The Vigil of Pentecost

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Pentecost Vigil, Saturday, May 19, 2018     by Deacon Michael Houtchen John 7:37-39   On the last and greatest day of the feast, Jesus stood up and exclaimed, “Let anyone who thirsts come to me and drink.  As Scripture says: Rivers of living water will flow from within him who believes in me.”   He…

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May 13, 2018     by Deacon Michael Houtchen John 17: 11-19   Lifting up his eyes to heaven, Jesus prayed saying: “Holy Father, keep them in your name that you have given me, so that they may be one just as we are one.  When I was with them I protected them in your name…

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May 6, 2018 Sixth Sunday of Easter       by Deacon Michael Houtchen John 15: 9-17   Jesus said to his disciples: “As the Father loves me, so I also love you.  Remain in my love.  If you keep my commandments, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments…

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April 29, 2018     by Deacon Michael Houtchen John 15:1-8   Jesus said to his disciples: “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vine grower.  He takes away every branch in me that does not bear fruit, and every one that does he prunes so that it bears more fruit.  You are…

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April 22, 2018     by Deacon Michael Houtchen John 10:11-18   Jesus said: “I am the good shepherd.  A good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.  A hired man, who is not a shepherd and whose sheep are not his own, sees a wolf coming and leaves the sheep and runs away, and…