Author: Fr Francis

20th Sunday

Jesus belongs to everybody: All three readings today speak of the expansive and universal nature of the “Kingdom of God,” although God set the Hebrew people apart as His chosen race, He included all nations in His plan for salvation and blessed all families of

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17th Sunday

17th Sunday These parables of the ‘treasure in the field’ and the ‘pearl of great price’ ring a bell in each of us because many people dream of striking it rich.  The successes of casinos and state lotteries come from

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16th Sunday

16th Sunday Recall that last Sunday we discussed the parable of the sower which can also be called the parable of the land. Recall that some seeds fell on the highway, some on rocky land, some on the thorny land,

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15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

15th Sunday in Ordinary Time The Gospel reading from Chapter 13 of Matthew is one with which we are all familiar. From our early childhood days in Sunday school or catechism classes, we heard the story about the sower and

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Fourth Sunday of Easter

4th Sun of Easter  Today is Good Shepherd Sunday where we are invited to look at Jesus as that honorable shepherd who watches over and cares for his sheep.  The job of being a shepherd is an extremely difficult one

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