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Second Sunday of Lent

People utilize Lent for all sorts of mixed motives. Lent may be the season to jump start New Year’s Resolutions. It may be that time of year to reignite prayer, to revitalize relationships, to lose weight, to avoid chocolate, give up whiskey, end the salty language, and get away from

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First Sunday of Lent

Pope Francis published his Lenten message this year 2024. He insists on our need to counter a “globalization of indifference.” He writes our Lenten journey will be concrete if… we realize that, even today, we remain under the rule of Pharoah, who is the ruler of whatever makes us weary

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5th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Next weekend’s Gospel reading is Mark 1:29-39. It is only the first chapter of the Gospel of Mark, but we already see what a ‘difference maker’ Jesus is. On leaving the synagogue, Jesus went with James and John straight to the house of Simon and Andrew. Now Simon’s mother-in-law had

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3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Hi Everyone: I’m Sam Jennings, part of the St. Ignatius community and a volunteer with the Young Adult Ministry. I have some news and opportunities for all you young adults out there, so let’s take a look. Mark your calendars – Our Inaugural Young Adult Food & Fellowship social is

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Christmas 2023

Our Dear Sisters and Brothers: The heart of our faith rests on Jesus Christ who is the Word of God enfleshed in our own humanity and embedded in our human story. We rejoice this Christmas that he has brought once again light and hope to our all-too-darkened and despairing world.

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Second Week of Advent

Advent has been and still is the most tortured of liturgical seasons. We have argued about whether the color is violet, purple, or blue. Why and whether the third week is pink or rose. It’s been hijacked by Wall Street and capitalists as an unnecessary season because Americans have a

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First Week of Advent

Advent is the Catholic liturgical season of preparation leading up to Christmas Day. The word advent is derived from the Latin word adventus, which means coming. During Advent we anticipate the coming of Jesus as a baby. It’s a penitential time full of reflection, excitement, and hope as we prepare to celebrate his birth. Advent officially begins four Sundays before Christmas and ends on December 24. It marks the beginning of the Catholic Church’s liturgical calendar year. This year Advent begins on Sunday, December 3, 2023. Christmas Eve is the Fourth Sunday of Advent, with Christmas falling on a Monday. Four weeks isn’t long, but that still leaves plenty of time to spend some quiet time preparing for Jesus’ coming.

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Second Sunday of Lent

People utilize Lent for all sorts of mixed motives. Lent may be the season to jump start New Year’s Resolutions. It may be that time of year to reignite prayer, to revitalize relationships, to lose weight, to avoid chocolate, give up whiskey, end the salty language, and get away from

First Sunday of Lent

Pope Francis published his Lenten message this year 2024. He insists on our need to counter a “globalization of indifference.” He writes our Lenten journey will be concrete if… we realize that, even today, we remain under the rule of Pharoah, who is the ruler of whatever makes us weary

Second Sunday of Lent

People utilize Lent for all sorts of mixed motives. Lent may be the season to jump start New Year’s Resolutions. It may be that time of year to reignite prayer, to revitalize relationships, to lose weight, to avoid chocolate, give up whiskey, end the salty language, and get away from

First Sunday of Lent

Pope Francis published his Lenten message this year 2024. He insists on our need to counter a “globalization of indifference.” He writes our Lenten journey will be concrete if… we realize that, even today, we remain under the rule of Pharoah, who is the ruler of whatever makes us weary

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