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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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Expectant faith yearns for the Holy Spirit

Expectant faith opens the soul to the presence of the Holy Spirit who comes to shed his light in the hearts of the faithful. The Holy Spirit, one with the Father and the Son, pursues those seeking truth in their … Continue reading

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Friar’s Corner: The major works of the Holy Spirit

Acts 15:1-2, 22-29; Ps 67:2-3, 5, 6, 8; Rev 21:10-14, 22-23; John 14:23-29 St. Francis of Assisi gave us this powerful prayer. "Most high and glorious God, enlighten the darkness of our minds. Instill in us a correct faith, a … Continue reading

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Friar’s Corner: Our joy in Christ’s mission

Nehemiah 8:2-4a, 5-6, 8-10; Ps 19: 8-10, 15; 1 Corinthians 12:12-30; Luke 1:1-4, 14-21 The gospel of St. Luke today has Jesus beginning his public ministry. St. Luke was a disciple of Jesus. He knew of Mark and Matthew yet … 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: The joy of the gifts of the Holy Spirit

Isaiah 62:1-5; Ps 96:1-3, 7-10; 1 Corinthians 12:4-11; John 2:1-11 It isn’t often that we speak about God’s power and gifts given to us. In Revelation 22:1-2, St. John had his last vision of heaven. He saw “living water” flowing … Continue reading

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Friar’s Corner: The real Jedi joy

Isaiah 42:1-4, 6-7; Ps 29:1-4, 3, 9-10; Acts 10:34-38; Luke 3:15-16, 21-22 We thought about the birth of Jesus for a week and God’s plan of saving the human race. Last week we thought about salvation being offered to the … Continue reading

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Friar’s Corner: Dear Holy Spirit, fill us to overflowing to spread your kingdom

Acts 2:1-11; Psalms 140:1, 24, 29-31, 34; 1; Corinthians 12:3b-13; Pentecost Sequence; John 20:19-23 Catholics call this great feast the Birthday of our Church. Why? The early community was basically in hiding from Jewish and Roman authorities. At the Ascension … Continue reading

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