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Fr. Mike’s Communication for the October 25, 2020

25 October 2020 You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and the first commandment. The second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” -Matthew 22:37-39 Greetings Brothers and Sisters, Today’s Gospel poses the familiar question,...

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Fr. Mike’s Communication for the October 18, 2020

18 October 2020   “Then repay to Caesar what belongs to Caesar and to God what belongs to God.” -Matthew 22:21 Brothers and Sisters, Greetings! Whether in history, civics, or government classes, students preparing for debates should pay close attention to Jesus. Thrust into an impossible situation, the Pharisees and Herodians cannot shake Jesus’s wisdom....

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Fr. Mike’s Communication for the October 4, 2020

Finally, he sent his son to them, thinking, “They will respect my son.” But when the tenants saw the son, they said to one another, “This is the heir. Come, let us kill him and acquire his inheritance.” -Matthew 21:37-38 4 October 2020 Memorial of St. Francis of Assisi Brothers and Sisters, Respect, honor, and...

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Fr. Mike’s Communication for the September 27, 2020

“Have in you the same attitude that is also in Christ Jesus.” -Philippians 2:5 27 September 2020 Brothers and Sisters, May Christ’s work of redemption, by which he emptied himself so we might be filled with his enduring love, compassion, and mercy, have a tremendous impact on our lives!  I would like to open up...

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Fr. Mike’s Communication for the September 20, 2020

“My friend, I am not cheating you… Are you envious because I am generous?” -Matthew 20:13b,15b 20 September 2020 Brothers and Sisters, As Jesus continues to lead his disciples toward Jerusalem, he offers the parable of the workers in the vineyard to emphasize God’s generosity and how we respond to his benevolence. At the start...

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Fr. Mike’s Communication for the September 13, 2020

“At that, the servant fell down, did him homage, and said, ‘Be patient with me, and I will pay you back in full.’ Moved with compassion the master of that servant let him go and forgave him the loan.” -Matthew 18:26-27 13 September 2020 Brothers and Sisters, May the Lord continue to strengthen each of...

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Fr. Mike’s Communication for the Aug 30, 2020

“You duped me, O Lord, and I let myself be duped; you were too strong for me, and you triumphed.” -Jeremiah 20:7 30 Aug 2020 Brothers and Sisters, May the Lord of hope and joy bless you and your families as we enter into a new academic year. In the midst of the unknown, let...

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Fr. Mike’s Communication for the Aug 23, 2020

“For who has known the mind of the Lord or who has been his counselor? Or who has given the Lord anything that he may be repaid?” -Romans 11:33-36 23 Aug 2020 Brothers and Sisters, “Praise the Lord, honor his blessed Mother, and get in the truck!” I recall, on several occasions, Msgr. Art Valenzano...

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Fr. Mike’s Communication for the Aug 16, 2020

“Please, Lord, for even the dogs eat the scraps that fall from the table of their masters.” -Matthew 15:27 16 Aug 2020 Brothers and Sisters, Greetings! At first glance, Jesus’ words in today’s Gospel can seem troubling. After remaining silent, the Canaanite woman approaches Jesus’ crying out for him to help her daughter. Jesus’ response...

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Fr. Mike’s Communication for the Aug 9, 2020

“Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.” – Matthew 14:28 9 Aug 2020 Brothers and Sisters, Greetings in the Lord! Jesus has several encounters with his disciples on the Sea of Galilee. Earlier in the Gospel of Matthew– an account that also appears in the Gospel of Mark–...

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