Reflections

Reflection for the Sixth Sunday of Easter – May 9, 2021

By Marylou Garrett, Notre Dame Associate 

The focus of this Sunday’s readings is squarely on God’s lavish love for us, and the question we must ask ourselves is how we are being called to respond to that love.

The second reading makes clear what love truly is: “not that we have…

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Reflection for the Fifth Sunday of Easter…May 2, 2021

By Sr Anita Rolenc ND
Acts 9:26-311             John 3:18-24                  John 15:1-8
Jesus tells us in John’s Gospel, “I am the vine, you are the branches.”  God, as the vine grower, prunes every branch in order that it bear more fruit.  We need to remain in Jesus in order to bear…

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Reflection for the Fourth Sunday after Easter…April 25, 2021

By Sr Marie Alice Ostry ND
Jn 10:11-18. Jesus said:
“I am the good shepherd.
A good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.”
God continues to constantly remind us by saying “I love you” in the Scriptures and we have heard it so often especially during this Easter Season.  We…

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Reflection For The Third Sunday Of Easter… April 18, 2021

By Cathy, Notre Dame Associate, & Gary Leak
First Reading Acts 3:13-15,17-19
Psalm 4:2, 4, 7-8, 9
Second Reading 1 John 2:1-5
Gospel Luke 24:35-48
In today’s Gospel, we are reminded of the Paschal Mystery; Jesus’ life, death, Resurrection, and Ascension.  Jesus appears to the Apostles, but they think He is a ghost…

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Reflection for the Second Sunday of Easter…April 11, 2021   Divine Mercy Sunday

By Rita L. Melgares, Notre Dame Associate
GIVE THANKS TO THE LORD FOR HE IS GOOD, HIS LOVE IS EVERLASTING
HIS MERCY ENDURES FOREVER
The following are some thoughts I encountered in preparing a reflection for Divine Mercy Sunday.  They have brought to my life – and I hope will fill your…

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Reflection for Easter Sunday, April 4, 2021

By Sr Margaret Proskovec ND

Who will roll back the stone from the entrance to the tomb?” [Mark 16:3]

Easter celebrates what God has done for Jesus, for the women who went to the tomb, for the frightened apostles huddled in the upper room, and for each of us.
Easter celebrates…

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Reflection for Palm Sunday, March 28, 2021

By Judith Moe McCallum, Notre Dame Associate
Reading from Mark 11:1-11
When I was a child our mother shaped Palm Sunday fronds into crosses. Seventy years later, one of the crosses still adorns the kitchen in my family home, offering a sense of peace and welcoming.

When Jesus and his disciples…

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Reflection for the Fifth Sunday of Lent…March 21, 2021

By Sr Rosalee Burke ND

As we get closer to Easter our readings say more about the suffering and death of Jesus and the relationship of this to us.

The first reading says that God will place his law within us, writing it on our hearts.

The second reading says that…

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Reflection for 4th Sunday of Lent…March 14, 2021

By Kris Lanik, Notre Dame Associate

This weekend’s Gospel reading from St. John points to what should be our focus during Lent.  It tells of the conversation between Jesus and Nicodemus.  Nicodemus recognized Jesus as a teacher from God.  Because of his social status he was afraid of being…

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Reflection for the Third Sunday of Lent…March 7, 2021

By Dot Connealy, Notre Dame Associate

Exodus 20:1-17    Psalm 19:8-11    1 Corinthians 1:22-25    John 2:13-25
“they’ll know we are Christians by our love”
Jesus shows us in this gospel that His temple is to be a place set aside from worldly things.  When we go to church we should be able…

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