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This weekend, we welcome back our lay missionaries from the Missionary Servants of the Word.  Sister Alejandra García Arevalo has returned to us, accompanied by a new missionary, Sister Jeanette Aide Lara.  Please welcome them, and continue to pray for them as they continue their important ministry of evangelization.



On Sunday, April 28, the Knights will have a make-up breakfast for the 5th Sunday of March, which was Easter Sunday.  Please join the Knights in celebrating our parish community, and supporting the Birthright of Beckley, who will receive the proceeds.



If you would like to donate money for Easter Flowers, please mark your envelope “Easter Flowers” and drop in the weekend collection.  Include the names of the people you would like to remember.


Read the Bible in a Year

BIBLE IN A YEAR PODCAST, ONE OF THE MOST DOWNLOADED PODCASTS ON APPLE AND OTHER VENUES FOR THE LAST TWO YEARS, IS AVAILABLE AT THE FOLLOWING LINKS:  https://hallow.com/  https://podcasts.apple.com/nl/podcast/the-bible-in-a-year-with-fr-mike-schmitz/id1539568321  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzUZD3iCxkHmwYkCqYn8fBw  https://bibleinayear.fireside.fm/  https://open.spotify.com/show/4Pppt42NPK2XzKwNIoW7BR  https://www.audible.com/pd/The-Bible-in-a-Year-with-Fr-Mike-Schmitz-Podcast/B08JJRDPZY  https://podcasts.google.com/search/The%20Bible%20in%20a%20Year%20%28with%20Fr.%20Mike%20Schmitz%29  https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/13ec36cf-32a7-4d38-bb4e-46df44a8e6cf/the-bible-in-a-year-with-fr-mike-schmitz   


May 19, 2021

Homily by Deacon Harry Evans Have you ever said goodbye to family members after a holiday visit or a vacation? Maybe a grandparent, a favorite cousin, an aunt or uncle? You have enjoyed their company and you have done many things that were really fun and have made some good memories. Now they are packing [...]


May 18, 2021

Homily by Father Paul Wharton The Gospels record 17 specific occasions when Jesus prayed.   Jesus prayed at different times of the day in different places   Sometimes He prayed on His own, and sometimes when His Disciples were with Him.   Jesus  prayed before making decisions such as choosing the Apostles before healing the [...]


May 16, 2021

Homily by Father Paul Wharton These words are partially my own and a writer whose identity is unknown.   His work had begun when Jesus embraced our human condition by becoming one of us, making our weaknesses his own, walking in our footsteps, traveling our roads, experiencing our pains, feeling our fears, embracing our limitations [...]


May 14, 2021

Homily by Deacon Jay Ziolkowski Two words almost leap out at us in today's readings: "chosen" and "love".  Putting them together, we get the message for this feast day of St. Matthias that we are all Chosen to Love. In the first reading, the apostles feel the necessity to chose someone to replace Judas who [...]


May 13, 2021

Homily by Deacon Harry Evans Jesus is talking about his death and resurrection again today. He is priming his disciples for what’s to come. He spoke the words recorded in the Gospel: “A little while and you will no longer see me and again a little while later and you will see me.”  His disciples [...]


May 9, 2021

Homily by Father Paul Wharton A certain medieval monk announced he would be preaching next Sunday evening on "The Love of God." As the shadows fell and the light ceased to come in through the cathedral windows, the congregation gathered. In the darkness of the altar, the monk lit a candle and carried it to [...]

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