Reflections

Reflection for Trinity Sunday…May 30, 2021

By Carol Craven, Notre Dame Associate

Today, we are reminded how much God loves us.

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
God the Father: 
ABBA Father… The God who created each of us and the universe out of love. We are created in…

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Reflection for Pentecost Sunday, May 23, 2021

By Barbara Hickey, Notre Dame Associate
John 20:19-23
Jesus said to his disciples:  “If you love me, you will keep my commandments.  And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate to be with you always.”  That Advocate is the Holy Spirit who we received at…

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May 16, 2021    Seventh Sunday of Easter

By Sr Mary Ann Zimmer ND
Acts of the Apostles 1:15-17, 20a, 20c-26
First Letter of St. John 4:11-16
Gospel of John 17: 11-19
In today’s Gospel John provides us with a rich, looping, meditation on the themes that Jesus offered the disciples in his farewell to them. Summarized here, they are…

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Reflection for the Sixth Sunday of Easter – May 9, 2021

By Marylou Garrett, Notre Dame Associate 

The focus of this Sunday’s readings is squarely on God’s lavish love for us, and the question we must ask ourselves is how we are being called to respond to that love.

The second reading makes clear what love truly is: “not that we have…

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Reflection for the Fifth Sunday of Easter…May 2, 2021

By Sr Anita Rolenc ND
Acts 9:26-311             John 3:18-24                  John 15:1-8
Jesus tells us in John’s Gospel, “I am the vine, you are the branches.”  God, as the vine grower, prunes every branch in order that it bear more fruit.  We need to remain in Jesus in order to bear…

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Reflection for the Fourth Sunday after Easter…April 25, 2021

By Sr Marie Alice Ostry ND
Jn 10:11-18. Jesus said:
“I am the good shepherd.
A good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.”
God continues to constantly remind us by saying “I love you” in the Scriptures and we have heard it so often especially during this Easter Season.  We…

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Reflection For The Third Sunday Of Easter… April 18, 2021

By Cathy, Notre Dame Associate, & Gary Leak
First Reading Acts 3:13-15,17-19
Psalm 4:2, 4, 7-8, 9
Second Reading 1 John 2:1-5
Gospel Luke 24:35-48
In today’s Gospel, we are reminded of the Paschal Mystery; Jesus’ life, death, Resurrection, and Ascension.  Jesus appears to the Apostles, but they think He is a ghost…

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Reflection for the Second Sunday of Easter…April 11, 2021   Divine Mercy Sunday

By Rita L. Melgares, Notre Dame Associate
GIVE THANKS TO THE LORD FOR HE IS GOOD, HIS LOVE IS EVERLASTING
HIS MERCY ENDURES FOREVER
The following are some thoughts I encountered in preparing a reflection for Divine Mercy Sunday.  They have brought to my life – and I hope will fill your…

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Reflection for Easter Sunday, April 4, 2021

By Sr Margaret Proskovec ND

Who will roll back the stone from the entrance to the tomb?” [Mark 16:3]

Easter celebrates what God has done for Jesus, for the women who went to the tomb, for the frightened apostles huddled in the upper room, and for each of us.
Easter celebrates…

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Reflection for Palm Sunday, March 28, 2021

By Judith Moe McCallum, Notre Dame Associate
Reading from Mark 11:1-11
When I was a child our mother shaped Palm Sunday fronds into crosses. Seventy years later, one of the crosses still adorns the kitchen in my family home, offering a sense of peace and welcoming.

When Jesus and his disciples…

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