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Week of January 7, 2017

Where is the newborn king of the Jews? We saw his star at its rising and have come to do him homage. (Mt. 2:2) We come to the end of our Christmas season with the celebration of the Epiphany.  Mary McGlone gives a wonderful reflection on today’s Gospel story of magi seeking the newborn king […]

Week of December 24, 2017

On this Fourth Sunday of Advent we hear the story of Mary’s yes to God.  It prepares us for our Christmas masses.  What does it take to prepare for the coming of Christ?  In his letter to the Romans Paul tells us it takes the obedience of faith.  Obedience is a word for listening.  As […]

Next weekend is the Fourth Sunday of Advent.  It also happens that Christmas eve is Sunday.  I know that has brought some confusion to people.  Hopefully this will help to clarify.  We have made an adjustment to the Sunday morning masses because of our Sunday evening schedule of Christmas masses. On Sunday morning there will […]

Week of December 10, 2017

A voice cries out: In the desert prepare the way of the Lord! Is. 40:3 How do we prepare the way of the Lord?  Coming to repentance is one way our second reading from 2 Peter says we can prepare.  God is patient with us and that is his wish.  The Greek word used for […]

Week of December 3, 2017

Jesus said to his disciples: “Be watchful!  Be alert!  Mk 13:3 In her article in Celebration, Sr. Mary McGlone reflects on this first Sunday of Advent and how we are called to be watchful and alert: In our first reading, Isaiah laments the way people have gone astray, forgetting God’s call and presence among them.  […]

Week of November 26, 2017

Today we celebrate the solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe.  What a grand and lofty title for Jesus Christ and yet in our scripture readings today we don’t hear so much about grand and lofty.  Ezekiel speaks of the Lord God as a shepherd.  Nothing very regal about that title.  This […]

Week of November 19, 2017

Our mass of Thanksgiving is this coming Tuesday, Nov. 21, at 7:00 p.m.  Please bring food for Lee’s Summit Social Services.  Today take some time to write something you are thankful for on one of the sheets in the narthex or by one of the other exits. After mass last Saturday night, a granddaughter of […]