Reflection for the Second Sunday of Advent

by Rod & Connie Determan, Notre Dame Associates

In Gospel: Luke 3:1-6 John the Baptist has come out of the desert and is baptizing people in the wilderness along the Jordan River. His message, “Prepare a way for the Lord, make his path straight,” is for all people…

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Reflection for the First Sunday of Advent

By Dot Connealy, Notre Dame Associate

​Your redemption is at hand….
Jeremiah 33:14-16; Psalm 25:4-5, 8-10, 14; 1 Thessalonians 3:12-4:2; Luke 21:25-28; 34-36
“Stand erect and raise your head, because your redemption is at hand…”
Sometimes the words present such a clear picture to me that…

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Reflection for the Feast of Christ the King

by Ed McKibbin, Notre Dame Associate

The Feast of Christ the King gives us an opportunity to reflect upon what Christ’s kingship means for us. It is often easy to confuse a kingship for the things Pontius Pilate relates to a kingship: money; power; influence; authority;…

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Reflection for the 33rd Sunday in Ordinary

by Rita Melgares, Notre Dame Associate

In this Sunday’s gospel (Mark 13: 24 – 32), Jesus speaks to us of the events which will signal the end of the world.

He does not say these things to frighten us, but rather to convince us of the need to be…

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Reflection for the 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

by Theresa Homan, Notre Dame Associate

​A widow shared with Elijah her last handful of flour and bit of oil. — All that she and her son had to live on. Another widow gave to the temple treasury two small coins. — Her whole livelihood. Christ offered…

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Reflection for the 31st Sunday in Ordinary time

by Theresa Wiggs, Notre Dame Associate

As I read the scripture for this Sunday I am reminded of the beautiful simplicity of my faith. With all the worries and controversies in our politics and in the news, it is reassuring to hear the message from the Gospel. We are…

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Reflection for the Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

October 28, 2018 by Juanita Harding, Notre Dame Associate

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Mark, 10:46-52

In today’s gospel the word “call” is used several times. The blind man, Bartimaeus, calls out to Jesus saying, “Jesus, son of David have pity on me.” The crowd…

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Reflection for the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Gospel: Mark 10:35-45

This Sunday’s gospel is one of those gospels that turns life upside down. Here we have two apostles seeking the “prized places” in heaven for being faithful followers. That’s probably what most people would want—some fame, glory and honor for the good they’ve done. However, when…

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Reflection for the Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

by Kathy Schinker, Notre Dame Associate

What a rich selection of readings. First to seek and to be given wisdom reminds me of the Serenity Prayer asking for serenity in acceptance, courage, and wisdom.

In the second reading, it is very clear that we are “naked and exposed” to…

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Reflection for the Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

by Cathy ( Notre Dame Associate) & Gary Leak

We all have the same origin … our Lord God. God created Adam then Eve because God knew that man was incomplete. Eve came from Adam showing us how close man and women should be. They are to cling…

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