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What matters is not what we want out of life

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The Birth of John the Baptist: Is 49:1-6; Ps 139; Acts 13:22-26; Lk 1:57-66 & 80

Our pride demands instant perfection. But holiness is grown from a patient trust in God’s presence

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Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time: Ez 17:22-24; Ps 92; 2 Cor 5:6-10; Mk 4:26-34

We long to be embraced by God and yet our instincts seem to mock this possibility

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Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity: Deut 4:32-34 & 39-40; Ps 33; Rm 8:14-17; Mt 28:16-20

Suddenly, timid men moved the hearts of all who heard them speak

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Solemnity of Pentecost: Acts 2:1-11; 1 Cor 12:3-7 & 12-13; Jn 20:19-23

The Ascension makes us part of Christ’s living body

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The Ascension of the Lord: Acts 1:1-11; Eph 1:17-23; Mk 16:15-20

Ultimately, there is only one thing we need to know for salvation

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Sixth Sunday of Easter: Acts 10:25-26, 34-35, 44-48; Ps 98; 1 Jn 4:7-10; Jn 15:9-17

Christ had himself become the True Vine: no longer would God’s kingdom depend on the fruitless frailty of its members

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Fifth Sunday of Easter: Acts 9: 26-31; 1 John 3: 18-24; John 15: 1-8y

We live every moment of our lives in the presence of a love that is poured out for us

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Fourth Sunday of Easter: Acts 4: 8-12; 1 John 3: 1-2; John 10: 11-18

How the disciples’ alarm at the Risen Lord became a joy so great it left them dumbfounded

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Third Sunday of Easter: Acts 3:13-15, 17-19; Ps 4; 1 Jn 2:1-5; Lk 24:35-48

The belief that Christ is Risen brings with it a new way of life

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Second Sunday of Easter: Acts 4:32-35; Ps 118; 1 Jn 5:1-6; Jn 20:19-31