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“Doubting Thomas (John 20: 19-31)” by Fr. Jim Willig and “Divine Mercy Sunday” by Fr. Michael Sparough

This Sunday is Divine Mercy Sunday and the Gospel is from John. This Scripture describes the time following the Resurrection when Jesus appeared to His Apostles in the upper room. Thomas was not present at this time. When Thomas returned, … Continue reading

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“Resurrection – Easter Sunday (John 20: 1-9)” by Fr. Jim Willig

This Sunday is Easter! The Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ is the ultimate Holy Day of the entire liturgical year. Fr. Michael’s reading of this Gospel is very profound. Fr. Jim’s inspiring message is ‘right on’ and it reminds … Continue reading

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“A Wake Up Call (Matthew 26:14-27/66)” by Fr. Jim Willig

This is the last Sunday of Lent, and the Scripture is of the Passion of Jesus Christ according to Matthew. Fr. Jim focuses on Peter, using three specific scenes: 1) the Last Supper when Jesus told Peter that he would abandon his … Continue reading

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“Come Alive (John 11: 1-45)” by Fr. Jim Willig

This is the fifth Sunday of Lent. The Gospel this week is from John, and it highlights the story of Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead. Fr. Jim points out that John shares miracles in his Gospel to serve as … Continue reading

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“Cure of the Blind Man (John 9: 1-41)” by Fr. Jim Willig

On the fourth Sunday of Lent, this Gospel of John addresses the man blind from birth.  Jesus’ healing of this blind man serves as a model for all Christians in accepting Christ as our Savior and Redeemer. The disciples raised the … Continue reading

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“Woman at the Well (John 4: 5-42)” by Fr. Jim Willig

On this third Sunday of Lent, the Gospel is the about the woman Jesus met at the well at high noon. The woman went to fetch water at this time when the sun was at it’s hottest in order to … Continue reading

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“Vision Statement (Luke 9: 28-36)” by Fr. Jim Willig

This is the second Sunday of Lent and the Gospel is the Transfiguration. This Gospel of Luke shares the time when Jesus went up Mount Tabor with Peter, James and John. There He transfigures in front of his beloved disciples. … Continue reading

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“Temptation (Matthew 4: 1-11)” by Fr. Jim Willig

Lent begins today – Ash Wednesday. The Gospel of Matthew for this Sunday addresses the devil tempting Jesus as he completes his 40 days of fasting in the desert. The devil showed up as soon as Jesus was weak from … Continue reading

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“Almighty God vs. Almighty Dollar (Luke 16: 1-13)” by Fr. Jim Willig

This Sunday’s Gospel is Matthew 6: 24-34.  Unfortunately, Fr. Jim did not complete a Gospel Study for this specific Gospel, which addresses  Jesus’ message that no one can    serve two masters. This Gospel of Luke selected highlights this same … Continue reading

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“Tough Love (Matthew 5: 38-48)” by Fr. Jim Willig

This Gospel of Matthew continues the Sermon on the Mount. Jesus teaches that there is more than what the ‘old law’ demands. Christ called all of his followers to a much greater ‘law’  in how to love, as Fr. Jim … Continue reading

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