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THE ASCENDED BODY OF JESUS

Feast of the Ascension – Year B May 16, 2021 – 10:30 AM Saint Cecilia Catholic Community Deacon Sharon Kay Talley Acts  1:1-11  | Psalm 47:2-3;6-9 Ephesians 4:1-7;11-13 | Mark 16:15-20 + In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, AMEN. In the nineteen-eighties, while I was working as a Personnel Consultant in Houston, I had a friend and business associate acquaintance,  who, although he and his wife were childfree, became a father…

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A MOTHER’S LOVE

Sixth Sunday of Easter/Mother’s Day – Yeat B May 09, 2021 10:30 AM Saint Cecilia Catholic Community Rev. David Justin Lynch Acts 10:25-26;34-35;44-48  Psalm 98:1-4 I John 4:7-10  John 15:9-17 + In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, AMEN. Today is not only the Sixth Sunday of Easter.  Today is also Mother’s Day. Today’s readings are made to order for Mother’s Day. All of the readings are about love. However, as a…

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VINE AND BRANCHES

Fifth Sunday Of Easter, Year B May 2, 2021 – 10:30 AM Saint Cecilia Catholic Community Deacon Sharon Kay Talley Acts 9:26-31 | Psalm 22:26-28;30-32 I John 3:18-24| John 15:1-8 In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen. In today’s Gospel from John, known as the “Vine and Branches”, Jesus explains to us that He is the vine and we are the branches, and God, the Father, Jesus’ Father, is the caretaker…

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JESUS AND LEADERSHIP

Fourth Sunday of Easter – Year B April 25, 2021 – 10:30 AM Saint Cecilia Catholic Community Rev. David Justin Lynch Acts 4:8-12 | Psalm 118:1, 8-9, 21-23, 26, 28, 29 I John 3:1-2 | John 10:11-18 +In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, AMEN. What does it mean to be a leader? The world often thinks of a leader as an authority figure, like a boss in a place of business….

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  IGNORANCE AND FAITH

Third Sunday of Easter – Year B April 18, 2021 – 10:30 AM Saint Cecilia Catholic Community Deacon Sharon Kay Talley Act 3:13-15;17-19 |  Psalm 4:2;4;7-9 I John 2:1-5a | Luke 24:35-48 +In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, AMEN. Today, I’d like to share with you a story about a self-righteous young man named Ron who set off through the forest on a long journey after dropping out of college.  After…

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IS DOUBT EVER GOOD?

Second Sunday Of Easter Year B – Divine Mercy Sunday April 11, 2021 – 10:30 AM Saint Cecilia Catholic Community Rev. David Justin Lynch Acts 4:32-35 | Psalm 118:2-4;13-15;22-24 1 John 5:1-6 | John 20:19-31 + In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, AMEN. You have probably heard someone describe another person as a “doubting Thomas.” Maybe you’ve done that yourself or others have described you in that way. Today’s Gospel is…

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MARY MAGDALENE, APOSTLE TO THE APOSTLES

Easter Sunday – Year B April 4, 2021 – 10:30 AM Saint Cecilia Catholic Community Deacon Sharon Kay Talley Acts 10:34A;37-43 | Psalm 118:1-2;16-17;22-23 Colossian 3:1-4 | John 20:1-9 +In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen. Today, we sang one of everyone’s favorite hymns written by Charles Wesley in the 1700s, “Jesus Christ is risen today.  Alleluia.  Love’s redeeming work is done.  Alleluia.” I sang this hymn every Easter as a…

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JESUS, SCAPEGOAT

PALM SUNDAY – YEAR B March 28, 2022 – 10:30 AM Saint Cecilia Catholic Community Rev. David Justin Lynch Mark 11:1-20 Isaiah 50:4-7 | Psalm 22:8-9;17-20;23-24 Philippians 2:6-11 | Mark 15:1-47 +In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, AMEN. About two weeks ago, a White man shot eight people in Atlanta. Whatever his motivation, he perpetrated an evil act. I refuse to name him from the pulpit because he deserves no fame…

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