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Pentecost -- Gifts of the Holy Spirit

Posted by Deacon Robert McCormick

Today we celebrate Pentecost.  We celebrate the Descent of the Holy Spirit.  We celebrate the birth of the church, the moment in which she began the mission of evangelizing in earnest. The Holy Spirit, on Pentecost, came down from heaven, sent by the Father in fulfillment of the promise ... Read More »

Third Sunday of Easter

Posted by Deacon Robert McCormick

Today we celebrate the third Sunday of Easter.  The gospel readings these three weeks have been focused on the resurrection of Jesús and on those who had witnessed Him alive again.  In today’s Gospel, we see those two disciples who were returning home, to a village some seven miles ... Read More »

Corpus Christi 6 June 2021

Posted by Deacon Robert McCormick

Today in the Catholic church we celebrate the solemnity of the most holy body and blood of Christ, Corpus Christi. We celebrate Christ in the Eucharist because the Eucharist is the center of our faith, or as stated in the dogmatic Constitution on the church, Lumen Gentium, from the ... Read More »

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time By Deacon Robert

Posted by Deacon Robert McCormick

Listening to the gospel today, listening closely to the words of Christ, we can hear that he has left us, his disciples, with a mission. 

As Jesus was tending to the masses, the disciples came to him and they told him that the people were hungry and that they ... Read More »

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time by Deacon Fred

Posted by Deacon Robert McCormick

Sixteenth Sunday in OT (A) 

July 19th, 2020 

 “Come, Holy Spirit, anoint my heart and mind so that I might proclaim your Gospel with clarity, grace and truth!” 

Text: There is a theme of God’s forbearance and compassion running through our readings. The first reading tells us God is the standard; but, that he judges ... Read More »

Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

Posted by Deacon Robert McCormick

We celebrate today, my brothers and sisters in Christ, the solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity. This doctrine of the Trinity is one of the most important in our Christian faith but it is also a doctrine which many of us have difficulty understanding. We refer to it as ... Read More »

Fourth Sunday of Easter -- Good Shepherd Sunday -- by Deacon Robert McCormick

Posted by Deacon Robert McCormick

Today on this fourth Sunday of Easter, we focus on Christ as the Good Shepherd.  Today is commonly referred to as Good Shepherd Sunday.  We see this in our readings, especially with the psalm. The responsorial psalm today is well known by all christians, one of the most beautiful ... Read More »

Baptism of the Lord by Deacon Fred Williams

Posted by Deacon Robert McCormick

The Baptism of the Lord 

January 12th, 2020 (A)  


Today, the Christmas season ends with the Feast of the Baptism of our Lord Jesus, the beloved son of God, who came into the world to save us; restore righteousness and justice and to bring light and freedom into the world!  

 Text: In our first reading, our Sovereign Lord, called us to righteousness. He promised to take Jesus by the hand ... Read More »

1st Sunday of Lent by Robert McCormick

Posted by Deacon Robert McCormick

We celebrate today the first Sunday in the season of Lent. The forty days of Lent before Easter can be related to the forty years that the Israelites spent wandering in the wilderness and to the forty days which Christ spent in the desert after His baptism and before ... Read More »

Epiphany of the Lord by Deacon Robert McCormick

Posted by Deacon Robert McCormick

During the weeks of Advent, we prepare ourselves for the coming of Christ, His first coming as well as the second coming. Now, with the epiphany of the Lord celebrated today, we begin a set of Gospel readings in which the Lordship of Christ is made known, for that ... Read More »