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Are We Prepared to Meet Jesus?

R. Alleluia, alleluia. Behold, the Lord comes to save his people; blessed are those prepared to meet him. R. Alleluia, alleluia. Advent is a beautiful time of preparation for Christmas. But it’s easy to lose sight of that, given our…

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Fasting and Perfection

Come, Lord, bring us your peace that we may rejoice before you with a perfect heart. R. Alleluia, alleluia. How does one “rejoice before the Lord with a perfect heart?” During this season of Advent, prayer, fasting and almsgiving are…

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Fasting is Essential

R. Alleluia, alleluia. The Lord will come; go out to meet him! He is the prince of peace. R. Alleluia, alleluia. Advent is a wonderful time of preparing to meet Jesus and to celebrate his birth.  As we have discussed…

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Advent is a Mini-Lent

R. Alleluia, alleluia. Behold, the Lord comes to save his people; blessed are those prepared to meet him. R. Alleluia, alleluia. How are we preparing to meet Jesus and to celebrate His Holy Birth? Advent has been called a “mini-Lent.” …

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Fasting, Waiting and Patience

Wait for the LORD with courage; be stouthearted, and wait for the LORD. R. The Lord is my light and my salvation. Today’s psalm reminds us to “wait for the Lord with courage.” In our current society, waiting has become…

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Fasting and Preparedness

“…the LORD whom you seek, And the messenger of the covenant whom you desire. Yes, he is coming, says the LORD of hosts. But who will endure the day of his coming? And who can stand when he appears? For…

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Fasting and the Truth

Let the clouds rain down the Just One, and the earth bring forth a Savior. Kindness and truth shall meet; justice and peace shall kiss. Truth shall spring out of the earth, and justice shall look down from heaven. In…

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Fasting and the Way To Go

Today’s reading from Isaiah says, “I, the LORD, your God, teach you what is for your good, and lead you on the way you should go.” God has given us the Ten Commandments. God teaches us what we should do…

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Fasting and Burdens

In today’s Gospel, Jesus says: “Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart; and you…

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Fasting and Advent

Behold, the Lord comes to save his people; blessed are those prepared to meet him. Are we using this beautiful time of Advent to prepare our hearts for Christmas? Or is the Christmas hype distracting us? Remember that Advent is…

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Prayer Intentions

for Rich

Please pray for Rich as he prepares to enter Maryknoll as a lay missioner. May Our Lady assist him to do God’s holy will in his new vocation, and may he find great joy as he continues his life of...

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Healing of my daughter’s anxiety and depression

Please pray for my 17-year-old daughter who is dealing with anxiety and depression. We have come a long way and have faith that the Lord will continue healing and protecting her.

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Lent: A Time to Grow Closer to Christ

Even now, says the LORD, return to me with your whole heart for I am gracious and merciful.  Joel 2:12 Today’s reading from Joel (which was also the first reading on Ash Wednesday) reminds us again of God’s gracious and...

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