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Accept or Reject the Yoke | August 3

Posted by Amanda Nobis on 8/03/20

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I can’t pretend I’m a biblical scholar or expert. I try to be up front with that. So when I talk about the symbolism of a passage, I can’t guarantee that’s what it means or that it’s what ... Read More »

Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam | July 31

Posted by Amanda Nobis on 7/31/20

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Today is the feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus otherwise known as the Jesuits, and what. a. guy.

There are a lot of spiritual giants that I look up to, St. Ignatius ... Read More »

Hell is Real... But So is Heaven | July 30

Posted by Amanda Nobis on 7/30/20

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The readings of late have focused a lot on the good and the bad. We hear over and over again that the good will be gathered up at the time of the harvest and enter into the eternal ... Read More »

Martha Grew, Can You? | July 29

Posted by Amanda Nobis on 7/29/20

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“I have come to believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God,the one who is coming into the world.”

These words from St. Martha of Bethany make her my favorite woman in the bible (after Mary ... Read More »

Fertilizing the Soil with the Gospel | July 28

Posted by Amanda Nobis on 7/28/20

Click here to read the daily readings from the USCCB website. In our Gospel today, we revisit the parable of the wheat and the weeds growing together in the field. It reminded me of a mishap I had fertilizing my lawn this spring. As I was walking in loops ... Read More »

Justice, Mercy, and a Dirty Loincloth | July 27

Posted by Amanda Nobis on 7/27/20

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We’ve heard a lot about the Kingdom of God in recent days. Last week, Fr. Andy preached about how the Kingdom of God isn’t a place, per se, as much as a Person. There’s an awesome Avett Brother’s ... Read More »

July 26, 2020 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time Fr Andy Upah

Posted by Helen Kilburg on 7/27/20

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Reading 1 1 KGS 3:5, 7-12

The LORD appeared to Solomon in a dream at night.God said, “Ask something of me and I will give it to you.”Solomon answered:“O LORD, my God, you have made me, your servant, kingto succeed my father David;but I am ... Read More »

Small Beginnings, Big Faith | July 24

Posted by Amanda Nobis on 7/24/20

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Big things often have small beginnings. Our readings speak of this reality. In the first reading, the Lord says through Jeremiah, “I will take you, one from a city, two from a clan.” Jesus explains the parable of ... Read More »

Attachments Make Us Blind | July 23

Posted by Amanda Nobis on 7/23/20

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Christianity and the Christian life is full of contradictions. Mary is both virgin and mother. Jesus was dead and is alive. Jesus says we will suffer but that the burden is light. Today’s Gospel is full of seeming contradictions.

You shall indeed hear but not understand,you shall indeed look but never ... Read More »

Thank you, Mary Magdalene | July 22

Posted by Amanda Nobis on 7/22/20

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Have you seen The Chosen?

That’s the question that’s been on the lips of Christians for months now. If you’re unfamiliar, it’s the first multi-season series on the life of Christ. Jesus is played by a devout Catholic, ... Read More »