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2nd Sunday of Advent

Christ The King From the Parish Priest's Desk

Repentance: Reform our Lives On the second and third Sundays of Advent, the church gives us John the Baptist as a model of someone who knows how to wait. In this first passage we have Luke’s summary of the mission of John the Baptist. It is none other than the mission of Jesus himself and of all preachers of the …

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1st Sunday of Advent

Christ The King From the Parish Priest's Desk

Advent-A Time of Waiting Today is the first Sunday of Advent, which is also the first Sunday of the new liturgical year. The Advent season includes the four Sundays that precede Christmas. Advent is a time of preparation for the coming of the Lord. In this season, we recall two central elements of our faith: the final coming of the …

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33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time

Christ The King From the Parish Priest's Desk

Be Watchful of Signs of the Time This Sunday is the second to last Sunday of our liturgical year. Next Sunday we celebrate the Feast of CHRIST THE KING – our Parish Feast Day. As we approach the end of the Church year, our Gospel invites us to consider Jesus’ predictions and teaching about the end of the world. In …

32 Sunday of Ordinary Time

Christ The King From the Parish Priest's Desk

The Ultimate Act of Generosity In today’s Gospel, Mark reports some of Jesus’ teaching in the Temple area. In the first part of today’s Gospel, we hear Jesus warn the crowds not to follow the example of the scribes in seeking honour and attention from others. It is important to recall that Mark indicates that Jesus taught these things while …

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31st Sunday of Ordinary Time

Christ The King From the Parish Priest's Desk

To be Bearers of Love in our World The question posed in today’s Gospel requires Jesus to interpret the Law of Moses. The Mosaic Law consists of the Ten Commandments and many additional commandments, numbering into the hundreds. For a devout Jew, adherence to the Mosaic Law is an expression of faithfulness to God’s covenant with Israel. The ranking of …