Reflection for the Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

by Sr Joy Connealy ND

The readings this Sunday remind me to be open to invitations. God calls us continually to discipleship and always allows us the freedom to respond.

I think about some of the invitations I’ve received in my life – both big and small. I’ve…

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Reflection for Corpus Christ (The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ)

by Sr. Barbara Markey, ND

When the crowd gathering around Jesus was growing hungry, the disciples asked Jesus to disperse them. Instead, he told them “Give them some food yourselves”.

Sometimes, God asks of us the seemingly impossible: to forgive others, to forgive ourselves, to find a way to help…

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Reflection for the Feast of the Most Holy Trinity

by Dick Connealy, Notre Dame Associate

I have much more to tell, but you could not bear it now.
But when he comes, the Spirit of truth, he will guide you to all truth.

John 16:12-15
The journey of faith and truth cannot come all at once. We could not bear it….

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Reflection for Pentecost Sunday

by Marylou & Dave Garrett, Notre Dame Associates

This Sunday we celebrate Pentecost and Jesus’ promised gift of the Holy Spirit. In the first reading (Acts 2:1-11) the apostles are gathered in an upper room in Jerusalem “waiting for power from on high” as Jesus had directed them before…

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“The Ascension of the Lord,” & the Seventh Sunday of Easter

by Linda Fitzgerald, Notre Dame Associate.

Acts 1:1-11
The reflection that amazes me the most about our Lord’s Ascension is that our Lord unmasks the lie that we are alone!

The spirit will drive the disciples, all of us and all those to come, to advance beyond our lack of understanding…

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Reflection for the Sixth Sunday of Easter

by Mary Toline, Notre Dame Associate

In the Gospel of John 14:23-29 Jesus said to his disciples: “Whoever loves me will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our dwelling with him. Whoever does not love me does…

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​Reflection for the Fifth Sunday of Easter

by Judith Moe McCallum

Gospel: John 13: 31-33a,34-35 Douay-Rheims Catholic Bible.

33 Little children, yet a little while I am with you. You shall seek me;…Whither I go you cannot come; so I say to you now.

34 A new commandment I give unto you: That you love one another, as…

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​Reflection for 4th Sunday of Easter

by Sr Celeste Wobeter ND

The 4th Sunday of Easter is celebrated as Good Shepherd Sunday. Today’s Gospel is quite brief and very rich. Each phrase can be pondered again and again.

The first phrase is, “My sheep hear my voice.” Do I? …

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by Phyllis Chandler, Notre Dame Associate

I will praise you, Lord, for you have rescued me. (Ps. 30:2a)

In this Sunday’s gospel from John, Jesus reveals himself for the third time to his disciples after rising from the dead. Some of the disciples have been fishing without success. Jesus, on…

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​Reflection for the Second Sunday of Easter

by Ed McKibbin, Notre Dame Associate

This week’s readings provide us once again with confidence of what we are able to accomplish through the power of the Holy Spirit. The Apostles, prior to witnessing the resurrection and receiving the Holy Spirit, were ordinary people just like us. Thomas,…

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