201712.10
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Prepare the way of the Lord

Our readings from Holy Scripture on this Second Sunday of Advent remind us of what we are supposed to be doing during Advent, in fact what we are supposed to be doing throughout our lives. The reading from Isaiah anticipates the coming of Christ and John the Baptist as it proclaims … “Prepare the way…

201712.03
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Each according to his own ability

As I sit down now to write this “Corner”, I have just returned to the rectory from our Monday evening Mass, where the concise Gospel reading from Luke 21:1-4 told of the poor widow putting in two small coins for her offering to the temple treasury. We all know this parable quite well, as a…

201711.26
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Christ the King

This Sunday is the Solemnity of Christ the King, and it brings an end to Ordinary Time in this Church calendar year. It is never referred to as the 34th Sunday in Ordinary Time, even though it begins the 34th (and final) week of Ordinary Time. Next Sunday is the First Sunday (and beginning) of…