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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Reflection for the Second Sunday of Lent…February 28, 2021

By Sr Joy Connealy, ND

At times do you ever doubt that God is listening?  We have so many heartfelt needs and so much chaos and injustice in our world.  We have a deep desire to know that God is there with us, in the midst of our everyday…

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Reflection for the First Sunday of Lent…February 21, 2021

By Cindy Wenninghoff, Notre Dame Associate

The readings for this Sunday’s Mass offer a good foundation to begin our season of Lent.  In the first reading we are reminded of the covenant that God made with Noah and the bow that he gave as a sign that he would…

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Reflection for the Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time…February 14, 2021

By Sr Theresa Maly ND
Mark 1:40-42
This weekend we hear about a leper living alone, isolated, unseen, unheard, untouched.  The community avoiding him, judged to be a sinner and/or feared because of his contagious disease.   He knew the law called for his isolation. When he heard of Jesus being…

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Reflection for the Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time…February 7, 2021

by Mary Toline, Notre Dame Associate

On leaving the synagogue Jesus entered the house of Simon and Andrew with James and John.  Simon’s mother-in-law lay sick with a fever.  They immediately told him about her.  He approached, grasped her hand, and helped her up.  Then the fever left her…

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Reflection for the Fourth Sunday in Ordinary time …January 31, 2021

By Theresa Homan, Notre Dame Associate
DT 18:15-20     1COR 7:32-35     MK 1:21-28
The voice of the LORD. The voice of the LORD carries such power that the Israelites feared death should they hear it again. So they are sent prophets to convey God’s word. Prophets become the middle…

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