6th Sunday of Ordinary Time

February 17, 2019

Reflection

Mass Readings: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/021719.cfm

The readings for this Sunday offer us an opportunity to be reminded of how we are blessed, at the same time, provides a guide to stay focused and not stray in all that we do. There are times when we feel lonely, saddened, or abandoned; it is in these times that we should look to today’s readings and feel confident that the Lord is with us always. This is a good time for reflection as we prepare for the upcoming season of Lent.

Music Selections

YouTube Playlist: http://tinyurl.com/y6wrf5jp

Opening – 1In This PlaceSS 282
Opening – 2BeatitudesGP3 757
ResponsePsalm 1:1-2,3,4,6SP 2019
OffertoryBlest Are TheySS 100
CommunionBe Not AfraidG3 683
ClosingBlessed Be the LordG3 686

5th Sunday of Ordinary Time

February 10, 2019

Reflection

Mass Readings: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/021019.cfm

As human beings, we are naturally imperfect and are often faced with doubts that we are worthy of His grace. The readings are such a beautiful testament of preparedness, humility, and purpose.

Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? Who will go for us?” “Here I am,” I said; “send me!”

Isaiah 6:8

Prayer is so important to us. Through purposeful prayer, we allow ourselves to be open to the Holy Spirit to give us the strength and the wisdom to reach out to those around us who are in desperate need. We are called to be fishers of men. In the context of today’s readings, you understand the purpose that Jesus is asking of his disciples. How are we called today in our daily lives to do the same? Are we open to His call? This is very much a “role call” for everyone. Are we doing what we needs to be done in our lives to prepare ourselves so that when the opportunity calls and a moment presents itself; are you ready to affirm and exclaim, “Here I am, send me!”?

Music Selections

YouTube Playlist: http://tinyurl.com/y8lresvx

OpeningAll Are WelcomeG3 850
ResponsePsalm 138:1-2,2-3,4-5,7-8SP 2019
Offertory – 1Peace of GodG3 823
Offertory – 2The SummonsG3 790
Communion – 1Lord, When You CameG3 781
Communion – 2Here I Am LordG3 777
ClosingWe Are CalledG3 807

4th Sunday of Ordinary Time

February 3, 2019

Reflection

Mass Readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/020319.cfm

Faith, Truth, Commitment, and Love. From the very first reading we are invited to reflect on being called to live strong in your faith and be committed to His teachings; reminding us ultimately to love.


The word of the LORD came to me, saying:
Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,
before you were born I dedicated you,
a prophet to the nations I appointed you.

Jeremiah 1:5

Jesus spoke in the synagogue and spoke of things that they were not willing to hear or understand. We are called to be strong in our faith and proclaim His word. And it is with love that we are equipped to approach all who seek to understand. The journey is not easy, but if we stay committed in our faith and allowing the Holy Spirit to walk with us, we can endure the challenges ahead.

Music Selections

YouTube Playlist: http://tinyurl.com/ydctarhl

OpeningCome, Now is the Time to WorshipSS 284
ResponsePsalm 71:1-2,3-4,5-6,15-17SP 2019
Offertory – 1Shelter Me, O GodG3 717
Offertory – 2Ubi CaritasGP3 664
Communion – 1I Will Choose ChristSS 220
Communion – 2Where Charity and Love PrevailG3 706
ClosingAnthemG3 778

3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time

January 27, 2019

Reflection

Mass Readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/012719.cfm

We are one body! Yes, we are all parts of one body of the living Christ. That is what being Christian is all about. We walk among each other with a common bond, and that is what draws us together as human beings. The readings today definitely gives examples on how we are all connected, being significant parts of our Lord.

As much as it talks about being as one body, it is very much reminding us how special of an individual we are. We are free, we have choices, at the same time we are asked to listen intently. Laws give us guidance, and especially the laws given to us by the Holy Spirit. Listening is essential when considering how we fit into this idea of being many parts to a single body.

Be mindful of this vast community of Christians and even those who are not. We are all one body. Lift up those who are in distress, poor, or in need. Listen to the what the scriptures tell us and reflect on how this will help us in our journey to Him.

Music Selections

YouTube Playlist: http://tinyurl.com/ycgd2y9c

OpeningGather Your PeopleG3 837
ResponsePsalm 19:8,9,10,15SP 2019
Offertory – 1Deep WithinG3 486
Offertory – 2You Have Anointed MeG3 773
CommunionWe Are One BodyHM 165
Closing – 1I Could Sing Of Your Love ForeverSS 313
Closing – 2Go Make a DifferenceCC 28

2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time

January 20, 2019

Reflection

Mass Readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/012019.cfm

The Gospel reading from John 2:1-11 is such a well known story in His life. At Cana, not only was this a celebration of holy matrimony, it has much more going on if you observe much closer. Weddings bring people together, so it is important to focus on community and find moments where we can take the opportunity to come together and be with one another especially to celebrate such a beautiful moment in a couple’s lives.

Something else is very evident in the gospel reading, is servitude. Mary calls for Jesus because she sees that there is a shortage of wine. This, of course, marks Jesus’s first miracle. How might we be called in times of need? What does our Blessed Mother whisper to us when she knows someone is in need and how can we serve?

Miracles are only possible through God. We might not have the ability to turn water into wine at a moment’s notice; however, because God lives within us, we are fully equipped to become a living miracle for one another. Through service, community, and Grace of God, let us observe and find ways we can be miracles for one another and especially those most in need.

Music Selections

YouTube Playlist: http://tinyurl.com/ycgd2y9c

OpeningTable of PlentySS 233
ResponsePsalm 96:1-2,2-3,7-8,9-10SP 2019
OffertoryI Have Loved YouG3 588
(Learn New Song)The Peace of God G3 823
Communion – 1One Bread, One BodyG3 932
Communion – 2We are Many PartsG3 834
ClosingAll the Ends of the EarthG3 604

Baptism of the Lord

Reflection

Mass Readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/011319.cfm

We are very much reminded of our baptisms during this Sunday of the Baptism of the Lord. Jesus is the Son of God, why in the world would he need to be baptized? It is the very fact that he is human that makes this such a beautiful and symbolic event in His life, and important for every Christian today. When we enter the church and touch the holy water to do the sign of the cross, take that brief moment to reflect on this awesome moment in His life knowing that he is the way; the only way.

Music Selections

YouTube Playlist: http://tinyurl.com/yb9wo6sj

OpeningAll Are WelcomeG3 850
ResponsePsalm 104:1b-2,3-4,24-25,27-28,29-30SP 2019
Offertory – 1Rain DownG3 582
Offertory – 2Baptized in WaterG3 903
Communion – 1You Have Anointed MeG3 773
Communion – 2Come to the WaterG3 584
ClosingWith One VoiceSS 232

Epiphany of the Lord

Reflection

Mass Readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/010619.cfm

What gifts do we hold most valuable? What is it that we are called to deliver to Him? It is important that we look deeper than the material things in our lives. Let us focus on how we might improve our daily lives through humility, compassion, and forgiveness. The wise men were directed by a star to find Him laying in a manger. What are the things that distract us on our journey to Him? Our goal is to observe those moments in our lives that gives us a glimpse of direction which ultimately leads us to one another.

Music Selections

YouTube Playlist: http://tinyurl.com/y9qbl3wr

OpeningSing A New SongG3 607
Responsorial PsalmPsalm 72: 1-2, 7-8, 10-11, 12-13SP 2019
OffertoryWe Three KingsG3 463
Communion – 1Supper of the LordGP 513
Communion – 2What Child is ThisG3 466
ClosingGo Tell it on the MountainG3 428

Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Reflection

Mass Readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/010119.cfm

There can never be enough feast days in honor of our Blessed Mother. The word that appears to show up in the readings for this feast day is about blessings. And who else graces us with as many blessings as our Heavenly Mother? By simple meditation, prayer, and selfless servitude to those in need will put us on a better path that best exemplifies what our Mother would want from us. It is through her blessings that we are shown how to become closer to our Lord Jesus. As we near the end of the Advent season, let us continue to focus on how devoted She is to her Son, so that we may do the same.

Music Selections

Playlist: http://tinyurl.com/ycv8mj6v

OpeningSing A New SongG3 607
ResponsorialPsalm 67:2-3,5,6,8SP2019
OffertoryDay of PeaceCC 287
CommunionHail Mary: Gentle WomanG3 889
ClosingAll The Ends of the G3 604

Feast of the Holy Family

Reflection

Mass Readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/123018.cfm

This Sunday is in honor of our Holy family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph. Now that we have experienced the Advent Season to welcome our Lord Jesus once again in our lives, we give focus to the family. We give honor to the blessed family of our Lord and the readings emphasize the importance of family and a model of expectations and how we should strive to dwell within our own families. Honor, obedience, compassion, and faith are very prevalent in the readings. Let us pray that we are able to live much like our Holy Family to grow deeper in our faith and understand the importance of living that faith within our families.

Music Selections

YouTube Playlist: http://tinyurl.com/y8x2r5nw

December 30, 2018
OpeningHark, The Herald Angels SingG3 424
Responsorial PsalmPsalm 84:2-3, 5-6, 9-10SP 2019
OffertoryThe Servant SongG3 751
Communion – 1Hail Mary, Gentle WomanG3 889
Communion – 2O Little Town of BethlehemG3 446
Closing – 1Let Heaven RejoiceSS 313
Closing – 2All the Ends of the EarthG3 604

4th Sunday of Advent

Mass Readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/122318.cfm

Playlist: http://tinyurl.com/yajn8aj8

Music Selection
Opening O Come, Divine Messiah! G3 401
Special Light One Candle to Watch for Messiah  
Psalm PS 80:2-3, 15-16, 18-19. SP2019
Offertory – 1 Hail Mary: Gentle Woman G3 899
Offertory – 2 Among All G3 888
Communion – 1 Ave Maria G3 415
Communion – 2 Behold the Lamb G3 939
Closing Hail, Holy Queen Enthroned Above G3 879