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Fr. Mike’s Communication for Oct 24, 2021

 October 24, 2021  On hearing that it was Jesus of Nazareth, [Bartimaeus] began to cry out and say, “Jesus, son of David, have pity on me.” ~ Mark 10:47 Brothers and Sisters, What’s the difference between pity and piety? An e, — obviously. The Letter to the Hebrews describes Jesus as the high priest with four...

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Fr. Mike’s Communication for Oct 17, 2021

 October 17, 2021    Jesus said to [James and John], “You do not know what you are asking. Can you drink the cup that I drink or be baptized with the baptism with which I am baptized?” – Mark 10:38 Brothers and Sisters, We’ve all likely been on the receiving end of a not-too-friendly gaze...

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Fr. Mike’s Communication for Oct 10, 2021

 October 10, 2021    “Jesus, looking at him, loved him and said to him, ‘You are lacking in one thing. Go, sell what you have, and give to the poor and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me.'” – Mark 10:21 Brothers and Sisters, What’s your one thing? Seeking a formula for...

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Fr. Mike’s Communication for Oct 3, 2021

 October 3, 2021    “The Lord God said: “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a suitable partner for him.” Genesis 2:18 Is solitude good? In my childhood, information on almost any area of interest or topic could be found in those large and heavy volumes called encyclopedias. Among...

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Fr. Mike’s Communication for Sept 26, 2021

 September 26, 2021  There is no one who performs a mighty deed in my name who can at the same time speak ill of me. For whoever is not against us is for us.” – -Mark 9:39b-40 Brothers & Sisters, Life is a comedy. Comedy is an art form that predates the current movie genre,...

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Fr. Mike’s Communication for Sept 12, 2021

 September 12, 2021 The cords of death encompassed me; the snares of the netherworld seized upon me; I fell into distress and sorrow, And I called upon the name of the Lord,“O Lord, save my life!” — Psalm 116:3-4 Brothers & Sisters, Last week, the scriptures led us to reflect on whether our trust in...

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Fr. Mike’s Communication for Sept 5, 2021

 September 5, 2021 “Thus says the Lord: Say to those whose hearts are frightened: Be strong, fear not!” — Isaiah 34:4a Brothers & Sisters, Rarely does telling someone, “Be not afraid,” actually work. Trust is crucial to calm fears or anxieties. This past week on the first day of school, most students eagerly approached their...

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Fr. Mike’s Communication for Aug 29, 2021

 August 29, 2021   Humbly welcome the word that has been planted in you and is able to save your souls. Be doers of the word and not hearers only, deluding yourselves. — James 1:21b-22 Blessings as we enter a new academic year! An exceptional education peaks curiosity, ignites the imagination, and sparks creativity. Learning...

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