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And They’ll Know We are Christians by our Love

5/19/2019
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Being a Christian means to be transformed by love. The ultimate fruit of our conversion is love.

Duration:00:05:07

Good Shepherd Sunday

5/12/2019
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Our readings today offer us both comfort and challenge. The comforting message is that we are in the hands of the Good Shepherd. The challenge is that pastors and lay people alike should be good shepherds to those entrusted to their care.

Duration:00:10:41

Third Sunday of Easter

5/5/2019
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Readings First Reading: Acts 5:27-32, 40B-41 Psalm: Psalm 30:2, 4-6, 11-13 Second Reading: Revelation 5:11-14Gospel: John 21:1-19 Peace be with you! Today’s Gospel is from John 21:1-19. You’ll find a link to the readings in the notes for this podcast. If for some reason the links don’t show up, no worries! You can always head … Continue reading "Third Sunday of Easter"

Duration:00:08:08

Divine Mercy Sunday

4/28/2019
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Are you ready, like Thomas, to face Jesus and proclaim, “My Lord! My God!”?

Duration:00:11:04

Easter: Overcome Slavery to Sin

4/20/2019
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This Easter, Jesus invites you and he invites me to look at the results of our Lenten sacrifices and, by the grace of God, to nail our sins to the cross so that we can experience the liberating freedom of the resurrection. The great challenge of Easter is of course how the resurrection will bear fruit in our lives, and that leads us to our homework.

Duration:00:08:54

Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion

4/14/2019
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ReadingsGospel at the Procession with Palms: Luke 19:28-40 Reading 1: Isaiah 50:4-7 Psalm: Psalm 22:8-9, 17-20, 23-24Reading 2: Philippians 2:6-11 Gospel: Luke 22:14-23:56 Today we celebrate Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion. Can you imagine being one of Jesus’ disciples during the scene described by Luke today? People were cheering and clapping and celebrating. They … Continue reading "Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion"

Duration:00:07:47

The Woman Caught in Adultery

4/7/2019
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The great lure of sin is that it traps us in a never-ending cycle of sin. How many of find that we keep repeating the same sins over and over and over again? So, the goal of reconciliation is to try to commit to sin no more. Lent is wonderful time to come to terms with the things we’ve done wrong in our lives that have damaged our relationship with God, or family and our friends. In the Catholic tradition, this is an excellent time to experience the Sacrament of Reconciliation and experience...

Duration:00:10:08

Fourth Sunday of Lent: The Prodigal Son

3/31/2019
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This story about these two brothers and the father is about us. It’s about both sides of our ego. One side wants to run after pleasure – think the mid-life crisis complete with new model car and partner. The other side takes the moral high ground and feels justified in condemnation.

Duration:00:08:52

Third Sunday of Lent

3/25/2019
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Sir, leave it for this year also, and I shall cultivate the ground around it and fertilize it; it may bear fruit in the future. If not you can cut it down.

Duration:00:07:44

Second Sunday of Lent

3/18/2019
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Readings First Reading: Genesis 15:5-12, 17-18 Psalm: Psalm 27:1, 7-9, 13-14 Second Reading: Philippians 3:17-4:1 Gospel: Luke 9:28B-36 Jesus…led them up a high mountain apart, by themselves. And he was transfigured before them…they became frightened. They fell silent. (Luke 9:28B-36) The readings about the Transfiguration of Jesus comes at an important time in Lent. As … Continue reading "Second Sunday of Lent"

Duration:00:06:33

First Sunday of Lent 2019

3/12/2019
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First Sunday of Lent 2019 First Reading: Deuteronomy 26:4-10 Psalm: Psalm 91:1-2, 10-15 Second Reading: Romans 10:8-13 Gospel: Luke 4:1-13 “…I saw two roads. One was broad, covered with sand and flowers, full of joy, music and all sorts of pleasures. People were walking along it, dancing and enjoying themselves. They reached the end without … Continue reading "First Sunday of Lent 2019"

Duration:00:09:01

21 Remove the Log from Your Eyes

3/2/2019
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Eight Sunday in Ordinary Time First Reading: Sirach 27:4-7 Psalm: Psalm 92:2-3, 13-14, 15-16 Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 15:54-58 Gospel: Luke 6:39-45 Remove the wooden beam from your eye first, (Luke 6:42). Hello, my brothers and sisters, in today’s Gospel, Jesus gives us, his disciples, some practical advice for living our lives. He challenges us … Continue reading "21 Remove the Log from Your Eyes"

Duration:00:05:07

20 Do Unto Others

2/25/2019
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Seventh Sunday of Ordinary Time First Reading: 1 Samuel 26:2, 7-9, 12-13, 22-23Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 103: 1-4, 8-10, 12-13Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 15:45-49 Gospel: Luke 6:27-38 Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. We hear the Golden Rule (v 31) proclaimed in today’s Gospel as we pick up from last week: … Continue reading "20 Do Unto Others"

Duration:00:08:07

19 Preparing for Lent

2/20/2019
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I can’t believe we’re already talking about Lent, can you? In two weeks, we’ll celebrate Ash Wednesday, so I think this is a good opportunity to start making a game plan for Lent. So where do we begin? Ok, before we begin, don’t get hung up on vocabulary. I’m a Catholic and I’m going to … Continue reading "19 Preparing for Lent"

Duration:00:12:42

18 What Are My Priorities

2/17/2019
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Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time Reading 1: Jeremiah 17:5-8 Psalm: Psalm 1:1-4, 6 Reading 2: 1 Cor 15:12, 16-20 Gospel: Luke 6:17, 20-26 A few months ago, a friend came over for a visit. One day we decided to check out a nearby mountain. Now it was a very foggy and overcast day, but we … Continue reading "18 What Are My Priorities"

Duration:00:12:38

17 I Didn’t Know What I was Getting Myself Into!

2/10/2019
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Fifth Sunday in Ordinary TimeReading 1: Is 6:1-2A, 3-8Psalm: Ps 138:1-5, 7-8Reading 2: 1 Cor 15:1-11Gospel: Luke 5:1-11 “I didn’t know what I was getting myself into!” I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard people say this in pastoral counseling. Hola! I’m Deacon Rudy Villarreal and I want to reflect on our readings … Continue reading "17 I Didn’t Know What I was Getting Myself Into!"

Duration:00:08:56

16 How Will You Respond to God’s Love

2/3/2019
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Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time First Reading: Jeremiah 1:4-5, 17-19 Psalm: Psalm 71:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 15,17 Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 12:31-13:13 Gospel: Luke 4:21-30 What happens when people can’t be bothered by the Truth? In the first reading, God warns Jeremiah that the people will fight against him. Well that news can’t be easy to … Continue reading "16 How Will You Respond to God’s Love"

Duration:00:07:57

15 We Are One Body

1/27/2019
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Third Sunday in Ordinary Time Reading 1 – Nehemiah 8:2-4A, 5-6, 8-10 Psalm – Psalm 19:8, 9, 10, 15 Reading 2 – 1 Corinthians 12:12-30 Gospel – Luke 1:1-4 China 2008. A mother gives birth to baby girl. The baby has a severe cleft lip and palate. She’s so little and so fragile. She can’t … Continue reading "15 We Are One Body"

Duration:00:14:25

14 Our Gifts

1/21/2019
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2nd Sunday ordinary time Mass Readings Reading 1 – Isaiah 62:1-5 Psalm – Psalm 96:1-2, 2-3, 7-8, 9-10 Reading 2 – 1 Corinthians 12:4-11 Gospel – John 2:1-11 Today we’re going to talk about the Second Sunday in Ordinary Time. In today’s Gospel, we hear the familiar story about the Wedding Feast at Cana. In … Continue reading "14 Our Gifts"

Duration:00:07:51

13 The Baptism of the Lord

1/12/2019
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Hello! Today we celebrate the feast of the Baptism of the Lord. Today’s Gospel comes from Luke 3:15-16, and 21-22. There is so much going on in today’s readings! We can’t possibly cover them all in the few minutes we have together, but hopefully this podcast will serve as a good supplement to what you … Continue reading "13 The Baptism of the Lord"

Duration:00:10:30