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Message from Fr. Tony 07.18.21

July 20, 2021

Weekends, particularly Sundays, are days for rest, but a lot of people are so busy 24/7 that neither Sundays nor weekdays make any difference. It is not surprising that many people today are suffering from stress related illnesses, both physical and psychological, as a result of too much work and too many commitments. The body…

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Message from Fr. Tony 07.11.21

July 20, 2021

The Things that Weigh us Down If you have travelled anywhere, by car or train or airplane, you probably spent time trying to decide what to bring and what to leave behind. I am always amazed at how many things people bring, or try to bring, on an airplane! They look like refugees, carrying everything…

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Message from Fr. Tony 07.04.21

July 20, 2021

If Jesus walked among us today and performed miracles and taught us, how would we treat Him? Would we have the faith to allow Him to perform miracles of healing among us? Would we have the faith to allow Him to teach us? Would we treat Him with the faith and respect he would deserve…

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Message from Fr. Tony 06.27.21

July 20, 2021

We all experience imperfection, brokenness, temptation, and sin in our lives. This was nothow God planned it. We know that God had a wonderful plan, He created everything good. The book of Genesis tells us everything changed with the first sin of Adam and Eve, and that affected everything since. Our first reading today reminds…

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Message from Fr. Tony 06.20.21

July 20, 2021

In this Sunday’s Gospel, after the great miracle of the Multiplication of theLoaves, we see another miracle: Jesus walks on water. The miracle here is not so much the “on the water”; part, but thewalking part. Here the disciples on the boat were; “frightened by the waves”; with the wind against them. This is not…

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Message from Fr. Tony 06.13.21

July 20, 2021

Today in the Gospel we read Jesus’s parable of the mustard seed. In Jesus’ day themustard plant was considered a common weed. It was everywhere and so it had become a nuisance. It was something peoplepulled up and threw away. Jesus was trying to show the people in his time, as well as today, that…

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Message from Fr. Tony 06.06.21

July 20, 2021

The Feast of Corpus Christi, or the Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ (as it is oftencalled today), goes back to the 13th century, but it celebrates something far older: The institution of the Sacrament of theHoly Eucharist at the Last Supper.On September 8, 1264, Pope Urban IV issued the papal document which…

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Message from Fr. Tony 05.31.21

June 1, 2021

Solemnity of the Most Holy TrinityWe have just completed ninety days of Lent and Easter in which we recalled and entered more deeply into the PaschalMystery. We begin this first week of Ordinary Time by celebrating the Most Holy Trinity as we focus on one God, in three persons. It is in many ways a…

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Message from Fr. Tony 05.23.21

June 1, 2021

Today is Pentecost Sunday, the commemoration of the descent of the Holy Spirit uponthe Apostles and all those gathered in the Upper Room, including, most likely, Mary Our Mother. Jesus had commanded theApostles to stay in Jerusalem and await the promise of the Father. Notice, the Spirit descended upon all the believers in thesame way.…

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Message from Fr. Tony 05.16.21

June 1, 2021

Feast of the AscensionToday we celebrate Ascension Sunday, or the Seventh Sunday of Easter. This feast is transferred in most dioceses, includingJefferson City, from Thursday to Sunday in order to accommodate working people and families. It should not be taken as“just another Sunday,” but rather as the decisive moment when Jesus takes leave of His…

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