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Posted by Delma Garcia on 10/29/21
31st Sunday in Ordinary Time
In this Sunday's Gospel reading, Jesus asserted the two greatest commands of the Law. He quoted from the ancient Hebrew scriptures, which we have for today's first reading. And the second reading, from the New Testament letter to the Hebrews, explains how the Law ... Read More »
Posted by Delma Garcia on 10/22/21
30th Sunday in Ordinary Time
After Jesus touches our lives -- answers a prayer, gives us a healing, provides a life-changing insight, or makes any other kind of difference -- what do we do next? Our life has been changed by divine grace. Do we make the most of ... Read More »
Posted by Delma Garcia on 10/15/21
My name is Sandy Bazan. I am locally grown! Born in Hillsboro and raised in Cornelius with my parents Rosalba and Eugenio, two brothers Jose and Eric and Sister Marisol, I am married to my husband Valentin and together we have a son, Valentino who just started Kindergarten at ... Read More »
Posted by Delma Garcia on 10/08/21
My name is Dcn. Darrell J. Segura Jr.. I was ordained to the Transitional Diaconate on May 20, 2021. I attended Holy Trinity Seminary and studied Philosophy at the University of Dallas for four years. I am currently attending Mount Angel Seminary in Oregon for my last year of ... Read More »
Posted by Delma Garcia on 10/01/21
First of all, I want to thank God for the opportunity to serve in the parish of St. Anthony, which has been my second home for over 10 years.
When I was only attending mass, I always wanted to be a catechist. One day I got the courage to ... Read More »
Posted by Delma Garcia on 9/24/21
26th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Jesus says in this Sunday's Gospel reading that whoever is not against us is for us. The reality of this often takes us by surprise in unexpected partners.
On the one hand, it can seem like someone is against us when really they are ... Read More »
Posted by Delma Garcia on 9/17/21
25th Sunday in Ordinary Time
In this Sunday's readings, we face wickedness: jealousy destroying what is good, selfishness causing harm to others, and pride squashing those who get in the way.
The first scripture covers the evil doings of outsiders who oppressed the Israelite nation. In the Gospel reading, ... Read More »
Posted by Delma Garcia on 9/10/21
24th Sunday in Ordinary Time
This Sunday's second reading defines the doctrine of faith and works.
Works without faith, no matter how good the works are, don't get us into heaven. Some of us try to earn our way into God's heart by serving in church activities, saying all ... Read More »
Posted by Delma Garcia on 9/03/21
23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
The readings for this Sunday show us God's concern for the disabled. How closely do we share in his concern for them?
We're all disabled, one way or another. We can have eyes that see and still be blind. In fact, the scripture from ... Read More »
Posted by Delma Garcia on 8/27/21
22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
In the Gospel reading this Sunday, Jesus chastises the Pharisees for honoring God only with their lips while their hearts were far from him; love was missing from their analysis of whether or not Jesus and his disciples had sinned when they disobeyed a ... Read More »