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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1 Oct

Consistency in Word and Action

by N W Oct 1, 2023 0

Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time October 1, 2023 — Year A Readings: Ez 18:25-28 / Ps 25 / Phil 2:1-11 / Mt 21:28-32 by Rev. Nixon Negparanon, Pastor Today’s gospel is a parable about the contrasting attitudes of two sons. The first son said no, but after he came to […]

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24 Sep

Banish Envy and Rejoice in the Success of Others

by N W Sep 24, 2023 0

Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time September 24, 2023 — Year A Readings: Is 55:6-9 / Ps 145 / Phil 1:20c-24, 27a / Mt 20:1-16a by Rev. Mr. Mark De La Hunt, Permanent Deacon Today’s readings give us a message of hope in God’s love and mercy. No matter how badly […]

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17 Sep

Seventy Times Seven

by N W Sep 17, 2023 0

Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time September 17, 2023 — Year A Readings: Sir 27:30-28:7 / Ps 103 / Rom 14:7-9 / Mt 18:21-35 by Rev. Nixon Negparanon, Pastor A 99-year-old woman, pushing on in years, boasted to her pastor that she didn’t have an enemy in the world. He was […]

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10 Sep

Fraternal Correction

by N W Sep 10, 2023 0

Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time September 10, 2023 — Year A Readings: Ez 33:7-9 / Ps 95 / Rom 13:8-10 / Mt 18:15-20 by Rev. Nixon Negparanon, Pastor Sometimes in the Bible we come across certain passages that are as relevant and practical in our lives today as they were […]

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3 Sep

No Cross, No Crown

by N W Sep 3, 2023 0

Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time September 3, 2023 — Year A Readings: Jer 20:7-9 / Ps 63 / Rom 12:1-2 / Mt 16:21-27 by Rev. Nixon Negparanon, Pastor A nun was explaining the Stations of the Cross to her class.  They got to the fourth station where Jesus, on the […]

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27 Aug

Simon, Though Weak, Is Made the Rock

by N W Aug 27, 2023 0

Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time August 27, 2023 — Year A Readings: Is 22:19-23 / Ps 138 / Rom 11:33-36 / Mt 16:13-20 by Rev. Mr. Mark De La Hunt, Permanent Deacon Thank you, Jesus, for calling Simon to be the Rock upon which the Church would be built! Jesus […]

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20 Aug

Persevering and Humble Faith

by N W Aug 20, 2023 0

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time August 20, 2023 — Year A Readings: Is 56:1, 6-7 / Ps 67 / Rom 11:13-15, 29-32 / Mt 15:21-28 by Rev. Nixon Negparanon, Pastor A man was walking close to a steep cliff, lost his footing, and plunged over the side.  As he was […]

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13 Aug

Eyes Fixed on Jesus

by N W Aug 13, 2023 0

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time August 13, 2023 — Year A Readings: 1 Kgs 19:9a, 11-13a / Ps 85 / Rom 9:1-5 / Mt 14:22-33 by Rev. Nixon Negparanon, Pastor Visitors to the Holy Land like to take a boat ride across the Sea of Galilee, the sea that Jesus […]

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6 Aug

Moments of Transfiguration

by N W Aug 6, 2023 0

Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord August 6, 2023 — Year A Readings: Dn 7:9-10, 13-14 / Ps 97 / 2 Pt 1:16-19 / Mt 17:1-9 by Rev. Nixon Negparanon, Pastor There is a story of a young man who thought he was a worm.  He would hide under […]

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30 Jul

A Prize That Will Last Forever

by N W Jul 30, 2023 0

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time July 30, 2023 — Year A Readings: 1 Kgs 3:5, 7-12 / Ps 119 / Rom 8:28-30 / Mt 13:44-52 by Rev. Nixon Negparanon, Pastor A while ago, I read an article about a college athlete who was training to make the school’s football team. […]

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16 Jul

Sow Your Minutes on Rich Soil

by N W Jul 16, 2023 0

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time July 16, 2023 — Year A Readings: Is 55:10-11 / Ps 65 / Rom 8:18-23 / Mt 13:1-23 by Rev. Nixon Negparanon, Pastor A story is told of a young man named Eric, who was giving testimony regarding the turnaround in his life.  Two years […]

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