March 2019 archive of Family Ministry

March 2019 archive of Family Ministry

March 31- Reconciliation

Posted by Matthew Marchand on 3/30/19

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Scriptures: I love the first reading, it is a foreshadowing for us of a truth we have yet to experience. Jesus heard the cry of the Hebrew people as they were enslaved and cruelly treated in Egypt. He set them free and lead them ... Read More »

March 30 - Love and Sincerity

Posted by Matthew Marchand on 3/30/19

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Scriptures: Yesterday we saw an exchange between Jesus and a scribe who was asking Jesus questions of the law. This is a good process to have. If someone were to come to us today and say, "God wants me to be the Pope," and ... Read More »

March 29 - Love the Lord Your God

Posted by Matthew Marchand on 3/29/19

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Scriptures: God rescued the Hebrew people from slavery, gave them the law, led them to the promised land, and then granted them an everlasting kingdom through David. You would think that they would be eternally grateful and faithful to such a giver of good ... Read More »

March 28 - Unity vs. A Kingdom DIvided

Posted by Matthew Marchand on 3/28/19

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Scriptures: Another possible title for today's post could have been obedience, unity, power. Jeremiah deals with a people who have been given great blessings through God's direct action, yet history and law are not enough by themselves to keep people faithful. Vices and human passions ... Read More »

March 27 - Keeping the Law

Posted by Matthew Marchand on 3/27/19

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Scriptures: This is a little late today because I keep starting and stopping. The Law of Moses that Jesus fulfilled (not abolished) is being widely rejected by our nation as a law with moral authority. This means that I am entrapped with the inevitable ... Read More »

March 26 - Forgiveness

Posted by Matthew Marchand on 3/25/19

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Scriptures: I spoke to the Confirmation students this weekend about how God's great plan is hard for us to see down here on earth, because we are often to "zoomed in" on our particular time and place. It has always been so for humanity. Daniel ... Read More »

March 25 - Beyond the Law

Posted by Matthew Marchand on 3/25/19

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Scriptures: Jesus fulfills the Prophet Ahaz's words when he is born in Bethlehem. It is signs like these, predictions that are fulfilled by God, that allow us to accept the authority of Christ and to help us see that Jesus is God. What we ... Read More »

March 24 - The Burning Bush

Posted by Matthew Marchand on 3/23/19

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*Today's readings are taken from Year C for our parish as we don't have anyone being baptized at the Easter Vigil this year. However, it would be Fr. Dan's decision if he wanted to read the scriptures from Year A which would be the ... Read More »

March 23 - The Prodigal Son

Posted by Matthew Marchand on 3/22/19

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Scriptures: I have been praying a lot over the parable of the Prodigal Son. By this point, we have probably all heard the story of the son who begs his inheritance and pilfers it in a life of ill repute. I was always moved by ... Read More »

March 22 - For Silver He is Sold

Posted by Matthew Marchand on 3/22/19

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Scriptures: "Israel loved Joseph best of all his sons." His brothers were jealous and conspired to kill him, instead they sold him off to slavery and faked his death.  The fee paid was 20 pieces of silver, a bondage Joseph was not supposed to ... Read More »

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