Reflection for the 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time – July 17, 2022

By Cindy Wenninghoff, Notre Dame Associate

In our gospel reading for Sunday, we have Martha busy preparing a meal and making her visitors comfortable, not unlike Abraham and Sarah in our first reading who reach out to three strangers– and not unlike the Good Samaritan in last Sunday’s reading…

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Reflection for the Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – July 10, 2022

By Barbara Hickey, Notre Dame Associate

Luke 10:25-37

Jesus’ first and most important commandment is to love the Lord your God and your neighbor as yourself. We love family members and friends of course, but Jesus wants us to love people we don’t know, people who don’t want…

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Reflection for the 13th Week in Ordinary Time – July 3, 2022

By Judith Moe McCallum, Notre Dame Associate


Response: Let all the earth cry out to God with joy.
3 Say to God, “How awesome you are!”
4 All earth bows down before you and sings to thee.
6 Come and see the marvels of God, His awesome deeds for us.

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Reflection for 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time – June 26, 2022

By Kris Lanik, Notre Dame Associate

Today’s readings take us back to the basics. We are encouraged to honestly examine our deepest priorities in life.

The reading from the Gospel of Luke tells us of the internal struggles of two potential disciples. Both were speaking with Jesus. Jesus invites them…

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Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ… June 19, 2022

By Sr. Joy Connealy ND

St. Augustine said, “become what you receive” and St. Paul in 1 Corinthians said, “now you are Christ’s Body and individually a part of it.”  The feast of the Body and Blood of Christ reminds us that we are to be the living presence…

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Reflection for the Feast of the Most Holy Trinity – June 12, 2022

By Phyllis Chandler, Notre Dame Associate

O Lord, our God, how wonderful your name in all the earth!  (Psalm 8:2a)

This Sunday we celebrate the feast of the Most Holy Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  One God, three persons!  One of the awesome mysteries of our faith.

The first reading…

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Pentecost Sunday, June 5, 2022

By Sr. Margaret Proskovec ND

The love of God has been poured into our hearts through the Spirit of God dwelling within us.  [Entrance Antiphon]


Readings: Acts 2:1-11; I Corinthians 12:3b-7, 12-13; John 20:19-23

Wind, Tongues of fire coming to rest on each…

Different kinds of spiritual gifts and forms of…

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Reflection for the Seventh Sunday of Easter – May 29, 2022

By Theresa Wiggs, Notre Dame Associate

In the first reading Steven speaks of an amazing vision. He said, “Behold, I see the heavens opened and the Son of Man standing at the right Hand of God.”  Our readings this week reflect both on Jesus’s life on earth and his…

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Reflection for the Sixth Sunday of Easter – May 22, 2022

By Dot Connealy, Notre Dame Associate

Acts 15:1-2, 22-29   Psalm 67:2-3, 5-6, 8

Revelation 21:10-14, 22-23   John 14:23-29
“Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you”
During my years singing for the parish community of Holy Family in northeast Nebraska, many times I received comments about how my voice…

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Reflection for the Fifth Sunday after Easter – May 15, 2022

By Carol Craven, Notre Dame Associate

 The readings are full of action.

In the first reading (Acts 14:21-27) Paul and Barnabas evangelized the Gentiles. They created communities and developed leaders.

In the responsorial Psalm (Psalm 145: 8 -9, 10-11, 12-13) we learned of God’s actions. We respond, “I will praise…

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