Reflections

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Reflection for the Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time… August 9, 2020

By Sr. Celeste Wobeter ND

This Sunday’s readings speak to me about faith and trust in God.  These powerful readings are so fitting for us at this time when we experience so much chaos in our world today with the Covid pandemic, racial tensions, the political scene, struggles of…

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Reflection for the 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time…August 2, 2020

By Juanita Harding, Notre Dame Associate

A reading from the letter of St Paul to the Romans 8:35, 37-39.

This reading written centuries ago, is perfect for our time right now.

Saint Paul is asking, “What will separate us from the love of Christ? Will anguish, or distress, or persecution, or…

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Reflection for the Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, July 5, 2020

by Linda Fitzgerald, Notre Dame Associate

Reading I  Zechariah 9:9-10:  The shouts celebrate the coming savior who will remove the reason for war, injustice.

Reading II  Romans 8:9, 11-13:  Those who live according to the flesh…their thoughts are earthbound, narrow and shabby; their life a vain shadow of what it…

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Reflection for the 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time…June 21, 2020

By Sr Mary Ann Zimmer ND

Jeremiah 20: 10-13   ~   Letter of Paul to the Romans 5:12-15  ~  Matthew 10: 26-33

Jeremiah: “To you Lord, I have entrusted my cause.”

Paul:  “But the gift is not like the transgression. For if by the transgression of the one [Adam] the many died,…

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