Weekly Update from Fr Tony

Message from Fr. Tony 08.29.21

August 30, 2021

Tradition and LawIn the Church we have three guides that we follow as we practice our faith: The Word of God, the Bible. The Teaching Authority of the Church. Tradition.Not all of our traditions are world-wide; some are local, or regional, or cultural.And not all voices are equal in the Church. Some examples of Universal…

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Message from Fr. Tony 08.22.21

August 23, 2021

Jesus, in this Sunday’s gospel reading, challenges His listeners by telling them that theymust eat His Body and drink His Blood!To the Jews this was insane! The Law given to Moses makes it clear that they are never to consume the blood of animals, let alone human beings.Jesus first has to get their attention, then…

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Message from Fr. Tony 08.15.21

August 23, 2021

The gospel today begins with a scene everyone can understand: A journey.“Mary set out and traveled to the hill country in haste…”She has just been told that she is to be the Mother of God. And rather than keeping this news to herself, or wonderinghow she will cope, she sets out on a journey, to…

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Message from Fr. Tony 08.01.21

August 23, 2021

When God’s people, the Israelites, walked through the desert, they naturally got hungry.Hungry people get grouchy! So did they. They demanded that Moses, who was in charge, give them something to eat. He prays and God sends manna, some kind of bread and they will eat it for forty years, until they enter the Promised…

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Message from Fr. Tony 07.25.21

July 28, 2021

If you go to the grocery store and walk down the bread aisle (yes, there is a whole section just for bread!) you might be overwhelmed by the varieties of bread available in the store. It’s hard to decide: rye, wheat, French, Italian, raisin, oatmeal, and more.There is only one Bread of Life, however, Jesus…

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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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