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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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Fr. Mike’s Communication for the Aug 1, 2020

“There is no need for them to go away; give them some food yourselves.” -Matthew 14:16 2 Aug 2020 Brothers and Sisters, Peace and prayers as we move into August and prepare for a new school year!  Before Jesus began his public ministry, other prophets and miracle workers attracted the attention of crowds. Many were...

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Fr. Mike’s Communication for the July 26 2020

“O Lord, my God, you have made me, your servant, king to succeed my father David; but I am a mere youth, not knowing at all how to act. I serve you in the midst of the people whom you have chosen, a people so vast that it cannot be numbered or counted.” -1 Kings...

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Fr. Mike’s Communication for the July 19 2020

“Master, did you not sow good seed in your field? Where have the weeds come from?” -Matthew 13:27 19 July 2020 Brothers and Sisters, Greetings. At various times in our lives, we confront the question of evil. Why does evil exist? Why does God permit suffering? Jesus addresses these challenging questions, even if he does...

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Fr. Mike’s Communication for the July 12 2020

But some seed fell on rich soil, and produced fruit, a hundred or sixty or thirtyfold. -Matthew 13:8 12 July 2020 Brothers and Sisters, Greetings. Our prayer remains that you and your families may find true rest in the Lord this summer. We are all in need of rest; rest from the pandemic in which...