Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time – February 1, 2015

PASTOR’S DESK

Mark’s gospel marks the inauguration of Jesus’ public ministry with a scene in which he demonstrates his teaching and his power over an “unclean” spirit.  Trying to grasp what they have observed, the gathered crowd describes the particular quality of his teaching:  he teaches as “one having authority.”  This teaching authority is matched by his authority over evil.  Yet, for all that, the crowd does not seem to be able to identify the source of this authority and power. The source is identified by an unlikely voice—that of the possessed man, who shouts out:  “I know who you are — the Holy One of God!”

Throughout the gospel of Mark, amidst the continual teaching and miracle-working of Jesus, the question lingers:  Who is this man?  This continues until, at the moment of his death on the cross, another unlikely voice reveals Jesus’ identity:  the Roman soldier who sees Jesus die calls out:  “Truly this man was the Son of God!”

We can admire the teachings of Jesus.  And why not?  They have had a major influence on the western world and much beyond.  We can marvel at the miracles described in the gospels.  But do we really grasp and abide in the truth of WHO HE IS?  Jesus, not merely a “good man” or the “best of men,” but the Holy One of God, the Son of God.

And what difference would that make?  If we could grasp in a consistent way the truth of who he is, would that change anything in our lives?

Thomas Merton, Trappist monk and one of the best known American Catholics of the last century, experienced his conversion journey in stages.  One of the most important experiences of that journey occurred when he visited the Church of Saints Cosmas and Damian in Rome.  As he gazed at the mosaic of Christ in glory which surrounds the altar, it suddenly dawned on him:  the Jesus spoken of by Christians is no mere “historical figure” but the Lord who is alive and who interacts with those who believe in and worship him.  This experience contributed powerfully to Merton’s conversion to a deeper Christian faith, then to the Catholic faith and eventually to his monastic vocation.

Have we encountered Jesus in this way, as someone alive and who is in relationship with us?  Or do we still relate to him as someone from “back then” and “out there”?  Pope Francis, in quoting words of his predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI, reminds us: “Being a Christian is not the result of an ethical choice or a lofty idea, but the encounter with an event, a person, which gives life a new horizon and a decisive direction.”

Jesus, draw us to know you in our hearts as you are:  the Holy One of God, the Son of God, our Savior and Lord, alive and in our midst!

Peace and Blessings!

Fr. Luis

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Liturgical Music Corner by our Music Director, Rebecca Brown

Feb. 1, Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

“If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts”.  (Psalm 95)

Today is my mother’s 91st birthday, and I am so grateful that she is still here with us to celebrate it, but it is bittersweet, because I lost my wonderful father just 8 months ago. Even though I didn’t see him all the time, I miss him every day. I could call him on the phone, and after inquiring about all of us and finding out that we were fine, he would always say, “Good, keep it that way!” He was hard of hearing, so we couldn’t have long conversations, but we would always end with, “I love you, Dad.”, to which he always responded, “I love you, too, Honey.”  When you love someone, don’t you just want to hear that person’s voice?  How often do we hear someone say, “I would do anything to hear his voice one more time”.  My father’s voice plays in my mind all the time: the stories about WW ll, the jokes and quips and especially his laughter.

The voice of a loved one has the power to soften hearts.  Let us not take for granted the power of the voice of the One who called all things into being, and who loves us more than any earthly parent can, for His voice has the power to heal, to restore, to drive out demons and to draw us to Himself for eternity!

Songs for the 9 am Mass:

Processional Hymn:  God Has Chosen Me (BB #379)

Psalm 95:  If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.

Preparation of the Gifts:  In This Place  (BB # 308 )

Communion Song:  Speak Lord  (BB # 603 )

Recessional Song: Come Let Us Sing With Joy to the Lord (SS)

BB = Breaking Bread                                SS = Song sheets

  

Ordinary Time continues until Ash Wednesday, which falls on Feb. 18th.  There are many beautiful songs in the new Breaking Bread hymnals.  We are looking forward to introducing them and praying and singing them together!

 

 

Liturgical Music Corner by our Music Director, Rebecca Brown

Feb. 1, Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

“If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts”.  (Psalm 95)

Today is my mother’s 91st birthday, and I am so grateful that she is still here with us to celebrate it, but it is bittersweet, because I lost my wonderful father just 8 months ago. Even though I didn’t see him all the time, I miss him every day. I could call him on the phone, and after inquiring about all of us and finding out that we were fine, he would always say, “Good, keep it that way!” He was hard of hearing, so we couldn’t have long conversations, but we would always end with, “I love you, Dad.”, to which he always responded, “I love you, too, Honey.”  When you love someone, don’t you just want to hear that person’s voice?  How often do we hear someone say, “I would do anything to hear his voice one more time”.  My father’s voice plays in my mind all the time: the stories about WW ll, the jokes and quips and especially his laughter.

The voice of a loved one has the power to soften hearts.  Let us not take for granted the power of the voice of the One who called all things into being, and who loves us more than any earthly parent can, for His voice has the power to heal, to restore, to drive out demons and to draw us to Himself for eternity!

Songs for the 9 am Mass:

Processional Hymn:  God Has Chosen Me (BB #379)

Psalm 95:  If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.

Preparation of the Gifts:  In This Place  (BB # 308 )

Communion Song:  Speak Lord  (BB # 603 )

Recessional Song: Come Let Us Sing With Joy to the Lord (SS)

BB = Breaking Bread                                SS = Song sheets

  

Ordinary Time continues until Ash Wednesday, which falls on Feb. 18th.  There are many beautiful songs in the new Breaking Bread hymnals.  We are looking forward to introducing them and praying and singing them together!

 

 

Liturgical Music Corner by our Music Director, Rebecca Brown

Feb. 1, Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

“If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts”.  (Psalm 95)

Today is my mother’s 91st birthday, and I am so grateful that she is still here with us to celebrate it, but it is bittersweet, because I lost my wonderful father just 8 months ago. Even though I didn’t see him all the time, I miss him every day. I could call him on the phone, and after inquiring about all of us and finding out that we were fine, he would always say, “Good, keep it that way!” He was hard of hearing, so we couldn’t have long conversations, but we would always end with, “I love you, Dad.”, to which he always responded, “I love you, too, Honey.”  When you love someone, don’t you just want to hear that person’s voice?  How often do we hear someone say, “I would do anything to hear his voice one more time”.  My father’s voice plays in my mind all the time: the stories about WW ll, the jokes and quips and especially his laughter.

The voice of a loved one has the power to soften hearts.  Let us not take for granted the power of the voice of the One who called all things into being, and who loves us more than any earthly parent can, for His voice has the power to heal, to restore, to drive out demons and to draw us to Himself for eternity!

Songs for the 9 am Mass:

Processional Hymn:  God Has Chosen Me (BB #379)

Psalm 95:  If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.

Preparation of the Gifts:  In This Place  (BB # 308 )

Communion Song:  Speak Lord  (BB # 603 )

Recessional Song: Come Let Us Sing With Joy to the Lord (SS)

BB = Breaking Bread                                SS = Song sheets

  

Ordinary Time continues until Ash Wednesday, which falls on Feb. 18th.  There are many beautiful songs in the new Breaking Bread hymnals.  We are looking forward to introducing them and praying and singing them together!

 

 

Liturgical Music Corner by our Music Director, Rebecca Brown

Feb. 1, Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

“If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts”.  (Psalm 95)

Today is my mother’s 91st birthday, and I am so grateful that she is still here with us to celebrate it, but it is bittersweet, because I lost my wonderful father just 8 months ago. Even though I didn’t see him all the time, I miss him every day. I could call him on the phone, and after inquiring about all of us and finding out that we were fine, he would always say, “Good, keep it that way!” He was hard of hearing, so we couldn’t have long conversations, but we would always end with, “I love you, Dad.”, to which he always responded, “I love you, too, Honey.”  When you love someone, don’t you just want to hear that person’s voice?  How often do we hear someone say, “I would do anything to hear his voice one more time”.  My father’s voice plays in my mind all the time: the stories about WW ll, the jokes and quips and especially his laughter.

The voice of a loved one has the power to soften hearts.  Let us not take for granted the power of the voice of the One who called all things into being, and who loves us more than any earthly parent can, for His voice has the power to heal, to restore, to drive out demons and to draw us to Himself for eternity!

Songs for the 9 am Mass:

Processional Hymn:  God Has Chosen Me (BB #379)

Psalm 95:  If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.

Preparation of the Gifts:  In This Place  (BB # 308 )

Communion Song:  Speak Lord  (BB # 603 )

Recessional Song: Come Let Us Sing With Joy to the Lord (SS)

BB = Breaking Bread                                SS = Song sheets

  

Ordinary Time continues until Ash Wednesday, which falls on Feb. 18th.  There are many beautiful songs in the new Breaking Bread hymnals.  We are looking forward to introducing them and praying and singing them together!

 

 

Liturgical Music Corner by our Music Director, Rebecca Brown

Feb. 1, Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

“If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts”.  (Psalm 95)

Today is my mother’s 91st birthday, and I am so grateful that she is still here with us to celebrate it, but it is bittersweet, because I lost my wonderful father just 8 months ago. Even though I didn’t see him all the time, I miss him every day. I could call him on the phone, and after inquiring about all of us and finding out that we were fine, he would always say, “Good, keep it that way!” He was hard of hearing, so we couldn’t have long conversations, but we would always end with, “I love you, Dad.”, to which he always responded, “I love you, too, Honey.”  When you love someone, don’t you just want to hear that person’s voice?  How often do we hear someone say, “I would do anything to hear his voice one more time”.  My father’s voice plays in my mind all the time: the stories about WW ll, the jokes and quips and especially his laughter.

The voice of a loved one has the power to soften hearts.  Let us not take for granted the power of the voice of the One who called all things into being, and who loves us more than any earthly parent can, for His voice has the power to heal, to restore, to drive out demons and to draw us to Himself for eternity!

Songs for the 9 am Mass:

Processional Hymn:  God Has Chosen Me (BB #379)

Psalm 95:  If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.

Preparation of the Gifts:  In This Place  (BB # 308 )

Communion Song:  Speak Lord  (BB # 603 )

Recessional Song: Come Let Us Sing With Joy to the Lord (SS)

BB = Breaking Bread                                SS = Song sheets

  

Ordinary Time continues until Ash Wednesday, which falls on Feb. 18th.  There are many beautiful songs in the new Breaking Bread hymnals.  We are looking forward to introducing them and praying and singing them together!

 

 

Liturgical Music Corner by our Music Director, Rebecca Brown

Feb. 1, Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

“If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts”.  (Psalm 95)

Today is my mother’s 91st birthday, and I am so grateful that she is still here with us to celebrate it, but it is bittersweet, because I lost my wonderful father just 8 months ago. Even though I didn’t see him all the time, I miss him every day. I could call him on the phone, and after inquiring about all of us and finding out that we were fine, he would always say, “Good, keep it that way!” He was hard of hearing, so we couldn’t have long conversations, but we would always end with, “I love you, Dad.”, to which he always responded, “I love you, too, Honey.”  When you love someone, don’t you just want to hear that person’s voice?  How often do we hear someone say, “I would do anything to hear his voice one more time”.  My father’s voice plays in my mind all the time: the stories about WW ll, the jokes and quips and especially his laughter.

The voice of a loved one has the power to soften hearts.  Let us not take for granted the power of the voice of the One who called all things into being, and who loves us more than any earthly parent can, for His voice has the power to heal, to restore, to drive out demons and to draw us to Himself for eternity!

Songs for the 9 am Mass:

Processional Hymn:  God Has Chosen Me (BB #379)

Psalm 95:  If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.

Preparation of the Gifts:  In This Place  (BB # 308 )

Communion Song:  Speak Lord  (BB # 603 )

Recessional Song: Come Let Us Sing With Joy to the Lord (SS)

BB = Breaking Bread                                SS = Song sheets

  

Ordinary Time continues until Ash Wednesday, which falls on Feb. 18th.  There are many beautiful songs in the new Breaking Bread hymnals.  We are looking forward to introducing them and praying and singing them together!

 

 

Liturgical Music Corner by our Music Director, Rebecca Brown

Feb. 1, Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

“If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts”.  (Psalm 95)

Today is my mother’s 91st birthday, and I am so grateful that she is still here with us to celebrate it, but it is bittersweet, because I lost my wonderful father just 8 months ago. Even though I didn’t see him all the time, I miss him every day. I could call him on the phone, and after inquiring about all of us and finding out that we were fine, he would always say, “Good, keep it that way!” He was hard of hearing, so we couldn’t have long conversations, but we would always end with, “I love you, Dad.”, to which he always responded, “I love you, too, Honey.”  When you love someone, don’t you just want to hear that person’s voice?  How often do we hear someone say, “I would do anything to hear his voice one more time”.  My father’s voice plays in my mind all the time: the stories about WW ll, the jokes and quips and especially his laughter.

The voice of a loved one has the power to soften hearts.  Let us not take for granted the power of the voice of the One who called all things into being, and who loves us more than any earthly parent can, for His voice has the power to heal, to restore, to drive out demons and to draw us to Himself for eternity!

Songs for the 9 am Mass:

Processional Hymn:  God Has Chosen Me (BB #379)

Psalm 95:  If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.

Preparation of the Gifts:  In This Place  (BB # 308 )

Communion Song:  Speak Lord  (BB # 603 )

Recessional Song: Come Let Us Sing With Joy to the Lord (SS)

BB = Breaking Bread                                SS = Song sheets

  

Ordinary Time continues until Ash Wednesday, which falls on Feb. 18th.  There are many beautiful songs in the new Breaking Bread hymnals.  We are looking forward to introducing them and praying and singing them together!

 

 

Liturgical Music Corner by our Music Director, Rebecca Brown

Feb. 1, Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

“If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts”.  (Psalm 95)

Today is my mother’s 91st birthday, and I am so grateful that she is still here with us to celebrate it, but it is bittersweet, because I lost my wonderful father just 8 months ago. Even though I didn’t see him all the time, I miss him every day. I could call him on the phone, and after inquiring about all of us and finding out that we were fine, he would always say, “Good, keep it that way!” He was hard of hearing, so we couldn’t have long conversations, but we would always end with, “I love you, Dad.”, to which he always responded, “I love you, too, Honey.”  When you love someone, don’t you just want to hear that person’s voice?  How often do we hear someone say, “I would do anything to hear his voice one more time”.  My father’s voice plays in my mind all the time: the stories about WW ll, the jokes and quips and especially his laughter.

The voice of a loved one has the power to soften hearts.  Let us not take for granted the power of the voice of the One who called all things into being, and who loves us more than any earthly parent can, for His voice has the power to heal, to restore, to drive out demons and to draw us to Himself for eternity!

Songs for the 9 am Mass:

Processional Hymn:  God Has Chosen Me (BB #379)

Psalm 95:  If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.

Preparation of the Gifts:  In This Place  (BB # 308 )

Communion Song:  Speak Lord  (BB # 603 )

Recessional Song: Come Let Us Sing With Joy to the Lord (SS)

BB = Breaking Bread                                SS = Song sheets

  

Ordinary Time continues until Ash Wednesday, which falls on Feb. 18th.  There are many beautiful songs in the new Breaking Bread hymnals.  We are looking forward to introducing them and praying and singing them together!

 

 

Liturgical Music Corner by our Music Director, Rebecca Brown

Feb. 1, Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

“If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts”.  (Psalm 95)

Today is my mother’s 91st birthday, and I am so grateful that she is still here with us to celebrate it, but it is bittersweet, because I lost my wonderful father just 8 months ago. Even though I didn’t see him all the time, I miss him every day. I could call him on the phone, and after inquiring about all of us and finding out that we were fine, he would always say, “Good, keep it that way!” He was hard of hearing, so we couldn’t have long conversations, but we would always end with, “I love you, Dad.”, to which he always responded, “I love you, too, Honey.”  When you love someone, don’t you just want to hear that person’s voice?  How often do we hear someone say, “I would do anything to hear his voice one more time”.  My father’s voice plays in my mind all the time: the stories about WW ll, the jokes and quips and especially his laughter.

The voice of a loved one has the power to soften hearts.  Let us not take for granted the power of the voice of the One who called all things into being, and who loves us more than any earthly parent can, for His voice has the power to heal, to restore, to drive out demons and to draw us to Himself for eternity!

Songs for the 9 am Mass:

Processional Hymn:  God Has Chosen Me (BB #379)

Psalm 95:  If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.

Preparation of the Gifts:  In This Place  (BB # 308 )

Communion Song:  Speak Lord  (BB # 603 )

Recessional Song: Come Let Us Sing With Joy to the Lord (SS)

BB = Breaking Bread                                SS = Song sheets

  

Ordinary Time continues until Ash Wednesday, which falls on Feb. 18th.  There are many beautiful songs in the new Breaking Bread hymnals.  We are looking forward to introducing them and praying and singing them together!

 

 

Liturgical Music Corner by our Music Director, Rebecca Brown

Feb. 1, Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

“If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts”.  (Psalm 95)

Today is my mother’s 91st birthday, and I am so grateful that she is still here with us to celebrate it, but it is bittersweet, because I lost my wonderful father just 8 months ago. Even though I didn’t see him all the time, I miss him every day. I could call him on the phone, and after inquiring about all of us and finding out that we were fine, he would always say, “Good, keep it that way!” He was hard of hearing, so we couldn’t have long conversations, but we would always end with, “I love you, Dad.”, to which he always responded, “I love you, too, Honey.”  When you love someone, don’t you just want to hear that person’s voice?  How often do we hear someone say, “I would do anything to hear his voice one more time”.  My father’s voice plays in my mind all the time: the stories about WW ll, the jokes and quips and especially his laughter.

The voice of a loved one has the power to soften hearts.  Let us not take for granted the power of the voice of the One who called all things into being, and who loves us more than any earthly parent can, for His voice has the power to heal, to restore, to drive out demons and to draw us to Himself for eternity!

Songs for the 9 am Mass:

Processional Hymn:  God Has Chosen Me (BB #379)

Psalm 95:  If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.

Preparation of the Gifts:  In This Place  (BB # 308 )

Communion Song:  Speak Lord  (BB # 603 )

Recessional Song: Come Let Us Sing With Joy to the Lord (SS)

BB = Breaking Bread                                SS = Song sheets

  

Ordinary Time continues until Ash Wednesday, which falls on Feb. 18th.  There are many beautiful songs in the new Breaking Bread hymnals.  We are looking forward to introducing them and praying and singing them together!

 

 

Liturgical Music Corner by our Music Director, Rebecca Brown

Feb. 1, Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

“If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts”.  (Psalm 95)

Today is my mother’s 91st birthday, and I am so grateful that she is still here with us to celebrate it, but it is bittersweet, because I lost my wonderful father just 8 months ago. Even though I didn’t see him all the time, I miss him every day. I could call him on the phone, and after inquiring about all of us and finding out that we were fine, he would always say, “Good, keep it that way!” He was hard of hearing, so we couldn’t have long conversations, but we would always end with, “I love you, Dad.”, to which he always responded, “I love you, too, Honey.”  When you love someone, don’t you just want to hear that person’s voice?  How often do we hear someone say, “I would do anything to hear his voice one more time”.  My father’s voice plays in my mind all the time: the stories about WW ll, the jokes and quips and especially his laughter.

The voice of a loved one has the power to soften hearts.  Let us not take for granted the power of the voice of the One who called all things into being, and who loves us more than any earthly parent can, for His voice has the power to heal, to restore, to drive out demons and to draw us to Himself for eternity!

Songs for the 9 am Mass:

Processional Hymn:  God Has Chosen Me (BB #379)

Psalm 95:  If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.

Preparation of the Gifts:  In This Place  (BB # 308 )

Communion Song:  Speak Lord  (BB # 603 )

Recessional Song: Come Let Us Sing With Joy to the Lord (SS)

BB = Breaking Bread                                SS = Song sheets

  

Ordinary Time continues until Ash Wednesday, which falls on Feb. 18th.  There are many beautiful songs in the new Breaking Bread hymnals.  We are looking forward to introducing them and praying and singing them together!

 

 

Liturgical Music Corner by our Music Director, Rebecca Brown

Feb. 1, Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

“If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts”.  (Psalm 95)

Today is my mother’s 91st birthday, and I am so grateful that she is still here with us to celebrate it, but it is bittersweet, because I lost my wonderful father just 8 months ago. Even though I didn’t see him all the time, I miss him every day. I could call him on the phone, and after inquiring about all of us and finding out that we were fine, he would always say, “Good, keep it that way!” He was hard of hearing, so we couldn’t have long conversations, but we would always end with, “I love you, Dad.”, to which he always responded, “I love you, too, Honey.”  When you love someone, don’t you just want to hear that person’s voice?  How often do we hear someone say, “I would do anything to hear his voice one more time”.  My father’s voice plays in my mind all the time: the stories about WW ll, the jokes and quips and especially his laughter.

The voice of a loved one has the power to soften hearts.  Let us not take for granted the power of the voice of the One who called all things into being, and who loves us more than any earthly parent can, for His voice has the power to heal, to restore, to drive out demons and to draw us to Himself for eternity!

Songs for the 9 am Mass:

Processional Hymn:  God Has Chosen Me (BB #379)

Psalm 95:  If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.

Preparation of the Gifts:  In This Place  (BB # 308 )

Communion Song:  Speak Lord  (BB # 603 )

Recessional Song: Come Let Us Sing With Joy to the Lord (SS)

BB = Breaking Bread                                SS = Song sheets

  

Ordinary Time continues until Ash Wednesday, which falls on Feb. 18th.  There are many beautiful songs in the new Breaking Bread hymnals.  We are looking forward to introducing them and praying and singing them together!

 

 

Liturgical Music Corner by our Music Director, Rebecca Brown

Feb. 1, Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

“If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts”.  (Psalm 95)

Today is my mother’s 91st birthday, and I am so grateful that she is still here with us to celebrate it, but it is bittersweet, because I lost my wonderful father just 8 months ago. Even though I didn’t see him all the time, I miss him every day. I could call him on the phone, and after inquiring about all of us and finding out that we were fine, he would always say, “Good, keep it that way!” He was hard of hearing, so we couldn’t have long conversations, but we would always end with, “I love you, Dad.”, to which he always responded, “I love you, too, Honey.”  When you love someone, don’t you just want to hear that person’s voice?  How often do we hear someone say, “I would do anything to hear his voice one more time”.  My father’s voice plays in my mind all the time: the stories about WW ll, the jokes and quips and especially his laughter.

The voice of a loved one has the power to soften hearts.  Let us not take for granted the power of the voice of the One who called all things into being, and who loves us more than any earthly parent can, for His voice has the power to heal, to restore, to drive out demons and to draw us to Himself for eternity!

Songs for the 9 am Mass:

Processional Hymn:  God Has Chosen Me (BB #379)

Psalm 95:  If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.

Preparation of the Gifts:  In This Place  (BB # 308 )

Communion Song:  Speak Lord  (BB # 603 )

Recessional Song: Come Let Us Sing With Joy to the Lord (SS)

BB = Breaking Bread                                SS = Song sheets

  

Ordinary Time continues until Ash Wednesday, which falls on Feb. 18th.  There are many beautiful songs in the new Breaking Bread hymnals.  We are looking forward to introducing them and praying and singing them together!

 

 

Liturgical Music Corner by our Music Director, Rebecca Brown

Feb. 1, Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

“If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts”.  (Psalm 95)

Today is my mother’s 91st birthday, and I am so grateful that she is still here with us to celebrate it, but it is bittersweet, because I lost my wonderful father just 8 months ago. Even though I didn’t see him all the time, I miss him every day. I could call him on the phone, and after inquiring about all of us and finding out that we were fine, he would always say, “Good, keep it that way!” He was hard of hearing, so we couldn’t have long conversations, but we would always end with, “I love you, Dad.”, to which he always responded, “I love you, too, Honey.”  When you love someone, don’t you just want to hear that person’s voice?  How often do we hear someone say, “I would do anything to hear his voice one more time”.  My father’s voice plays in my mind all the time: the stories about WW ll, the jokes and quips and especially his laughter.

The voice of a loved one has the power to soften hearts.  Let us not take for granted the power of the voice of the One who called all things into being, and who loves us more than any earthly parent can, for His voice has the power to heal, to restore, to drive out demons and to draw us to Himself for eternity!

Songs for the 9 am Mass:

Processional Hymn:  God Has Chosen Me (BB #379)

Psalm 95:  If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.

Preparation of the Gifts:  In This Place  (BB # 308 )

Communion Song:  Speak Lord  (BB # 603 )

Recessional Song: Come Let Us Sing With Joy to the Lord (SS)

BB = Breaking Bread                                SS = Song sheets

  

Ordinary Time continues until Ash Wednesday, which falls on Feb. 18th.  There are many beautiful songs in the new Breaking Bread hymnals.  We are looking forward to introducing them and praying and singing them together!

 

 

Liturgical Music Corner by our Music Director, Rebecca Brown

Feb. 1, Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

“If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts”.  (Psalm 95)

Today is my mother’s 91st birthday, and I am so grateful that she is still here with us to celebrate it, but it is bittersweet, because I lost my wonderful father just 8 months ago. Even though I didn’t see him all the time, I miss him every day. I could call him on the phone, and after inquiring about all of us and finding out that we were fine, he would always say, “Good, keep it that way!” He was hard of hearing, so we couldn’t have long conversations, but we would always end with, “I love you, Dad.”, to which he always responded, “I love you, too, Honey.”  When you love someone, don’t you just want to hear that person’s voice?  How often do we hear someone say, “I would do anything to hear his voice one more time”.  My father’s voice plays in my mind all the time: the stories about WW ll, the jokes and quips and especially his laughter.

The voice of a loved one has the power to soften hearts.  Let us not take for granted the power of the voice of the One who called all things into being, and who loves us more than any earthly parent can, for His voice has the power to heal, to restore, to drive out demons and to draw us to Himself for eternity!

Songs for the 9 am Mass:

Processional Hymn:  God Has Chosen Me (BB #379)

Psalm 95:  If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.

Preparation of the Gifts:  In This Place  (BB # 308 )

Communion Song:  Speak Lord  (BB # 603 )

Recessional Song: Come Let Us Sing With Joy to the Lord (SS)

BB = Breaking Bread                                SS = Song sheets

  

Ordinary Time continues until Ash Wednesday, which falls on Feb. 18th.  There are many beautiful songs in the new Breaking Bread hymnals.  We are looking forward to introducing them and praying and singing them together!

 

 

Liturgical Music Corner by our Music Director, Rebecca Brown

Feb. 1, Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

“If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts”.  (Psalm 95)

Today is my mother’s 91st birthday, and I am so grateful that she is still here with us to celebrate it, but it is bittersweet, because I lost my wonderful father just 8 months ago. Even though I didn’t see him all the time, I miss him every day. I could call him on the phone, and after inquiring about all of us and finding out that we were fine, he would always say, “Good, keep it that way!” He was hard of hearing, so we couldn’t have long conversations, but we would always end with, “I love you, Dad.”, to which he always responded, “I love you, too, Honey.”  When you love someone, don’t you just want to hear that person’s voice?  How often do we hear someone say, “I would do anything to hear his voice one more time”.  My father’s voice plays in my mind all the time: the stories about WW ll, the jokes and quips and especially his laughter.

The voice of a loved one has the power to soften hearts.  Let us not take for granted the power of the voice of the One who called all things into being, and who loves us more than any earthly parent can, for His voice has the power to heal, to restore, to drive out demons and to draw us to Himself for eternity!

Songs for the 9 am Mass:

Processional Hymn:  God Has Chosen Me (BB #379)

Psalm 95:  If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.

Preparation of the Gifts:  In This Place  (BB # 308 )

Communion Song:  Speak Lord  (BB # 603 )

Recessional Song: Come Let Us Sing With Joy to the Lord (SS)

BB = Breaking Bread                                SS = Song sheets

  

Ordinary Time continues until Ash Wednesday, which falls on Feb. 18th.  There are many beautiful songs in the new Breaking Bread hymnals.  We are looking forward to introducing them and praying and singing them together!

 

 

Liturgical Music Corner by our Music Director, Rebecca Brown

Feb. 1, Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

“If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts”.  (Psalm 95)

Today is my mother’s 91st birthday, and I am so grateful that she is still here with us to celebrate it, but it is bittersweet, because I lost my wonderful father just 8 months ago. Even though I didn’t see him all the time, I miss him every day. I could call him on the phone, and after inquiring about all of us and finding out that we were fine, he would always say, “Good, keep it that way!” He was hard of hearing, so we couldn’t have long conversations, but we would always end with, “I love you, Dad.”, to which he always responded, “I love you, too, Honey.”  When you love someone, don’t you just want to hear that person’s voice?  How often do we hear someone say, “I would do anything to hear his voice one more time”.  My father’s voice plays in my mind all the time: the stories about WW ll, the jokes and quips and especially his laughter.

The voice of a loved one has the power to soften hearts.  Let us not take for granted the power of the voice of the One who called all things into being, and who loves us more than any earthly parent can, for His voice has the power to heal, to restore, to drive out demons and to draw us to Himself for eternity!

Songs for the 9 am Mass:

Processional Hymn:  God Has Chosen Me (BB #379)

Psalm 95:  If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.

Preparation of the Gifts:  In This Place  (BB # 308 )

Communion Song:  Speak Lord  (BB # 603 )

Recessional Song: Come Let Us Sing With Joy to the Lord (SS)

BB = Breaking Bread                                SS = Song sheets

  

Ordinary Time continues until Ash Wednesday, which falls on Feb. 18th.  There are many beautiful songs in the new Breaking Bread hymnals.  We are looking forward to introducing them and praying and singing them together!

 

 

Liturgical Music Corner by our Music Director, Rebecca Brown

Feb. 1, Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

“If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts”.  (Psalm 95)

Today is my mother’s 91st birthday, and I am so grateful that she is still here with us to celebrate it, but it is bittersweet, because I lost my wonderful father just 8 months ago. Even though I didn’t see him all the time, I miss him every day. I could call him on the phone, and after inquiring about all of us and finding out that we were fine, he would always say, “Good, keep it that way!” He was hard of hearing, so we couldn’t have long conversations, but we would always end with, “I love you, Dad.”, to which he always responded, “I love you, too, Honey.”  When you love someone, don’t you just want to hear that person’s voice?  How often do we hear someone say, “I would do anything to hear his voice one more time”.  My father’s voice plays in my mind all the time: the stories about WW ll, the jokes and quips and especially his laughter.

The voice of a loved one has the power to soften hearts.  Let us not take for granted the power of the voice of the One who called all things into being, and who loves us more than any earthly parent can, for His voice has the power to heal, to restore, to drive out demons and to draw us to Himself for eternity!

Songs for the 9 am Mass:

Processional Hymn:  God Has Chosen Me (BB #379)

Psalm 95:  If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.

Preparation of the Gifts:  In This Place  (BB # 308 )

Communion Song:  Speak Lord  (BB # 603 )

Recessional Song: Come Let Us Sing With Joy to the Lord (SS)

BB = Breaking Bread                                SS = Song sheets

  

Ordinary Time continues until Ash Wednesday, which falls on Feb. 18th.  There are many beautiful songs in the new Breaking Bread hymnals.  We are looking forward to introducing them and praying and singing them together!

 

 

Liturgical Music Corner by our Music Director, Rebecca Brown

Feb. 1, Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

“If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts”.  (Psalm 95)

Today is my mother’s 91st birthday, and I am so grateful that she is still here with us to celebrate it, but it is bittersweet, because I lost my wonderful father just 8 months ago. Even though I didn’t see him all the time, I miss him every day. I could call him on the phone, and after inquiring about all of us and finding out that we were fine, he would always say, “Good, keep it that way!” He was hard of hearing, so we couldn’t have long conversations, but we would always end with, “I love you, Dad.”, to which he always responded, “I love you, too, Honey.”  When you love someone, don’t you just want to hear that person’s voice?  How often do we hear someone say, “I would do anything to hear his voice one more time”.  My father’s voice plays in my mind all the time: the stories about WW ll, the jokes and quips and especially his laughter.

The voice of a loved one has the power to soften hearts.  Let us not take for granted the power of the voice of the One who called all things into being, and who loves us more than any earthly parent can, for His voice has the power to heal, to restore, to drive out demons and to draw us to Himself for eternity!

Songs for the 9 am Mass:

Processional Hymn:  God Has Chosen Me (BB #379)

Psalm 95:  If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.

Preparation of the Gifts:  In This Place  (BB # 308 )

Communion Song:  Speak Lord  (BB # 603 )

Recessional Song: Come Let Us Sing With Joy to the Lord (SS)

BB = Breaking Bread                                SS = Song sheets

  

Ordinary Time continues until Ash Wednesday, which falls on Feb. 18th.  There are many beautiful songs in the new Breaking Bread hymnals.  We are looking forward to introducing them and praying and singing them together!

 

 

Liturgical Music Corner by our Music Director, Rebecca Brown

Feb. 1, Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

“If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts”.  (Psalm 95)

Today is my mother’s 91st birthday, and I am so grateful that she is still here with us to celebrate it, but it is bittersweet, because I lost my wonderful father just 8 months ago. Even though I didn’t see him all the time, I miss him every day. I could call him on the phone, and after inquiring about all of us and finding out that we were fine, he would always say, “Good, keep it that way!” He was hard of hearing, so we couldn’t have long conversations, but we would always end with, “I love you, Dad.”, to which he always responded, “I love you, too, Honey.”  When you love someone, don’t you just want to hear that person’s voice?  How often do we hear someone say, “I would do anything to hear his voice one more time”.  My father’s voice plays in my mind all the time: the stories about WW ll, the jokes and quips and especially his laughter.

The voice of a loved one has the power to soften hearts.  Let us not take for granted the power of the voice of the One who called all things into being, and who loves us more than any earthly parent can, for His voice has the power to heal, to restore, to drive out demons and to draw us to Himself for eternity!

Songs for the 9 am Mass:

Processional Hymn:  God Has Chosen Me (BB #379)

Psalm 95:  If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.

Preparation of the Gifts:  In This Place  (BB # 308 )

Communion Song:  Speak Lord  (BB # 603 )

Recessional Song: Come Let Us Sing With Joy to the Lord (SS)

BB = Breaking Bread                                SS = Song sheets

  

Ordinary Time continues until Ash Wednesday, which falls on Feb. 18th.  There are many beautiful songs in the new Breaking Bread hymnals.  We are looking forward to introducing them and praying and singing them together!

 

 

Liturgical Music Corner by our Music Director, Rebecca Brown

Feb. 1, Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

“If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts”.  (Psalm 95)

Today is my mother’s 91st birthday, and I am so grateful that she is still here with us to celebrate it, but it is bittersweet, because I lost my wonderful father just 8 months ago. Even though I didn’t see him all the time, I miss him every day. I could call him on the phone, and after inquiring about all of us and finding out that we were fine, he would always say, “Good, keep it that way!” He was hard of hearing, so we couldn’t have long conversations, but we would always end with, “I love you, Dad.”, to which he always responded, “I love you, too, Honey.”  When you love someone, don’t you just want to hear that person’s voice?  How often do we hear someone say, “I would do anything to hear his voice one more time”.  My father’s voice plays in my mind all the time: the stories about WW ll, the jokes and quips and especially his laughter.

The voice of a loved one has the power to soften hearts.  Let us not take for granted the power of the voice of the One who called all things into being, and who loves us more than any earthly parent can, for His voice has the power to heal, to restore, to drive out demons and to draw us to Himself for eternity!

Songs for the 9 am Mass:

Processional Hymn:  God Has Chosen Me (BB #379)

Psalm 95:  If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.

Preparation of the Gifts:  In This Place  (BB # 308 )

Communion Song:  Speak Lord  (BB # 603 )

Recessional Song: Come Let Us Sing With Joy to the Lord (SS)

BB = Breaking Bread                                SS = Song sheets

  

Ordinary Time continues until Ash Wednesday, which falls on Feb. 18th.  There are many beautiful songs in the new Breaking Bread hymnals.  We are looking forward to introducing them and praying and singing them together!

 

 

Liturgical Music Corner by our Music Director, Rebecca Brown

Feb. 1, Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

“If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts”.  (Psalm 95)

Today is my mother’s 91st birthday, and I am so grateful that she is still here with us to celebrate it, but it is bittersweet, because I lost my wonderful father just 8 months ago. Even though I didn’t see him all the time, I miss him every day. I could call him on the phone, and after inquiring about all of us and finding out that we were fine, he would always say, “Good, keep it that way!” He was hard of hearing, so we couldn’t have long conversations, but we would always end with, “I love you, Dad.”, to which he always responded, “I love you, too, Honey.”  When you love someone, don’t you just want to hear that person’s voice?  How often do we hear someone say, “I would do anything to hear his voice one more time”.  My father’s voice plays in my mind all the time: the stories about WW ll, the jokes and quips and especially his laughter.

The voice of a loved one has the power to soften hearts.  Let us not take for granted the power of the voice of the One who called all things into being, and who loves us more than any earthly parent can, for His voice has the power to heal, to restore, to drive out demons and to draw us to Himself for eternity!

Songs for the 9 am Mass:

Processional Hymn:  God Has Chosen Me (BB #379)

Psalm 95:  If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.

Preparation of the Gifts:  In This Place  (BB # 308 )

Communion Song:  Speak Lord  (BB # 603 )

Recessional Song: Come Let Us Sing With Joy to the Lord (SS)

BB = Breaking Bread                                SS = Song sheets

  

Ordinary Time continues until Ash Wednesday, which falls on Feb. 18th.  There are many beautiful songs in the new Breaking Bread hymnals.  We are looking forward to introducing them and praying and singing them together!

 

 

Liturgical Music Corner by our Music Director, Rebecca Brown

Feb. 1, Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

“If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts”.  (Psalm 95)

Today is my mother’s 91st birthday, and I am so grateful that she is still here with us to celebrate it, but it is bittersweet, because I lost my wonderful father just 8 months ago. Even though I didn’t see him all the time, I miss him every day. I could call him on the phone, and after inquiring about all of us and finding out that we were fine, he would always say, “Good, keep it that way!” He was hard of hearing, so we couldn’t have long conversations, but we would always end with, “I love you, Dad.”, to which he always responded, “I love you, too, Honey.”  When you love someone, don’t you just want to hear that person’s voice?  How often do we hear someone say, “I would do anything to hear his voice one more time”.  My father’s voice plays in my mind all the time: the stories about WW ll, the jokes and quips and especially his laughter.

The voice of a loved one has the power to soften hearts.  Let us not take for granted the power of the voice of the One who called all things into being, and who loves us more than any earthly parent can, for His voice has the power to heal, to restore, to drive out demons and to draw us to Himself for eternity!

Songs for the 9 am Mass:

Processional Hymn:  God Has Chosen Me (BB #379)

Psalm 95:  If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.

Preparation of the Gifts:  In This Place  (BB # 308 )

Communion Song:  Speak Lord  (BB # 603 )

Recessional Song: Come Let Us Sing With Joy to the Lord (SS)

BB = Breaking Bread                                SS = Song sheets

  

Ordinary Time continues until Ash Wednesday, which falls on Feb. 18th.  There are many beautiful songs in the new Breaking Bread hymnals.  We are looking forward to introducing them and praying and singing them together!

 

 

Liturgical Music Corner by our Music Director, Rebecca Brown

Feb. 1, Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

“If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts”.  (Psalm 95)

Today is my mother’s 91st birthday, and I am so grateful that she is still here with us to celebrate it, but it is bittersweet, because I lost my wonderful father just 8 months ago. Even though I didn’t see him all the time, I miss him every day. I could call him on the phone, and after inquiring about all of us and finding out that we were fine, he would always say, “Good, keep it that way!” He was hard of hearing, so we couldn’t have long conversations, but we would always end with, “I love you, Dad.”, to which he always responded, “I love you, too, Honey.”  When you love someone, don’t you just want to hear that person’s voice?  How often do we hear someone say, “I would do anything to hear his voice one more time”.  My father’s voice plays in my mind all the time: the stories about WW ll, the jokes and quips and especially his laughter.

The voice of a loved one has the power to soften hearts.  Let us not take for granted the power of the voice of the One who called all things into being, and who loves us more than any earthly parent can, for His voice has the power to heal, to restore, to drive out demons and to draw us to Himself for eternity!

Songs for the 9 am Mass:

Processional Hymn:  God Has Chosen Me (BB #379)

Psalm 95:  If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.

Preparation of the Gifts:  In This Place  (BB # 308 )

Communion Song:  Speak Lord  (BB # 603 )

Recessional Song: Come Let Us Sing With Joy to the Lord (SS)

BB = Breaking Bread                                SS = Song sheets

  

Ordinary Time continues until Ash Wednesday, which falls on Feb. 18th.  There are many beautiful songs in the new Breaking Bread hymnals.  We are looking forward to introducing them and praying and singing them together!

 

 

Liturgical Music Corner by our Music Director, Rebecca Brown

Feb. 1, Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

“If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts”.  (Psalm 95)

Today is my mother’s 91st birthday, and I am so grateful that she is still here with us to celebrate it, but it is bittersweet, because I lost my wonderful father just 8 months ago. Even though I didn’t see him all the time, I miss him every day. I could call him on the phone, and after inquiring about all of us and finding out that we were fine, he would always say, “Good, keep it that way!” He was hard of hearing, so we couldn’t have long conversations, but we would always end with, “I love you, Dad.”, to which he always responded, “I love you, too, Honey.”  When you love someone, don’t you just want to hear that person’s voice?  How often do we hear someone say, “I would do anything to hear his voice one more time”.  My father’s voice plays in my mind all the time: the stories about WW ll, the jokes and quips and especially his laughter.

The voice of a loved one has the power to soften hearts.  Let us not take for granted the power of the voice of the One who called all things into being, and who loves us more than any earthly parent can, for His voice has the power to heal, to restore, to drive out demons and to draw us to Himself for eternity!

Songs for the 9 am Mass:

Processional Hymn:  God Has Chosen Me (BB #379)

Psalm 95:  If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.

Preparation of the Gifts:  In This Place  (BB # 308 )

Communion Song:  Speak Lord  (BB # 603 )

Recessional Song: Come Let Us Sing With Joy to the Lord (SS)

BB = Breaking Bread                                SS = Song sheets

  

Ordinary Time continues until Ash Wednesday, which falls on Feb. 18th.  There are many beautiful songs in the new Breaking Bread hymnals.  We are looking forward to introducing them and praying and singing them together!

 

 Suggested Reading:

Alice Von HilebrandeAlice von Hildebrand is a household name to many who know her from her countless EWTN appearances, her  books, and her extensive articles and essays. What is little known is the story of her life, notably the thirty-seven years she spent at Hunter College in New York City.
There, despite systematic opposition she left  a mark on a generation of students through her defense of truth with reason, wit, and love. By showing her students how truth fulfills the deepest longings of the heart, she liberated countless students from the oppressive relativism of the day, enabling many of them to find their way to God.

St.Blaise

“A native of Sebaste, Armenia (present day Sivas, Turkey), reported to have been martyred for the faith sometime in the early fourth century, Blasie has a wisespread cult. The medieval accounts of Blasise’s life present him as a physician-turned-biship who fled to a cave to avoid the Roman persecutions. he was discovered by hunters, captured, and eventually executed. While in prison, his prayers bought healing to a young boy who had a fish bone caught in his throat. Blaise is invoked for the healing of ailments of the throat through a blessing that dates to the sixteenth century.”

-from MAGNIFICAT for Tuesday, February 3, 2015 p 57.

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