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January 8, 2023 God Breaks Through!

Posted by David Southworth on 1/04/23

PRAYER: Has God “broken” into your life?... Do we live with the reality that God loves us and sent His Son Jesus to us?.... If not we should…

     This weekend we celebrate The Epiphany of the Lord, the coming of the magi from the east who saw the ... Read More »

January 1, 2023 Glorify & Praise God

Posted by David Southworth on 12/27/22

PRAYER: “Hail Mary, full of Grace….”; this is not just a mindless saying…. It should be something we savor… and take into our hearts.  Mary consented to bring us fullness of LIFE!!

     As Paul wrote to the Galatians: We have received “adoption as sons (and daughters)” by God ... Read More »

December 25, 2022 Rouse our Hearts!

Posted by David Southworth on 12/27/22

PRAYER: Isaiah is our first reading at our 3 Christmas liturgies (Vigil Mass, during the Night, during the Day)… and He prophesies good news for us:  “For the Lord delights in you …” and “The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light;” and “See, the Lord ... Read More »

December 18, 2022 Let the Lord Enter

Posted by David Southworth on 12/12/22

PRAYER: This week’s readings are about the “awesomeness” of Jesus’ birth!

     Isaiah prophesied:  “Therefore the Lord himself will give you this sign:  the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall name him Emmanuel.”…. God directed human history…. Inserted His Son into our lives…. God had to ... Read More »

December 11, 2022 Be Strong, Fear Not!

Posted by David Southworth on 12/06/22

PRAYER: This 3rd Sunday of Advent is “Rejoice” Sunday.  We light the rose-colored Advent candle and the optional vestment colors of priests and deacons is rose (real men do wear pink!)  St Paul says to the Philippians:  “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I say, rejoice. Indeed, the Lord ... Read More »

December 4, 2022 Prepare the Way!!

Posted by David Southworth on 12/06/22

PRAYER: John the Baptist appears in our gospel reading from Matthew on this 2nd Sunday of Advent….. and John the Baptist says:  “… the one who is coming after me is mightier than I…. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire… “  John the Baptist picks ... Read More »

November 27, 2022 Stay Awake!

Posted by David Southworth on 11/17/22

PRAYER: Isaiah in our first reading gives us a vision of all nations streaming toward the mountain of the Lord’s house… “that he may instruct us in his ways, and we may walk in his paths.” …. Do we keep our eyes on God…. Do we ask to be ... Read More »

November 20, 2022 Life is better with Jesus as King

Posted by David Southworth on 11/13/22

PRAYER: It took me a long time in my life to make Jesus King of my life!

      Paul write to the Colossians:  “(The Father) delivered us from the power of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his Beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness ... Read More »

November 13, 2022 Ready for the Last Days

Posted by David Southworth on 11/09/22

PRAYER: As we come to the last Sunday of the Liturgical Year next weekend Nov 20, which is Jesus Christ, King of the Universe Sunday, our readings start to focus more on “last things”.

     Malachi in our first reading today talks about how “Lo, the day is coming… ... Read More »

November 6, 2022 May the word of the Lord speed forward!

Posted by David Southworth on 11/02/22

PRAYER: Paul could be writing to us in our times today…. As we see Paul writing to the Thessalonians in our 2nd reading today.  Paul opens with encouragement:  “Brothers and Sisters:  May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who has loved us and given us everlasting ... Read More »