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GET OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE!

Second Sunday in Advent – Year B December 06, 2020 – 10:30 AM Saint Cecilia Catholic Community Rev. David Justin Lynch Isaiah 40:1-5;9-11 | Psalm 85:9-14 2 Peter 3:8-14 | Mark 1:1-8 +In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen. Have you ever been to a Presidential political rally? The last one I attended was in 1972. It was for Senator George McGovern, who was the Democratic Party’s candidate that year. The…

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GETTING READY FOR JESUS

First Sunday Of Advent, Year B November 29, 2020 – 10:30 AM Saint Cecilia Catholic Community, Palm Springs, California Deacon Sharon Kay Talley Isaiah 63:16B-17, 19B; 64:2-7 | Psalm 80:2-3, 15-16, 18-19 I Corinthians 1:3-9 | Mark 13:33-37 Today is the first Sunday of Advent.  The term  “ Advent”  comes from two Latin words, “Ad-ventus” which means “to arrive” or “Ad-venire” which means “to come”. For Catholics, and all other Christians, it means the Lord is coming! Advent also marks…

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SINGING FOR KING JESUS

Solemnity of Christ the King / Saint Cecilia’s Day November 22 2020 – 10:30 AM Saint Cecilia Catholic Community Rev. David Justin Lynch Ezekiel 34:11-12;15-17 | Psalm 23:1-3;5-6 I Corinthians 15:20-26;28 | Matthew 25:31-46 +In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, AMEN. Today is a double feast. We are celebrating the Solemnity of Christ the King and the Feast of Saint Cecilia, the Patronal Feast for this Parish. Saint Cecilia Catholic Community…

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IS MONEY EVERYTHING?

Thirty-Third Sunday In Ordinary Time ­- Year  A November 15, 2020 – 10:30 AM Saint Cecilia Catholic Community, Palm Springs, California Deacon Sharon Kay Talley Proverbs 31:10-13, 19-20, 30-31 | Psalm 128:1-5 I Thessalonians 5:1-6 | Matthew 25:14-30 As we come closer to the end of this liturgical year A, we are reminded to remain dedicated and faithful servants of God as Advent approaches. Today, Jesus shares another Parable with us, The Parable of the Talents. Actually, this one is…

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BE PREPARED!

Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year A November 08 2020 – 10:30 AM Saint Cecilia Catholic Community Rev. David Justin Lynch Wisdom 6:6-12 | Psalm 63:2-8 I Thessalonians 4:13-19 | Matthew 25:1-13 +In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, AMEN. Many years ago, when I was a young teenager, I was a Boy Scout. Most of my memories of scouting are unpleasant, as I was always the victim of bullying and…

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A BLESSED COMMUNION IN HEAVEN AND ON EARTH

SOLEMNITY OF ALL SAINTS – YEAR A November 1, 2020 – 10:30 AM Saint Cecilia Catholic Community Deacon Sharon Kay Talley Revelation 7:2-4;9-14   | Psalm 24:1-6 I John 3:1-3 | Matthew 5:1-12 + In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, AMEN.  Today is All Saints Day, also known as All Hallows’ Day or Hallowmas’ the  Feast of All Saints and Solemnity of All Saints.  It is a Christian solemnity celebrated in honor…

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ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year A October 25, 2020 – 10:30 AM Saint Cecilia Catholic Community Rev. David Justin Lynch Exodus 22:20-25 | Psalm 18:2-4;47;51 I Thessalonians 1:5C-19 | Matthew 22:35-40 + In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen. With the hotly-contested nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court of the United States, the law has been all over the news lately. Judge Amy is a well-educated…

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TRICK QUESTIONS

Twenty-Ninth Sunday In Ordinary Time – Year A October 18, 2020, 10:30 AM Saint Cecilia Catholic Community Deacon Sharon Kay Talley Isaiah 45:1;4-6 | Psalm 96:1;3-10 I Thessalonians 1:1-5B | Matthew 22:15-21 + In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen. Have you ever been asked a trick question? A trick question is difficult to answer, because there is a trap in it, and usually the obvious answer is not the correct…

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