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Friday of the 15th Week, based on Matthew 12:1-8

At that time Jesus went through the grainfields on the sabbath; his disciples were hungry, and they began to pluck heads of grain and to eat. When the Pharisees saw it, they said to him, “Look, your disciples are doing what is not lawful to do on the sabbath.” He said to them, “Have you not read what David did when he and his companions were hungry? He entered the house of God and ate the bread of the Presence, which it was not lawful for him or his companions to eat, but only for the priests. Or have you not read in the law that on the sabbath the priests in the temple break the sabbath and yet are guiltless? I tell you, something greater than the temple is here. But if you had known what this means, ‘I desire mercy and not sacrifice,’ you would not have condemned the guiltless. For the Son of Man is lord of the sabbath.”


Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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About Mrs. Maria Curtis, OP

Maria is a lay Dominican who has just retired from being a music educator for 39 years and married for 40 years to my husband Bob, also a life professed Dominican. We both life professed in 1998. We have 3 children. Jessica is married to Jim. She is a 2nd gr. teacher and works wonderfully with her students who mostly come from low incomes and Spanish -speaking homes. Son Rob is married to Carrie RN. Rob teaches in a parochial school. Jenny is a senior in high school and sings wth Phx. Children’s choir. I have served in music ministry, as a lector and RE teacher along with Dominican Lay formation.