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The Responsibility of our faith. Today is a day simply to ponder the fact that in baptism we were claimed by God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The first reading from Deuteronomy prompts us to fix in our hearts the truth that God is the Lord of both heaven and earth and there is no other god...

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December 8th, 2019 Second Sunday of Advent

“The kingdom of heaven is at hand,” John proclaims. And the Liturgy today paints us a vivid portrait of our new king and the shape of the kingdom He has come to bring. The Lord whom John prepares the way for in today’s Gospel is the righteous king prophesied in today’s First Reading and Psalm. He is the king’s son, the son of David—a shoot from the root of Jesse, David’s father (see Ruth 4:17). He will be the Messiah, anointed with the Holy Spirit (see 2 Samuel 23:1; 1 Kings 1:39; Psalm 2:2), endowed with the seven gifts of the Spirit—wisdom, understanding, counsel, strength, knowledge, piety and fear of the Lord....

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When I read the first reading, all I could think of was of a homily that was given by one of our older brothers some years ago. It was so powerful and I thought that it deserves a second chance. So imagine all of the imagery in our first reading of all of the animals lying together. Suddenly reality hits. The wolf shall kill the lamb and eat it's flesh. The leopard shall lie down with the kid only to lick clean its lifeless skeleton...

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In the chapel

  • Noon Mass every Tuesday, Wednesday, & first Friday of every month
  • Our Mother of Perpetual Help every Wednesday; Rosary at 5:30 p.m. with Novena following

​Baptism Classes

second Sunday of every month

  • English classes after the 10 am Mass
  • Spanish classes after the 12 pm Mass


Adoration

First Friday of every month from 9:30 am to 4 pm