Category: Messages from Fr. Francis

29TH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME: GOD AND CAESAR

29TH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME: GOD AND CAESAR The Gospel passage leads us to consider how we carry out our responsibilities to our country and to our God. We are Catholic Christians. We are Americans. We take our citizenship in

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27th Sunday Ordinary Time

How to Stop Worrying and Start Living: Today St. Paul tells us, “Have no anxiety at all.” (Phil 4:6) We perhaps smile at those words. When someone says not to worry, it can sound like Pollyanna – a person so

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21st Sunday

21st Sunday There are three very important themes that we can reflect on from today’s Gospel. Christology: Jesus’ Incarnation, Redemption, Resurrection and Ascension – the Nicene Creed Ecclesiology: Every Christian believes that Jesus Christ established and sustains a community of

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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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