Thursday, December 31, 2020

January 1, 2021 - St. Columba Church, NYC

"We should be people who long to see the face of God."

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Saturday, December 26, 2020

Dec. 27th, 2020 Mass - St. Columba Church, NYC

"“Family” stands for connectedness, community, and solidarity beyond our particular nuclear families.

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Thursday, December 24, 2020

Christmas Midnight Mass - St. Columba Church, NYC

"A meditation on “glory” as found in the Scriptures."

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Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Christmas & New Year's Mass Schedule

 

December 24th, Thursday, Christmas Eve
Saint Columba: 4:00 pm and 8:00 pm
Guardian Angel: No mass celebration

December 25th, Friday, Christmas Day
Guardian Angel: 8:30 am and 12:00 pm
Saint Columba: 9:30 am, 10:30 am, & 12:00 pm

December 31st, Thursday, New Year's Eve
Saint Columba: 4:00 pm
Guardian Angel: No mass celebration

January 1st, Friday, New Year's Day
Guardian Angel: 8:30 am & 12:00 pm
Saint Columba: 9:30 am, 10:30 am, 12:00 pm & 7:00 pm




Saturday, December 19, 2020

Dec. 20th, 2020 Mass - St. Columba Church, NYC

"Salvation can be understood as a series of beneficent reversals due to God’s gracious power. 

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Saturday, December 12, 2020

Dec. 13th, 2020 Mass - St. Columba Church, NYC

"Santa Claus is the hero for those who during this time of the year plan for Happy Holidays.  For those, however, who celebrate Happy HOLYdays the guide is John the Baptist. 

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Saturday, December 5, 2020

Dec. 6th, 2020 Mass - St. Columba Church, NYC

"The restrictions imposed by the coronavirus pandemic provide us with a “desert” experience, affording us an opportunity for prayer, reflection, purification. ” 

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Saturday, November 28, 2020

Nov. 29th, 2020 Mass - St. Columba Church, NYC

"A meditation on the refrain from Leonard  Cohen’s Anthem: “There is a crack in every thing: that’s how the light gets in.” 

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Saturday, November 21, 2020

Nov. 22nd, 2020 Mass - St. Columba Church, NYC

"The king is supposed to be a shepherd, meaning power exists for service and nurture.


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Thursday, November 19, 2020

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Nov. 15th, 2020 Mass - St. Columba Church, NYC

"We are not the owners—but the stewards—of our time, talents, possessions, and faith.  They are not ours to keep, but to give away.


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Sunday, November 8, 2020

Nov. 8th, 2020 Mass - St. Columba Church, NYC

"An exhortation for alacrity for God and the things of God, just as Lady Wisdom hastens to meet those who seek her.


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Saturday, October 31, 2020

Nov. 1st, 2020 Mass - St. Columba Church, NYC

"The Be-attitudes are the default spiritual positions for Christians to act as children of God.


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Sunday, October 25, 2020

Oct. 25th, 2020 Mass - St. Columba Church, NYC

"Love has a vertical (God) and horizontal (humanity) dimension, intersecting at the cross of Christ’s supreme expression of love and compassion.


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Saturday, October 17, 2020

Oct. 18th, 2020 Mass - St. Columba Church, NYC

"The ancient politicians, Cyrus the Persian and Tiberias the Roman, appear in Scripture during this pre-election time to help  us reflect on what it means “to render to Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God what belongs to God.”

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Saturday, October 10, 2020

Oct. 11th, 2020 Mass - St. Columba Church, NYC

"The scriptural message is an ancient gmail (gospel mail) of God’s love and bounty."  

Note: Because of technical problem the last 5 minutes of the Mass has been cut off.

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Sunday, October 4, 2020

Oct. 4th, 2020 Mass - St. Columba Church, NYC

"The Church is the vineyard of the Lord. Christians are expected to produce fruits of mercy, love,  justice and peace."


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Friday, October 2, 2020

Parish E-mail Account Breached

 

Please be advised that the parish
email account has been breached.
 

In the event that you receive or have received an email from the parish email address saintcolumba@outlook.com, please disregard it.

It may request that you send money or to make a telephone call.  Please do not take any action in regard to such an email. The new email address for the parish will be provided at a later date. 

If you should receive an e-mail stating that it is from  Saint Columba, please:
  • do not click on any links included in the message,
  • do not forward the message,
  • move the message to your SPAM/JUNK box
  • or delete the message from your inbox,
  • and delete the message from your trash bin
Our apologies for the inconvenience this issue might cause you. Please know that we are working to remedy the problem ASAP.

Saturday, September 26, 2020

Sept. 26th, 2020 Mass - St. Columba Church, NYC

"The justice  of God’s kingdom requires a change of mind, will, and heart in both individuals and society."


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Saturday, September 19, 2020

Sept. 19th, 2020 Mass - St. Columba Church, NYC

"The insights of Scripture and the Kingdom are counterintuitive, conveyed via paradox and parable, because God’s ways and thoughts are not our ways and thoughts."

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Saturday, September 12, 2020

Sept. 12th, 2020 Mass - St. Columba Church, NYC

"A challenge to be magnanimous—“big-souled.”



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Saturday, September 5, 2020

Sept. 5th, 2020 Mass - St. Columba Church, NYC

"The necessity of fraternal correction performed in love is the message of today’s Scripture."

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Saturday, August 29, 2020

August 29th, 2020 Mass - St. Columba Church, NYC

"A lament is a valid form of prayer.  In faith we ask the Lord not so  much to change the situation as to change our attitude to accept it as an expression of our sacrifice."


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Saturday, August 22, 2020

August 22nd, 2020 Mass - St. Columba Church, NYC

Another reminder from Scripture that those in authority are to serve, not to be served.



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Thursday, August 20, 2020

Saturday, August 15, 2020

August 15th, 2020 Mass - St. Columba Church, NYC

The prophetic call goes out to remove all barriers, distinctions, and distinctions. All nations and peoples are invited to he mountain of true worship.



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Saturday, August 8, 2020

August 8th, 2020 Mass - St. Columba Church, NYC

The theme of theophany is explored in all three readings. Elijah encounters God is a tiny whisper. Peter experiences the Savior during a storm. Paul points out that his brother Israelites were to be a theophany to the world.


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Sunday, August 2, 2020

August 1st, 2020 Mass - St. Columba Church, NYC

The context of the readings (exile for Isaiah, death of the Baptist for Jesus) provide a dark side to the message. The bright side is the superabundance of god's love and concern.



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Saturday, July 25, 2020

July 25th, 2020 Mass - St. Columba Church, NYC

The prayer of Solomon is recommended to all our candidates for public office: "Give me, Lord, an understanding heart."

https://youtu.be/flPSfDVzEZU

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Saturday, July 18, 2020

July 18th, 2020 Mass - St. Columba Church, NYC


The homily reflects on "king" and "kingdom." The Book of Wisdom requires the king to be KIND. Kingdom is not a geographical place, but the answer to the question: Who or what is in control?'

https://youtu.be/EVNhbbNDS9I 

 
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Saturday, July 11, 2020

July 11th, 2020 Mass - St. Columba Church, NYC

The homily exhorts us to LISTEN, since the seed of the sower is the WORD.  Only by listening profoundly and meditating on the word will it strike roots into our consciousness and value systems.  We were given ample opportunity by the in-house sheltering imposed by the pandemic.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCNPEzxgj1c&feature=youtu.be

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Saturday, July 4, 2020

July 4th, 2020 Mass - St. Columba Church, NYC

The homily meditates on kingship, contrasting the despotic and violent picture of King George III as presented in the Broadway show "Hamilton" and that of Jesus, meek and humble of heart, as proclaimed in Zechariah and the gospel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfazAj0lwN0&feature=youtu.be

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Saturday, June 27, 2020

June 28th, 2020 Mass - St. Columba Church, NYC

Fr. Walter celebrates the first Mass allowable after the corona virus pandemic suspended celebrations in all churches for three months. It is also the first Mass produced by the Fr. Walter Outreach for streaming. The liturgy is that of the 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time A. The homily explores the spirituality of hospitality and the implications for our individual and social lives. The closing down of our minds and hearts by failing to welcome others results in the social illnesses of racial injustice and hostility towards migrants and refugees.

https://youtu.be/e7eHvrn36-I

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Thursday, June 25, 2020

Monday, June 22, 2020

Sunday, May 24, 2020

"God Friended Me" scenes at Guardian Angel


God Friended Me, which was broadcasted on CBS and has unfortunately been cancelled moving forward, is an uplifting drama about an outspoken atheist whose life is turned upside-down when he receives a friend request on social media from "God" and unwittingly becomes an agent of change in the lives and destinies of others around him.

The final two episodes feature scenes filmed at Guardian Angel. If you missed them, you can still watch the episodes if you are a Spectrum subscriber. They are currently available for viewing On Demand: Miracles S2 E21 and The Mountain S2 E22.

You can also watch the episodes, as well as the full season, on CBS All Access for a nominal monthly subscription fee which allows you a 7 day free trial period: https://www.cbs.com/shows/god-friended-me/

Enjoy!




Wednesday, April 8, 2020

JESUS - streaming free April 10-12 ONLY




Sight & Sound Theatres® Presents

JESUS 

Click here to view the trailer: JESUS • 1m 26s
Filmed in front of a live audience, JESUS is a state-of-the-art theatrical stage production that has been seen by more than one million people. Witness some of the most awe-inspiring, miraculous events in the gospels as Jesus sets sail with fishermen, challenges the Pharisees, and heals the hurting.
From the bustling streets of Jerusalem to the raging Sea of Galilee, experience the greatest rescue story of all time as Sight & Sound’s spectacular original production comes to life in this special worldwide television debut—exclusively on TBN. 

Streaming Free—Easter Weekend Only!

We are thrilled to announce that JESUS will be made available for FREE in celebration of Easter! For three days only, experience the greatest rescue story of all time as it comes to life right in your living room. Exclusively available on TBN, watch it on your favorite device by downloading the TBN app, or stream it online: April 10-12 only!

While we may not be able to gather together for Easter this year, may you still experience the joy of celebrating the one who came to save us all.





Sunday, April 5, 2020

Palm Sunday Mass from St. Patrick's Cathedral



https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=6&v=myszPBeHIbg

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April 5th
Palm Sunday - 10:00 AM
Domingo de Ramons - 4:00 PM
Download our virtual Palm Sunday graphic here:  PDF or  JPG

April 9th
Holy Thursday
Mass of the Lord's Supper - 5:30 PM

April 10th 
Good Friday
Tenebrae - 9:00 AM
Meditations on the Seven Last Words - 12 Noon - 3:00 PM
Solemn Liturgy of the Lord's Passion & Death - 3:30 PM
Stations of the Cross - 6:00 PM

April 11th
Easter Vigil Mass - 8:00 PM

April 12th
Easter Sunday Solemn Mass - 10:00 AM

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

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Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Stations of the Cross - CANCELLED


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Question:
Who invented the Stations of the Cross?

Answer:
The first Stations of the Cross were walked by Jesus himself on the way to Calvary. Known as the "Via Dolorosa" ("The Way of Suffering") or the "Via Crucis" ("The Way of the Cross"), it was marked out from the earliest times and was a traditional walk for pilgrims who came to Jerusalem. The early Christians in Jerusalem would walk the same pathway that Jesus walked, pausing for reflection and prayer. Later, when Christians could not travel to the Holy Land, artistic depictions of "The Way of the Cross" were set up in churches, or outside and Christians would walk from station to station, reading the Gospel account of the Passion, or simply praying and reflecting on each event. While the content or place of each station had changed, the intention was to make a mini-pilgrimage and follow--literally--in the footsteps of Jesus.

This devotion became better known in the Middle Ages, and the Franciscans are credited with its spread. Lent is a time when many people make the Stations and some churches present Passion plays or Living Stations. But anyone can pray the Stations at any time. It is a simple and personal reflection on the passion of Jesus and what it means to us.


Stations of the Cross
Every Friday During Lent
Guardian Angel: 3:00 PM
Saint Columba Chapel: 6:30 PM Bilingual