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Receiving the Body and Blood of Jesus in Holy Communion is the most important thing we do here on earth! The Holy Eucharist is the "Food of Eternal Life" and "Spiritual Medicine" for our souls. We should always receive the Most Holy Eucharist with great faith and reverence. The Church provides two options for receiving...

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When parishioners include the parish in their will or make bequests to the parish, the monies/funds are invested with the diocese in order to receive a higher and better financial return. In a sense, the diocese "oversees" the management of these funds for the benefit of the parish. When a financial gift is given to the parish, ...

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Jesus of Nazareth is divine. He was born into this world over 2000 years ago, but he has always existed. He is immortal and infinitely powerful. He entered into time and space through the womb of Mary. He gave up a lot in doing this. He surrendered the unlimited power, knowledge and glory that is His by divine right. He did not put on a &...

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“The last will be first, and the first will be last” Jesus usually taught by using metaphors drawn from the daily life of his day. But he always added a twist to bring out the message. The secret of the parables is to look for the twist. It was common to see migrant farm workers looking for hire. The farmer would need large...

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St. Anthony Parish Fall Dinner (Glennon) is Sunday, October 8, 11:00am to 1:30pm. Adults: $9, Children: (6-12 ): $4, 5 & under eat free. St. Denis Catholic School (Benton) is hosting their Annual All You Can Eat Buffet Style dinner in their Parish Center on Sunday, Oct. 9, from 10:30am-1:00pm. St. Joseph Church, (Scott City) will ...

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Thanks to all of you for your generous support and participation in the fundraiser which was held last Saturday evening at the Klueppel Farm. We extend our thanks and appreciation to the Klueppel Family for hosting this event and the sponsors of the band. May God bless you all for your generosity! 

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Peter asks Jesus a question about the limits of reconciliation. He asks whether seven times is enough. Christ recommends seventy-seven times. The numbers are symbolic. Seven represented a perfect number. The ancients noted that the background of stars moved in a regular cycle, but that seven objects in the sky moved independently. These w...

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It was the hope and desire of the liturgical renewal of the Second Vatican Council that the laity have a more active role and greater participation in the celebration of Mass. One of the ways this desire was to be lived out was by celebrating the Mass in the "vernacular" (the "language of the people"), which would allo...

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I WILL HOLD YOU RESPONSIBLE  When Cain killed Abel, he asked God, "Am I my brother's keeper?" God's answer is given through the prophet Ezekiel: a resounding "YES!" We are responsible for not only siblings but for anyone who is part of our life. If we are conscious that any of these people are doing som...

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This weekend (September 9/10) you are invited and encouraged to make a donation to help with the relief efforts for the victims of Hurricane Harvey. As you know, this natural disaster has caused much pain, suffering, and loss for many people. If you would like to donate for this effort, please make the notation on your check OR enclose yo...

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