Spiritual Reflections

2nd Sunday of Lent 2023

2nd Sunday of Lent 2023

Journey of Life and Death One of the old images we still use to describe life is the “journey” that we all make from the womb to the grave. The image of the journey speaks of a passage through time and places. It is a journey which includes the people we have met, the kind of time we have had, and...

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Reflection – 22 Sunday in OT 2022

Reflection – 22 Sunday in OT 2022

The Lord Jesus gives a parable about Humility and Hospitality. Where do you sit at banquet? Jesus tells us: Do not hastily take the seat of honor. Wait to be seated. Let the host lead you to the seat. “for everyone who exalts himself/herself will be humbled.” The Lord teaches another lesson. Who...

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Reflection – 19th Sunday in OT 2022

Reflection – 19th Sunday in OT 2022

Why do we keep coming together for worship every Sunday? Is it because we feel that behind everything we experience, behind everything we see or know, there is more than what we can name, touch, or understand? USCCB Daily Readings - 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time What has brought us together and...

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Sixth Sunday of Easter 2022

Sixth Sunday of Easter 2022

Beatification of Pauline-Marie Jaricot, Foundress of the society of the Propagation of the Faith and The Living Rosary O God, let all the nations praise you! In these days of Easter joy, the Church proclaims the victory of God. A victory over sin and death; over the eternal enemy of the human...

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Easter Sunday 2022

Easter Sunday 2022

Allelulia! He is Risen! Today we celebrate Easter Sunday. This Sunday’s Mass has a slight difference from other Sundays. Instead of reciting the creed, we will be renewing our baptismal promises. The Renewal of the Baptismal Promises has two parts. The first part is the Renunciation of Sin and the...

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Palm Sunday Reflection – 2022

Palm Sunday Reflection – 2022

Palm Sunday - The Start of Holy Week With the celebration of Palm Sunday or Passion Sunday, the church begins the celebration of the great Holy Week, the holiest of all the weeks in the Liturgical year. Palm Sunday therefore serves as the gateway to the celebration of the most profound mysteries...

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Second Sunday in Lent 2022

Second Sunday in Lent 2022

The second Sunday of Lent is always the account of the Transfiguration. If the first Sunday of Lent is a striking reminder of Jesus’s solidarity with us in temptation, the second Sunday is meant to remind us that the glory that burst forth from Jesus’s body is a glory that he means to share with...

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Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time 2022

Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time 2022

Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time Trust has consequences and trust issues have become more prominent in the 21st century. Passwords, alarms, fingerprint locks, face recognition devices and other security gadgets are common because of trust issues.  It is becoming increasingly risky to trust human...

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4th Sunday in OT 2022

4th Sunday in OT 2022

Today’s Gospel follows last Sunday’s when Jesus solemnly announced the fulfillment of the prophet Isaiah’s text concerning the identity and the evangelizing mission of the Anointed one of God. When Jesus came back to His hometown, He may not be wearing new clothes, but there was something...

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3rd Sunday in OT: Fulfilled in Faith

3rd Sunday in OT: Fulfilled in Faith

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time 2022 The First Reading of today taken from the Book of Nehemiah tells of the crucial role of the Law of God in the Israel community.  Ezra and Nehemiah were given the special task of God to rebuild the community.  They were also given the task of rebuilding the Temple...

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2nd Sunday in OT: Christ in Abundance

2nd Sunday in OT: Christ in Abundance

The first reading has Prophet Isaiah speaking to the people of Israel in exile when they were driven from their homeland. He speaks of God’s power in their life when they will be changed from being known as  “Forsaken, to being known as “Chosen.” He speaks of the power of God to Change a life....

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Baptism of Our Lord 2022

Baptism of Our Lord 2022

Through Christ's Baptism, We become Adopted Children of God Today we celebrate the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord in the River Jordan by John the Baptist. This feast officially ends the season of Christmas which began on the 24th Night of December. The Church as we know exists to evangelize and...

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Happy New Year 2022

Happy New Year 2022

Dear Brother Knights, Happy New Year and greetings of Christ’s peace and Love! I pray that these words find a place in your heart to dispel the frustrations, suffering, grief, and loneliness due to COVID-19 pandemic and now Omicron. Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God On New Year’s...

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Christmas Reflection 2021

Christmas Reflection 2021

Dear Brothers, On this Christmas, we encounter the splendor of the divinity of Christ, who for the sake of our salvation became man and born of the Virgin Mary. The celebration of the birth of Christ is a joyful moment and it also calls for deeper reflection. The Nativity Scene beckons us to look...

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Merry Christmas 2021

Merry Christmas 2021

Dear Brothers, "The Virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel, which means, God is with us." Matthew 1:23 Christmas is a celebration of Joy, because God has shown to us that He enjoys communion with humanity, and He does like the distance created y our human frailty....

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