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Teresa Burns
I am a woman of faith, wife, mother, parish catechetical leader, "zoo" keeper, and dreamer.
Interests: Reading, writing, walking with my dog, snuggling with my cats...and my husband, and discussing my faith.
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Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Exodus 16:2-4, 12-15 Psalm 78:3-4, 23-25, 54 Ephesians 4:17, 20-24 John 6:24-35 Our God is a generous God. When the Israelites were hungry and thirsty in the desert, God gave them quail in the evening,... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at catholic family faith
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Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time 2 Kings 4:42-44 Psalm 145:10-18 Ephesians 4:1-6 John 6:1-15 “But it’s not enough.” Elisha’s servant says that twenty barley loaves and some ears of grain are not enough to feed a hundred people. Philip complained... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2015 at catholic family faith
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Fifteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time Amos 7:12-15 Psalm 85:9-14 Ephesians 1:3-14 Mark 6:7-13 Amos didn’t want to be God’s prophet. He told King Amaziah that he was a shepherd and a dresser of sycamores, a simple man who God called... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2015 at catholic family faith
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Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Ezekiel 2:2-5 Psalm 123:1-4 2 Corinthians 12:7-10 Mark 6:1-6 Every Christian disciple experiences opposition. Whether it be the resistance of others or inner temptations and doubts, every Christian disciple is occasionally challenged in his or... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2015 at catholic family faith
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Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Wisdom 1:13-15, 2:23-24 Psalm 30:2-6, 11-13 2 Corinthians 8:7, 9, 13-15 Mark 5:21-43 The day was hot and dusty. The sun beat down from a clear azure sky. I was sticky with sweat and felt... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2015 at catholic family faith
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On June 18, Pope Francis' encyclical Laudato Si, On Care for Our Common Home, was unveiled at a press conference at the Vatican. View the Vatican's Eco-Encyclical video. (Beautiful!) Gain highlights from this infographic from the Archdiocese of Toronoto: Download... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2015 at catholic family faith
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Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time Job 38:1, 8-11 Psalm 107:23-31 2 Corinthians 5:14-17 Mark 4:35-41 Life is full of storms and sufferings. Everyone experiences some type of distress during his/her life. The cause of and reason for suffering is a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2015 at catholic family faith
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Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time Ezekiel 17:22-24 Psalm 92:2-3, 13-16 2 Corinthians 5:6-10 Mark 4:26-34 Jesus uses the image of seeds to explain the kingdom of God. A sower scatters seeds, and while he goes about life, sleeping and waking,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2015 at catholic family faith
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Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ Exodus 24:3-8 Psalm 116:12-18 Hebrews 9:11-15 Matthew 14:12-16, 22-26 Today’s readings proclaim the covenant between God and God’s people. The word “covenant” is derived from the Hebrew word b’rith, which... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2015 at catholic family faith
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The Solemnity of the Holy Trinity Deuteronomy 4:32-34,, 39-40 Psalm 33:4-9, 18-22 Romans 8:14-17 Matthew 28:16-20 To which person of the Holy Trinity do you pray the most? This question, posed by a spiritual director several years ago, prompted me... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2015 at catholic family faith
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Sent with the Power to Reconcile Pray the Prayer to the Holy Spirit Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and enkindle in them the fire of your love. Send forth your Spirit, and they shall be created,... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2015 at catholic family faith
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Pentecost Acts of the Apostles 2:1-11 Psalm 104:1, 24-34 1 Corinthians 12:3-13 John 20:19-23 After the Triduum, Pentecost is my favorite celebration of the Church year. It is one of our “Big 3.” Christmas celebrates God entering into our humanity.... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2015 at catholic family faith
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Gifted Through the Spirit Pray the Prayer to the Holy Spirit Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and enkindle in them the fire of your love. Send forth your Spirit, and they shall be created, and you... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2015 at catholic family faith
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Growth in the Freedom that Love Gives Pray the Prayer to the Holy Spirit Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and enkindle in them the fire of your love. Send forth your Spirit, and they shall be... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2015 at catholic family faith
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Human Weakness and Sinfulness Pray the Prayer to the Holy Spirit Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and enkindle in them the fire of your love. Send forth your Spirit, and they shall be created, and you... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2015 at catholic family faith
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Gift to Serve and Build Others Up Pray the Prayer to the Holy Spirit Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and enkindle in them the fire of your love. Send forth your Spirit, and they shall be... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2015 at catholic family faith
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The Dignity of the Christian Pray the Prayer to the Holy Spirit Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and enkindle in them the fire of your love. Send forth your Spirit, and they shall be created, and... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2015 at catholic family faith
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The Soul of Christ's Body, the Church Pray the Prayer to the Holy Spirit Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and enkindle in them the fire of your love. Send forth your Spirit, and they shall be... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2015 at catholic family faith
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Gifted Through the Spirit Pray the Prayer to the Holy Spirit Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and enkindle in them the fire of your love. Send forth your Spirit, and they shall be created, and you... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2015 at catholic family faith
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Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord Acts of the Apostles 1:1-11 Psalm 47:2-9 Ephesians 1:17-23 Mark 16:15-20 Jesus gives his disciples their marching orders as he ascends into heaven: “Go into the whole world and proclaim the Gospel to... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2015 at catholic family faith
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Christ's Promise to Send the Paraclete Pray the Prayer to the Holy Spirit Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and enkindle in them the fire of your love. Send forth your Spirit, and they shall be created,... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2015 at catholic family faith
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Creation Awaits Fulfillment Pray the Prayer to the Holy Spirit Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and enkindle in them the fire of your love. Send forth your Spirit, and they shall be created, and you shall... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2015 at catholic family faith
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Did you know that the International Day of Famlies is observed on the 15th of May every year? The day was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1993. The day reflects the importance that the international community attaches... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2015 at catholic family faith
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May is a season of new life (at least in the northern hemisphere). Trees are budding, flowers are blooming, and new little birds and animals fill our trees and fields. In Greek culture, May was dedicated to Artemis, the goddess... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2015 at catholic family faith
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Third Sunday of Easter Acts of the Apostles 3:13-19 Psalm 4:2-9 1 John 2:1-5a Luke 24:35-48 As the disciples encountered Jesus after his resurrection, they had to reconstruct their understanding of Jesus. This was troubling. Up until Jesus’ death, they... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2015 at catholic family faith