Reflecting on Gods gifts

Sunday, September 26th 2021 | By Rev. Michael P. Hanifin In our first reading this week from the Book of Numbers, Eldad and Medad were two men who were not gathered in the camp when the Spirit of God descended upon the elders in the camp. They were on the list to be anointed by…

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Cloudy Judgement

Sunday, September 19th 2021 | By Rev. Michael P. Hanifin Last weekend we commemorated the twenty years since the attack on the United States by al-Qaeda terrorists on September 11, 2001. In watching the news commemorating the attack, the terrorists, the victims, and the first responders, I got a sense of the sheer evil of…

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Come and See

Sunday, September 12th 2021 | By Rev. Michael P. Hanifin In the Gospel this weekend, Jesus invites us to become great in the sight of God by doing His will modeled after Jesus’ example, surrendering our lives in loving service to him and others. We are invited to know Jesus in an intimate and personal…

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The healing of Jesus

Sunday, September 27th 2020 | By Rev. Michael P. Hanifin This Sunday’s readings at Mass offer us a message of hope — God is with us and wants to heal us. May this message come ablaze in our hearts so that we might live with unwavering faith. The Gospel presents us with the story of…

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Gift from God

Sunday, August 29th, 2021   By Rev. Michael P. Hanifin The readings for the Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time calls us to pause for a moment and consider how we respond to God’s love for us each day. The Gospel tells of a dialogue between the Pharisees and Jesus. The Pharisees questioned why Jesus’ disciples…

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Using your God given gifts

Sunday, July 25th 2021 | By Rev. Michael P. Hanifin July 25th is the celebration of the Feast of the Apostle James, however, since it falls on a Sunday, the Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time takes precedence. In 2014 and 2018, I walked the Camino Santiago de Compostela, which is an ancient Pilgrimage to the…

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True happiness

Sunday, July 18th 2021 | By Rev. Michael P. Hanifin Today’s readings remind us of how our God is compassionate and passionately in love with us. So often God, Jesus, and religious traditions have received “a bad rap” from the secular media and organizations that are opposed to the open and visible expression of faith…

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“Power is Made Perfect in Weakness.”

Sunday, July 4th 2021 | By Rev. Michael P. Hanifin Happy Independence Day! Even though this Sunday falls on the 4th of July, our readings from the 14th Sunday in Ordinary time remind us that, even in our weakest and toughest moments, God has a plan. Our Second Reading is from the Second Letter of…

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“I say to you, arise!”

Sunday, June 27th 2021 | By Rev. Michael P. Hanifin The Scripture readings for the Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time remind us that our God is a tender and loving God who cares for us equally, whether we are limited in resources and find ourselves on the margins of society or we are someone with…

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Still waters

Sunday, June 20th 2021 | By Rev. Michael P. Hanifin On this Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time, our readings remind us that God always has our best interests in mind. No matter what is going on in our lives, God is with us. In our Gospel today, Jesus and His disciples are traveling in a…

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