Reflections

Reflection for the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sept 25. 2022 – PRIESTHOOD SUNDAY

By Edward McKibbin, Notre Dame Associate
 Priesthood Sunday
Jesus reminds us again this week that each one of us is blessed with unique talents and abilities, some people are even blessed with many financial resources at their disposal. In the Gospel story Jesus is not condemning the rich man for his…

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Reflection for the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sept. 18, 2022

By Dot Connealy, Notre Dame Associate
Amos 8:4-7
Psalm 113:1-2,4-8
1 Timothy2:1-8
Luke 16:1-13.
“The person who is trustworthy in very small matters is also trustworthy in great ones.”

I like this statement in the Gospel of Luke.  This makes me think that God is saying to us that nothing is too small a…

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Reflection for the 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sept. 11, 2022

By Phyllis Chandler, Notre Dame Associate
“A heart contrite and humbled, O God, you will not spurn.”  Ps. 51:19
This weekend’s readings are focused on a central theme: we were created by a loving God who is ready and willing to forgive our failings, if we seek His forgiveness.

The first…

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Reflection for the 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sept 4, 2022

By Ann O’Connor, Notre Dame Associate

Central theme

Today’s readings challenge us to the true discipleship of total commitment to the will of God, putting God first in our lives.

The Readings

The readings help us think about what we truly desire. The first reading tells us we cannot understand the mind…

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Reflection for the 22nd Sunday in Ordinary time – August 28, 2022

By Sr. Dorothy Rolf, ND

This week’s reflection is a diversion from the Sunday Readings.

I invite you to use Psalm 67 for your meditation this week.  It’s a reminder of God’s love and care for each of us.  It could be your daily prayer this week. 
“God, you…

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Reflection for the 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time – August 21, 2022

By Rita Melgares, Notre Dame Associate

Luke 13 13:22-30

Competition:  we all want to win; some, of course, will lose.

 
VICTORY-DEFEAT
JOY-PAIN
BIRTH-DEATH
LIFE IS ALL OF THESE.
Jesus knew joy…and tears…He knew birth…and life…and death.

After the Crucifixion, Jesus rose from the dead!  That’s what His life was all about.

Throughout Luke’s account of Christ’s life, as…

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Reflection for the 20th Sunday in Ordinary time…August 14, 2022

By Sr Mary Hlas ND

Today’s Gospel, initially, can be very confusing.  Luke begins this Gospel with Jesus telling His disciples, “I have come to set the world on fire and how I wish it were already blazing.”

We see, on television, many parts of the world where huge fires…

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Reflection for the 19th Sunday of Ordinary Time – August 7, 2022

By Rod and Connie Determan, Notre Dame Associates

Just as in the Second Reading Hebrews 11:16 “But now they desire a better homeland, a heavenly one.” my desires were to see where God could fill my life and look for a better homeland. There isn’t a GPS or a…

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Reflection for the 18th Sunday in Ordinary time…July 24, 2022

By Kathryn Schinker, Notre Dame Associate
Planning and “God Willing”
Planning is an integral part of our lives, day in and day out.  From the moment we awake to lying in bed at night to review plans for tomorrow.

I was reminded of an old joke about “when I make plans,…

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Reflection For The 17th Sunday Of Ordinary Time – July 24, 2022

By Sr Joan Polak, ND
PRAYER
I imagine we all pray sometime.  What is your way of prayer? Is it asking for something, thanking for something, bargaining with God, or is it just talking to God?

Again, I ask: What is your way of prayer? Persistent begging? Bargaining with God? Thanksgiving…

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