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Third Sunday after Pentecost

June 14, 2015

Gospel                         Mark4:26-34

Jesus said to the crowds:
“This is how it is with the kingdom of God;
it is as if a man were to scatter seed on the land
and would sleep and rise night and day
and through it all the seed would sprout and grow,
he knows…

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The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ

June 7, 2015

Gospel                              Mark 14:12-16, 22-26

On the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread,
when they sacrificed the Passover lamb,
Jesus’ disciples said to him,
"Where do you want us to go
and prepare for you to eat the Passover?"
He sent t…

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The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

May 31, 2015

Ms. Sally Ann Castle was preaching today at The First Reformed  Church in College Point about the Holy Trinity. She compared The Holy Trinity to The C Major Chord. " Each note has a purpose and a meaning for us.  When the three notes are played at the same time [they make a unique sound.]"

This…

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Pentecost

May 24, 2015

Veni, Sancte Spiritus

Come, Holy Spirit, come!
And from your celestial home
Shed a ray of light divine!

Come, Father of the poor!
Come, source of all our store!
Come, within our bosoms shine.

You, of comforters the best;
You, the soul’s most welcome guest;
Sweet refreshment here…

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Seventh Sunday in Easter

May 16, 2015

Gospel                                   John 17:11b-19

Lifting up his eyes to heaven, Jesus prayed saying:
“Holy Father, keep them in your name that you have given me,
so that they may be one just as we are one.
When I was with them I protected them in …

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Saturday of the Sixth Week of Easter

May 16, 2015

Gospel                         John 16:23b-28

Jesus said to his disciples:
“Amen, amen, I say to you,
whatever you ask the Father in my name he will give you.
Until now you have not asked anything in my name;
ask and you will receive, so that your joy may be comp…

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Friday of the Sixth Week of Easter

May 16, 2015

Gospel           John 16:20-23

Jesus said to his disciples:
“Amen, amen, I say to you, you will weep and mourn,
while the world rejoices;
you will grieve, but your grief will become joy.
When a woman is in labor, she is in anguish because her hour has arrived;
but when she ha…

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Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord

May 14, 2015

Gospel                       Mark 16:15-20

Jesus said to his disciples:
“Go into the whole world
and proclaim the gospel to every creature.
Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved;
whoever does not believe will be condemned.
These signs will accompany those…

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Wednesday of the Sixth Week of Easter

May 13, 2015

Gospel                     John 16:12-15

Jesus said to his disciples:
“I have much more to tell you, but you cannot bear it now.
But when he comes, the Spirit of truth,
he will guide you to all truth.
He will not speak on his own,
but he will speak what he hears,
a…

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Tuesday of the Sixth Week of Easter

May 12, 2015

Gospel                           John 16:5-11

Jesus said to his disciples:
“Now I am going to the one who sent me,
and not one of you asks me, ‘Where are you going?’
But because I told you this, grief has filled your hearts.
But I tell you the truth, it is …

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Monday of the Sixth Week of Easter

May 11, 2015

Gospel                          John 15:26-16:4a

Jesus said to his disciples:
“When the Advocate comes whom I will send you from the Father,
the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father,
he will testify to me.
And you also testify,
because you have been w…

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Sixth Sunday of Easter

May 11, 2015

Gospel                             john 15:9-17

Jesus said to his disciples:
“As the Father loves me, so I also love you.
Remain in my love.
If you keep my commandments, you will remain in my love,
just as I have kept my Father’s commandments
and remain in…

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Saturday of the Fifth Week of Easter

May 11, 2015

Gospel                 John 15:18-21

Jesus said to his disciples:
“If the world hates you, realize that it hated me first.
If you belonged to the world, the world would love its own;
but because you do not belong to the world,
and I have chosen you out of the world,
the…

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Friday of the Fifth Week of Easter

May 8, 2015

Gospel                                          John 15:12-17

Jesus said to his disciples:
“This is my commandment: love one another as I love you.
No one has greater love than this,
to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.
You are my friend…

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Monday of the Fifth Week of Easter

May 7, 2015

Gospel                                John 14:21-26

Jesus said to his disciples:
“Whoever has my commandments and observes them
is the one who loves me.
Whoever loves me will be loved by my Father,
and I will love him and reveal myself to him.”
Judas, n…

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Tuesday of the Fifth Week of Easter

May 7, 2015

Gospel                      John 14:27-31a

Jesus said to his disciples:
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you.
Not as the world gives do I give it to you.
Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid.
You heard me tell you,
‘I am going away and I will c…

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Wednesday of the Fifth Week of Easter

May 7, 2015

Gospel                          John 15:1-8

Jesus said to his disciples:
“I am the true vine, and my Father is the vine grower.
He takes away every branch in me that does not bear fruit,
and everyone that does he prunes so that it bears more fruit.
You are alrea…

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Thursday of the Fifth Week of Easter

May 7, 2015

Gospel                John 15:9-11

Jesus said to his disciples:
“As the Father loves me, so I also love you.
Remain in my love.
If you keep my commandments, you will remain in my love,
just as I have kept my Father’s commandments
and remain in his love.

“I have told…

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Sunday of the Fifth Week of Easter

May 3, 2015

Gospel                                       John 15:1 -8

Jesus said to his disciples:
“I am the true vine, and my Father is the vine grower.
He takes away every branch in me that does not bear fruit,
and every one that does he prunes so that it bear…

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Saturday of the Fourth Week of Easter

May 3, 2015

Gospel                        John 14:7-14

Jesus said to his disciples:
“If you know me, then you will also know my Father.
From now on you do know him and have seen him.”
Philip said to Jesus,
“Master, show us the Father, and that will be enough for us.”

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