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THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD

  The Baptism of the Lord in the Jordan begins the reflection of the great mystery which is incarnated through the Gospels and sacramentalized through the Church. It connects us with our own Baptism and our responsibility to announce and … Continue reading

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by Father Cioppi

EPIPHANY OF OUR LORD

Since the beginning of Advent, we have become like the Magi, searching for the promised One who changes our lives and the life of history. Matthew says, “And on entering the house they saw the child with Mary his mother. … Continue reading

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by Father Cioppi

FATHER CIOPPI INVITES YOU TO MDP’S PARISH TRIP TO FRANCE

14-24 OCTOBER 2019 PLEASE JOIN US FOR A TRIP THROUGH FASCINATING FRANCE WITH A VISIT TO LOURDES AND OTHER HIGHLIGHTS World War II Battlefields of Normandy in this 75th … Continue reading

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by Susan Dugary

HOLY FAMILY -’don’t be afraid of the quirks’

Each family is an icon or a reflection of the Holy Family. Often, we can identify some part of our lives with theirs. Other times they can serve as a model for us to imitate. Joseph is righteous before God, … Continue reading

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by Father Cioppi

“A new day, a new life, a new hope!”

The Morning is here; the darkness and the shadows have disappeared; a new Day, a new life, a new hope! Here in our spiritual home, we encounter the Child of Bethlehem, and remember that Christ dwells in our hearts burning … Continue reading

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FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT

The last O Antiphon is “O come Emmanuel.” Our destiny resounds in the voice of Elizabeth as she is filled with the Holy Spirit announces “Blessed are you who believed that what was spoken to you by the Lord would … Continue reading

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THIRD SUNDAY IN ADVENT – GAUDETE

Today, violence is everywhere: physical violence, psychological violence and spiritual violence. Attacking all around us, trying to bring us down. And yet today is Gaudete Sunday and the Church bids us rejoice! But how can we rejoice when people cut … Continue reading

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SECOND SUNDAY IN ADVENT

Legend has it that while painting the Last Supper, Leonardo da Vinci has a terrible fight with one of his assistants. Afterward, when he went to his studio, picked up his brush and prepared to paint the face of Jesus, … Continue reading

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FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT

Usually around the 4thof July, I begin singing just a few lines of Winter Wonderland: ‘sleigh bells ring are you listening…” My staff yell at me that it is too early for Christmas music and that I am wishing my … Continue reading

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by Father Cioppi