Reflections

Reflection for the Sixth Sunday of Easter – May 22, 2022

By Dot Connealy, Notre Dame Associate

Acts 15:1-2, 22-29   Psalm 67:2-3, 5-6, 8

Revelation 21:10-14, 22-23   John 14:23-29
“Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you”
During my years singing for the parish community of Holy Family in northeast Nebraska, many times I received comments about how my voice…

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Reflection for the Fifth Sunday after Easter – May 15, 2022

By Carol Craven, Notre Dame Associate

 The readings are full of action.

In the first reading (Acts 14:21-27) Paul and Barnabas evangelized the Gentiles. They created communities and developed leaders.

In the responsorial Psalm (Psalm 145: 8 -9, 10-11, 12-13) we learned of God’s actions. We respond, “I will praise…

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Reflection for the Fourth Sunday of Easter – May 8, 2022

By Rita Melgares, Notre Dame Associate
Barnabas and Paul went on to Antioch, a city in the province of Pisidia.  On the Sabbath, they went into the synagogue and took their seats.  Acts 13:14 
 This first reading expresses the imperative of spreading the word of God.  It stresses the order…

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Reflection for the Third Sunday of Easter, May 1, 2022

By Linda Fitzgerald, Notre Dame Associate
The disciples are encountering Jesus after the Resurrection… John 21:1-9
The disciples have caught nothing during their night fishing and as they draw close to the shore Jesus says: “Cast the net over the right side of the boat and you will find something.” …

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Reflection for the Second Sunday of Easter, April 24, 2022

By Sr Mary Kay Meagher ND
Jesus is Risen and is Among Us
“On entering the tomb, they saw a man sitting on the right side, clothed in a white robe, and they were utterly amazed. He said to them “Do not be amazed! You seek Jesus of Nazareth the…

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Reflection for Easter Sunday, April 17, 2022

By Theresa Homan, Notre Dame Associate
Easter Joy!
But first comes Good Friday. A time to remember Jesus in His passion, and all those who have suffered for love of God or others; all those who suffer injustice; all of us as we carry our crosses. A time to look…

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Reflection for Palm Sunday, April 10, 2022

By Marylou Garrett, Notre Dame Associate

Palm Sunday’s readings emphasize that Jesus humbly obeyed his Father’s will no matter what the cost might be to himself. In the opening gospel he doesn’t enter Jerusalem with a chariot and stallions like the warrior king so many believed God’s Messiah would…

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Reflection for the Fifth Week in Lent – April 3, 2022

Lent Gospel Reflection

By Kathryn Schinker, Notre Dame Associate

In this fifth week of Lent, the readings speak about light.  And it seems fitting to me as we approach a great light in Christ’s Resurrection from the dead.  This week’s readings confirm that Jesus is the light of the world!  Light represents…

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Reflection for the 4th Sunday of Lent… March 27, 2022

By Edward G McKibbin, Notre Dame Associate

I have noted this Lent that a recurring theme of repentance is present more than ever. I realize this is the case every Lent, but this message has been made ever more clear to me this year.

This Sunday’s Gospel reading is one…

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Reflection for the Week of March 20, 2022

By Phyllis Chandler, Notre Dame Associate
The Lord is kind and merciful… slow to anger and abounding in kindness. (Psalm 103)
Our scripture readings for this, the Third Sunday of Lent, provide rich guidance for each of us in seeking to live according to God’s will.  As an avid gardener…

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