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Entries for October 2018

  My Dear Brothers and Sisters, This week of National Vocation Awareness, I ask each of you to take some time to look at the new vocation posters that have been out in the parishes for just a few weeks now. Please notice the number of young men con-tinuing to respond to God’s Call. ...

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29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted on October 25, 2018

"Son of David, have pity on me!" Has the cry of Bartimaeus ever escaped your lips? Today's Gos-pel tells the story of a blind man with a difficult lot in life. He made a living by begging coins off pass-ing travelers. When word reaches him that Jesus will be passing by, this is when he...

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28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted on October 18, 2018

"What do you wish me to do for you?" Jesus asks a similar question in different Gospel passages, but the request of James and John is not repeated on any oth-er occasion. "Grant that in your glory we may sit one at your right and the other at your left." They ask not for knowledg...

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27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted on October 04, 2018

  "Whoever does not accept the kingdom of God like a child will not enter it." This verse is part of a beauti-ful reflection on childlike faith. We're reminded of the innocence of children, how eager they are to ex-perience life and how quick they are to trust. Rarely do we hea...

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A message from Bishop Cote.

Posted on October 04, 2018

My dear sisters and brothers in Christ, "Every life cherished, chosen, sent" is the theme of this year's Respect Life Sunday. The theme echoes the teaching of the Catechism of the Catholic Church which states: "The dignity of the human person is rooted in his creation in the im...

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