisdom and understanding. The readings this weekend show a little of God’s blessings to his … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: Jesus died on the cross to forgive all of our sins

Sirach 27:30 -28:9; Ps 103:1-4, 9-12; Romans 14:7-8; Matthew 18:21-35 Dear Holy Spirit, please give us wisdom to know and understand Jesus’ awesome love for us. God loves us in so many ways. He wants us to receive more of … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: Jesus calls us to love, not destroy

Ezekiel 33:7-9; Ps 95:1-2, 6-9; Rom 13:8-10; Matthew 18:15-20 Dear Holy Spirit, enlighten our minds to know God’s will for us and give us your power to do our part to help make the world better. This Sunday’s gospel is … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: Holy Spirit, help us pray like our house is on fire!

Jeremiah 20:7-9; Ps 63:2,6, 8-9; Romans 12:1-2; Mt 16:21-27 Come Holy Spirit, enlighten our minds to know God’s will for us and set us on fire to take our part. The Sunday gospels usually follow in order. Early in chapter … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: The joy of personally knowing Jesus Christ

Isaiah 22:19-23; Ps 138:1-3, 6, 8; Romans 11:33-36; Matthew 16:13-20 Building on our “long” reflections of last week, we come to the very crux and heart of our Catholic faith and life. Who is Jesus Christ? And what does he … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: The joy of Jesus’ merciful healing

Isaiah 56:1, 6-7; Ps 67:2-3, 5,6,8; Romans 11:13-15, 29-32, Matthew 15:21-28 In the past months of my travels I have learned some new things that are helpful for my understanding of our church and world. One bishop described the church … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: Listen for that tiny whisper

1 Kings 19:9a, 11-13a; Ps 85:9-14; Romans 9:1-5; 14:22-33 There is a link in the first and gospel readings today. The Elijah story harkens back to Moses on the same mountain amidst storms, lightning and clouds when God gave him … Continue reading

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