​Reflection for The Baptism of the Lord

by Sr. Margaret Proskovec, ND

As I was preparing to write these reflections, news broke in our diocese that one of the priests who is very dear to me, turned himself in to the State Patrol, admitting that he had sexually assaulted a young woman in his parish.  His…

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Epiphany Sunday

by Sr Marie Alice Ostry ND

Epiphany – this means manifestation.  We just celebrated the coming of the Christ at Christmas.  What does this mean in our lives?  What did it mean in the lives of those who lived in Mary and Joseph’s time?  God came to share in…

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Holy Family Sunday

by Sr Cynthia Hruby ND

Plight of the Family in Flight

The Gospel for today tells of Jesus in the temple teaching the elders.  His parents are in the caravan on the way home when they realize Jesus was not with them (LK 2:41-52).  The caravan, yes, we have been…

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Christmas Reflection: God Works through All Kinds of People

by Sr Melannie Svoboda SND on December 24, 2018

The story of the first Christmas sets before us an array of unique individuals. First, there is Mary, a teenage mother. Then there is Joseph, her conscientious husband, a simple carpenter.

Next, we have a powerful Roman Emperor, Caesar Augustus, who…

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Reflection for the Fourth Week of Advent 2018

by Sr Mary Kay Meagher ND

This is one of the years in which the 4th Sunday falls on the day before Christmas Eve giving us a 4th week of Advent with one day! It feels a bit cheated and I want more time because I need time…

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Reflection for the Third Sunday of Advent

by Sr Theresa Maly ND

The readings for our Sunday Liturgy this week remind us to “Shout for joy” and “Rejoice always” It is easy to rejoice in preparing to celebrate a birthday, especially that of Jesus. But there is more. We look at the…

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Reflection for the Second Sunday of Advent

by Rod & Connie Determan, Notre Dame Associates

In Gospel: Luke 3:1-6 John the Baptist has come out of the desert and is baptizing people in the wilderness along the Jordan River. His message, “Prepare a way for the Lord, make his path straight,” is for all people…

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Reflection for the First Sunday of Advent

By Dot Connealy, Notre Dame Associate

​Your redemption is at hand….
Jeremiah 33:14-16; Psalm 25:4-5, 8-10, 14; 1 Thessalonians 3:12-4:2; Luke 21:25-28; 34-36
“Stand erect and raise your head, because your redemption is at hand…”
Sometimes the words present such a clear picture to me that…

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Reflection for the Feast of Christ the King

by Ed McKibbin, Notre Dame Associate

The Feast of Christ the King gives us an opportunity to reflect upon what Christ’s kingship means for us. It is often easy to confuse a kingship for the things Pontius Pilate relates to a kingship: money; power; influence; authority;…

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Reflection for the 33rd Sunday in Ordinary

by Rita Melgares, Notre Dame Associate

In this Sunday’s gospel (Mark 13: 24 – 32), Jesus speaks to us of the events which will signal the end of the world.

He does not say these things to frighten us, but rather to convince us of the need to be…

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