Reflection for Christ the King Sunday…Nov 26, 2023

by Theresa Homan, Notre Dame Associate

Any good animal breeder knows to keep the sleek and the strong of the herd and to cull out the weak and the lame. So why does this God, who we claim to want to follow, do it backwards?

In the New American Bible,…

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Reflection for the 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time…Nov. 19, 2023

by Kathy Schinker, Notre Dame Associate

A new sense of purpose is tugging at my inner self to look at myself more deeply into the coming season—first, in thanksgiving for the blessings of this past year—as well as for all the trials that were met there as well.

What an excellent opportunity to seek out…

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Reflection for the 32nd Sunday in Ordinary time…Nov. 12, 2023

By Phyllis Chandler, Notre Dame Associate

 My soul is thirsting for you, O Lord my God  (Psalm 63:2b)

As we near the end of the church’s liturgical year, we also come to the final chapters of Matthew’s Gospel.  Today, we hear about the ten virgins awaiting the arrival of the…

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Reflections on the 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time…November 5, 2023

by Theresa Wiggs, Notre Dame Associate

First Reading-Malachi

This, is the last line of the first reading:

Have we not all one father? Has not one God created us? Why then are we faithless to one another, profaning the covenant of our fathers?

I believe these words help me understand that God,…

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Reflection for the 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time, October 29, 2023

by Bonnie McDowell,  Notre Dame Associate

Such a beautiful time of the year with yellows, reds and gold colors of the leaves of the trees.

Now is the time to thank God for such beauty and for the love of our neighbors and friends.

We also think of the saints and of…

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Reflection for the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time…October 22, 2023

by Sr. Dorothy Rolf  ND            
1 Thessalonians 1:1-5   (second reading)
Paul, Silvanus and Timothy write a short beautiful letter to the church of the Thessalonians.
It is not only for them, but for all of Christians striving to live a life of faith, hope and love.
“Grace to you and…

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Reflection for the 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time…October 15, 2023

by Judith Moe McCallum, Notre Dame Associate

Gospel of Matthew 22:1-14

Jesus is telling a complex parable, although we are not told of his audience. It follows two other parables in Matthew 21, where Jesus has been calling out the chief priests and Pharisees who plan to arrest him.

As this…

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Reflection for the 27th Sunday in Ordinary time…October 8, 2023

by Cathy and Gary Leak, Notre Dame Associates

Readings: Is 5:1-7   Ps 80:9, 12, 13-14,15-16,19-20    Phil 4: 6-9    Mt 21:33-43

In today’s readings from the Old Testament, a promising vineyard became a disappointment, was abandoned, and eventually became ruined. The vineyard was God’s people of Israel who abandoned God’s ways….

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Reflection for the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time…October 1, 2023

by Sr. Rita Ostry ND

Readings: Philippians 2:1-11

                 Matt. 21:28-32

“Have in you the same attitude that is also in Christ Jesus…”  these words from Philippians are very challenging.  As I think about the attitude Jesus faithfully witnessed, it was always about compassion, love, understanding, and acceptance.  His actions…

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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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