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Fr. Tom

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Reflection for the 2nd Sunday of Advent God gives a different grace in each season of the liturgical year. During this season of Advent, God has a grace to give you. When Jesus was entering Jerusalem for the last time, He wept because the people of Jerusalem did not recognize the time of their visitation…

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Happy New Liturgical Year… This first Sunday of Advent is the beginning of a new liturgical year. It is also the year of Matthew’s Gospel, when the worldwide church will hear passages each Sunday from this great Gospel. Advent is a beautiful season that leads us to the feast of Christmas. A key word for…

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The Solemnity of Christ the King Who needs a king, especially in America, the land of the free and the home of the brave? After all, didn’t you fight the Revolutionary War to get away from the King of England and all that he represented? So, who needs a king anyway? We certainly do not…

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Reflection for the Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time I would like to begin my reflection for this weekend with the real question of the believers at the end of the first century: “Now that many of these things have happened and we are being persecuted, what should we do?” Luke reminds them of Jesus’ assurance…

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I would like my today’s reflection with a story of the little boy who fell off a pier into deep ocean water. An older sailor, heedless of the great danger to himself, dove into the stormy water, struggled with the boy, and finally, exhausted, brought him to safety. Two days later the boy’s mother came…

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Luciano Pavarotti was the charismatic successor of the legendary opera tenor, Enrico Caruso. In his autobiography, Pavarotti: My Own Story, he describes how he was trained by a great master, Arrigo Pola. “Everything Pola asked me to do, I did, – day after day, blindly. For six months we did nothing but vocalize and work…

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Pope Saint John Paul II in Yankee Stadium in New York in 1979, during his first visit as Pope to the United States said that this parable of the rich man and the Lazarus “must always be present in our memory; it must form our conscience.” “We cannot stand idly by, enjoying our own riches…