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Sermon for the third mid-week Lent service - Jn 3:1-8
                                                                                                Mid-Lent 3                                                                                                 Jn
3:1-8                                              ...

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Feast of St. Joseph, Guardian of Jesus
is the Feast of St. Joseph, Guardian of Jesus.   St.
Joseph has been honored throughout the Christian centuries for his faithful
devotion in helping Mary to raise Jesus.   Matthew’s Gospel tells us that Joseph was a righteous man, who followed
the ang...

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Sermon for the Feast of St. Joseph
                                                                                                St. Joseph                                                                                                 Mt
2:13-15, 19-23                                     ...

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Commemoration of Patrick, Missionary to Ireland
Today we remember and give thanks for Patrick, Missionary to Ireland.   Patrick is one of the best-known of the
missionary saints. Born to a Christian family in Britain
around the year 389, he was captured as a teenager by raiders, taken to Ireland, and

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Sermon for the second mid-week Lent service - Rom 6:1-5
                                                                                                Mid-Lent 2                                                                                                 Rom
6:1-5                                             ...

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Sermon for the Second Sunday in Lent - Reminiscere - Mt 15:21-28
                                                                                                Lent 2                                                                                                 Mt
15:21-28                                               ...

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Mark's Thoughts: The Shack's "Papa" - God the Father as a woman
movie “The Shack” is filled heretical ideas that contradict the orthodox and catholic Christian faith.   One of the
more obvious and striking is the fact that the God the Father is depicted as a woman who identifies
herself as “Papa.”   The Scriptures a...

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Mark's thoughts: Why do we have Lent services?
Yesterday after school my middle school age daughter asked, "Why do we have Lent services?"  I gave her a brief explanation, and then told her, "Read the introduction to tonight's bulletin." After the service on Wednesday she brought the bulletin to me and ...

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Sermon for the first mid-week Lent service - Acts 2:38-41
                                                                                    Mid-Lent 1                                                                                     Acts
2:38-41                                                                  ...

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Sermon for the First Sunday in Lent - Invocabit - Mt 4:1-11
                                                                                    Lent 1                                                                                     Mt
4:1-11                                                                         ...
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