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20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Ruth Henley

In this week’s Gospel reading a Gentile mother, was trying to persuade Jesus to heal her daughter. It can be a disturbing passage for it seems like Jesus is a little unfeeling toward this woman’s plight. “It is not fair to take the children’s bread and throw it to the dogs,” ... Read More »

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Ruth Henley

In the disciples' experience in today’s Gospel reading, Jesus must have seemed far off. He went up to the mountain to pray and they were several furlongs from the land in a boat that was about to be swamped by wind and wave. But they learned that distance did not separate ... Read More »

18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Ruth Henley

In the First Reading, God promises that he will feed his people well. Given this promise, the story in the Gospel Reading makes perfect sense: Jesus feeds the people who come to him with bread, the kind of ordinary bread that a person needs for his body to live. ... Read More »

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Ruth Henley

We live in a great Country, we have freedoms and money to acquire things, hopefully we have realized that nothing can compare to Jesus who gives us eternal life and peace! We need to see that Jesus is the new “treasure” buried in the field of humanity. Once we ... Read More »

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Ruth Henley

Three parables challenge our imaginations while encouraging our faith in today’s Gospel. Jesus again uses simple every-day things to invite a response of faith from his hearers. The first parable is somewhat similar to last week's parable about the sowing of good seed. Jesus explains this one clearly, but only ... Read More »

15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Ruth Henley

The parable of the sower, the seed, and the four types of soil speaks of the receptivity of our hearts to both the Living Word and his revealed teachings, and of the many things which can hinder our continuing receptivity to its message. There are times when we leave Mass, or ... Read More »

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Ruth Henley

Jesus said his burden is not troublesome and heavy but rather easy and light. Those of us who find the Christian life difficult should exchange our half-hearted burdensome form of following Christ for the light and joyful surrender of wholeheartedness. This life in Christ, which consists of allowing Christ to live ... Read More »

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Ruth Henley

How we treat others is a picture window into the condition of our own souls. Our gracious treatment of others, or lack thereof, reveals a great deal about how we feel about ourselves. It also reveals our perspective on others and whether we see them as Christ sees them, or whether ... Read More »

12th Sunday In Ordinary Time

Posted by Ruth Henley

 

Are not two sparrows sold for a small coin? Yet not one of them falls to the ground without your Father’s knowledge. Even all the hairs of your head are counted. So do not be afraid. God loves each of us down to the tiniest detail! God’s is ... Read More »

The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

Posted by Ruth Henley

The Feast of Corpus Christi commemorates the presence of Christ in the Eucharist. The Eucharist is, of course, central to our Catholic faith. It is the source from which we gain spiritual strength and vitality and the summit of saving faith as we remember and receive Jesus who suffered for ... Read More »