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Feast of the Baptism of the Lord

“After all the people had been baptized and Jesus also had been baptized and was praying, heaven was opened and the Holy Spirit descended upon him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven, ‘You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased’” (Luke ...
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15th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Responding to the Call to Discipleship

“Jesus summoned the Twelve and began to send them out two by two and gave them authority over unclean spirits. He instructed them to take nothing for the journey but a walking stick—no food, no sack, no money in their belts. They were, however, to wear sandals but not a ...
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1st Sunday of Lent—Time Out

“The Spirit drove Jesus out into the desert, and he remained in the desert for forty days, tempted by Satan. He was among wild beasts, and the angels ministered to him. After John had been arrested, Jesus came to Galilee proclaiming the gospel of God: ‘This is the time of ...
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All Souls Day—‘We Remember Our People’

A Franciscan priest, probably in his fifties, visited our parish a couple of years ago.   Because of his order, I mentioned to him that I had been baptized by a Franciscan, Fr. Kilian McFall, in 1942.   “That must have been at St. James in Totowa,’’ he said.   “That was almost seventy years ago,” ...
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Lent Part 3: The Signs and Symbols of the Easter Vigil

The Easter Triduum begins on Holy Thursday and concludes with the Eucharist of Easter Sunday. The Easter Vigil, celebrated on Holy Saturday, begins at night with the lighting of the new fire, ideally outdoors, a reminder that we are moving from death to new life! In the early Church it ...
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Lent, Part 1: Springtime in the Spiritual Garden

“Lent” is an Old English word for springtime. It is an appropriate word because as the season of spring prepares the earth to break forth into new life the season of Lent is a time to prepare to break forth, spiritually, into new life. As a gardener I love this ...
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