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Deacon Pedro wraps up this series on the Mass by taking a brief look at how all these parts came together to become the Mass that we know today. ...read more
Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time – November 4, 2018 Today’s first reading from the Book of Deuteronomy (6:2-6) and the section from Mark’s Gospel (12:28-34) contain the fundamental prayer of the Shema, the Hebrew profession of faith: “Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God is one Lord” (Deuteronomy 6:4). Just as we profess our faith ...read more
This week Deacon Pedro explores the Concluding Rites of the Mass, which include the final blessing and the dismissal. ...read more
Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B – October 28th, 2018 Mark’s healing stories of the blind man of Bethsaida (8:22-26) and the healing of Bartimaeus, the blind man on the road to Jericho (10:46-52), were undoubtedly popular stories in the early Church, and they remain very significant stories for the contemporary Church. These miracles ...read more
Communion on the hand or the tongue? Kneeling or standing? Deacon Pedro addresses these and more issues in this 11th part of his series on the Mass. ...read more
Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B – October 21st, 2018 The readings for the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time of Cycle B invite us to prayerfully consider the priesthood and priestly ministry. The first reading is the passage of Isaiah’s mysterious suffering servant who takes upon himself the people’s iniquity (Isaiah 53:2-11). The second ...read more