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Sunday, October 1, 2017

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October
Trees declare their own sermon in brief autumn's painted landscape. We note their size and type and variety and beauty. Trees serve as symbols of the gift-giving aspects of our lives. Trees provide fruit, wood, climatic modification, wind and sun protection, prevention of soil erosion, and a host of other benefits. This is the time to plant trees and to prepare them for winter. Should we not give more attention to how our lives can bear fruit in Christ and in the protection of our forests?

OCTOBER 1 17TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST (26th S. in Ord. Time) SAINT THÉRÈSE OF THE CHILD JESUS
“Everything that the Father gives me will come to me, and anyone who comes to me I will never drive away”-John 6:37
Psalm 103, Verse 13 As a father has compassion on his children, so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him.
Does God derive anything from having us fear Him?
His only wish is to see us truly growing and fruitful.  He made us and as a loving father knows our needs both physical and …

Saturday, September 30, 2017

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“Be strong and bold; have no fear or dread of them, because it is the Lord your God who goes with you; he will not fail you or forsake you.”-Deut 31:6


Psalm 103, Verse 11 11 For as the heavens tower over the earth, so his mercy towers over those who fear him.
The earth is indeed blessed among all the planets in our solar system because of our heaven. As the heavens have made the earth a garden rich with life like so is God grace over those who are faithful and love Him.
Never forget our Lord asked Peter if he loves Him three times.  One time for each of the times Peter denied our Lord on the eve of His crucifixion thus nullifying Peter’s denials and restoring him. Christ asks Peter with each affirmation to 1) feed His lambs 2) tend His sheep and 3) feed His sheep. 
First Christ asked Peter if he loves Him more than the others thus establishing Peters leadership on love. Next Christ tells Peter to feed His lambs to give them a core of strength. If we wish to develop strength in ourselves …

Friday, September 29, 2017

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FEAST OF SAINT MICHAEL-YOM KIPPUR

“For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:38-39
Psalm 102,Verse 16-18 16 The nations shall fear your name, LORD, all the kings of the earth, your glory, 17 once the LORD has rebuilt Zion and appeared in glory, 18 heeding the plea of the lowly, not scorning their prayer.
This psalm proclaims the Lords eternal love and that he will in the end bring about the salvation of those who love him for “Who is like unto Him”.
Feast of Saint Michael[1]
SAINT MICHAEL is the prince of the heavenly armies, who first contended against the proud Lucifer. The holy Church honors him as a particular defender, and the faithful call upon him in all dangers of soul and body, but they particularly implore his intercession at the hour of death, in order that…