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Reflection for the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time… October 18, 2020

by Judith Moe McCallum, Notre Dame Associate

A denarius featuring Tiberius. The inscription on the obverse reads Ti [berivs] Caesar Divi Avg [vsti] F [ilivs] Avgvstvs (“Caesar Augustus Tiberius, son of the Divine Augustus “), the reverse reads Pontif [ex] Maxim [us] (“Highest Priest”).
Matthew 22: 15-21

Jesus is approached by the Pharisees and Herodians hoping…

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Reflection for the 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time…October 11, 2020

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by Carol Craven, Notre Dame Associate

We received the invitation to the wedding feast —an invitation to the Kingdom of God. When we say “yes” and put on the required white robe that we received at Baptism, we are saying “yes” to follow the baptismal call to be disciples of Jesus….

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Reflection for the 27th Sunday in Ordinary time… October 4, 2020

graphic featuring philippians 4:9

By Cindy Wenninghoff, Notre Dame Associate

This Sunday’s readings focus on the vineyard, and producing fruit.  Jesus is very direct in his words that “the kingdom of God will be taken away and given to a people that will produce its fruit.”  It’s easy to compare this to God…

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Reflection for the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time…..September 27, 2020

graphic featuring matthew 21:28

by Sr Mary Hlas ND
Today’s Gospel (Matthew 21:28) has us seeing two sons who were asked by their father to: “Go out and work in the vineyard today.”  The first son refused but later went to work in the vineyard.  The second son agreed to work in the…

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Reflection for the 25th Sunday of Ordinary Time…September 20, 2020

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By Mary Toline,  Notre Dame Associate
In this parable Jesus told his disciples that the Kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out at dawn to hire laborers for his vineyard.  The laborers agreed to work for their usual daily wage and later other laborers showed up…

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Reflection for the Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary time…September 13, 2020

let go and let god graphic

by Kathryn Schinker, Notre Dame Associate
In today’s Gospel, Peter asks Jesus how many times he must forgive a debtor and we hear the story of generous forgiveness and not-so-generous examples of how we can forgive others and ourselves.
Some time ago I came across a short poem about anger…

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Reflection for the Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time…September 6, 2020

graphic featuring matthew 18:20

By Kris Lanik, Notre Dame Associate
“For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” This is one of those statements made by our Lord that is familiar to nearly everyone.  For me, the key words are “in my…

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Reflection for the 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time… August 30, 2020

true discipleship message

By Cathy (Notre Dame Associate) & Gary Leak
Readings JER 20:7-9; PS 63:2-6, 8-9; ROM 12:1-2; MT 16: 21-27
God should burn in our hearts so much that we need to share His love with others. Being a believer can bring pain and ostracism but the Spirit will move us…

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Reflection — 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time, August 23, 2020

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By Sr Margaret Hickey, ND

Today’s first and last readings reflect on blessings and powers given to Eliakim and Peter.  Both readings reflect a power of office, very possibly, a recognition, a gift.

God is forever gracing our lives with blessings, powers, recognitions, gifts, happening daily in our lives, sometimes…

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Reflection for the Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time… August 16, 2020

jesus heals message

by Phyllis Chandler, Notre Dame  Associate

Jesus proclaimed the Gospel of the kingdom and cured every disease among the people.  Mt.4:23

These words, taken from the “Alleluia” preceding today’s gospel, seem particularly fitting at this time in our history.  In fact, they are almost identical to the opening of a…

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