Reflection for the Second Sunday of Easter…April 7, 2024

by Barbara Hickey, Notre Dame Associate

 Gospel:  John 20:19-31

On the evening of that first day of the week, Jesus came and stood in the midst of the disciples and said to them, “Peace be with you.”  When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. …

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Reflection for Easter, March 31, 2024

by Michael Driscoll, Notre Dame Associate

In the quiet of Easter, within the sacred cycle of the Christian year, we find ourselves at the threshold of a profound mystery: the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Here, in this moment of moments, is where hope intertwines with renewal, where the very…

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Reflection for Palm Sunday, March 24, 2024

by Sr Dorothy Rolf ND

Sunday begins our Holy Week with Jesus.  We hope to strive living in more quiet, more time in prayer, and more time in meditation with Jesus so to join with Him in understanding his sufferings and tremendous love for each of us.

Take some quiet…

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Reflection for the Fifth Sunday of Lent…March 17, 2024

by Linda Fitzgerald, ND Associate

Reading I:  Jeremiah 31:31-34

God’s first covenant with His people was on tablets of stone.  After the trials of His people, Jeremiah writes a hopeful message: God says, “I will place my law within them and write it upon their hearts.  I will be their…

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Reflection for the Fourth Sunday in Lent…March 10, 2024

by Judith Moe McCallum, ND Associate

Second Chronicles 36:14-16, 19-23
Psalms 137: 1-6 “Let my tongue be silent if ever I should forget you.”
Ephesians 2:4-10 5:8-14
VBG: John 3:16
Gospel of John 3:14-21

The stories in the readings today paint man as he is, in darker tones, sinful tones, dead in his trespasses…

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Third Sunday of Lent, March 3, 2024

by Sr Joan Polak ND

After rereading both the Epistle and the Gospel I realized the connection that is there. He is teaching us to reverence the place of worship.  Then he gives us the Commandments and one of which is to reverence the Sabbath Day. And to reverence…

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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.


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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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