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October 19th – Twenty-Ninth Sunday In Ordinary Time

The first reading from the prophet Isaiah concerns the Persian King Cyrus, called the Lord’s “anointed.” Cyrus deserves this title because he ended the Babylonian captivity of the Jews. However, Isaiah reminds us that it was God who gave Cyrus his power. He may be a great king, but “I am the LORD and there…

October 12th – Twenty-Eighth Sunday In Ordinary Time

“On this mountain, the Lord of hosts / will provide for all peoples / a feast of rich food and choice wines” (Isaiah 25:6). That’s what Isaiah tells us today. God is putting together a huge party for “all peoples,” to “wipe away / the tears from every face” (Isaiah 25:8). And what does Jesus…

October 5th – Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

As usual, today’s first and third scripture readings are obviously related, with the second continuing one of Paul’s Letters—these days, the Letter to the Philippians. The vineyard stories from Isaiah and Matthew both talk about evildoers coming to a bad end. In Isaiah, it’s the vineyard itself that produces “wild grapes” instead of the crop…

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Sunday Missal On Sale!

The Sunday Missal will be each weekend before and after all masses. These will be sold at the church entrance. The cost is $5.00

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Thank You Father Bill!

On Sunday October 19th after the 11am mass there will be a reception at the back of the church for Father Bill Riegel. Please drop by and extend your best wishes to him! Coffee and cake will be served.