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06
Jan 2019
Homily for January 6

In his homily, Fr. Paul talked about how, like the wise men, we each go on our own journey of faith to encounter Jesus, our king. That journey takes Decisiveness, Determination and Discovery. Do I have the Decisiveness to leave the comfort of my current life to seek Jesus? Do I have the Determination to pursue my goals and endure through hardship so that I do not give up? And am I prepared for my life to be forever changed by my Discovery of Jesus and the promise of eternal life? You......

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08
Dec 2018
Make Room Week 2 Homily

In his homily, Father Paul talked about how we need to apply John the Baptist’s words to our lives and prepare the way of the Lord in our hearts. Are there “weeds” and “stumps,” or sinful behaviors and lifestyles, that I need to clear and uproot? Is my life a winding road of lies and deception that I need to make straight? Are there rough roads of jealousy and greed that I need to make smooth? Are there deep valleys of depression and conflict that I need to build a bridge across?......

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18
Nov 2018
Homily for November 18

In his homily, Father Paul asked us if our names will be written in the Book of Life. We don’t know when God will come, so we need to live each day as if the end will be right now. Are we ready to meet the Lord? Are there people we need to forgive? Do we need forgiveness of others? As you go about your week, think about how you can life your life as if each moment is your last. You can read Father Paul’s homily here: 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time......

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Weekend Previews

Mass Times at SJTW
January 12, 2019

The Weekend of January 12-13

This Weekend at SJTW Father Tom joins us this weekend as we celebrate the Baptism of the Lord. In the Readings First Reading Isaiah 40:1-5, 9-11 In the First Reading, God brings comfort to His...


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January 05, 2019

The Weekend of January 5-6

Father Paul joins us as we celebrate the Epiphany of the Lord. In the Readings First Reading Isaiah 60:1-3 In the First Reading, Isaiah tells Jerusalem to rise because the light has come. The glory...


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December 22, 2018

The Weekend of December 22-23

This Weekend at SJTW Father Tom joins us as we celebrate the Fourth Sunday of Advent. In the Readings First Reading Micah 5:1-4a In the First Reading, we hear that Jesus will be born in...


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December 15, 2018

The Weekend of December 15-16

This Weekend at SJTW Father Tom joins us as we celebrate the Third Sunday of Advent, also know as Gaudete, or “Rejoice,” Sunday. In the Readings First Reading Zephaniah 3:14-18a In the First Reading, we...


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December 08, 2018

The Weekend of December 8-9

This Weekend at SJTW This weekend, Father Paul joins us as we celebrate the Second Sunday of Advent and the 50th anniversary of the dedication of our beautiful church building! In the Readings First Reading...


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December 01, 2018

The Weekend of December 1-2

This Weekend at SJTW Father Tom joins us to mark the beginning of a new Liturgical Year, the beginning of Advent and the beginning of our Advent series, “Make Room!” In the Readings First Reading...


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November 24, 2018

The Weekend of November 24-25

This Weekend at SJTW Father Tom joins us as we celebrate the feast of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe. In the Readings First Reading Daniel 7:13-14 In the First Reading, Daniel sees...