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CANAANITE LIVES MATTER

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year A August 16, 2020 – 10:30 AM Saint Cecilia Catholic Community Rev. David Justin Lynch Isaiah 56:1;6-7 | Psalm 67:2-3;5-6;8 Romans 11:13-15;29-32 | Matthew 15:21-28 + In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, AMEN. The past several election news cycles have focused on what’s called “identity politics.” What that means is that people of a particular gender, sexual orientation, religion, race, nationality, occupation, or social…

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TRUSTING IN JESUS

Nineteenth Sunday In Ordinary Time, Year A August 9, 2020 10:30 AM Saint Cecilia Catholic Community, Palm Springs, CA Deacon Sharon Kay Talley I Kings 19:9A;11-13A | Psalm 85:9-14 Romans 9:1-5 | Matthew 14:22-33 In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, AMEN.       In today’s Gospel from Matthew, we are presented with more examples of Jesus’ divinity when he walks on water and commands the winds and waves. But we also see…

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FOOD IS A HUMAN RIGHT

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year A August 02, 2020 – 10:30 AM Saint Cecilia Catholic Community Rev. David Justin Lynch Isaiah 55:1-3 | Psalm 145:8-9;15-18 Romans 8:25;37-38 | Matthew 14:13-21 +In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen. As I stand here preaching today, over thirty-seven million people in the United States, eleven million of whom are children, are hungry.  Simply put, they are hungry because they don’t have enough…

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SEEK THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN

Seventeenth Sunday In Ordinary Time, Year A July 26, 2020 – 10:30 AM Saint Cecilia Catholic Community Deacon Sharon Kay Talley I Kings 3:5,7-12 | Psalm 119:57,72,76-77;127-130 Romans 8:28-30 | Matthew 13:44-52 +In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen. There is a story I’d like to share with you today about a wise woman who was traveling in the mountains.  She stumbled upon a precious stone in a stream.  The next…

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GOD DOES NOT CANCEL US

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time July 19, 2020 – 10:30 AM Saint Cecilia Catholic Community Rev. David Justin Lynch Wisdom 12:13;16-19 | Psalm 86:5-6;9-10-15-16 Romans 8:25-27 | Matthew 13:24-30 +In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, AMEN. You’ve probably heard the aphorism, “Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater,” which means that something good is eliminated when trying to get rid of something bad, or in other words, rejecting the favorable…

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JESUS SPEAKS TO US IN PARABLES

Fifteenth Sunday In Ordinary Time Year A July 12, 2020 – 10:30 AM Saint Cecilia Catholic Community Deacon Sharon Kay Talley Isaiah 55:10-11 | Psalm 65:10-14 Romans 8:18-23 | Matthew 13:1-9 +In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen. In our readings for today, we are bestowed with Parables.  As you may recall from your schooling, Parables are a form of writing introduced by ancient rabbis in Israel to teach their followers…

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FIND REST IN JESUS

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year A July 05, 2020 – 10:30 AM Saint Cecilia Catholic Community, Palm Springs CA Rev. David Justin Lynch Zechariah 9:9-10 | Psalm 145:1-2;8-10;14-15 Romans 8:9-11;13  | Matthew 11:25-35 In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, AMEN. Yesterday, the United States celebrated the Fourth of July, commonly called “Independence Day.” Many people take pride in being independent.  For many in this country, running one’s own life…

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TAKE UP YOUR CROSS

Thirteenth Sunday In Ordinary Time – Year A June 28, 2020 – 10:30 AM Saint Cecilia Catholic Community Deacon Sharon Kay Talley II Kings 4:8-11;14-16A | Psalm 98:2-3;16-19 Romans: 6:3-4;8-11 | Matthew 10:37-42 Do you see Jesus in others?  Do you believe that God has sent messengers to live among us?  Does the Holy Spirit guide you in your daily life? Some people in our lives may be difficult with whom to interact.   If we look at how Jesus handled…

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