Five Minute Mass Reflection: October 19, 2014


This Sunday’s first reading comes from Isaiah 45:1, 4-6 (God has called us by name for He is the Lord, and there is no other); the responsory is Psalm 96 (“Give the Lord glory and honor”), the second reading is 1 Thessalonians 5:1-5 (we have been chosen, and the Gospel comes not only in word, but in power, with the Holy Spirit and much conviction), and the Gospel is Matthew 22:15-21 (“Give to Caesar what is Caesars, and give to God what is God’s.”)

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Five Minute Mass Reflection: October 5, 2014

The first reading this Sunday comes from the prophet Isaiah 5:1-7 (the song of the Lord’s vineyard, which is His people); the responsory is Psalm 80 (The vineyard of the Lord is the house of Israel); the second reading is from St. Paul’s letter to the Philippians 4:6-9 (have no anxiety, offer your prayers to […]


Creation & Humility

The following is the text of Deacon Pat Hessel’s Homily from the weekend of Sept 27-28, 2014 at Holy Trinity Parish in Spruce Grove.   I read a book last week called “The Case for a Creator.” It was written by Lee Strobel. He’s a former newspaper reporter and was once an atheist. He says […]