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Entries for August 2018

A Letter from Bishop Cote:

Posted on August 29, 2018

My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, We are, as one family in Christ, heartsick over what we have learned in recent days and weeks from the Pennsylvania grand jury report and the accusations against Archbishop Theodore McCar- rick. These revelations have reopened the pain and sorrow of a spiritu...

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21st Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted on August 29, 2018

"This saying is hard; who can accept it?" The words of Jesus' disciples in today's Gospel must sound familiar. At some point in our lives, you and I have said it about some article of our faith. Christianity makes firm de- mands on our ethical behavior and gives no easy an- swers f...

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The Rodriguez family live in New London and are communicants of St Mary Star of the Sea there. Please pray for this family as they face seperation under very difficult circumstances. "In the meantime, we're asking ICE as an act of discretion to allow Julian to stay here in the United Sta...

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19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted on August 10, 2018

  Have you ever approached a hushed group and were certain they were talking about you? It's an uncom-fortable feeling to catch people murmuring about what you did, said, or didn't do. It breeds division and exclusion. In today's Gospel, Jesus invites us to just the opposite. The...

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18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted on August 03, 2018

  In an on-demand society, it's not always easy to im-agine life with less. The crowds of Jesus' day depend-ed on the weather and successful growing seasons for their livelihood. For many of Jesus' listeners, even "food that perishes" would have been a welcome re-lief. ...

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