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From the Desk of Msgr. Charles

Dear Parishioners and Friends, The first and greatest of the prophetic books is that of Isaiah. It is long (66 chapters) and is filled with powerful and poetic passages. It consists of 3 sections. Section one consists of the first 39 Chapters and was written by the original prophet. His ministry began with a vision in the Temple in 742…
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From the Desk of Msgr. Charles

Dear Parishioners and Friends, This weekend I am beginning my commentary on a lengthy section of the Old Testament called the “Prophetic Books.” These consist of  the following: I. Major Prophets Isaiah Ezekiel Jeremiah Daniel II. Minor Prophets Hosea Nahum Joel Habakkuk Amos Zephaniah Obadiah Haggai Jonah Zechariah Micah Malachi II. Two Additional Books Lamentations (a lament over the Babylonian Captivity often…
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From the Desk of Msgr. Charles

Dear Parishioners and Friends, The book of Sirach is titled after a Jew of that name, who was the grandfather of Joshua, its author. The book was probably written in Hebrew in Jerusalem between 200 and 175 B.C. It was translated into Greek by the author’s grandson sometime after the year 132 B.C. The above information is from the forward…
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