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Feast of the Presentation of the Lord

February 2, 2022

Simeon had been told by God that he would not see death until he had seen the Messiah. He lived in faith day after day, waiting for the Messiah. Totally trusting that he would see Him, totally trusting in God. Simeon teaches us about patience and trust and faith. He never complained of the long… Read More ›

Lost & Found

“What is your opinion? If a man has a hundred sheep and one of them goes astray, will he not leave the ninety-nine in the hills and go in search of the stray?” – Mt 18:12 I think it is pretty awesome that Jesus will search out the one who is lost. He will go… Read More ›

Never Give Up

“She came and fell at his feet.” Mk 7:25 Sometimes we find ourselves in a difficult or painful situation that we are not sure we will ever survive. And all we can do is get on our knees and beg God for a miracle.Have you ever felt that way? Isn’t that how the woman in… Read More ›

Follow Me

As he passed by, he saw Levi, son of Alphaeus, sitting at the customs post. He said to him, “Follow me.” And he got up and followed him. – Mk 2:14 Follow me. Do you remember when you first heard those words from Jesus? Perhaps you heard them through a friend or family member, encouraging… Read More ›

John the Baptist

He asked for a tablet and wrote, “John is his name,” and all were amazed. – Lk 1:63 John is His name. Oh, little did they know who he was or who he was to become. John the Baptist. The prophet. Jesus’ cousin. And so much more. In this gospel reading, Zechariah, who had not… Read More ›

Hear God’s Voice

At daybreak, Jesus left and went to a deserted place. The crowds went looking for him, and when they came to him, they tried to prevent him from leaving them. – Luke 4:42 Jesus often went to a deserted place in order to pray. He needed to listen for God’s voice. And then he went… Read More ›

Stay Awake

Therefore, stay awake! For you do not know on which day your Lord will come. – Mt 24:42 Stay awake. Pay attention. God is with us always. Are we aware of His presence?  What do we miss when we go through our days half asleep? What do we miss when we close our eyes and… Read More ›

Come and See

But Nathanael said to him, “Can anything good come from Nazareth?” Philip said to him, “Come and see.” John 1:45-51 Come and see. How often do we hear those words? In the silence of prayer? In reading scripture. In the invitations from others? Come and see. How often do we say these words? To our… Read More ›

God Makes all Things Possible

Jesus looked at them and said, “For human beings this is impossible, but for God all things are possible.” – Matthew 19:26 We went to a diaconate ordination last Saturday. We just had to go – my husband has mentored one of the new deacons. We have been traveling the long road with him to… Read More ›

Reaching Out in Prayer

After doing so, he went up on the mountain by himself to pray. When it was evening he was there alone. – Matthew 14:24 Mass is prayer and is one of the most important ways to grow closer to God. Praying with community is important. However, personal prayer, spending time alone with Jesus, is also… Read More ›

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