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11/11/18 -- Feast of St. Martin de Tours
Can you tell me what scene the painting in the sanctuary is depicting? Anyone who comes to church here with any regularity should be able to describe that painting to any visitor. The painting is our patron, Saint Martin. He is shown as a Roman soldier on h...
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5/6/18 -- 6th Sunday of Easter
Scripture Readings John Robert Fox was a first lieutenant during the second world war. He was directing artillery fire in Italy when a large German force moved on his position. Fox called a final artillery strike on himself. His body was found next to hundr...
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4/22/18 -- 4th Sunday of Easter
Scripture Readings When our pilgrim group was in Avila at the convent founded by Saint Teresa of Jesus, the first woman to be proclaimed a doctor of the church by Pope Paul VI, we were told a wonderful story about an experience Saint Teresa had there. One d...
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4/08/18 -- 2nd Sunday of Easter
Scripture Readings Today the risen Lord appears to the disciples and says “Peace be with you.” Jesus gives the gift of peace. Jesus’ gift of peace is so much more than the absence of conflict. Jesus’ peace is given so that the disciples don’t stay huddled i...
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4/01/18 -- Easter Sunday
Scripture Readings This morning all we have is an empty tomb. When Mary Magdalene stood at the tomb she didn’t encounter some perfect radiant glowing Risen Christ. Peter and John entered the tomb and all they found were burial cloths. They did not yet under...
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3/31/18 -- Holy Saturday
Scripture Readings Tonight all we have is an empty tomb. When Mary Magdalene stood at the tomb she didn’t encounter some perfect radiant glowing Risen Christ. All she had was a young man with a message telling her where to look to find the Risen Lord. We co...
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3/30/18 -- Good Friday
Scripture Readings Words sometimes fail us. If you were asked to explain what Jesus’ suffering and death on the cross meant to you personally, you might find if difficult to put into words.  Our emotions well up to the surface and get in the way. We Catholi...
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3/29/18 -- Holy Thursday
Scripture Readings We are called to serve. But what does that mean? To serve? Jesus washes the feet of his disciples as a model for all of us to follow. He takes the lowliest task and does it with great tenderness and affection.  So what are we supposed to ...
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3/25/18 - Palm Sunday, Year B
Scripture Readings The characters in the Passion of Jesus Christ will forever be remembered based on their actions that day.  The Passion is a story of betrayal by Judas, denial by Peter and accusations by the chief priests and other religious leaders. Jesu...
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3/18/18 - 5th Sunday of Lent, Year B
Scripture Readings Each one of us will fall to the ground and die one day. Last Saturday night, I thought it was my turn. I thought I was dying. Whatever was happening to me was mimicking a heart attack and respiratory failure. My heart was racing and I cou...
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