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December 23 & 30, 2018

Posted by Fr. Ben Paris on 12/21/18

Dear Friends in Christ:

  On this last Sunday of Advent, we find the Scriptures that lead us toward the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ.  Incidentally, this is the passage from Luke (in the Gospel) where the Blessed Virgin Mary visits her cousin, St. Elizabeth (who is the ... Read More »

December 16, 2018

Posted by Fr. Ben Paris on 12/21/18

Dear Friends in Christ:

  “Rejoice in the Lord always.  I shall say it again: rejoice.”  The second reading this day from St. Paul’s Letter to the Phillipians is a very appropriate message for us today in this Third Sunday of Advent which is referred to as Gaudete Sunday ... Read More »

December 9, 2018

Posted by Fr. Ben Paris on 12/07/18

Dear Friends in Christ:

  “Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths.”  This is the true message of Advent which we are trying to sent out to the people during this season.  In our Gospel today, John the Baptist proclaimed a baptism of repentance for the ... Read More »

December 2, 2018

Posted by Fr. Ben Paris on 12/07/18

Dear Friends in Christ:

  You’d think that we would be all done with the preparation for the end of the world talk—but, in the Gospel today, we hear it again.  So, what’s going on?  I’m still trying to figure it out.  But, as I look through the Gospel ... Read More »

November 25, 2018

Posted by Fr. Ben Paris on 12/07/18

Dear Friends in Christ:

  In our Solemnity this day (Christ the King), we have a Gospel that is usually proclaimed on Good Friday.  In the vocal interchange between Christ and Pilate, we find that the Lord does tell Pilate that His Kingdom is not of this world.  Yet, ... Read More »

November 18, 2018

Posted by Fr. Ben Paris on 11/16/18

Dear Friends in Christ:

The Lord Jesus today talks to us about the end times.  This is a topic that is very difficult for some to grasp, mainly because life on earth is relatively “good” and nobody wants to have it end.  But, end it will someday.  No one ... Read More »

November 11, 2018

Posted by Fr. Ben Paris on 11/16/18

Dear Friends in Christ:

The poor widow gave everything…and it was such a small amount!  Jesus said that she gave “…her whole livelihood.”  This speaks volumes, especially in light of the first reading from 1 Kings.  The widow fed Elijah and she was “…able to eat for a year.”  ... Read More »

November 4, 2018

Posted by Fr. Ben Paris on 11/02/18

Dear Friends in Christ:

  I think of any of the phrases that I would want to Jesus to tell me, this one would be really nice: You are not far from the Kingdom of God.  This is what one of the scribes who came to Jesus was told ... Read More »

October 28, 2018

Posted by Fr. Ben Paris on 10/26/18

Dear Friends in Christ:

  Go on your way; your faith has saved you.  With these words, the unidentified blind man received his sight and followed the Lord.  Note the words of Jesus: your faith has saved you….  If only our faith could ‘save’ us—but it does.  We sometimes ... Read More »

October 21, 2018

Posted by Fr. Ben Paris on 10/20/18

Dear Friends in Christ:

  The common theme in today’s Gospel is obviously discipleship.  But, is there anything else?  Let’s take a quick look at it again…  Jesus clearly knows what is being asked of Him, and it is from the mother of James and John.  She was like ... Read More »