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Christ at the Center: Home Edition

January 19, 2014: 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Gospel: John 1:29-34 John the Baptist saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world. He is the one of whom I said, ‘A man is coming after me who ranks ahead of me because he existed before me.’ I did not know him, but the reason why I came baptizing with water was that he might be made known to Israel.” John testified further, saying, “I saw the Spirit come down like a dove from …

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The Church Goes Green

Have you noticed that the Church has gone green? The Easter season has been over for a few weeks now. The flowers are put away, the sprinkling rite has been phased out, and the great sense of joyfulness has been tempered. We are now full swing into the liturgical season of Ordinary Time. Ordinary Time; isn’t that just another word for boring time? What’s left to celebrate after Advent and Christmas, Lent and Easter? Everything in between of course. Ordinary Time celebrates the life and teaching of Jesus Christ. There is nothing ordinary about that! …

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Seasons

I grew up with the attitude that nature was to be controlled and, if necessary, “fought” with in order to survive its onslaughts. Winter especially was a difficult season with its cold and snow, which got in the way and made living difficult. Cold was something I couldn’t stand and I spent, it seemed, the entire wintertime freezing. Spring was better because there was at least some warmth, but it never seemed warm enough, long enough. I spent many a soccer practice or game in wind and cold rain, surviving but barely. Summer was the …

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Where 2 or 3 Are Gathered: Home Edition

January 20: 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Gospel: John 2:1-11 There was a wedding at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Jesus and his disciples were also invited to the wedding. When the wine ran short,the mother of Jesus said to him,“They have no wine.” And Jesus said to her, “Woman, how does your concern affect me? My hour has not yet come.” His mother said to the servers, “Do whatever he tells you.” Now there were six stone water jars there for Jewish ceremonial washings, each holding twenty to thirty …

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