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July 12, 2020. By Deacon Michael Houtchen Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Gospel Matthew 13:1-23 On that day, Jesus went out of the house and sat down by the sea. Such large crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat down, and the whole crowd stood along the shore. And he spoke…

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July 05, 2020 By Deacon Michael Houtchen Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Gospel Matthew 11:25-30 At that time Jesus exclaimed: “I give praise to you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for although you have hidden these things from the wise and the learned you have revealed them to little ones. Yes, Father, such has…

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June 28, 2020 By Deacon Michael Houtchen Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Gospel Matthew 10:37-42 Jesus said to his apostles: “Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me; and whoever does not take up his cross…

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June 21, 2020. By Deacon Michael Houtchen Gospel Matthew 10:26-33 Jesus said to the Twelve: “Fear no one. Nothing is concealed that will not be revealed, nor secret that will not be known. What I say to you in the darkness, speak in the light; what you hear whispered, proclaim on the housetops. And do…

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June 14, 2020 By Deacon Michael Houtchen Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ Gospel John 6:51-58 Jesus said to the Jewish crowds: “I am the living bread that came down from heaven; whoever eats this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of…