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Fr. John's Lenten reflection - March 4

Posted by Hayley Kaffar on Thursday, March 7, 2013, In : Homilies 
March 4, 2013 - To Jesus through Mary

In Sunday’s first reading, we heard how Moses came to know God and his place in the Father’s plan in a revelation from God through the burning bush: a bush that was on fire but was not consumed.  In the history of the Church, the burning bush has often been seen as a symbol of Mary who was on fire with the Love of the Holy Spirit, and who even conceived in Her Womb God made man by the power of the Holy Spirit, while her virginity was not consumed.  Jus...
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Fr. John's Lenten reflection - Feb. 28

Posted by Hayley Kaffar on Friday, March 1, 2013, In : Homilies 
February 28, 2013 - To Jesus through Mary

Thus says the LORD:
Cursed is the man who trusts in human beings,
who seeks his strength in flesh,
whose heart turns away from the LORD.
He is like a barren bush in the desert
that enjoys no change of season,
But stands in a lava waste,
a salt and empty earth.
Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD,
whose hope is the LORD.
He is like a tree planted beside the waters
that stretches out its roots to the stream.

The Immaculate Heart of Mary shows us what it looks...
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Fr. John's Lenten reflection - Feb. 26

Posted by Hayley Kaffar on Friday, March 1, 2013, In : Homilies 
February 26, 2013 - To Jesus through Mary

In today’s Gospel our Lord Jesus says, “Call no one on earth your father; you have but one Father in heaven.”  Jesus reminds us that no one can satisfy our thirst for a Father, not even our earthly fathers.  No matter how good they are, they still fail us and leave us desiring more.  That is because we are made for God to be our Eternal Father, from whom all fatherhood comes.  Even the best of fathers in this life are nothing compared to the infi...
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