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Monday, October 19, 2015

Parish Retreat - Nov 7th


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Sunday, October 4, 2015

Father Carroll's Homily for the 27th Sunday of Ordinary Time "Respect Life Sunday"


Homily for the 27th Sunday of Ordinary Time 2015

         Our readings for this particular Sunday focus on marriage.  The topic of marriage is an important topic for us to focus on this weekend for two reasons...the first as we speak they are gathering in Rome for the synod on the family and secondly because the first Sunday of October is set aside as “Respect Life Sunday.”
         The topic of marriage has been a hot button issue in the last few months.  There are many who desire to rewrite the definition of marriage…but the truth is no one has the authority to rewrite God’s definition of marriage.  Let’s begin from the beginning as we heard in the book of Genesis and in the Gospel of Mark, “God created them male and female.”  In the first reading it says God cast a deep sleep over the man then “he took out one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh.  The LORD God then built up into a woman the rib that he had taken from the man.”  This imagery from Genesis is significant because in taking the rib from the man in creating woman highlights distinction yet equal dignity.  “God made them male and female. For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh. So they are no longer two but one flesh.”   God had a plan; he created man and woman with equal dignity yet distinct for communion a communion that has the power to bring forth both physical and spiritual life. 
         In today’s Gospel of Mark we have another component…children.  A sacramental marriage is unitive and procreative.  From the unity of husband and wife, comes forth life.  A challenge we face is that more and more people have accepted the culture of death…embracing the sin of contraception.  The use of contraception has had a negative effect not just in decline of marriage, but sadly all across the board including our economy.  A culture that becomes self-absorbed, self-centered will implode.  It’s not a question of if; it’s a question of when?  How did our culture become this way…the answer is quite simple, it’s because many of us have bought into and accepted the lies promulgated by the culture of death.
         “Let the children come to me, do not prevent them.”  For us as Catholics this line from Mark has a powerful meaning today…let my children be born!  Let my children have life!  Let them come to me in Sacraments of the Church!  Do not prevent them!  Please allow me to say something about the last statement “let them come to me in the Sacraments of the Church,” it amazes me when I go over to school or Religious Education and directly ask the question, how many of you were at Mass this Sunday…their response “Father we didn’t go to Mass.”  Now I know I am speaking to the choir, but I need the choir to start reaching out their kids and grandkids inviting them to come to Church.  Younger children recognize the importance of coming to Church, and many of them will say “Father I wanted to come to Church but my parents didn’t take me.”  I always encourage children to ask their parents to take them to Mass and I tell them if they ask every Saturday Evening or Sunday they are without sin.  What I don’t say is that the greater sin falls on the parents who neglect their God given responsibility.  “Let the children come to me, do not prevent them.”
         For a marriage to be truly successful it must be open to life at every moment. Each time a husband and wife coming together in unity it brings forth life whether it is physical, spiritual, or God willing both.  So when husbands and wives pull away from full communion closing the doors of our hearts to the possibility of life and pull away from God…when the storms of life come they will be swallowed up by the waves. 
         The truth is the truth.  God’s plan cannot be changed in order to accommodate what we think it should be.  As Catholics we are called to accept it in faith and in doing so we will find greater things lie ahead of us.  There is something I want to say about the media reports of our Holy Father meeting with the Kentucky clerk we denied married licenses to those who live lives contrary to God’s definition of marriage.  It must be added that the Holy Father met with one such couple.  Our Holy Father is a true shepherd who desires to meet with everyone no matter what their state of life might be.  There is no scandal here…for the Lord Himself met with all people especially those trapped in sin.  A parent is called to love their child unconditionally as our Lord loves us the same way.  Moving ahead this week may we pray for the courage and strength to promote the dignity of every human person from the moment of conception to natural death! 
         I will conclude by praying the official prayer for the world meeting of families…

God and Father of us all, in Jesus, your Son and our Savior, you have made us your sons and daughters in the family of the Church.  May your grace and love help our families in every part of the world be united to one another in fidelity to the Gospel.  May the example of the Holy Family, with the aid of your Holy Spirit, guide all families, especially those most troubled, to be homes of communion and prayer and to always seek your truth and live in your love.  Through Christ our Lord, Amen.  Jesus, Mary and Joseph, pray for us!

Friday, October 2, 2015

Today is the Memorial of the Guardian Angels



Key points from Father Carroll’s homily this morning

-        Each one of us has a Guardian Angel

-        Our Guardian Angels are always with us all throughout our lives.

In honor of the Guardian Angels we pray

Angel of God,
my guardian dear,
To whom God's love
commits me here,
Ever this day,
be at my side,
To light and guard,
Rule and guide.
  Amen.

 
Last point:  Angels are REAL!!!  Children often have an ability and sense to see their guardian angels when they are younger.  Often times our guardian angel may send us a sign to remind us that they are with us on our journey.  Pray to your Guardian Angel! 


 

Monday, September 28, 2015

40 Days For Life

40 Days for Life Campaign
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Saturday, September 26, 2015

Father Carroll's Homily for the 26th Sunday of Ordinary Time


“Would that all the people of the LORD were prophets!”  This acclamation from Moses in today’s first reading from the Book of Numbers reminds each of us that we have a call from God to be prophets.  Our Lord has given us a charism unique to each individual for a particular purpose on this earth. 
Turing our attention to the Gospel of Mark, John said to Jesus warning Him about those who were driving out demons in His name.  Our Lord responds to John in that familiar line “Do not prevent him.  There is no one who performs a mighty deed in my name who can at the same time speak ill of me.  For whoever is not against us is for us.”  The significance of this line for us is that it ties back to what we heard in the first reading of the gifts one has received and the reminder of the call we have received to be true prophets. 
I want to say something about demons.  There are many demons in our world and if we are going to remove them it must begin with us.  We all struggle with a demon because demons can take the form of an addiction or attachment to a particular sin (such as alcohol, drugs, sins of the flesh, etc.).  How do we address demons…let me go back to my homily for last weekend, “In God we Trust.”  Do we truly trust God’s merciful love?  For example, a question one must ask, when was the last time one went to confession?  If one is not going to confession or it’s been years, then one truly isn’t placing their total trust in God.  Now some people struggle with the concept of going to confession because they feel they can go directly to the Lord and seek forgiveness.  In light of the priest shortage at the moment of someone’s death if no priest is available I do believe God can act in the extraordinary way, but there is a reason for the sacrament.   Reason number one it teaches us humility and allows us to hear with our ears the voice of the priest echo the words of Jesus, I absolve you from your sins.  The second reason is because if you have a question or concern you can talk it over with someone who understands your struggles.  For you I am a priest, however like I am a professional sinner who needs God’s forgiveness and mercy.  

Before one can tackle any demon from the world we first must trust in God’s merciful love.  There is an old saying “one cannot give what one doesn’t have.”  If one hasn’t trusted in the merciful love of God and experienced firsthand one cannot share it.  The second point having received the grace of God then we must be faithful to the mission we have been called.   Just by simply living the life to which we have been called, being faithful to the precepts of the Lord which give us joy to the heart and fills us with life, is all we really need to drive out demons.  How cool is that!  All are called to be prophets, which mean we have to work.  Just because we come and sit here every week doesn’t make us prophets.  There is more to coming to Church; our faith calls us to respond.  God has given us the tools necessary, may we pray for the courage and grace to respond faithfully.  

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Our Lady Undoer of Knots

Our Lady Undoer of Knots...PRAY FOR US
 
 
The next time you walk into the narthex of the church, please stop by this bulletin board where you will find the image of "Our Lady Undoer of Knots"  There is a ribbon around the image with strings tied to the ribbon.  Here is how this devotion works...if you have a knot you would like untied take a string from the basket and tie it around the ribbon with a few knots...please knot the string only...just simply tie the knotted string onto the ribbon.  Someone then can take the knotted string off the ribbon and pray for intention of the one who tied the string on the ribbon.
 
Truth is we all have knots.  Seek the Blessed Mothers intercession on our behalf to her Son to help us untie the knots in our lives.   

Father Carroll's Homily for the 25th Sunday of Ordinary Time 2015


 
In God we trust!
 
 
 
Think about it, instead of giving a tip with a check, credit/debit card use cash...
 
 
The back of our currency serves as a reminder of whom we should be trusting each and every single day!
 
Point number two...get away from the computer and get out and socialize.  All too often we have our face focused on a computer screen, television screen, or playing a video game.  We cannot be self-absorbed or self-centered we need to get out of our comfort zone and live the Gospel. 


Tuesday, September 15, 2015

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Monday, September 14, 2015

Important Schedule Change for Wednesday and Thursday

There will be NO CONFESSIONS from Noon - 1 PM this Wednesday

ALSO IMPORTANT SCHEDULING NOTICE ABOUT THURSDAY SEPTEMBER  17TH 

Because of the Pregnancy and Family Resource Anniversary Dinner Mass on Thursday September 17th will be celebrated at 12:15 PM.

Confessions will still be heard from 4:30 PM to 5 PM.

My sincerest apologies for the inconvenience!  

Thursday, September 10, 2015

BOATLIFT - An Untold Tale of 9/11 Resilience

America At Its Best
In the Middle of Its Tragic Day of 9-11-2001


14 Years Later
Let Us Never Forget
May We Unite to Make Our Country Better
May We Love As Christ Loves Us!

Friday, September 4, 2015

Participate in Our Parish Life

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Friday, September 11th 7- 9 pm.
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Sunday, September 13th 
12 -3:30 PM 7- 9 pm.
Brenner Hall

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Sunday Sept 20th
Doors Open at 12 Noon
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40 Days To Life

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September 23 to November 1, 2015
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Sunday, August 23, 2015

IMPORTANT NOTICE...NO NOON CONFESSIONS this Wednesday

Father Carroll will be unavailable this Wednesday at Noon.   He has a funeral home service.  Confessions will still be heard from 4:30 - 5 pm.  Thank you for your understanding!  

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Homily - 20th Sunday OT - Eucharist - Jesus' Physical Embrace

Eucharist - Jesus' Physical Embrace


When you love someone you want to be a part of their life. Love seeks a union of heart, mind, soul, and life with your beloved. You want to belong and be with them.
In the Gospel, we hear that Jesus too is seeking a union of heart, mind, soul, and life with His Beloved - you & me.
“Amen, amen, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you do not have life within you."
When we share in the Body and Blood of Christ in the Holy Eucharist, Jesus Himself comes to dwell within us.
God’s special gift to us makes Jesus present to us not just externally, but internally as well.
Jesus comes to us to get inside us, to live inside us, to come totally and completely into our lives, into our very selves.
Bishop Edward Malesic once said the following about the Eucharist.
"It was Jesus who said of the bread, “Take, Eat. This is my body.” And He said of the wine. “This is my blood of the covenant.”
Who am I to debate the words of Jesus?  If he says over the bread, “This is my body,” it is.  And if he says over the wine, “This is my blood,” Who am I to disagree?...
We believe that Jesus meant what He said and said what He meant.  We also believe that, as God, Jesus has power behind His words, power to effect the change He claimed over the bread and wine....
They are the same words spoken by a priest at Mass today; and it is the power of Christ, acting in and through a validly ordained priest, who is able to make this change in substance come about on every altar in every Catholic Church even now." 
That sums it up pretty well; It is Truly Jesus because He says that it is His Body and His Blood.
On the night before His death, Jesus gave us the Eucharist, His Physical Embrace, His Kiss, a sacrament in which He gives us His total self, Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity.
Through His Embrace, He gives us His Mercy, Healing, Kindness, Forgiveness, and Love.  When you receive the Eucharist, Envision Him embracing you and giving you all that you need from the inside out.
This communion with the Lord makes us one Body, brings us eternal life, and sends us forth to be Christ's Body for the life of the world.
In a few moments, you will see with what great love and care the priest touches Jesus in the Host during Mass.
We should go out into the world and do the same, because it is the same Jesus we will find there in the broken bodies of the people we encounter.
Today we sit at the feet of Jesus, who is present to us.  We come to listen to Him, learn from Him, be fed by Him, and unite ourselves to Him.
God’s Word made flesh, Christ Jesus, calls out to us once again here in this church:
“Take and eat; this is my Body. Take and drink, this is my blood.
I am marrying you, giving Myself to you forever in love. Nothing can make Me not love you. I am yours forever!”
Remember, when you come down the aisle to receive Holy Communion, you come as a Bride to receive the divine Bridegroom, Jesus.
St. Augustine said:
"God offers us a short route to the possession of Himself. He cries out:
Love me and you will have me for you would be unable to love me if you did not possess me already."

Praise Be Jesus Christ, the Living Bread, Now and Forever, Amen!

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Homily - 18th Sunday OT - I Am the Bread of Life


Last Sunday, we began a 5 week focus on St. John's Gospel, Chapter 6 - the Bread of Life Discourse. "I am the Bread of Life," says Jesus, "whoever comes to me will never hunger." During these five Sundays we explore the dimensions of Jesus - the Bread of Life.
The Central reason why you and I are Catholics is namely the Eucharist.  And the Church in her wisdom placed The Bread of Life Discourse in the center of Ordinary Time.  It is a reminder of who we are and what we believe.
Jesus declares:
“Amen, amen, I say to you,... Do not work for food that perishes but for the food that endures for eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you... “This is the work of God, that you believe in the one he sent.
Jesus is asking us to change ours hearts and minds in order to see God in a new light. Instead of asking for bread for our stomachs as the ancient Israelites did when Moses led them out of Egypt.  We should ask for the Bread of Life, the Bread Jesus give us, His Body and Blood.
He came seeking not only our obedience but desiring to be up close and personal with us, seeking to live within you and me.
The infinite God, who lives far above us, comes to us now inside our humanity, in our time, on our earth.
Amazing!
A priest once asked a first communion class how does Jesus get into the Host?  He was thinking he would not get an answer.  But a six year old boy raised his hand and said I know - Jesus Loves Himself into the Host. 
Think about it - The God who is Love - Loves Himself into the Bread and Wine so He can be intimately close to us!
I want you to recall that Jesus had previously taught His followers to pray what we now call the Lord’s Prayer.  The prayer in which we ask Our Father in heaven to: Give us this day our daily bread.  Matt 6:11 and Luke 11:3
When we ask God to give us our daily bread, we need to pay attention to what we are praying. 
The word for 'daily' [e-pē-ü'-sē-os] (epiousios) that Jesus uses is found nowhere else in Scripture nor anywhere else in ancient Greek literature. 
The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches: "Taken literally, Daily means (epi-ousios = "super-essential") referring directly to the Bread of Life, the Body of Christ.
So we are not praying for bread for our bodies but for the food that nourishes our hearts and souls, the Bread that strengthens our spirits, the Bread with which we nourish each other’s hearts and souls with the presence of God living within us.
Food has three purposes: 1).To heal. 2). to bring people together - to unite. 3). and third, to bring joy - something we all need, but something we receive not by being pleasure seekers, but by seeking God.
Like wholesome food, Jesus heals, unites and brings joy. Jesus wants to give you and me those gifts:
Jesus was offering the crowd and to each of us Bread from Heaven, Bread that nourishes for eternal life, Bread available to people who have faith in Jesus Christ.
In Mass, once we have been nourished by the Bread from Heaven and the word of God, we are invited to carry Jesus into our homes and workplaces, radiating His love, mercy and compassion all around us.
Let us remember that the “Bread of Life” is Jesus Christ Himself, not merely human bread. It is Food for our souls giving us a share in God’s life and assurance of eternal life with Him.
There are those who are seeking the God whose presence they have not yet experienced. Are we sharing our “Daily Bread” with them, the Bread of Life?
Pope Francis is telling us that we need to be better Evangelists. What he means is that we should engage people, and we should not be afraid to talk to them about God and spiritual matters.
If we do this in a loving, respectful and gentle way, we might be surprised by the positive reception we get.
At the end of today's Gospel, Jesus makes the unique and bold claim: “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me will never hunger, and whoever believes in me will never thirst."
Let us Pray:
Give us this day, O Lord, our daily bread.
Give us your love, your life, and your Holy Spirit in this Bread from heaven that we are about to receive, in order that we may bring your loving Presence into the world around us, a world that desperately needs you.
Praise Be Jesus Christ, Now and Forever, Amen!

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Homily - 16th Sunday OT - Come, Rest A While


There are many themes in today's Readings, but I'm focusing on the one the Lord has been sharing with me over the last few months.
I am sure we all know what the initials “RIP” stand for when we see them on a tombstone.  It stands for “Rest in Peace”. (Not - Rise If Possible!)
For you and me, if we wore a T-shirt with the big letters RIP – they most likely stand for “Rest If Possible”. In our society, we are plagued with busyness.
In fact, we can be so busy that RIP can also mean “Ripped Into Pieces”.
Maybe that is why we look forward to Vacations and Summer. We want to get away from it all, to have some rest and some peace. And yet we carry along our mobile devices so as to be connected to the world.
We are always busy; we are always “on the go”. But where are we going?
Today’s Gospel invites us to discover the importance of resting in the Lord.
The Apostles were retuning from their first mission of healing, teaching and preaching. There were exhilarated, but they were also hungry, exhausted, and in need of rest, both physical and spiritual.
And that’s when Jesus jammed on the brakes and told them, "Come away by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while."
When we think about it, rest and peace are so elusive, aren’t they?
For example, parents will never rest from their responsibilities, and they will always worry about their grown up children.
Those who are sick long for a good night’s rest without pain.
Those who have done something wrong long for peace and reconciliation.
So, what is it that Jesus is teaching us in the Gospel?
Life is about getting to know God, loving God and serving God.
We all need silence and space for ourselves and also for God.  We need to rest in the Lord with our heart - to meditate and contemplate His presence.
We need to give ourselves - Times with God.  TIMES
Sometimes we do not know how to be still and listen, and we deny God the chance to recharge us or to give us His Peace!
Prayer, Silence, and Adoration are essentially being with God, listening to God and talking with Him.
Allowing God the opportunity to be with us and recharge us with spiritual energy and strength is important. Always being aware of His Presence..
We can focus on bringing God into our Times as opposed to waiting to find the time.  Start with:
Ø      5 or 10 min or silence each day.
Ø      Bring God into all that you Do - each endeavor.
Ø      Stop and Pray and be aware of God
Ø      While in a line or waiting at a Light say a Hail Mary
Ø      Thought, smile, wink to God in midst of your activity.
Ø      Thank you for sunset, beauty, person in your life.
Ø      Make your life a Blessing to God by how you live it.
The Lord speaks powerfully to us in His Love Letter (Bible), when we spend time each day meditating on the message God gives us it will open our hearts.
Too much constant activity without rest and we cannot function.  We must be Re-Created from time to time.
We need to rest and to re-energize just as Jesus intended to do together with His apostles.
My Dear Friends, let us remind ourselves that Christian life consists of meeting with God in the secret place of our heart, so that we may serve people more effectively in the market place of the world.
Yet like Jesus whose heart was moved by the crowd, we can make ourselves available when really needed.
In doing so, we may be able to pattern ourselves after the Good Shepherd Himself, Jesus, who surely will be pleased with us.
Close with Isaiah 41:10
Do not be afraid: I am with you;
    do not be discourage for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you,
    I will uphold you up with my victorious right hand.
Praise Be Jesus Christ, Now and Forever, Amen!

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Homily - 14th Sunday OT - Prophetic Courage

Homily For 14th Week of Ordinary Time

This weekend we remember the birth of our nation. We are grateful for our country and we want to be good citizens. The best thing we can do to become better citizens is to be better Christians.

In the First reading, God sends Ezekiel to his chosen people. But he does not call them “my people,” but “rebels who have rebelled against me.” Go and tell them what I have to say!
In the Gospel, we see the people from his home town rebel again Jesus. 
Who does he think he is?  We know him; he is only a carpenter and Mary’s son.  He is just a common worker.  How could someone so familiar to us be a prophet?
Today's Readings gives us the warning that as Christians who accept the call of Jesus and seek to follow him, we also may face indifference, hostility, and rejection, but we should have prophetic courage.
By our Baptism, God calls us to be prophets like Jesus, sharing his prophetic mission. The task of a prophet is to speak God’s truth. We must never be afraid of this call.  We rely on Jesus to supply us with the courage to proclaim and live God's Plan in our society.
I wonder how many of you have read Cardinal Donald Wuerl's excellent article on the recent Supreme Court ruling on Marriage.  
He makes some very interesting points:
"The revealed Word of God is still what it was before the Supreme Court decision. Marriage is the life-long union of a man and a woman given for the purpose of their mutual good and for the procreation and education of children."
This got me thinking about other Supreme Court Rulings:
The Word of God was still what it was before the Supreme Court ruled in 1857 that:
  1. African Americans, whether enslaved or free, could not be American citizens.
  2. That slavery was a specially protected property under the Constitution;
The Word of God was still what it was before the Supreme Court ruled in 1973 that abortion is a fundamental right under the United States Constitution.
The Word of God was still what it was when the Roman Empire imposed Anti-Christian policies over a period of 3 centuries, until 313 when Christianity was legalized.
As I reflected on the Readings and Cardinal Wuerl's words, I realized his words apply to many of the issues we are facing in our society today.
Cardinal Wuerl went on to say that "Because Jesus came to save all people, all are invited to be a part of God’s family – his Church... It is the home for all who seek to follow Jesus as his disciple. This welcome is extended to everyone." If the Church were to welcome only those without sin, it would be empty."
You have heard the saying The Church is not club for saints but a hospital for sinners.  Welcome to the St. Patrick Parish Hospital, here you can find Healing, Mercy and Forgiveness!
Cardinal Wuerl continues, "Catholic teaching exhorts every believer to treat all people with respect, compassion, sensitivity, and love. All are called to walk with Jesus and so all who try to do so have a place in the Church.
Sacred Scripture and Church teaching call us both to recognize our human dignity and also to live according to God’s plan.”
"At the same time, to condemn any sin is not discrimination against the person who commits the sin. Disagreement is not discrimination. We do not force people to agree with us, we ask to be granted the same freedom to hold our beliefs.
Catholic teaching on human sexuality is the same for all. We are called to love God and love one another in truth."
Cardinal Wuerl makes another excellent point, "All Christians have the responsibility to learn and to grow in their faith in order to share it with others. We should be able to explain what we believe and why we hold it.
This means taking up the challenge to be better informed on Church teaching and why such belief is part of the vision rooted in Gospel values. This is all the more important when we find the teaching difficult."
We witness with our lives.... May the world see that to follow the Lord Jesus, to be a member of His Church, makes a difference.  
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As the 1st reading puts it, Go and tell them what I (the Lord) have to say! Whether they listen or not, they must know that there is a prophet among them.
May God’s law of love be proclaimed and practiced first and foremost at home and in the family.
The only way we’ll ever know the validity of what Jesus taught is to live what He taught.
We need to speak the truth of Christ with love, never being hypocritical or disrespectful. We must never remain silent for fear of being thought "politically incorrect."
However, We can be kind, charitable, and honest and forgiving as we speak forth as Jesus did in the synagogue.
Praise Be Jesus Christ, Now and Forever, Amen!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Fr. Carroll and Fr. Hoa


Fr. Carroll and Fr. Hoa (Pronounced Waa) 
before celebrating Mass on Monday 
Memorial of Sts. John Fisher and Thomas More.


We welcome Fr. Hoa Van Nguyen 
to St. Patrick Parish with our Prayers and Blessings

Monday, June 22, 2015

New Beloved Series


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