Reflections

Second Sunday of Lent, February 25, 2024

by Sr. Marie Alice Ostry, ND

Today’s readings challenge us to live our belief in God’s word; trust in God’s promise to always be with us; and look beyond the physical appearances of what our natural eyes see.

In Abraham we see his wholehearted belief lived out that God promised…

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Reflection for the First Sunday of Lent, February 18, 2024

by Gary Leak, husband of Associate, Cathy Leak

Reading: 1 Peter 3:18-22

This reading reminds us that the righteous, Jesus suffered and died for the sake of all humanity, and to lead us closer to God. Christ transcended death and showed us the love and power of God. So through…

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Reflection for the week of February 11-17, 2024

by Sr. Margaret Proskovec, ND

If today you hear God’s voice, harden not your hearts.  Ps 95:8
Reading 1 ~ Joel 2:12-18
Return to me with your whole heart, fasting, weeping, and mourning.
Reading 2 ~ 2 Cor. 5: 20-6:2
Behold, now is a very acceptable time;
behold, now is the time of salvation.

This…

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Reflection for the 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time…February 4, 2024

by Ed McKibbin, Notre Dame Associate

On this the last Sunday before Lent we are reminded by Job, St. Paul, and St. Mark that life is often not easy, especially if we are in tune with how God is calling us to serve. It is only through denying ourselves and…

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Reflection for the Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, January 28, 2024

by Sr. Margaret Hickey, ND
Deuteronomy 18: 15-20; Psalm 95;
First Letter of Paul to the Corinthians, 7:32-34; Mark 1:21-28

Paul says in this Sunday’s second reading:  “I should like you to be free of anxieties.”  Then the first reading, the psalm and the gospel call us to be quiet and…

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Reflection for the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, January 21, 2024

by Cindy Wenninghoff, Notre Dame Associate

This Sunday’s readings are familiar to us all – a call to repent and believe.  To listen to God and to prepare ourselves for Christ’s coming.  It is an assurance that we are all called to be saved.

In the first reading it is…

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Reflection for the 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time…Jan 14, 2024

by Associate Phyllis Chandler

“Speak, for your servant is listening.”  – I Samuel:10

Our Scripture readings for this Sunday focus on God’s call, first in the book of Samuel and then in the gospel of John as Jesus invites Peter and the first disciples to follow him.

Samuel repeatedly hears…

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Reflection for the Feast of the Epiphany, January 7, 2024

by Sr Celeste Wobeter ND
Epiphany – a manifestation!
This weekend we celebrate the manifestation of Jesus to the Maji, not to the Jews, but to seekers from the East!  Jesus came not for just one group of people.  Jesus is all-inclusive!  He came for all!  No exceptions!  For the…

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REFLECTION FOR THE FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT…DECEMBER 24, 2023

by Sr. Mary Ann Zimmer, ND

First Reading: Second Book of Samuel 7:1-5, 8b-12, 14a, 16
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 89: 2-3, 4-5, 27, 29
Second Reading: Romans 16;25-27
Gospel: Luke 1:26-38

This year the fourth week of Advent is barely a breath long! Christmas Eve is already upon us. Mary gets pregnant in…

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Reflection for the Third Sunday of Advent…December 17, 2023

by Carol Craven, Notre Dame Associate

Reading 1 Isaiah 61:1-2, 10-11
Responsorial Psalm: Luke 1:46-48, 49-50, 53-54
Reading 2: First Thessalonians 5: 16-24
Gospel, John1:6-8, 19-28

Today’s readings are about being sent. John says, “I am the voice of one crying out in the desert “make straight the way of the Lord.”’

He lets…

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