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Posted by on Dec 4, 2019 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday   December 8, 2019   First Reading:   Isaiah 11:1-10 In today’s reading the prophet describes the ideal ruler who will come in the future as a green shoot springing from a dead stump (David’s royal line) of Jesse (David’s father). Gifted by the Spirit, this messiah will seek justice for the poor, and the reign of this monarch will be experienced as paradise regained. Second Reading:   Romans 15:4-13 God’s promise to include Gentiles within the circle of God’s blessed...

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Scripture Readings

Posted by on Nov 27, 2019 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday   December 1, 2019   First Reading:   Isaiah 2:1-5 The visionary message presented in this reading focuses on the future day when God establishes a universal reign of peace. Divine decisions will make war obsolete, and the worshiping community responds: “let us walk in that light of that Lord now!” Second Reading:  Romans 13:11-14 Paul compares the advent of Christ to the coming of dawn. We live our lives today in light of Christ’s coming in the future. Gospel:  ...

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Scripture Readings

Posted by on Nov 20, 2019 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday   November 24, 2019   First Reading:  Jeremiah 23:1-6 Today’s reading builds on the common ancient Near Eastern metaphor of the king as shepherd. Judah’s unjust rulers have caused their people, their “flock,” to be scattered. Nevertheless, the Lord will raise up a new and righteous shepherd who will rule a restored Judah. Second Reading: Colossians 1:11-20 An early Christian hymn praises the mystery of the political, personal, and mystical Christ, the one who was present...

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Posted by on Nov 12, 2019 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday   November 17, 2019   First Reading:   Malachi 4:1-2a Malachi, whose name means “my messenger,” warns that the day of the Lord is coming. On that day, the evil will be destroyed like stubble in a fire, but the “sun of righteousness” will shine on those who fear God. Second Reading:   2 Thessalonians 3:6-13 Some members of the Thessalonian community, because of their belief in the nearness of Christ’s return, had ceased to work, living off the generosity of other...

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Posted by on Nov 6, 2019 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday   November 10, 2019   First Reading:  Job 19:23-27a Job suffers the loss of children, wealth, and health. Accused by his companions of wrongdoing, he knows himself to be innocent. Here, in the midst of his suffering, Job clings to the radical hope. Second Reading:   2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17 Paul writes to encourage the church at Thessalonica in a time of confusion and opposition. Here, the confusion concerned the return of Christ. Paul writes to those who were allowing...

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Scripture Readings

Posted by on Oct 30, 2019 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday   November 3, 2019   First Reading:   Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18 The book of Daniel was written in the second century B.C.E., when the Syrian king Antiochus Epiphanes was severely persecuting the Jews. Daniel’s vision of the four beasts serves to proclaim the message that human kings will come and go, but the kingdom will ultimately belong to God and to God’s people. Second Reading:   Ephesians 1:11-23 After giving thanks for the faith of the Ephesians, Paul prays that they might...

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