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22
Jan 2018

There are still a lot of openings for Masses for 2018. Remember that the Mass is the greatest prayer that we have as Catholics. If you want to offer a Mass for a loved one who has died or for some special occasion or intention, please come by the office and reserve the date that you would like....

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22
Jan 2018

1/21/2018 My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, With my retirement in July 2019 getting closer, I find myself reflecting on my time here at SSCM and see what has to be done to make sure that the parish is in good order for the next pastor. Looking back since my appointment as the Pastor of SS. Cyril and Methodius Parish in March 1991, I see a lot of spiritual growth that has taken place both in the parish community and in myself as well. I will be the first to admit that there have been many bumps along the way. For a while, it seemed that for every......

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14
Jan 2018

1/14/2018 My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, May the Peace of the Lord be with you. I want to share with you Pope Francis’ homily given at the Midnight Mass this Christmas. “Mary “gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in bands of cloth, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn” (Lk 2:7). In these plain and clear words, Luke brings us to the heart of that holy night: Mary gave birth; she gave us Jesus, the Light of the world. A simple story that plunges us into the event that changes our history for ever. Everything,......

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08
Jan 2018

1/07/2018 My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, May the Peace of the Lord be with you. Today is the Feast of the Epiphany, or what is commonly called the Feast of the Three Kings. This is the feast in which the church celebrates the manifestation of the Messiah to the entire world. Since the three kings come from different countries, tradition holds that they represent the people of every nation coming to pay homage to the Christ child, the Messiah. Tomorrow is the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord Jesus in the river Jordan and the last day of the Christmas season for the Catholic Church. In......

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01
Jan 2018

Since January 1st falls on a Monday, it will not be a holy day of obligation, but it is a very important feast day in the Catholic Church. It is the Feast of Mary the Mother of God. There will be a Mass at 7:30 a.m. on New Year’s Day and there will be Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament after Mass until 8:00 p.m. There will be the normal praise and worship from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. with confessions being heard at the same time. What better way to start off the New Year than by participating in Mass to hear God’s Word and to receive Jesus in the......

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01
Jan 2018

As we end the year of 2017, Monsignor Larry would like to thank all those who have adopted being good stewards as a way of life and have made tithing (giving back to God His 10% from what He has given to us) a meaningful part of your lives. It is important for us to be good stewards and give back to God from what He has given to us. Tithing is a good way to build our trust in God since it means taking God at His word. The start of a New Year gives us an excellent opportunity to begin to live this life of trust and......

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01
Jan 2018

12/31/2017 My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, May the Peace of the Lord be with you. Today in celebrating the Feast of the Holy Family, we have the opportunity to look at the life of Jesus, Mary and Joseph to see what lessons we can learn and hopefully put into practice in our own families. Many times we make the mistake of thinking that because Mary and Joseph were the parents of Jesus, the Son of God, that they must have had God’s direct intervention in their everyday life’s problems. Because we see them as “special,” our tendency is to tell ourselves that it is almost impossible to......

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18
Dec 2017

12/17/2017 My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, May the Peace of the Lord be with you. Today is the third Sunday of Advent (notice the pink candle burning on the Advent Wreath), and we take a break from the penance of Advent while at the same time recommitting ourselves to prepare ourselves spiritually for the birthday of Jesus. We know that Jesus was born on that first Christmas, and that He will not be reborn of December 25th. We prepare ourselves for His birthday by using the season of Advent to focus on the second coming of Jesus. While it is true that Jesus will come again at......

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11
Dec 2017

12/10/2017 My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, May the Peace of the Lord be with you. Today is the second Sunday of Advent. Remember that the Advent season is a season of penance, a time for us to repent and turn more to preparing ourselves spiritually for the Birth of the child Jesus. It will be easy for us to get lost in the worldly preparations for Christmas as we run from store to store to get the bargains as we shop for the right present for that special person. We will be going to different Christmas parties, and will probably eat and drink more than we should.......

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04
Dec 2017

Christmas is a holy day of obligation. Since Christmas is Monday, December 25th, the Vigil Mass will be on Sunday at 5:30 p.m. You cannot fulfill your Sunday obligation and the holy day obligation with the 5:30 p.m. Vigil Mass. The last Sunday Mass will be at 11:00 a.m. There will be a Midnight Mass and Mass at 8:00 and 10:00 a.m. on Christmas day....

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