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20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Stephen Codekas Article, Catechist, Reflection Leave a Comment

This past Sunday’s Gospel reading continues with John’s discourse on the Eucharist, and paints a vivid scene for us of what transpired between Jesus and His followers.  We see Jesus standing before us, ready to give us Himself, God made flesh, and we turn away, confused.  Jesus, almost with outstretched hands, years nothing more than an intimate communion with us, …

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Gospel Reflection: 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jonathan Jergens Eucharist, Reflection, Sacraments Leave a Comment

The readings today are a continuation of last week’s Gospel account. In this Gospel, the Jews are starting to realize, in a particular way, who Jesus claims to be. The Jews murmur to one another – “Who is this guy? We know his parents…why is he saying he came down from heaven?” No prophet of the Old Testament ever claimed …

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The Feast of Corpus Christi

Jonathan Jergens Article, Catechist, Eucharist, Sacraments, Video Leave a Comment

This Sunday marks the Feast of Corpus Christi – the Body of Christ. In the Catholic Church, we have many feast days. Christmas, Easter, Pentecost…but what is it about this day, that makes it so special? History The beginnings of the Feast of Corpus Christi date all the way back to 1246, in Belgium. A woman, St. Juliana of Mont …