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Acting on God’s Inspiration

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Thursday of the Third Week of Easter April 22, 2021 Acts 8:26-40; Psalm 66:8-9, 16-17, 20; John 6:44-51 Audio Recording We have all had the experience of feeling an internal prompting to do something. Maybe it’s something that will take years to complete such as studying for a profession or discerning and preparing for a vocation.  Or maybe it’s something …

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Courage and Fearlessness

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Friday of the Second Week of Easter April 16, 2021 Acts 5:34-42; Psalm 27:1, 4, 13-14; John 6:1-15 Audio Recording In yesterday’s first reading we see that the Apostles are brought before the Sanhedrin after the Holy Spirit miraculously intervened to release them from jail the day before. They were being reprimanded for preaching the resurrection of Christ throughout all …

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Jesus, Present but Hidden in Disguise

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Wednesday in the Octave of Easter April 7, 2021 Acts 3:1-10; Psalm 105:1-2, 3-4, 6-7, 8-9; Luke 24:13-35 Audio Recording Today’s gospel is one of my favorites. I can only imagine how Cleopas and the other disciple on the road to Emmaus must have felt in the aftermath of Christ’s death. Their hopes of Jesus being the Messiah they had …

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God’s Covenant of Love

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Fifth Sunday of Lent Sunday, March 21, 2021 Holy Ghost Church – 5:00 Mass Jeremiah 31:31-34; Psalm 51:3-4, 12-13, 14-15; Hebrews 5:7-9; John 12:20-33 Audio Recording We’re a week away from Palm Sunday, the start of Holy Week, and in today’s Gospel you can feel the tension and anticipation in the air, both in Heaven and on earth. The Gospel …

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Ignorance of Scripture is Ignorance of Christ

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Thursday of the 4th Week of Lent March 18, 2021 Exodus 32:7-14; Psalm 106:19-20, 21-22, 23; John 5:31-47 Audio Recording In today’s gospel Jesus answers the Jews in regards to his testimony that he is the Son of God. In doing so he highlights the importance for us to read and meditate on the Scriptures. The Jews were objecting to …

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Have A Fruitful Lent: Pray, Fast & Give Alms

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First Sunday of Lent Sunday, February 21, 2021 Holy Ghost Church – 8:00 & 10:00 Masses Genesis 9:8-15; Psalm 25:4-5, 6-7, 8-9; 1 Peter 3:18-22; Mark 1:12-15 Audio Recording Here we are, the First Sunday of Lent. That time of our liturgical year when we are asked by the Church to examine ourselves a bit more closely than we tend …