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Third Sunday of Advent – December 17, 2017

READINGS: Isaiah 61:1–2a, 10–11; 1 Thessalonians 5:16–24; John 1:6–8, 19–28 In today’s second reading St. Paul writes: “Rejoice always. Pray without ceasing. In all circumstances give thanks for this is the will of God for you. Do not quench the Spirit. Do not despise prophetic utterances. Test everything. Retain what is good. Refrain from every […]

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Second Sunday of Advent, December 10, 2017

READINGS: Isaiah 40:1-5, 9-11; Psalm 85; 2 Peter 3:8-14; Mark 1:1-8 The invitations have been sent; one thing is lacking, our response. An invitation to what?   Today’s readings propose an answer.  Mark’s gospel is an invitation to all his hearers to discover, with the first disciples, the true identity of Jesus, of God.  The first […]

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In Memoriam: Sister Mary Richard Rowley, SC

Never before have I realized the impact the presence of a Sister of Charity could bring. Sister Mary Richard Rowley (Margaret Mary) was born January 16, 1922 in Manhattan, the sixth of eight children—four daughters and four sons—of John and Mary O’Connor Rowley. Margaret attended Saint Alphonsus School and Cathedral High School, both in Manhattan. […]

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First Sunday of Advent, December 2, 2017

READINGS: Isaiah 63:16-64:7; Psalm 80; 1 Corinthians 1:3-9; Mark 13:33-37 Imagine walking down Fifth Avenue; department store windows are filled with Christmas and winter scenes. Coming toward you is a man dressed in a brown wool coat with a collar and cuffs, a cotton shirt, vest, breeches, and leather shoes, the typical uniform of an […]

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Getting to Know You: Sister Alberta Carey, SC

By Lorraine Cooper, SC Sister Alberta Carey wanted to share, first and foremost, how grateful she is for God’s goodness and care to her throughout her fifty-four years as a religious, forty-two of them as a Sister of Charity. The experience of her mother’s love and expert care when she was eight years old and […]

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Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

READINGS: Ezekiel 34: 11–12, 15–17; Psalm 23; I Corinthians 15: 20–26, 28; Matthew 25: 31–46 A reign like no other! Kings, Queens, Dictators, even some Presidents, demand more recognition from their people than the King of King demands. Matthew’s Gospel tells us that even recognition of the King’s presence is not necessary. Those invited to […]

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Charity Wisdom Thanksgiving — Advent 2017

Thanksgiving–Advent 2017 A time of grateful thanksgiving yields to Advent expectation. A new year of the Church’s life begins. Advent — we wait in hope as God’s promise of salvation unfolds. We honor Mary as the bearer of Christ our hope, and prepare to receive the gift of the Word made flesh at Christmas. From […]

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Tradition: Thanksgiving Holiday

The cartoonist, picturing Wampanoag men peering at the horizon, quipped, “There goes the neighborhood.” The Mayflower at Plymouth brought Pilgrims determined to risk all for freedom, to leave behind the religious intolerance that warred in Europe. Peering back nearly four centuries, we can see the threads of wariness and fears that weave our welcome to […]

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In Memoriam: Sister Marietta Joseph Mackin, SC

You have invested your heart and soul into the students and faculty of Our Lady of the Angelus School. You have truly influenced and shaped our lives and, therefore, you will not be forgotten. Click here to view Sr. Marietta Joseph’s Mass of Christian Burial Sister Marietta Joseph Mackin (Mary Anne) was born October 12, […]

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