25 Feb

Ascend the Mountain of Prayer

by N W Feb 25, 2024 0

Second Sunday of Lent February 25, 2024 — Year B Readings: Gn 22:1-2, 9a, 10-13, 15-18 / Ps 116 / Rom 8:31b-34 / Mk 9:2-10 by Rev. Nixon Negparanon, Pastor As we journey through the Lenten season, the readings invite us to pause, reflect, and deepen our commitment to spiritual […]

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18 Feb

Into the Desert of Lent

by N W Feb 18, 2024 0

First Sunday of Lent February 18, 2024 — Year B Readings: Gn 9:8-15 / Ps 25 / 1 Pt 3:18-22 / Mk 1:12-15 by Rev. Nixon Negparanon, Pastor On the first Sunday of Lent, the Liturgy invites us into a period of reflection, repentance, and spiritual renewal.   As we embark […]

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14 Feb

Becoming What You Can Be

by N W Feb 14, 2024 0

Ash Wednesday February 14, 2024 — Year B Readings: Jl 2:12-18 / Ps 51 / 2 Cor 5:20-6:2 / Mt 6:1-6, 16-18 by Rev. Nixon Negparanon, Pastor There is this beautiful saying which is very fitting to our celebration today. It says, “Let today be the day you give up […]

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11 Feb

Flawed and Beautiful

by N W Feb 11, 2024 0

Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time February 11, 2024 — Year B Readings: Lv 13:1-2, 44-46 / Ps 32 / 1 Cor 10:31-11:1 / Mk 1:40-45 by Rev. Nixon Negparanon, Pastor The readings for today invite us to reflect on the call to holiness and the transformative power of God’s love […]

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4 Feb

The True Mission

by N W Feb 4, 2024 0

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time February 4, 2024 — Year B Readings: Jb 7:1-4, 6-7 / Ps 147 / 1 Cor 9:16-19, 22-23 / Mk 1:29-39 by Rev. Nixon Negparanon, Pastor The word “apostle” comes from two Greek words that together mean: one who is sent.  Each Christian has an […]

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28 Jan

The Ultimate Authority

by N W Jan 28, 2024 0

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time January 28, 2024 — Year B Readings: Dt 18:15-20 / Ps 95 / 1 Cor 7:32-35 / Mk 1:21-28 by Rev. Nixon Negparanon, Pastor Once, a government surveyor brought his equipment to a farm, called on the farmer, and asked permission to go into one […]

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21 Jan

Answer the Call

by N W Jan 21, 2024 0

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time January 21, 2024 — Year B Readings: Jon 3:1-5, 10 / Ps 25 / 1 Cor 7:29-31 / Mk 1:14-20 by Rev. Nixon Negparanon, Pastor There is a story about a despondent man who came to his mother and said, “Mom, I’ve stopped going to […]

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14 Jan

The Invitation

by N W Jan 14, 2024 0

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time January 14, 2024 — Year B Readings: 1 Sm 3:3b-10, 19 / Ps 40 / 1 Cor 6:13c-15a, 17-20 / Jn 1:35-42 by Rev. Nixon Negparanon, Pastor As we gather on this Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, the readings invite us to contemplate the significance […]

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7 Jan

Kings and Angels

by N W Jan 7, 2024 0

The Epiphany of the Lord January 7, 2024 — Year B Readings: Is 60:1-6 / Ps 72 / Eph 3:2-3a, 5-6 / Mt 2:1-12 by Rev. Dan Kelly, Guest Celebrant In the first reading that we heard today, we heard Isaiah say “Rise up in splendor, Jerusalem.  Your light has […]

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31 Dec

Family Love

by N W Dec 31, 2023 0

Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph December 31, 2023 — Year B Readings: Sir 3:2-6, 12-14 / Ps 128 / Col 3:12-21 / Lk 2:22-40 by Rev. Nixon Negparanon, Pastor Our readings today from Sirach, Colossians, and Luke present a harmonious theme that revolves around the […]

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25 Dec

The Word Became Flesh

by N W Dec 25, 2023 0

The Nativity of the Lord (Christmas) December 25, 2023 — Year B Readings: Is 52:7-10 / Ps 98 / Heb 1:1-6 / Jn 1:1-18 by Rev. Jay Biber, Guest Celebrant I love John’s gospel this morning. Of course, I love Luke’s gospel at the night Masses. Luke’s gospel, which goes […]

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24 Dec

Mary in the Annunciation

by N W Dec 24, 2023 0

Fourth Sunday of Advent  December 24, 2023 — Year B Readings: 2 Sm 7:1-5, 8b-12, 14a, 16 / Ps 89 / Rom 16:25-27 / Lk 1:26-38 by Rev. Mr. Mark De La Hunt, Permanent Deacon It is still Advent, but in case I don’t see you at Christmas Eve Mass […]

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17 Dec

He Is in Our Midst

by N W Dec 17, 2023 0

Third Sunday of Advent December 17, 2023 — Year B Readings: Is 61:1-2A, 10-11 / Lk 1:46-48, 49-50, 53-54 / 1 Thes 5:16-24 / Jn 1:6-8, 19-28 by Rev. Nixon Negparanon, Pastor The Third Sunday of Advent is a time of preparation for the coming of the Lord.  The readings […]

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10 Dec

Preparing the Way

by N W Dec 10, 2023 0

Second Sunday of Advent December 10, 2023 — Year B Readings: Is 40:1-5, 9-11 / Ps 85 / 2 Pt 3:8-14 / Mk 1:1-8 by Rev. Nixon Negparanon, Pastor In the gentle glow of the second Advent candle, we find ourselves journeying through the scriptures of the Second Sunday of […]

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8 Dec

Perfect Surrender

by N W Dec 8, 2023 0

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary December 8, 2023 — Year B Readings: Gn 3:9-15, 20 / Ps 98 / Eph 1:3-6, 11-12 / Lk 1:26-38 by Rev. Nixon Negparanon, Pastor A preacher once said, “Saying yes to God does not mean perfect performance.  Rather, it […]

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3 Dec

Be Watchful. Be Alert.

by N W Dec 3, 2023 0

First Sunday of Advent December 3, 2023 — Year B Readings: Is 63:16B-17, 19B; 64:2-7 / Ps 80 / 1 Cor 1:3-9 / Mk 13:33-37 by Rev. Nixon Negparanon, Pastor Advent is a unique time in the liturgical calendar. It is a sacred time set aside for us to journey […]

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26 Nov

Charity Does Not Sin

by N W Nov 26, 2023 0

The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe November 26, 2023 — Year A Readings: Ez 34:11-12, 15-17 / Ps 23 / 1 Cor 15:20-26, 28 / Mt 25:31-46 by Rev. Mr. Mark De La Hunt, Permanent Deacon Here, on the doorstep of the season of Advent, […]

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19 Nov

Serve God With Your Gifts

by N W Nov 19, 2023 0

Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time November 19, 2023 — Year A Readings: Prv 31:10-13, 19-20, 30-31 / Ps 128 / 1 Thes 5:1-6 / Mt 25:14-30 by Rev. Nixon Negparanon, Pastor There was a story of a Chinese boy who came from a very poor family in Hong Kong and […]

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12 Nov

Radiate the Light

by N W Nov 12, 2023 0

Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time November 12, 2023 — Year A Readings: Wis 6:12-16 / Ps 63 / 1 Thes 4:13-18 / Mt 25:1-13 by Rev. Nixon Negparanon, Pastor Today’s holy gospel is taken from a discourse about the end of the world and the final judgement.  The point of […]

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5 Nov

Servant Leaders

by N W Nov 5, 2023 0

Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time November 5, 2023 — Year A Readings: Mal 1:14b-2:2b, 8-10 / Ps 131 / 1 Thes 2:7b-9, 13 / Mt 23:1-12 by Rev. Nixon Negparanon, Pastor One of the criticisms directed at Catholics by our Protestant fundamentalist brethren, especially the born-again Christian groups, is about […]

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29 Oct

God, Neighbor, Self

by N W Oct 29, 2023 0

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time October 29, 2023 — Year A Readings: Ex 22:20-26 / Ps 18 / 1 Thes 1:5c-10 / Mt 22:34-40 by Rev. Jay Biber, Guest Celebrant We have this great commandment to love from Jesus.  At first it seems that there’s two commandments here, but in […]

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22 Oct

Give to God What is God’s

by N W Oct 22, 2023 0

Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time October 22, 2023 — Year A Readings: Is 45:1, 4-6 / Ps 96 / 1 Thes 1:1-5b / Mt 22:15-21 by Rev. Mr. Mark De La Hunt, Permanent Deacon The Church has done her usual wonderful job of choosing a collection of readings that help […]

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15 Oct

The Invitation

by N W Oct 15, 2023 0

Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time October 15, 2023 — Year A Readings: Is 25:6-10a / Ps 23 / Phil 4:12-14, 19-20 / Mt 22:1-14 by Rev. Nixon Negparanon, Pastor The world is full of opportunities knocking on our doors, just waiting for us to open them.  It is full of […]

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8 Oct

Using Our Freedom

by N W Oct 8, 2023 0

Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time October 8, 2023 — Year A Readings: Is 5:1-7 / Ps 80 / Phil 4:6-9 / Mt 21:33-43 by Rev. Nixon Negparanon, Pastor The gospel this Sunday gives us the parable of the vineyard.  It is actually a disturbing parable because it refers to the […]

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