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Sacrament Saturday Presentation (St. Monica, November 2017)

Presentation slides as well as Q&A notes-on-the-board from 2017 St. Monica “Sacrament Saturday”

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Tassels, Tip-Offs and Trader Joe’s. Homily for 31st Sunday Ordinary Time

In today’s Gospel reading, Jesus talks about phylacteries and tassels. What exactly are they?

Phylacteries (or Tefillin) meaning “to guard, protect,” are a set of small black leather boxes containing scrolls of parchment inscribed with verses from the Torah. They are worn by male observant Jews during weekday morning prayers. They contained 4 parchments with 4 Scripture readings, namely Exodus 13:1–10, Exodus 13:11–16, Deuteronomy 11:13–21 and Deuteronomy 6:4–9 (See specific passages below)

Tassels  (or Tzitzit) are specially knotted ritual fringes, worn in antiquity by Israelites and today by observant Jews attached to the four Tefillincorners of the tallit (prayer shawl) and tallit katan (everyday undergarment).

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“The Conflict Within The Conflict: Welcoming the Refugee and Migrant” (Homily for 30th Sunday Ordinary Time)

You shall not molest or oppress an alien,

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The Homily for the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

"Nourish the good in our country, to encourage the seeds of a renewal to enliven the lives of our young people in our own neighborhood."

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Moral Happiness in Class 2 of 2 – A Spiritual Reflection

Who am I becoming by my actions?

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Moral Happiness in Class Part 1 of 2 – A Spiritual Reflection

Moral Happiness pertains to children and adults.

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