1 Jan

Our Mother

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The Octave Day of Christmas Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God January 1, 2023 — Year A Readings: Nm 6:22-27 / Ps 67 / Gal 4:4-7 / Lk 2:16-21 by Rev. Nixon Negparanon, Pastor During the Christmas season, the image of the Most Holy Virgin Mary […]

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25 Dec

His Coming in Gentleness

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The Nativity of the Lord (Christmas) December 25, 2022 — Year A Readings: Is 52:5-10 / Ps 98 / Heb 1:1-6 / Jn 1:1-18 by Rev. Nixon Negparanon, Pastor There was an inquisitive 4-year-old who happened to be rooted strongly to the “why” and “tell me” stage of life. The […]

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18 Dec

Joseph’s Annunciation

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Fourth Sunday of Advent December 18, 2022 — Year A Readings: Is 7:10-14 / Ps 24 / Rom 1:1-7 / Mt 1:18-24 by Rev. Mr. Mark De La Hunt, Permanent Deacon Mary and Joseph have finally arrived on the Advent stage. Before we talk about them, though, let us take […]

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11 Dec

Rejoice!

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Third Sunday of AdventDecember 11, 2022 — Year AReadings: Is 35:1-6a, 10 / Ps 146 / Jas 5:7-10 / Mt 11:2-11by Rev. Mr. Barry Welch, Guest Homilist Today is the third Sunday of Advent.  It is known as Gaudete Sunday.  Gaudete is taken from the first word of our entrance […]

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4 Dec

Prepare Him Room

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Second Sunday of Advent December 4, 2022 — Year A Readings: Is 11:1-10 / Ps 72 / Rom 15:4-9 / Mt 3:1-12 by Rev. Nixon Negparanon, Pastor When big events are approaching, people start to worry about a lot of things and how to prepare for them, not the least […]

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27 Nov

He Comes to Meet Us

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First Sunday of Advent November 27, 2022 — Year A Readings: Is 2:1-5 / Ps 122 / Rom 13:11-14 / Mt 24:37-44 by Rev. Nixon Negparanon, Pastor According to Tryon Edwards, an American theologian, “Death has nothing terrible that life has not made so.  A faithful Christian life in this […]

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20 Nov

Where True Power Resides

by N W Nov 20, 2022 0

The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe November 20, 2022 — Year C Readings: 2 Sm 5:1-3 / Ps 122 / Col 1:12-20 / Lk 23:35-43 by Rev. Mr. Barry Welch, Guest Homilist Today we celebrate the Feast of Christ the King.  Why is this Feast […]

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13 Nov

Persevere in Faith

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Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time November 13, 2022 — Year C Readings: Mal 3:19-20a / Ps 98 / 2 Thes 3:7-12 / Lk 21:5-19 by Rev. Nixon Negparanon, Pastor Thomas Alva Edison, the great inventor, used to say, “Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.” He conducted about […]

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6 Nov

The Resurrection

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Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time November 6, 2022 — Year C Readings: 2 Mc 7:1-2, 9-14 / Ps 17 / 2 Thes 2:16-3:5 / Lk 20:27-38 by Rev. Mr. Mark De La Hunt, Permanent Deacon Many years ago, in a different parish, I gathered with a handful of adults to […]

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30 Oct

Come Down

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Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time October 30, 2022 — Year C Readings: Wis 11:22-12:2 / Ps 145 / 2 Thes 1:11-2:2 / Lk 19:1-10 by Rev. Nixon Negparanon, Pastor Benjamin Franklin was a scientist, inventor, political philosopher.  Before I could get my citizenship, I had to study a little bit […]

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23 Oct

The Pharisee & the Tax Collector at Prayer

by N W Oct 23, 2022 0

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time October 23, 2022 — Year C Readings: Sir 35: 12-14, 16-18 / Ps 34 / 2 Tm 4: 6-8,16-18 / Lk 18: 9-14 by Rev. Mr. Mark De La Hunt, Permanent Deacon Has frustration or doubt crept into your prayer life? Two weeks in a […]

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16 Oct

Just as He Promised

by N W Oct 16, 2022 0

Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time October 16, 2022 — Year C Readings: Ex 17:8-13 / Ps 121 / 2 Tm 3:14-4:2 / Lk 18:1-8 by Rev. Mr. Barry Welch, Guest Homilist Something that I learned this week I found pretty interesting: That is, from a really early age, some studies […]

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9 Oct

Gratitude Completes the Gift

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Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time October 9, 2022 — Year C Readings: 2 Kgs 5:14-17 / Ps 98 / 2 Tm 2:8-13 / Lk 17:11-19 by Rev. Nixon Negparanon, Pastor A story is told about a magical horse owned by a priest.  The horse would run only if the phrase, […]

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2 Oct

Trustful and Steadfast Faith

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Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time October 2, 2022 — Year C Readings: Hab 1:2-3; 2:2-4 / Ps 95 / 2 Tm 1:6-8, 13-14 / Lk 17:5-10 by Rev. Nixon Negparanon, Pastor An elderly woman lived in one half of a duplex apartment.  She was extremely poor but was a good […]

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25 Sep

Share the Abundance

by N W Sep 25, 2022 0

Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time September 25, 2022 — Year C Readings: Am 6:1a, 4-7 / Ps 146 / 1 Tm 6:11-16 / Lk 16:19-31 by Rev. Mr. Barry Welch, Guest Homilist The parable we heard today is certainly an indictment of the rich man.  But the rich man didn’t […]

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18 Sep

The Smart Manager

by N W Sep 18, 2022 0

Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time September 18, 2022 — Year C Readings: Am 8:4-7 / Ps 113 / 1 Tm 2:1-8 / Lk 16:1-13 by Rev. Nixon Negparanon, Pastor There is a story about an angel who appeared at a faculty meeting and told the dean that he had come […]

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11 Sep

Overflowing Mercy

by N W Sep 11, 2022 0

Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time September 11, 2022 — Year C Readings: Ex 32:7-11, 13-14 / Ps 51 / 1 Tm 1:12-17 / Lk 15:1-32 by Rev. Nixon Negparanon, Pastor Today’s readings from the Holy Scriptures teach us about the overflowing mercy and forgiveness of God.  They also talk about […]

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4 Sep

The Virtue of Detachment

by N W Sep 4, 2022 1

Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time September 4, 2022 — Year C Readings: Wis 9: 13-18b / Ps 90 / Phmn 9-10, 12-17 / Lk 14: 25-33 by Rev. Mr. Mark De La Hunt, Permanent Deacon Last Sunday, Jesus spoke about the virtue of humility, as He told the Pharisee and […]

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28 Aug

The Humble Shall Be Exalted

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Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time August 28, 2022 — Year C Readings: Sir 3:17-18, 20, 28-29 / Ps 68 / Heb 12:18-19, 22-24a / Lk 14:1, 7-14 by Rev. Mr. Mark De La Hunt, Permanent Deacon This week, Jesus emphasizes the virtue of humility and next week, detachment. The world […]

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21 Aug

The Narrow Gate

by N W Aug 21, 2022 0

Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time August 21, 2022 — Year C Readings: Is 66:18-21 / Ps 117 / Heb 12:5-7, 11-13 / Lk 13:22-30 by Rev. Nixon Negparanon, Pastor An open-air evangelist, preaching on today’s gospel text, was warning his congregation about eternal damnation. He said, “There will be weeping […]

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14 Aug

Difficult Times

by N W Aug 14, 2022 0

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time August 14, 2022 — Year C Readings: Jer 38:4-6, 8-10 / Ps 40 / Heb 12:1-4 / Lk 12:49-53 by Rev. Mr. Barry Welch, Guest Homilist Jesus makes a very striking statement to His disciples in today’s gospel: “Do you think that I have come […]

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7 Aug

Preparedness

by N W Aug 7, 2022 0

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time August 7, 2022 — Year C Readings: Wis 18:6-9 / Ps 33 / Heb 11:1-2, 8-19 / Lk 12:32-48 by Rev. Nixon Negparanon, Pastor One day in 1780, the state of Connecticut was enveloped by a mysterious darkness. The same thought came to all: The […]

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31 Jul

True Wealth

by N W Jul 31, 2022 0

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary TimeJuly 31, 2022 — Year CReadings: Ecc 1:2, 2:21-23 / Ps 90 / Col 3:1-5, 9-11 / Lk 12:13-21by Rev. Nixon Negparanon, Pastor An elderly man on the beach found a magic lamp.  He picked it up, and a genie appeared.  “Because you have freed me,” […]

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24 Jul

How to Pray

by N W Jul 24, 2022 0

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary TimeJuly 24, 2022 — Year CReadings: Gn 18:20-32 / Ps 138 / Col 2:12-14 / Lk 11:1-13by Rev. Mr. Mark De La Hunt, Permanent Deacon In this homily we will look to Mary and Jesus to give us examples of how to pray. In the year […]

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