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Friars Corner: Be Alive for Jesus

Isaiah 61:1-2a, 10-11; Luke 1:46-54; 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24; John 1:6-8, 19-28 In the past weeks we looked at Jesus coming a second time at the end of the world, see Matthew 25:31-46, the final judgment. Then there is a second … 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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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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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: The joy we proclaim is Christ Jesus always with us. Alleluia!

Micah 5:1-4a; Ps 80:2-3, 15-16, 18-19; Hebrews 10:5-10 Luke 1:39-45 In a little town of Bethlehem our new king was born almost two thousand years ago. The Jewish community had been pointing to the coming Messiah some 500 years before … Continue reading

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Friar’s Corner: Cry out with joy for Jesus is always with us

Zephaniah 3:14-18a; Isaiah 12:2-6; Philippians 4:4-7; Lk 3:10-18 The first reading from the prophet Zephaniah echoes in my being. It’s refrain from the prophet Isaiah follows in step. Shout for joy, be glad and exult with all your being for … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: Come, I will show you how to save people

Jonah 3:1-5, 10; Ps 25:4-9; 1 Cor 7:29-31; Mk 1:14-20 In the early weeks after we celebrated the Birthday of Jesus, our Sunday Gospels are looking at the beginning of Jesus’ public ministry. After the arrest of John the Baptist, … Continue reading

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