Sunday Soundbites

Sunday Soundbite for February 5, 2023

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time Cycle AFebruary 5, 2023 Our First Reading today always causes me to smile. Back in the 1970’s, I belonged to a Christian mime group. In white face make-up and gaudy suspenders, we acted out Bible …

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Sunday Soundbite for January 29, 2023

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time Cycle AJanuary 29, 2023 Whenever I hear this Sunday’s Gospel–the Beatitudes–I’m reminded of an experience I had many years ago. A young couple that I knew suffered the loss of their first child. They asked …

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Sunday Soundbite for January 22, 2023

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time Cycle AJanuary 22, 2023 Our Sunday cycle of Scripture readings this year is based on the Gospel of Matthew. In today’s selection Matthew describes the beginning of Jesus’ public ministry and quotes a passage from …

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Sunday Soundbite for January 15, 2023

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time Cycle AJanuary 15, 2023 “Ordinary Time” is simply the “in-between” season–the weeks outside of the big seasons of Christmas and Easter and their preparation times Advent and Lent. Ordinary Time presents the story of Jesus …

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Sunday Soundbite for January 8, 2023

Epiphany of the Lord Cycle AJanuary 8, 2023 If one phenomenon marks our modern world it’s instant communication. The message you’re listening to is just one way we interact at the speed of light. Hello, I’m Franciscan Father Greg Friedman …

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Sunday Soundbite for January 1, 2023

Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God Cycle AJanuary 1, 2023 When I was a boy my grandmother had a huge nativity set that came from her native Italy. I loved helping her unpack it and set it up each year at …

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