Do You Want To Be Healed?

Do You Want To Be Healed?

DO YOU WANT TO BE MADE WELL? Do you want to be made well? Imagine Jesus asking someone who has been paralyzed for 38 years the question, “Do you want to be made well?” It seems ridiculous. Someone who has been sick and suffering for 38 years would obviously want to be...

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The Joy of Palm Sunday

The Joy of Palm Sunday

REJOICE ALWAYS – Palm Sunday  A number of years ago during the years of communism, a certain old Romanian priest would never greet anyone with the typical “Hello” or “Good Morning”.  Instead, he greeted anyone he met with a radiant smile and the words “Rejoice always!”  Now this may seem like...

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Increasing Our Faith

Increasing Our Faith

INCREASING OUR FAITH Fr Luke A. Veronis “O Faithless generation. How long shall I be with you? How long shall I bear with you?” (Mark 9:19) Imagine hearing those words from Christ! What would we think if Jesus called us a “Faithless generation,” and if he threatened us with the words, “How long shall...

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Seeing God in the Poor

Seeing God in the Poor

Seeing God in the Poor – A Story from Africa by Themi Adamopoulo Watch and listen as Fr. Themi Adamopoulo discusses the scandal occurring in Africa and the world. The greatest scandal that we are currently facing is hunger. Hunger kills 20,000 people a day in Africa. Jesus says “for...

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Preparing for our Lenten Journey

Preparing for our Lenten Journey

“Preparing for our Lenten Journey”- Great Lent 2016 Just as we make plans for our summer vacations, we need to make plans for our Lenten Journey. We are on a 40-day journey that will lead us to the passion and resurrection of Christ. Watch and Listen as Fr. Luke Veronis prepares us for our...

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Facing Death and Judgment

Facing Death and Judgment

FACING DEATH AND JUDGMENT This past week I spoke with a 62 year old woman who is dying. Several months ago her doctors told her that she has six months to live due to a rare form of cancer. Of course, this woman is extremely sad at her prospects. Yet...

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Godparents and Grandparents Are Part of the Team

Godparents and Grandparents Are Part of the Team

  The benefit of a team effort I’ve enjoyed watching my son play basketball for his high school team over this past season. They have a good team at Shepherd Hill, and at the beginning of the season they had high hopes for how well they would do. The team...

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Understanding Love on Valentine’s Day

Understanding Love on Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day! Although this was a day that originally celebrated a 4th century martyred priest, St. Valentine, who obviously loved Jesus Christ above all else, even life itself, it has transformed into a day celebrating the love we have for our spouses and the dearly beloved in our lives. It’s...

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Sermon: The New Man in Christ

Sermon: The New Man in Christ

    Sunday Sermon, January 31, 2016   “If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.” 2 Corinthians 5:17   In Jesus Christ, all things have become new. What does it mean that “all things have become new” and...

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Sunday’s Sermon:  Seeking God Above All Else

Sunday’s Sermon:  Seeking God Above All Else

    Sermon: LESSONS FROM THE GREAT ASCETICS How serious are we in our pursuit for the Kingdom of God? Well, before we answer that question, let us think about a few of the saints we commemorate this month. Let me tell you of the story of St. Paul of...

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Sunday’s Gospel: Blessed New Year’s Resolutions 

Sunday’s Gospel: Blessed New Year’s Resolutions 

      What are some New Year’s resolutions you made this year? It is now Day 3 of the New Year – are you still staying faithful to the resolutions? Why do so many people make New Year’s resolutions? Is it because we see something in our lives we...

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