8 Dec

Our Guiding Star

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Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary December 8, 2021 — Year C Readings: Gn 3:9-15, 20 / Ps 98 / Eph 1:3-6, 11-12 / Lk 1:26-38 by Rev. Nixon Negparanon, Pastor St. Thomas Aquinas once said, “As sailors are guided by a star to the port, […]

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5 Dec

Gratitude and Confidence

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Second Sunday of Advent December 5, 2021 — Year C Readings: Bar 5:1-9 / Ps 126 / Phil 1:4-6, 8-11 / Lk 3:1-6 by Rev. Nixon Negparanon, Pastor The season of Advent is a time for us to prepare our hearts for Christmas.  In our gospel today, on this second […]

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28 Nov

Prepare for His Coming

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First Sunday of Advent November 28, 2021 — Year C Readings: Jer 33:14-16 / Ps 25 / 1 Thes 3:12-4:2 / Lk 21:25-28, 34-36 by Rev. Nixon Negparanon, Pastor Today is the first day of Advent and also the first day of the liturgical calendar of the Church.  That’s why […]

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14 Nov

What You Do Today

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Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time November 14, 2021 — Year B Readings: Dn 12:1-3 / Ps 16 / Heb 10:11-14, 18 / Mk 13:24-32 by Rev. Nixon Negparanon, Pastor There is a beautiful Cherokee proverb that says: “When you were born, you cried, and the world rejoiced. Live your life […]

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7 Nov

Good and Generous

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Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time November 7, 2021 — Year B Readings: 1 Kgs 17:10-16 / Ps 146 / Heb 9:24-28 / Mk 12:38-44 by Rev. Nixon Negparanon, Pastor Two widows are featured in this Sunday’s readings.  The first one is from our first reading, when the prophet Elijah asked […]

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31 Oct

Choose to Love

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Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time October 31, 2021 — Year B Readings: Dt 6:2-6 / Ps 18 / Heb 7:23-28 / Mk 12:28b-34 by Rev. Nixon Negparanon, Pastor There is a story told of a man who was liberated from a concentration camp in WWII. He was called “Wild Bill […]

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24 Oct

Ask For Your Miracle

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Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time October 24, 2021 — Year B Readings: Jer 31:7-9 / Ps 126 / Heb 5:1-6 / Mk 10:46-52 by Rev. Mr. Mark De La Hunt, Permanent Deacon Jesus performed miracles two thousand years ago and is still doing so today. Today, may we leave this […]

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17 Oct

Not to Be Served, But to Serve

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Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time October 17, 2021 — Year B Readings: Is 53:10-11 / Ps 33 / Heb 4:14-16 / Mk 10:35-45 by Rev. Nixon Negparanon, Pastor There is a story about three sons, who left home, went out on their own, and prospered.  Later, when they were reunited, […]

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10 Oct

Goods or Grace?

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Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time October 10, 2021 – Year B Readings: Wis 7:7-11 / Ps 90 / Heb 4:12-13 / Mk 10:17-30 by Deacon Barry Welch, Guest Homilist Today’s gospel acclamation, the part within the Alleluia, is this: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom […]

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3 Oct

What God Has Joined Together

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Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time October 3, 2021 — Year B Readings: Gn 2:18-24 / Ps 128 / Heb 2:9-11 / Mk 10:2-16 by Rev. Nixon Negparanon, Pastor Someone once said that, when a person gets into deep trouble, he or she is surrounded by close friends and family.  And […]

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26 Sep

The Beauty of Confessing

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Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time September 26, 2021 — Year B Readings: Nm 11:25-29 / Ps 19 / Jas 5:1-6 / Mk 9:38-43, 45, 47-48 by Rev. Mr. Mark De La Hunt, Permanent Deacon My hope in today’s homily is that all of us might leave today with one temptation […]

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19 Sep

Who Will Choose the Son?

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Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time September 19, 2021 — Year B Readings: Wis 2:12, 17-20 / Ps 54 / Jas 3:16-4:3 / Mk 9:30-37 by Rev. Nixon Negparanon, Pastor Who is above all of us?  Who is the most powerful?  Who is the most respected?  In today’s gospel, this is […]

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12 Sep

Who Do You Say That I Am?

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Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time September 12, 2021 — Year B Readings: Is 50:5-9a / Ps 116 / Jas 2:14-18 / Mk 8:27-35 by Rev. Nixon Negparanon, Pastor There is a story about Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson on a camping trip.  As they lay sleeping one night, Holmes woke […]

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5 Sep

Spiritual Deafness

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Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time September 5, 2021 — Year B Readings: Is 35:4-7a / Ps 146 / Jas 2:1-5 / Mk 7:31-37 by Rev. Nixon Negparanon, Pastor Once there was a little old man.  His eyes blinked, and his hands trembled.  When he ate, he clattered the silverware distressingly; […]

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29 Aug

Transforming the Heart

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Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time August 29, 2021 – Year B Readings: Dt 4:1-2, 6-8 / Ps 15 / Jas 1:17-18, 21b-22, 27 / Mk 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 by Deacon Barry Welch, Guest Homilist Well, these Pharisees – what’s the deal with them?  I think one of their major purposes […]

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22 Aug

To Whom Shall We Go?

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Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time August 22, 2021 — Year B Readings: Jos 24:1-2a, 15-17, 18b / Ps 34 / Eph 5:21-32 / Jn 6:60-69 by Rev. Nixon Negparanon, Pastor How do we act when we hear a doctrine or a teaching that is difficult to understand and difficult to […]

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15 Aug

The New Eve

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Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary August 15, 2021 — Year B Readings: Rv 11:19a, 12:1-6a, 10ab / Ps 45 / 1 Cor 15:20-27 / Lk 1:39-56 by Rev. Nixon Negparanon, Pastor There is an old story about a workman on scaffolding high above the nave of […]

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8 Aug

The Real Presence

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Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time August 8, 2021 — Year B Readings: 1 Kgs 19:4-8 / Ps 34 / Eph 4:30 – 5:2 / Jn 6:41-51 by Rev. Nixon Negparanon, Pastor There is a story I heard when I was in the Philippines:  A young boy from a very remote […]

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1 Aug

The Bread of Life

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Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time August 1, 2021 — Year B Readings: Ex 16:2-4, 12-15 / Ps 78 / Eph 4:17, 20-24 / Jn 6:24-35 by Rev. Nixon Negparanon, Pastor In last Sunday’s gospel, we read about the way Jesus fed a very large crowd of people with very limited […]

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25 Jul

Miracles Then and Now

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Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time July 25, 2021 — Year B Readings: 2 Kgs 4:42-44 / Ps 145 / Eph 4:1-6 / Jn 6:1-15 by Rev. Mr. Eddie Craig, Permanent Deacon A well-known pastor and faith healer traveled around the country, going to various places, and doing revivals.  He came […]

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18 Jul

Be Good Shepherds

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Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time July 18, 2021 — Year B Readings: Jer 23:1-6 / Ps 23 / Eph 2:13-18 / Mk 6:30-34 by Rev. Nixon Negparanon, Pastor In our first reading, the prophet Jeremiah reveals God’s displeasure with the leaders of Israel at that time, because they thought only […]

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11 Jul

What, How, and Why to Preach

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Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time July 11, 2021 — Year B Readings: Am 7:12-15 / Ps 85 / Eph 1:3-14 / Mk 6:7-13 by Rev. Nixon Negparanon, Pastor There is a story about St. Peter, who, one day was very busy at the gate of Heaven due to the numerous […]

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13 Jun

Why Parables?

by N W Jun 13, 2021 Comments Off on Why Parables?

Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time June 13, 2021 — Year B Readings: Ez 17:22-24 / Ps 92 / 2 Cor 5:6-10 / Mk 4:26-34 by Rev. Mr. Eddie Craig, Permanent Deacon In today’s gospel, we join Jesus and the disciples, and Jesus is preaching to the crowd. We are told […]

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6 Jun

Jesus is Our Lifeline

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The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ June 6, 2021 — Year B Readings: Ex 24:3-8 / Ps 116 / Heb 9:11-15 / Mk 14:12-16, 22-26 by Rev. Salvador Añonuevo, Pastor Yesterday, one of the headlines was about Cathy Boone, a 49-year-old homeless woman in Oregon. […]

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