New life in Christ
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The Third Sunday of Easter – B – April 14 2024 Disabled from birth, he couldn’t imagine what it was like to stand. But now he was walking and jumping and praising God!... Read More

Now what?
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The Second Sunday of Easter – B – April 7 2024 Christ is risen, alleluia! Now what? If our Lenten observance was more than just an annual effort to become better people, how... Read More

We are Loved and Longed For
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The Fifth Sunday of Lent – March 10, 2024 Today’s first reading continues our Lenten journey of restoration. The prophet Jeremiah’s writing focuses mostly on Judah’s faithlessness and exile. But this part, called... Read More

Called home
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The Fourth Sunday of Lent – March 10, 2024 The final section of today’s first reading is the Emperor of Persia’s decree allowing the exiled Jews to return to their homeland and rebuild... Read More

Let the Year A readings speak
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The Third Sunday of Lent – March 3, 2024 “Why can’t we use Year B or C readings for the Scrutinies? We’ve written prayers to fit so the assembly wouldn’t miss out on... Read More

So that reason may give way
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The Second Sunday of Lent – February 25, 2024 In the Sunday Lectionary, the first reading is meant to complement the Gospel pericope. Why then is the Transfiguration paired with the testing of... Read More

What do the scrutinies do?
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This Sunday at St. Columba, we will celebrate the first of three scrutinies with our catechumens — Tucker Pinochi and Elizabeth Chaponot. On the first Sunday of Lent, our catechumens were chosen for... Read More

The beauty of a covenant
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The First Sunday of Lent – February 18, 2024 Last we heard these readings, the world was one year into a global pandemic. For many of us, it felt like we had been... Read More