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Fr. Mike’s Communication for the November 29, 2020

1st Sunday of Advent I 29 November 2020 “Yet, O Lord, you are our father; we are the clay and you the potter: we are all the work of your hands.” -Isaiah 64:7 Brothers and Sisters, It’s all about time. To that end, we all long for an end to 2020. Understandably, this is a...

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Fr. Mike’s Communication for the November 22, 2020

22 November 2020 | Solemnity of the Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe I myself will pasture my sheep; I myself will give them rest, says the Lord God. The lost I will seek out, the strayed I will bring back, the injured I will bind up, the sick I will heal… -Ezekiel 34:15-16a...

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Fr. Mike’s Communication for the November 15, 2020

15 November 2020 “Well done, my good and faithful servant. Since you were faithful in small matters, I will give you great responsibilities. Come, share your master’s joy.” -Matthew 25:21 Brothers and Sisters, In this week’s Gospel, the familiar parable of the talents challenges us to consider a few concepts. How should we best develop...

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Fr. Mike’s Communication for the November 8, 2020

8 November 2020 “For taking thought of wisdom is the perfection of prudence, and whoever for her sake keeps vigil shall quickly be free from care.” -Wisdom 6:15 Brothers and Sisters, Many of us are exhausted from the pandemic’s impact and what has been an incredibly divisive election season. Though difficult, let’s take a minute...

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

25 October 2020 “Blessed are they who mourn for they will be comforted.” -Matthew 5:4 Solemnity of All Saints 1 November 2020 Blessings to you and your family! I smile as I think of one of my seminarian professors while in Rome, Fr. Habets, whose class on the themes of the Old Testament was one...

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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 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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Tools fro Civil Debate

As we face an election year, bringing this generosity of thought into the public forum is essential. As we engage family, friends, neighbors, or even strangers with our perspectives, we ought to be careful of the presumptions we make in person or online. We ought not to get stuck in the trap of comparing ourselves...

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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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