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    /slideshows/homeMedium/mary%20grotto.jpg Rosary - Saturdays @ 5:30pm & Sundays @ 8:30am
    /slideshows/homeMedium/reconciliation2.jpg Reconciliation - Saturdays - 5:00-5:30pm or by appointment
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  • A Short Commentary on the Psalms
    [Psalm 18:1-50]

    I love thee, O Lord, my strength

    Psalm 18 is called a royal hymn, a thanksgiving song by the king [psalm is attributed to king David], for delivering him from his enemies. Psalmist pledges his love and trust in the Lord who loves the righteous way. The king is God’s anointed; if the king does God’s will, God’s protective grace is upon him. This psalm is also considered as a Messianic hymn, a post-exilic community’s song of hope, awaiting a king like David to restore Israel to its rightful glory. Psalm addresses the reality of evil, violence and gross
    injustices that humans perpetrate against each other, which is totally opposed to the mind/will of God. God himself will reign over his people. Psalm foretells the coming of Jesus, the true Messiah [anointed of God] who invites us to the Kingdom/reign of God. A world order founded on the Beatitudes [gospel/Mathew 5:1-12] would end conflicts and establishes peace/well-being and harmony among nations and peoples. Paul had this in mind when he reminds Christians to be ready for spiritual battle, to stand against evil by
    putting on the armor of God [truth, righteousness, gospel of peace and the shield of faith-Ephesians 6:11-17].

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  • Exciting news!!  We have purchased a parish subscription to FORMED.org, a website account that provides books, movies, information on sacramental preparation, youth materials, bible studies, small group materials, and MORE!!

    Check it out here - and please call the parish office to get the access code.

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  • Upcoming Events

    Sunday - September 17 - 10:30am
           All Parish Mass & Picnic and celebration of the Feast of St. Raphael - to be held at St. Raphael Church.

    Sunday - September 24 - 11:00am
           Queen of Angels in Nashua marks their 100th anniversary!  Bishop Warfel will be here to celebrate Mass.  Program and dinner to follow at the Nashua Civic Center.  For questions and to RSVP - email queenofangelsnashua@gmail.com

    Saturday, September 30 - Tuesday, October 3
           Parish Mission "Will Our Faith Have Children?" - conducted by Paulist pries Fr. Bernard Campbell

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