Reflections

November 28, 2021 – First Sunday of Advent

By Sr. Dorothy Rolf ND
Psalm 15 vs 4-5:  
To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul.
“Your ways, O Lord make known to me; teach me your paths.
Guide me in your truth and teach me.
For you are God, my savior, and for you I wait all the day.”
May…

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Reflection for the Feast of Christ the King…November 21, 2021

By Kathryn Schinker, Notre Dame Associate

Today we celebrate the Feast of Christ the King.  In the Gospel, Pilate questions Jesus about being King of the Jews. Jesus asked him if he heard it or believed it himself, and that his kingdom was not from this world.  Pilate could…

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Reflection for the Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time – Nov. 14, 2021

By Ed McKibbin, Notre Dame Associate

November has always been one of my favorite months.  However, I recognize that others have a very different opinion as the days grow shorter with the amount of sunlight decreasing, temperatures dropping, and the beautiful leaves gradually all fall away leaving the trees…

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Reflection for the Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time – Nov. 7, 2021

By Rod and Connie Determan, Notre Dame Associates

In the first reading from the Book of Kings, Elijah asked the woman gathering sticks to give all that she had, her last meal.  Both Elijah and the woman knew she would not find more flour and there was nowhere that…

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Reflection for the Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time…October 31, 2021

By Theresa Homan, Notre Dame Associate
“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and withall your strength.”
I’ve often struggled with what it means to love God. If love is an act of the will, not just a…

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Reflection for the Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time – October 24, 2021

By Linda Fitzgerald, Notre Dame Associate

Mk 10:46-52   The story of Jesus healing the blind Bartimaeus who was begging by the roadside outside of the city of Jericho.  One of the few persons named as healed.
In the days of Jesus, physical ailments could be seen as punishment from God. …

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Reflection for the Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time – October 17, 2021

By Barbara Hickey, Notre Dame Associate
Mark 10:35-45
James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came to Jesus and said to Him, “Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask of you.”  They did this without including the other apostles and as you can imagine, that did…

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Reflection for the Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time…Oct. 10, 2021

By Dick Connealy, Notre Dame Associate
A reading from the Book of Wisdom 7:7-11; Hebrews 4:12-13; Mark 10:17-30
Like many, I thought wisdom was about learning things outside myself. Wisdom is a gift from walking with God and letting him take you on the journey to who you really are.

Many…

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Reflection for the Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time – October 3, 2021

By Theresa Wiggs, Notre Dame Associate
 
The readings for this Sunday touch on some very familiar relationships: 
Husbands and Wives
Brothers and Sisters 
and Children 
 
We hear in Genesis the story of how God formed a partner for ‘man’ out of one of his own ribs! The man says, “This one is bone…

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Reflection for the Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Times – Sept. 26, 2021

By Rita Melgares, Notre Dame Associate

As a prelude to this Sunday’s Gospel Reflection, we recall that Jesus has begun His public life, Proclaiming the Kingdom.

Jesus and His disciples came to Capernaum.   One day, John (one of Jesus’ disciples) told Him, “Teacher, we saw a man using Your…

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