Monthly Archives: December 2013

Scripture Reflections – Sunday, January 5th, 2014

Solemnity of the Epiphany Is 60: 1-6; Eph 3:2-3a, 5-6; Mt 2:1-12 “Where is the newborn king of the Jews? We saw his star at its rising and have come to do him homage.” When I think about these words … Continue reading

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Scripture Reflections – Sunday, December 29th, 2013

Sir 3:2-6; 12-14; Col 3:12-21; Mt 2:13-15; 19-23 The first reading is one that is very close to my heart. Although I am the proud father of two compassionate teen-agers, I feel that it doesn’t hurt to remind them from … Continue reading

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Scripture Reflections – Sunday, Dec. 22nd, 2014

Is 7:10-14; Rom 1:1-7; Mt 1:18-24 4th Sunday of Advent “I will not ask! I will not tempt the LORD!” On the surface, these words spoken by King Ahaz in response to God’s request via the prophet Isaiah for the … Continue reading

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Scripture Reflections – Sunday, December 14th, 2013

Is 35:1-6a,10; Jas 5:7-10; Mt 11:2-11 3rd Sunday in Advent “Are you the one who is to come or should we look for another?” Apparently, even John the Baptist had his doubts. Throughout the entirety of Christian tradition, John the … Continue reading

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Scripture Reflections – Sunday, December 8th, 2013

Is 11:1-10; Rom 15: 4-9; Mt 3:1-12 2nd Sunday in Advent “On that day, a shoot shall sprout from the stump of Jesse, and from his roots a bud shall blossom.”  The beginning of Isaiah’s messianic prophesy makes reference to … Continue reading

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