Reflections

Reflection for the 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time – July 4, 2021

By Juanita Harding, Notre Dame Associate
A reading from the Book of the Prophet Ezekiel 2:2-5
The readings today are all about spreading the Word of God.

The Lord spoke to Ezekiel and His Spirit entered them. He told Ezekiel he was to go to the Israelites, a group that had…

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Reflection for the 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time – June 27, 2021

By Sr Joan Polak ND

The gospel readings today tell of two miracles of Jesus performed for two people of great faith motivated by love.

How great is our faith? We too can touch the garment of Jesus through and in prayer. Or we can more intimately do so in…

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Reflection for the 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time – June 20, 2021

Reflection for the 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time…June 20, 2021

by Ann O’Connor, Notre Dame Associate

Mark 4:35-41

The story of Jesus calming the storms shows us God is with us even when we do not realize it. Jesus is in control. He is with us in the storms.

As Mark tells the story, the disciples…

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Reflection for The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ – June 6, 2021

By Linda Fitzgerald, Notre Dame Associate

First Reading:  Exodus 24:3-8 God establishes his covenant between His people and himself.

Second Reading:  Hebrews 9:11-15 The mediator of the new covenant is Christ.

Gospel:  Mark 4:12-16, 22-26 Jesus shares his Last Supper with his disciples.  This Passover meal celebrates God’s deliverance of his…

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Reflection for Trinity Sunday…May 30, 2021

By Carol Craven, Notre Dame Associate

Today, we are reminded how much God loves us.

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
God the Father: 
ABBA Father… The God who created each of us and the universe out of love. We are created in…

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Reflection for Pentecost Sunday, May 23, 2021

By Barbara Hickey, Notre Dame Associate
John 20:19-23
Jesus said to his disciples:  “If you love me, you will keep my commandments.  And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate to be with you always.”  That Advocate is the Holy Spirit who we received at…

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May 16, 2021    Seventh Sunday of Easter

By Sr Mary Ann Zimmer ND
Acts of the Apostles 1:15-17, 20a, 20c-26
First Letter of St. John 4:11-16
Gospel of John 17: 11-19
In today’s Gospel John provides us with a rich, looping, meditation on the themes that Jesus offered the disciples in his farewell to them. Summarized here, they are…

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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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