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Storing Up Treasures in Heaven

“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and decay destroy, and thieves break in and steal. But store up treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor decay destroys, nor thieves break in and steal. For where…

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Fasting and Virtue

“When you fast, do not look gloomy like the hypocrites. They neglect their appearance, so that they may appear to others to be fasting. Amen, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you fast, anoint your…

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Fasting Gives Us A New Heart

R. Alleluia, alleluia. Teach me your paths, my God, and guide me in your truth. R. Alleluia, alleluia.   Psalm 25 In Pope Emeritus Benedict’s Lenten message of 2009, he reaffirms the value of fasting: “The Church Fathers, too, speak of the force…

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Fasting and Eternity

R. Alleluia, alleluia. I am the resurrection and the life, says the Lord; whoever believes in me will never die. R. Alleluia, alleluia.  John 11  Today’s psalm reminds us that If we believe, our souls will live on in eternal life with…

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Fasting, Mercy and Forgiveness

“When you stand to pray, forgive anyone against whom you have a grievance, so that your heavenly Father may in turn forgive you your transgressions.” Mark 11:26  “Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.” Have…

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Back to Fasting!

We hope you all had a blessed Pentecost this past Sunday! It’s been a beautiful time of feasting during the beautiful Easter season, hasn’t it? But it’s time to get back into the habit of fasting again on Wednesdays and…

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Good Friday

Though he was harshly treated, he submitted and opened not his mouth; like a lamb led to the slaughter or a sheep before the shearers, he was silent and opened not his mouth. Oppressed and condemned, he was taken away,…

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Fasting and Perseverance

Blessed are they who have kept the word with a generous heart and yield a harvest through perseverance. Luke 8:15 Getting into a fasting routine doesn’t happen overnight. It takes time and effort to be able to fast successfully. And…

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Fasting Opens Our Eyes

Their wickedness blinded them, and they knew not the hidden counsels of God; neither did they count on a recompense of holiness nor discern the innocent souls’ reward. Wisdom 2:22 Much of the world is steeped in sin. In fact,…

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Fasting Wakes Us Up

In Pope Francis’ recent Lenten message for 2018, he encourages us to fast by saying, “Fasting weakens our tendency to violence; it disarms us and becomes an important opportunity for growth. On the one hand, it allows us to experience…

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Prayer Intentions

Daughter’s soul

Please lift up my daughter K in prayer that she may know Christ’s unconditional love and hear His voice. Please heal her and protect her from anything that is not of you, Lord. Give her wisdom and show her the...

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Please pray for Antonio

I ask you please to pray for my boyfriend named Antonio. He is away from the church and unaware of God’s mercy and love. He’s feeling bored, impatient, with difficulties sleeping and unworthy to live. He can’t find meaning to...

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Storing Up Treasures in Heaven

“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and decay destroy, and thieves break in and steal. But store up treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor decay destroys, nor thieves break in and steal. For where...

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