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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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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 September 6, 2020

“For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” -Matthew 18:20 6 September 2020 Brothers and Sisters, Tucked into the last days of Summer vacation just before the start of the school year, Labor Day usually comes and goes without much fanfare. So, with the...

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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...