7TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME...LOVE EVEN THE UNLOVABLE...
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PASTOR'S CORNER

February 2020

Feb 21

7TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME A20

This Sunday's gospel (Matthew 5: 38-48) is the climax of the antitheses: turn the other cheek, hand your cloak as well, go the extra mile, give freely, love your enemy and pray for those who persecute you. Similarly, the first reading from the book of Leviticus 19, a book bursting with God’s command to be holy and to be loving, located...
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Feb 18

TUESDAY MUSINGS 021820

The historic community mass wedding took place last Saturday, 2pm at St. Luke Parish. Six couples joined the first ever group wedding. Families, relatives, friends and guests graced the solemn and profoundly moving occasion. It was intensely emotional. I got carried away many times. We made it! We'll do it again next year February 13, Saturday,...
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Feb 11

TUESDAY MUSINGS 021120

As we dedicate this day for all the sick (World Day of the Sick), not only the sick members of our community but also those (families, relatives, medical profession, hospice care, adult care, assisted living, nursing homes) who take care of them in so many capacities. On the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, whose first apparition took place on...
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Feb 7

5TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME A20

What a relief as Jesus employs the metaphors of salt and light to describe what it means to be a disciple. In the ancient of days even now, salt is greatly valued, nicknamed 'divine' because of its many uses which cannot be overemphasized. With its crystal glistening sparkling white, iodized or not, it's known as the purest and most useful of...
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Feb 4

TUESDAY MUSINGS 020420

Marriage is a mystery (Gr. mysterion., Latin, Sacramentum). Although we spend a great deal of time preparing for the lifetime 'absolute' commitment, aware of woeful human weaknesses and limitations, we only know 50% of this life upon entry, after the exhange of "I do's". As we dedicate February 7-14 as National Marriage Week, let's...
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Feb 1

THE FEAST OF THE PRESENTATION OF THE LORD

The Old Stoics saying sounds true that a child was not given to a parent but only lent. Children are gifts to God to us and our role is to bring them back to him. The feast of the presentation of the Lord, this year falls on a Sunday overrides the 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time, was celebrated in Jerusalem as early as the 4th century originally...
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