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UpFront with Mary Hendricks, 01/13/2012

Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, Year C January 13, 2013 Luke 3:15-16, 21-22 The Church loses many young adults during the college years, but they find their way back when it’s time to get married or when they want to baptize their child. That, to me, is one of the most beautiful reasons .. read more

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UpFront with Mary Hendricks, 01/06/2013

Epiphany of the Lord January 6, 2013 Matthew 1:1-12 Today we hear about the Magi, the coolest people in the Nativity narrative, in my opinion. Their perseverance amazes me but not as much as their acceptance at finding this “king” in a stable. They don’t act a bit surprised. Kings usually live in castles with .. read more

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Jan
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Fr. Steve’s homily (01/01/2013)

We all want peace. We want peace of mind, peace of heart, peace in our families, and peace in the world. Peace, the tranquility of order and equilibrium, is the necessary condition for growth and prosperity. A garden can’t grow in a tornado, nor can human hearts and societies flourish in the midst of violent conflict. New Year’s Day is a day in which even the most pessimistic people feel at least a twinge .. read more

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Jan
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UpFront with Mary Hendricks, 12/30/2012

Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph December 30, 2012 Sirach 3:2-6, 12-14 On this feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, we’ll focus on Sirach. This reading describes how we should honor our parents. Notice these verses: “Whoever honors his father atones for sins, and preserves himself from .. read more

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Dec
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UpFront with Mary Hendricks, 12/23/2012

Fourth Sunday of Advent December 23, 2012 Luke 1:39-45 The story of Mary and Elizabeth fascinates me. The angel has just announced to Mary that she would have a child through the power of the Holy Spirit, this young, innocent girl who never had “relations with a man.” She must have been so anxious and .. read more

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Dec
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UpFront with Mary Hendricks, 12/16/2012

Third Sunday of Advent, Year C December 16, 2012 Philippians 4:4-7 Maximilian Kolbe was ordained a Franciscan priest in 1918, adopting the additional name of Maria to show his devotion to the Mother of Jesus. In Rome, he organized the Militia Immaculata, or Army of Mary, to work for conversion of sinners and enemies of .. read more

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Dec
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UpFront with Mary Hendricks, 12/09/2012

Second Sunday of Advent, Year C December 9, 2012 Psalm 126 “The Lord has done great tings for us; we are filled with joy.” The Israelites are singing God’s praises in this Psalm which was written after their Babylonian exile. Listen to their joy: “When the Lord  brought back the captives of Zion, we were .. read more

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Dec
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Fr. Steve’s homily (12/02/2012)

Advent, which starts today, is sometimes understood as a waiting period – waiting for Christmas to arrive (that’s what the prophecy in today’s First Reading calls to mind). From that point of view, this waiting period between Advent and Christmas is also supposed to make us think deeply about another waiting period. The one between now and the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, .. read more

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Dec
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NET Retreat, 3-9pm, Saturday, November 10

Kids ages sixth grade through 12th grade! See you at the St. Pat’s Gym at 3pm on Saturday, November 10, for the National Evangelization Team (NET) Retreat! You will never forget how much fun you had! Meet new friends from Elkins and Camden, as well as young adults from all over the United States who .. read more

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Nov
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UpFront with Mary Hendricks (11/11/2012)

November 11, 2012 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Mark 12: 38-44  We hear about two widows in the readings today. The Old Testament reading about Elijah and the widow is one of my favorites. Elijah asks a widow for water and “a bit of bread,” and the widow complies. There’s one problem, though: after she .. read more

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Nov
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