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TRUE NOURISHMENT FOR SALVATION

Nineteenth Sunday In Ordinary Time – Year B August 8, 2021 – 10:30 AM Saint Cecilia Catholic Community Deacon Sharon Kay Talley I Kings 19:4-8 | Psalm 34:2-9 Ephesians 4:30-5:02 | John 6:41-51 +In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, AMEN. Do you believe in angels?  Have you ever met an angel? Since God works through people to help us and to save us, when events happen in our lives when we…

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FOOD FOR ALL WHO HUNGER

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time August 01, 2021 – 10:30 AM Saint Cecilia Catholic Community Rev. David Justin Lynch Exodus 16:2-4;12;15 | Psalm 78:3-4;23-25;54 Ephesians 4:17; 20-24 | John 6:24-35 + In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, AMEN. In our Gathering Song this morning, we sang about “food for all who hunger, and drink for all who thirst.” But in our capitalist, property-rights-oriented country, food is not an explicit human right….

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PROPHETS ARE NOT POPULAR PEOPLE

Fourteenth Sunday In Ordinary Time – Year B Baptism of Ancel Pavel Romero July 4, 2021 – 10:30 AM Saint Cecilia Catholic Community Deacon Sharon Kay Talley Ezekiel 2:2-5 | Psalm 123:1-4 II Corinthians 12:7-10 | Mark 6:1-6 +In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, AMEN.  Today’s Gospel from Mark is quite a contrast from last week’s Gospel which told of Jesus healing the little girl and the woman. Last week, everyone…

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GOD WANTS US TO LIVE

Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year B June 28, 2021 – 10:30 AM Saint Cecilia Catholic Community Rev. David Justin Lynch Wisdom 1:13-15;23-24 | Psalm 30:4-6;11-13 2 Corinthians 8:7;9;13-15 | Mark 5:31-43 +In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen. The theme of last week’s readings was faith and trust in God to keep us safe.  In last week’s Gospel, Jesus and his disciples were in a boat beset by a…

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GOD WANTS YOU TO GET VACCINATED

Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year B June 20, 2021 – 10:30 AM Saint Cecilia Catholic Community Deacon Sharon Kay Talley Job 38:1;8-11 | Psalm 106:23-26;28-31 II Corinthians 5:14-17 | Mark 4:35-41 + In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen. “Do you not yet have faith?” Jesus’ question to his disciples in today’s Gospel encompasses the focus of our liturgies throughout the remainder of the year, which the Church refers…

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EUCHARIST IS SPIRITUAL VACCINATION

Feast of Corpus Christi Saint Cecilia Catholic Community, Palm Springs, CA June 03, 2018 – 10:30 AM Exodus 24:3-8 Psalm 116:12-13;5-18 Hebrews 9:11-15 Mark 14:12-16;22-26 +In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, Amen. Over the past four months, the United States has seen a dramatic decrease in new infections, hospitalizations, and deaths from the coronavirus which has plagued us for over a year. Simultaneously, we’ve seen a dramatic rise in vaccinations. Over…

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THE TRINITY IN ORDINARY PEOPLE LANGUAGE

SOLEMNITY OF THE MOST HOLY TRINITY, YEAR B MAY 30, 2021- 10:30 AM Saint Cecilia Catholic Community Deacon Sharon Kay Talley Deuteronomy 4:32-34;39-40 | Psalm 33:4-6:9;18-20;23 Romans 8:14-17 | Matthew 28:18-20 +In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen. Today we celebrate one of the greatest mysteries of our Catholic faith:  the Holy Trinity.  This is the celebration that reminds us the most that the three Divine Persons, God, the Father, God,…

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HOLY SPIRIT, EVER LIVING

Pentecost – Year B May 23 2021 – 10:30 AM Saint Cecilia Catholic Community Rev. David Justin Lynch Acts 2:1-11 | Psalm 104:1;29-31;34 I Corinthians 12:3b-7;12-13 | John 20:19-23 +In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen. My undergraduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh is in Communications, which is a fancy word for journalism.  At one time, I aspired to be a news reporter, and indeed, I did briefly work as…

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