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Blog posts September 2014

Memorial of Saint Jerome, Priest and Doctor of the Church

Gospel                     Luke 9:51-56

When the days for Jesus to be taken up were fulfilled,
he resolutely determined to journey to Jerusalem,
and he sent messengers ahead of him.
On the way they entered a Samaritan village
to prepare for his reception there,
but they would not w…

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Feasts of the Archangels


Gospel                                       John 1:47-51

Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward him and said of him,
“Here is a true child of Israel.
There is no duplicity in him.”
Nathanael said to him, “How do you know me?”
Jesus answered and said to him,

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Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Reading                    Philippians 2:1-11

...Therefore God also has highly exalted him
and bestowed on him the name
which is above every name,
that at the name of Jesus
every knee should bend,
of those in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
and every tongue confess that

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Memorial of Saint Vincent de Paul, Priest

Reading      Ecclesiastes 12:6-8 King James

Remember your creator before the silver cord is loosed, Or the golden bowl is broken,  or the pitcher shattered at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the well.  Then the dust will return to the earth as it was, and the spirit will return to God w…

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Friday of the Twenty-fifth Week of Ordinary Time

Reading                ECCL 3: 1- 11

There is an appointed time for everything,
and a time for every thing under the heavens.
A time to be born, and a time to die;
a time to plant, and a time to uproot the plant.
A time to kill, and a time to heal;
a time to tear down, and a time to bui…

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Thursday of the Twenty-fifth Week in Ordinary Time

Reading 1              ECCL 1:2-11

Vanity of vanities, says Qoheleth,
vanity of vanities! All things are vanity!
What profit has man from all the labor
which he toils at under the sun?
One generation passes and another comes,
but the world forever stays.
The sun rises and the sun goe…

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Wednesday of the Twenty-fifth Week in Ordinary Time


"My prayer for you today is that you are inspired by your Guardian Angel through the Power of the Holy Spirit."  Amen, Amen

Psalm 91 Safety in Abiding in the Presence of God

He  who dwells in the secret place of the Most High.  Shall abide under the shadow of …

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Tuesday of the Twenty-fifth Week in Ordinary Time



Gospel                                  Luke 8:19-21

The mother of Jesus and his brothers came to him
but were unable to join him because of the crowd.
He was told, “Your mother and your brothers are standing outside
and they wish to see you.”
He said t…

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Monday of the Twenty-fifth Week in Ordinary Time


Gospel                                 Luke 8:16-18

Jesus said to the crowd:
“No one who lights a lamp conceals it with a vessel
or sets it under a bed;
rather, he places it on a lampstand
so that those who enter may see the light.
For there is nothing hidden that w…

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Fifteenth Sunday After Pentecost


Gospel                                  Matthew 20:1-16

Jesus told his disciples this parable:
“The kingdom of heaven is like a landowner
who went out at dawn to hire laborers for his vineyard.
After agreeing with them for the usual daily wage,
he sent them into …

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Memorial of Saint Andrew KimTae-gon, Priest & Paul Chung Ha-sang and companions, Martyrs

Photo by Mary Bradshaw Duncan 2012

Gospel                                              Luke 8:4-15

When a large crowd gathered, with people from one town after another
journeying to Jesus, he spoke in a parable.
“A sower went out to sow his seed.
And …

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Friday of the Twenty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time

Gospel                                           Luke 8:1-3

Jesus journeyed from one town and village to another,
preaching and proclaiming the good news of the Kingdom of God.
Accompanying him were the Twelve
and some women who had been cured of evil spirit…

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Thursday of the Twenty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time

Gospel                                     Luke 7:36-50

A certain Pharisee invited Jesus to dine with him,
and he entered the Pharisee’s house and reclined at table.
Now there was a sinful woman in the city
who learned that he was at table in the house of the Ph…

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Wednesday of the twenty-furth Week in Ordinary Time

Gospel                                         Luke 7:31-35

Jesus said to the crowds:
“To what shall I compare the people of this generation?
What are they like?
They are like children who sit in the marketplace and call to one another,

‘We played the flute f…

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Memorial of Saints Cornelius, Pope, Cyprian, Bishop, Martyrs

Reading            1Corinthians 12:12-14, 27-31

Brothers and sisters:
As a body is one though it has many parts,
and all the parts of the body, though many, are one body,
so also Christ.
For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one Body,
whether Jews or Greeks, slaves or free persons,

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Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows

"Be contented, and do not worry or try to catch up with the world's uneasiness and speed." - unknown from Amish Roots: A Treasury of History, Wisdom, and Lore by John A. Hostetler (Baltimore, MD: The John Hopkins University Press, 1989), 221

Reading    1Corintihians 11:23-26 Institution of the Lo…

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Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

Reading 1        Numbers 21:5-9

With their patience worn out by the journey,
the people complained against God and Moses,
“Why have you brought us up from Egypt to die in this desert,
where there is no food or water?
We are disgusted with this wretched food!”

In punishment the LORD …

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Memorial of Saint John Chrysostom, Bishop & Doctor of the Church


Sam Van Aken's Tree of 40 Fruit

Gospel                                                         Luke 6:43-49

Jesus said to his disciples:
“A good tree does not bear rotten fruit,
nor does a rotten tree bear good fruit.
For every tree is kno…

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Friday of the Twenty-third Week in Ordinary time

Gospel                           Luke 6:39-42

Jesus told his disciples a parable:
“Can a blind person guide a blind person?
Will not both fall into a pit?
No disciple is superior to the teacher;
but when fully trained,
every disciple will be like his teacher.
Why do you noti…

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Thursday of the Twenty-third Week in Ordinary Time

Gospel                                         Luke 6:27-38

Jesus said to his disciples:
“To you who hear I say, love your enemies,
do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you,
pray for those who mistreat you.
To the person who strikes you on one…

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