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I live at the top of a hill in southern Campbell County…

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I live at the top of a hill in southern Campbell County with a wonderful view of the lake at AJ Jolly Park.  One morning as I left my house for my commute to St. Vincent de Paul, I noticed how the fog had settled around the house and on the lake.  It was thick as

I live at the top of a hill in southern Campbell County… 2018-07-19T13:01:37+00:00

July 22 – Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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This week’s readings make it very easy to focus on Jesus as the good shepherd being moved with pity to care for his flock.  Indeed, that is a central part of the message.  But look closely at the beginning of the gospel.  “The apostles gathered together with Jesus and reported all they had done and taught. 

July 22 – Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time 2018-07-17T11:19:22+00:00

July 15 – Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Paul is very clear in his letter to the Ephesians about our purpose of being in total accord with the will of God in all that we do and are so as to give praise and glory to him. “In him we were chosen, destined in accord with the purpose of the One who accomplishes all things

July 15 – Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time 2018-07-09T12:49:09+00:00

July 8 – Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time July 4 – Feast of Blessed Pier-Giorgio Frassati, Member of the SSVDP

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“Where did he get all this? What kind of wisdom is he endowed with? How is it that such miraculous deeds are accomplished by his hands?.”  The people are amazed at what Jesus is able to do.  We should be equally amazed for He is the great healer – of all things!  We are his instruments

July 8 – Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time July 4 – Feast of Blessed Pier-Giorgio Frassati, Member of the SSVDP 2018-07-02T17:21:57+00:00

July 1 – Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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“I will praise you Lord, for you have rescued me.”  Our Responsorial Psalm in many ways captures the essence of our readings this week.  God rescues us – brings hope to us when there appears to be none.  Our first reading reminds us “God did not make death.”  This was brought on by the actions of

July 1 – Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time 2018-06-25T14:32:39+00:00

June 24 – Nativity of St. John the Baptist

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This week we celebrate the birth of John the Baptist on Sunday.  That is unusual in two ways.  First, feast days don’t normally trump the Sunday liturgy.  Second, it is the death of a saint that their feast day falls on – not their birth.  These facts point to both the importance of John the Baptist

June 24 – Nativity of St. John the Baptist 2018-06-18T13:31:20+00:00

June 17 – Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

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“Lord, it is good to give thanks to you!”  These words of our Responsorial Psalm are recited by us several times.  We are reminded through the readings that we do not know all of God’s ways but we accept in great faith all that He wills for us.  He speaks to us in ways that we

June 17 – Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time 2018-06-12T14:09:58+00:00

June 10 – Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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There is a flow to the readings from this week which lead us to one conviction – the need to above all else hear the will of God, listen to the will of God and do the will of God!  Adam and Eve violated God’s will and became afraid as they were separated from God’s will. 

June 10 – Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time 2018-06-07T11:16:01+00:00