Dot Connealy, Notre Dame Associate

Acts 2:1-11; Psalm 104:1, 24, 29-31, 34; 1Corinthians 12:3b-7, 12-13 or Galatians 5:16-25; John 20:19-23 or John 15:26,27,16.

Pentecost….one of my favorite church Sundays.  I remember one particular Pentecost at Holy Family Parish in Decatur. This was shortly after I had married my husband and became a…

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Reflection for the week of May 12, 2024 Ascension Sunday

by Carol Craven

First Reading:  Acts 1:1-11
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm:47: 2-3, 6-7, 8-9
Second Reading: Ephesians 4:1-13
Gospel: Mark 16:15-20

Today’s readings are filled with Jesus’ teaching: ways of being, instructions about the time after the Ascension, and the receipt of the gifts of the Spirit,

I stand with the apostles looking heavenward. We…

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Reflection for the Sixth Sunday of Easter…May 5, 2024

by Sr. Dorothy Rolf ND

1 John 4:7-10       John’s Reading challenges us to love one another.            

“Beloved, let us love one another, because love is of God:  Whoever is without love does not know God, for God is Love.

In this is love: not that we have loved God,…

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Reflection for the Fifth Sunday of Easter…April 28, 2024

by Sr Cynthia Hruby ND


“Almighty ever-living God, constantly accomplish the Paschal Mystery within us, that those you were pleased to make new in Holy Baptism may, under your protective care, bear much fruit and come to the joys of life eternal. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your…

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Ann O’Connor, Notre Dame Associate

John 10:11-18

The Gospel reading for April 21, 2024, is often referred to as the Good Shepherd reading. Within the first sentence, Jesus declares to us who He is. The first part of the gospel is all about how a good shepherd cares for his…

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Reflection for the Third Sunday of Easter…April 14, 2024

by Theresa Homan, Notre Dame Associate

Acts 3: 13-15, 17-19:  Repent and be converted that your sins may be wiped away.

1Jn 2: 1-5a:  He is expiation for our sins, and not for our sins only but for those of the whole world.

Lk 24: 35-48:  “Peace be with you.” But…

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Reflection for the Second Sunday of Easter…April 7, 2024

by Barbara Hickey, Notre Dame Associate

 Gospel:  John 20:19-31

On the evening of that first day of the week, Jesus came and stood in the midst of the disciples and said to them, “Peace be with you.”  When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. …

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Reflection for Easter, March 31, 2024

by Michael Driscoll, Notre Dame Associate

In the quiet of Easter, within the sacred cycle of the Christian year, we find ourselves at the threshold of a profound mystery: the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Here, in this moment of moments, is where hope intertwines with renewal, where the very…

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Reflection for Palm Sunday, March 24, 2024

by Sr Dorothy Rolf ND

Sunday begins our Holy Week with Jesus.  We hope to strive living in more quiet, more time in prayer, and more time in meditation with Jesus so to join with Him in understanding his sufferings and tremendous love for each of us.

Take some quiet…

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Reflection for the Fifth Sunday of Lent…March 17, 2024

by Linda Fitzgerald, ND Associate

Reading I:  Jeremiah 31:31-34

God’s first covenant with His people was on tablets of stone.  After the trials of His people, Jeremiah writes a hopeful message: God says, “I will place my law within them and write it upon their hearts.  I will be their…

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