Reflections

Reflection for the Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sept. 19, 2021

By Judith McCallum Moe, Notre Dame Associate

In the Gospel, Mark relates to us that as Jesus traveled with his disciples, he attempted to tell them that the Son of Man would be turned over to those who would kill him, and in three days the Son of Man…

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Reflection for the Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Sept. 12, 2021

By Sr Margaret Hickey ND

James 2:14-18:  “What good is it my sisters and brothers, if people say they have faith but do not have works?  Faith of itself, if it does not have works, is dead.”

In this time which we are experiencing right now, this is a wonderful…

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Reflection for the Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time – September 5, 2021

By Cindy Wenninghoff, Notre Dame Associate

This Sunday’s readings begin with Isaiah reassuring all whose hearts are frightened to fear not, and take comfort in our God as he is wonderful and all powerful.  And I believe that this reading is just as applicable today as it was in Isaiah’s…

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Reflection for the Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time-August 29, 2021

By Sr. Rita Ostry ND
Deuteronomy 4:1-2,6-8
James 1:17-18, 21b-22,27
Mark 7:1-8, 14-15,21-23
All three readings of the 22nd Sunday in Ordinary time are powerful reminders of the importance of living from the heart.  We are called to humbly welcome and trust the Spirit, the love and word of God placed within…

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Reflection for the 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time – August 22, 2021

By Sr Mary Hlas ND

In today’s Responsorial Psalm, we hear, “When the just cry out, the Lord hears them and from all their distress (upset) He rescues them.”  “The Lord is close to the broken hearted and to those who are crushed in spirit He saves.”

How many of…

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Reflection for The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary – August 15, 2021

By Mary Toline, Notre Dame Associate

Mary set out and traveled to the hill country in haste to a town of Judah, where she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting the infant leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth, filled with the Holy…

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Reflection for the Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – August 8, 2021

By Kathy Schinker, Notre Dame Associate

The readings for this Sunday are about food.  Elijah was fed and nourished by God on his journey to Horab, the mountain of God.
In the gospel Jesus said “I am the bread of life.”
What more do we need?

He gave himself up on the…

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Reflection for the Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time…August 1, 2021

By Cathy Leak, Notre Dame Associate and Gary Leak

Ex 16: 2-4; 12-15

Ps78:3-4, 23-24, 25, 54

Eph 4: 17, 20-24

John 6: 24-35

The Israelite community was scornful of the prophets for a lack of food. God told Aaron and Moses to tell His people that God would provide meat and bread…

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Reflection for the 16th week in Ordinary Time – July 18, 2021

By Phyllis Chandler, Notre Dame Associate

The Responsorial for today’s liturgy is the familiar and much-loved 23rd Psalm, “The Lord is my shepherd . . .” Both the first reading from Jeremiah and Mark’s gospel refer to God as the divine shepherd who watches over the flock.

The 23rd Psalm…

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Reflection for the 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time – July 11, 2021

By Sr. Celeste Wobeter ND

This Sunday’s readings are quite powerful!  As always! The words of the Gospel that jolted me are, “take nothing for the journey.” What does that mean for you and me today?

As I thought about these words I wondered if the message of Jesus is…

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