Reflection for the 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time, September 24, 2023

By Connie and Rod Determan

In the gospel reading today we see the parable about the landowner hiring workers for his vineyard. He came out to find workers for his fields. Apparently hiring everyone available he sent them to work in the fields with promises of a…

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Reflection for the Twenty-fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time…September 17, 2023

By Dot Connealy, ND Associate

Sirach 27:30-28:7; Psalm 103:1-4, 9-12; Romans 14:7-9; Matthew 18:21-35

                                              “Not 7 times, but 77 times…”

      When I first heard and tried to comprehend this statement, I don’t think I could even multiply 7×70 times (Forgive me: this is how I remember the quote 7×70…

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Reflection for the 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time…September 10, 2023

by Sr. Celeste Wobeter ND
Owe nothing to anyone, except to love one another;
for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law.  Rom 13:8
Wow!  Just one simple command/expectation!  And we have fulfilled God’s law!  If only it were that simple!  There are some people who are so easy…

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Reflection for the 22nd Sunday in Ordinary time…September 3, 2023

by Ann O’Connor, Notre Dame Associate


In this Gospel reading, Jesus revealed his purpose on Earth. He made it clear to his Disciples that He had to “take up His cross,” go to Jerusalem to suffer at the hands of the chief priests and scribes,…

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Reflection for the Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time…August 27, 2023

by Carol Craven, Notre Dame Associate

First Reading: Isaiah 22:19-23   Responsorial Psalm: 138: 1-2, 2-3, 6, 8

Second Reading: Romans 11: 33-36 Gospel: Matthew 16:18

Today’s readings are about being known. In the gospel, Jesus asked, “But who do you say that I am?” Simon Peter said in reply, “You are…

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Reflection for the Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time…August 20, 2023

by Rita Melgares, Notre Dame Associate

MT 15:21-28

As a prelude to this Sunday’s Gospel reflection, we recall that Matthew arranged his account of the ministry of Jesus in 3 groups:  preaching, teaching, and healing. In his account of the Canaanite Woman’s Faith, Matthew speaks of the healing Jesus.  This…

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Reflection for the 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time, August 13, 2023

by Sr Mary Hlas ND

Most people have a favorite scripture passage: today’s first reading from 1st Kings is one of mine.

When the Lord told Elijah to stand on the mountain where the Lord would be passing by, he did.  A strong wind was blowing there.  The Lord was…

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Reflection for the Transfiguration of the Lord…August 6, 2023

by Barbara Hickey, Notre Dame Associate

Gospel Matthew 17:1-9

Imagine what Peter, James and John were thinking when Jesus transfigured before them with His face shining like the sun and His clothes white as light? To add to their shock, Moses and Elijah appeared and began talking with God.

Peter finally…

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Reflection for the Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time…July 30, 2023

by Sr Anita Rolenc ND

First Book of Kings 3:5, 7-12
Romans 8:28-30
Matthew 13:44-46

In the Book of Kings, God says to young Solomon who is to succeed his father David as king, “Ask something of me and I will give it to you.”  Solomon requests understanding and the ability to…

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Reflection for the 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time…July 23, 2023

by Michael Driscoll, Notre Dame Associate

In today’s reflection, we contemplate the parable of the weeds in the field shared by Jesus in Matthew’s Gospel.  As I read and reflect upon this parable, I must admit that, like the disciples, it raises some concerns within me. Whenever Jesus speaks…

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