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Blessed Are Your Eyes

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Run Time: approximately 10 and a half minutes. Gospel: Mt 13:1-23.

The saints are the ones of whom Jesus said, ‘…blessed are your eyes, because they see, and your ears, because they hear.’ He’s calling all of us to have this kind of vision, this ability to listen to everything in our life as a sign pointing to God. But the saints are those who do this in a magnificent way.

Love Makes All Things Sweet


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Run Time: approximately 1 minute. Gospel: Mt 11:25-30.


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Run Time: approximately 8 minutes.

You have hidden these things from the wise and the learned, but have revealed them to children.

Parish Library Wish List – Updated List

From the Parish librarian: Please consider donating one of these titles to the Parish library.

Update: The Library is Re-Opened!
Please come to visit the St. Mary Library, or, what used to be known as the old milk room. Come and spend some time in a quiet place, conducive for serious research as well as thoughtful reading. Or, books may be checked out to be savored at home. Many new titles are available. A selection of children’s literature is also available, appealing to a wide range of ages and interests.
An updated “wish-list” of materials and books that would be assets to our collection is available here
A second list will soon be “registered” at Newman’s Book Shop.

What Do We Actually Do?

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Run Time: 0:11:43. Gospel: Lk 10:25-37.

Our country is becoming more and more divided as the days go on. Each passing day, something makes that fissure wider between us – between classes, or races, or whatever. But we can really help mend that by doing these things [the spiritual and corporal works of mercy], in the sphere – the small sphere of influence we have with those around us – that’s how we change it.

For Freedom Christ Set Us Free

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Run Time: 0:12:39. 2nd Reading: Gal 5:1, 13-18.

And this might sound really ridiculous to modern ears – but it’s only the Christian that’s truly free. It’s not like we’re just saying ‘Oh Christians can be free too.” No. It’s only by God’s grace to choose the good that a human being can be free – at all – in the relevant sense. It’s a… a change of mindset from what you’d hear nowadays. Our faith gives us freedom. I think we can all relate to this on some level where – if you have, or ever been stuck in a sin, or a sinful attachment, where you can’t rid yourself of a temptation or your struck with serious guilt after a sin, or a feeling of being… ah… imprisoned by a sin. You can understand why in Scriptures – especially St. Paul – talks about being slaves to sin. It’s this opposition of freedom in Christ, slavery in sin. I think we can all relate to that. This feeling of ‘I can’t actually do what I know and want to do. I’m actually trapped. My will doesn’t work the way I ought – the way it ought to work. … I can kinda see what I need to do but I just can’t get to it.’

Love In Action – Cross Catholic Outreach

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Combined Run Time: 20:08.

“We know love by this, that Jesus Christ laid down his life for us – and we ought to lay down our lives for one another. How does God’s love abide in anyone who has the world’s goods and sees a brother or sister in need and yet refuses to help? Little children, let us love, not in word or speech, but in truth and action.”
(1 John 3:16-18)

…and don’t forget to help Jimmy.

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“The City Sings Bach” Extraordinary Bach at St. Mary’s

This is a project in progress – watch it take form…


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Track 8 – Bach