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Friars Corner: Christian fruitfulness brings us joy even in trials and difficulties

Isaiah 55:10-11; Ps 65:11-14; Romans 8:18-23; Matthew 13:1-9 Parables are simple life stories that Jesus told his large audiences. They are down to earth everyday stories that were in their normal experiences like agricultural or fishing. When we read these … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: The joy of following and serving Jesus

2 Kings 4:8-11, 14-16a; Ps 89:2-3, 16-19 Romans 6:3-4, 8-11; Matthew 10:37-42  There are several themes one could draw from today’s readings. Matthew’s Jesus can sound rather harsh in the early section about parents, children and life in the world. … Continue reading

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Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive.net posts 7-8-16

Eight reasons God’s mercy helps us forgive ourselves – How do I surrender my natural desire for revenge? How do I ask for and receive God’s mercy to forgive myself for my failings? Stormy day at the beach? – Featured on … Continue reading

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Friar’s Corner: Jesus sent 72 lambs among the wolves

Isaiah 66:10-14c; Ps 66:1-7, 16, 20; Galatians 6:14-18; Luke 10:1-12, 17-20 May you and your families have a very safe and blessed 4th of July. Also, please pray a daily Chaplet of Divine Mercy for the conversion and safety of … Continue reading

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Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive.net posts 1-22-16

Friars Corner: The joy of the gifts of the Holy Spirit – From his experience and that of St. Paul, Fr. Bob explains the 9 gifts of the Holy Spirit, the joy of God’s marvelous power. Joy Stories: Amazing Grace … Continue reading

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Friar’s Corner: Faithful disciples will reign with Jesus in glory

Daniel 12:1-3; Ps 16:5, 9-11; Heb 10:11-14, 18; Mark 13:24-32 We only have one more Sunday before the end of our liturgical year. November thinks and prays for those family and friends who have passed from this life and may … Continue reading

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CatholicMom: What is your Galilee moment?

Pope Francis spoke about how Jesus told his disciples after his Resurrection to return to Galilee where they first give their lives to him. “To return to Galilee means above all to return to that blazing light with which God’s … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: The joy of telling others about Jesus

Numbers 11:25-29; Ps 19:8, 10, 12-14; James 5:1-6; Mark 9:38-43, 45 and 47-48 At the Last Supper Jesus told his closest followers that the coming Holy Spirit would instruct them in everything and remind them of all that Jesus told … Continue reading

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