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Striving For Perfection

By |2019-03-06T15:25:48-07:00March 3rd, 2019|Reflection of the Week|

by Cliff Wilson, Parishioner at St. Mary Magdalen

PAUL faced numerous theological problems inside his Corinthian community. One of them dealt with resurrection. Although members believed in the resurrection of Christ, some denied the possibility of general bodily resurrection. They could not grasp the concept of a physically […]

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ELIMINATING ENEMIES BY MAKING THEM FRIENDS

By |2019-03-06T15:11:49-07:00February 24th, 2019|Reflection of the Week|

by Rev. Macdonald Akuti, AJ, Associate Pastor at Holy Spirit & St. Mary Magdalen Churches

Dear friends, all our enemies are eliminated by loving them and making them our friends. In our gospel today, God’s great expectation for all of us is to love our enemies. The word […]

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Build Strong Trust in God

By |2019-03-05T13:56:41-07:00February 17th, 2019|Reflection of the Week|

by Rev. Gabriel Nakamu Emuria, AJ, Associate Pastor at Holy Spirit & St. Mary Magdalen Churches

The goal of any human life is to attain joy. True joy is only found in God. The readings of this Sunday invite us to seek the kingdom of God. Some of […]

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Do Not Be Afraid

By |2019-03-05T13:35:33-07:00February 10th, 2019|Reflection of the Week|

by Rev. Joseph Adhunga, A.J., Pastor at Holy Spirit & St. Mary Magdalen

This weekend, at Holy Spirit, the community celebrates the installation of the newly elected parish leaders. The elected leaders will officially take their respective responsibilities and proclaim publicly their willingness to serve the community with love, […]

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Pope Francis’ World Youth Day 2019 Remarks

By |2019-03-05T13:19:09-07:00February 3rd, 2019|Reflection of the Week|

Pope Francis celebrating the concluding Mass of the World Youth Day at Metro Park in Panama City, January 27, 2019.

Our parish youth community did not have a chance to attend the World Youth Day in Panama last week, but it is our hope that next year […]

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We are the Body of Christ

By |2019-01-23T15:16:48-07:00January 27th, 2019|Reflection of the Week|

by Dr. Stephan Flascha, Parishioner at St. Mary Magdalen

Today’s second reading of Apostle Paul’s letter to the Corinthians is best addressed to all mankind, decrying divisiveness, because we all are one body in Christ.

From the song We Are the Body of Christ (#579 in the Breaking Bread songbook):                                                                                                   […]

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Ordinary Time

By |2019-01-23T14:23:11-07:00January 20th, 2019|Reflection of the Week|

by Rev. John Montag, SJ, Associate Pastor at Holy Spirit & St. Mary Magdalen

This Sunday, we enter the second week of Ordinary Time. Perhaps you’re thinking, ‘well, things pretty much returned to ordinary just after New Year’s Day.’ While that’s true, that’s not what the Church means […]

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The Power of and Need for Prayer (Part III)

By |2019-01-16T16:09:34-07:00January 13th, 2019|Reflection of the Week|

by Rev. Joseph Adhunga, A.J., Pastor at Holy Spirit & St. Mary Magdalen

The Celebration of the baptism of Jesus Christ should remind every Christian about the new birth in spirit and adoption of children of God. The spirit of adoption empowers one to pray with certainty and also […]

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The Power of and Need for Prayer (Part II)

By |2019-01-16T15:55:01-07:00January 6th, 2019|Reflection of the Week|

by Rev. Joseph Adhunga, A.J., Pastor at Holy Spirit & St. Mary Magdalen

The reason why I want to discuss the power of prayers and the need for prayers in connection to human desires is because desires are grafted in human nature. Therefore, it is important to distinguish the desires […]

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The Power of and Need for Prayer (Part I)

By |2019-01-16T15:50:54-07:00December 30th, 2018|Reflection of the Week|

by Rev. Joseph Adhunga, A.J., Pastor at Holy Spirit & St. Mary Magdalen

This is “Year of Grace.” Let the grace of God dwell in our hearts and in our families. Prayer is one of the means among others to make grace a reality in our lives. Prayer is a […]

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