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From Fr. Hector’s Desk – August 1, 2021 Thumbnail

From today’s Gospel reading: Don’t work for food that perishes but for the food that endures for eternal life…I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me will never hunger, and whoever believes in me will never thirst. Reflection: The human heart has a hunger and a thirst that nothing on earth can satisfy. […]

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From Father Hector’s Desk – July 25, 2021 Thumbnail

There is a boy here who has five barley loaves and two fish, but what good are these for so many?

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From Father Hector’s Desk – July 18, 2021 Thumbnail

In today’s Gospel, we read the report of the return of the Twelve, who were sent by Jesus to preach repentance, heal the sick, and drive out demons. When the Twelve return to Jesus, he invites them to come away from the crowds and rest. But the crowds will not give them peace. As the […]

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From Father Hector’s Desk – July 4, 2021 Thumbnail

From today’s gospel reading:“A prophet is not without honor except in his native place and among his own kin and in his own house”. Reflection:Jesus went to his native place and preached in the synagogue on a Sabbath, and people were amazed of his wisdom, and asked themselves if he was not the carpenter the […]

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From Father Hector’s Desk – June 20, 2021 Thumbnail

From today’s gospel reading:“One day, at sunset, Jesus said to his disciples, ‘Let’s go to the other shore of the lake.’ Suddenly, a strong wind broke out and the waves crashed into the boat… (Jesus) rebuked the wind and said to the sea, ‘Quiet, be still! Then the wind ceased, and a great calm ensued.” […]

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From Father Hector’s Desk – June 13, 2021 Thumbnail

From today’s gospel reading:“Jesus said to the crowds: This is how it is with the kingdom of God; it is as if a man were to scatter seed on the land and would sleep and rise night and day and through it all the seed would sprout and grow, he knows not how”. Reflection:It is […]

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From Father Hector’s Desk – June 6, 2021 Thumbnail

From today’s gospel reading: “This is my blood of the covenant, which will be shed for many. Amen, I say to you, I shall not drink again the fruit of the vine until the day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God”. Reflection: As Fr. Ron Rolheiser OMI explains it, “God puts […]

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