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Don’t ever give the least, give the most!

The wealthy young man came to Jesus running. He flung himself at the feet of the poor, penniless carpenter from Nazareth. The man calls Jesus, “teacher” and immediately Jesus stops him: “Why do you call me good?” While at first, … Continue reading

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by Father Cioppi

Help young families become bearers of the Gospel

In the Pope’s letter Familiaris Consortio, John Paul explains that the Church must be vitally concerned for the pastoral care of the family beginning with the spousal family of husband and wife. It is here, at the core of the life … Continue reading

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by Father Cioppi

“The precepts of the Lord give joy to the heart.”

The psalm today beautifully sings: “The law of the Lord is perfect, refreshing the soul; the decree of the Lord is trustworthy giving wisdom to the simple.” As a community of persons, we seem to have lost the sense of … Continue reading

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by Father Cioppi

“Be the servant of all”

Mark writes out a one line mission statement for us who seek to be faithful followers of Jesus. “Whoever wants to be first, must be servant of all.” It is not so much a ‘what to do’ but rather a … Continue reading

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by Father Cioppi

Jesus…Our Catechist Par Excellance

Deacon Greg Maskarinec’s Homily from September 16th – 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time When I think back to teachers in high school, my math teacher Mr. Pickens comes to mind.   He was an “old man”, probably younger then I … Continue reading

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by Susan Dugary

Our Lady of Lourdes praesidium, Legion of Mary Mother of Divine Providence Parish Do you want to become a warrior?!  How about a Prayer Warrior for the Legion of Mary at MDP?  If you already pray or want to develop … Continue reading

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by Susan Dugary

MASS SCHEDULE CHANGE -SATURDAY 4:00pm

Our Saturday Evening Mass schedule changed as of Labor Day from the 5:15pm to 4:00pm. Confessions are scheduled from 3:00 pm to 3:45pm on Saturday afternoon.

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by Father Cioppi

‘Be strong, fear not! Here is your God He comes to save you!’

Isaiah proclaims: “Say to those whose hearts are frightened: Be strong, fear not! Here is your God He comes to save you!” Saint James tells us that God chooses the poor in the world to be rich in faith and … Continue reading

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“May the Word I give you, take possession!”

“Humbly welcome the word that has taken root in you, with its power to save you. Act on this word. If all you do is listen to it, you are deceiving yourselves.’ (James 1:17) Each one of us who follows … Continue reading

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Small acts of humble servitude are important

‘Be subordinate to one another out of reverence for Christ.’ Paul gives us a difficult lesson today. It relates back to the Gospel of Matthew when He said the first shall be last and the last shall be first. For … Continue reading

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by Father Cioppi