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Weekly reflections by Fr. Amar

The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph

Sunday after Christmas we celebrate the feast day of the Holy Family, but also every family's feast day, since the Holy Family is the patron and model of all Christian families. Today should be a huge family feast, since it is devoted entirely to the Holy Family as a...

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The Birth of Our Lord

THE BIRTH OF JESUS is now imminent. In a day’s time we will be celebrating the memory of that great event. We have been waiting: waiting for Christmas, some have been waiting for family to come home for the holidays, some for gifts, some cards: may be from special...

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Gaudete Sunday

“Rejoice in the Lord always!” We hear this today from St. Paul.  The prophet Zechariah told us: “The Lord is in your midst.” Our God comes to renew us in his love and he is rejoicing over us with gladness. My friends, imagine, our God loves us so much that he rejoices...

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Second Sunday of Advent

We light the Second Candle of the Advent Wreath, yes, we enter in to the second week of Advent. This weekend we hear John the Baptist crying out his Advent message in the desert: “Prepare the way of the Lord; make straight his paths.” He is proclaiming repentance for...

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First Sunday of Advent

Each year, we begin our Advent season with a strong reminder: we are preparing ourselves for the return of Jesus who has already come among us, sharing our humanity. Speaking of preparation, once again folks at Holy Spirit amazed me with their presence and joyful...

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Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

Today’s feast, Christ the King, dates back only to 1925. Pope Pius XI established it. The feast of Christ the King’s origin is regarded as an attempt to compensate with a royal title after an earlier claim of papal infallibility following the loss of face stemming...

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