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From the Pastor – 2nd Sunday of Advent – B December 10, 2017

From the Pastor   2nd Sunday of Advent – B   December 10, 2017     Votive Masses are not usually celebrated in what we call ‘privileged time‘ which is every day in Advent and Christmastime, Lent and Eastertime, and on all Solemnities, Feasts and Obligatory Memorials. However, there are exceptions to this rule, as…

From the Pastor – 1st Sunday of Advent – B – December 3, 2017

From the Pastor   1st Sunday of Advent – B   December 3, 2017     Born on April 7, 1506 to nobility in Spain’s Xavier Castle, Saint Francis Xavier travelled extensively before he died on an island off China in 1552 on December 3, which is now his Feast Day. He was ordained a…

From the Pastor – Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe – A – November 26, 2017

From the Pastor   Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe – A   November 26, 2017     As the Church crowns another liturgical year by honoring Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, we crown the growing season by giving thanks for God’s annual gift of the harvest. As a country…

From the Pastor – 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time – A – November 19, 2017

From the Pastor   33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time – A   November 19, 2017     We honor the two great Apostles, Saint Peter and Saint Paul, on November 18: the ‘Dedication Day’ of two Roman basilicas under which each is said to be buried. Both basilicas were given by the Emperor Constantine in…