Reflections

Reflection for the Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time…February 7, 2021

by Mary Toline, Notre Dame Associate

On leaving the synagogue Jesus entered the house of Simon and Andrew with James and John.  Simon’s mother-in-law lay sick with a fever.  They immediately told him about her.  He approached, grasped her hand, and helped her up.  Then the fever left her…

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Reflection for the Fourth Sunday in Ordinary time …January 31, 2021

By Theresa Homan, Notre Dame Associate
DT 18:15-20     1COR 7:32-35     MK 1:21-28
The voice of the LORD. The voice of the LORD carries such power that the Israelites feared death should they hear it again. So they are sent prophets to convey God’s word. Prophets become the middle…

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Year B – Third Sunday of Ordinary Time, January 24, 2021

By Sr Cynthia Hruby ND
God Is Watching Us
1st Reading: Jonah 3: 1-5       
Jonah “…took three days to go through it.”
He “…had gone but a single day’s walk…”
“When God saw by their actions…”

2nd Reading: I Corinthians 7:29-31
“I tell you, brothers and sisters, the time is running out.”

Gospel: Mark 1:…

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Reflection for the Second Sunday in Ordinary Time …January 17, 2021

By Rod & Connie Determan, Notre Dame Associates

The reading this Sunday discusses building up the Church as the Body of Christ.  In the first reading Samuel is called by God to become a leader in the Church.  In the second reading Saint Paul explains to the Corinthians that…

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Reflection for the Baptism of Our Lord – January 10, 2021

By Juanita Harding, Notre Dame Associate
The Baptism of Jesus in the Jordan River
A reading from the Gospel on Mark 1:7-11

John the Baptist proclaimed:  “one mightier than I is coming after me. I have baptized you with water; he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.”

Why was Jesus being…

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Reflection for the Epiphany of Our Lord – January 3, 2021

By Ed McKibbin, Notre Dame Associate
The celebration of the Epiphany and this weekend’s readings remind us to seek the light, especially during times of darkness.  This past year has brought darkness to the lives of many.  However, the readings and the Feast of the Epiphany remind us that…

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Reflection on the Feast of the Holy Family….December 27, 2020

By Sr. Dorothy Rolf ND

What a wonderful time of the year to celebrate The Feast of the Holy Family, as well as all families.  It has been a difficult year with the pandemic, however, families spent more time together and it was inspiring to see and hear of…

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Fourth Week of Advent…December 20, 2020

By Kathy Schinker, Notre Dame Associate

Mary has been the focus of much of our readings in this Advent season.  When I think about her immediate response to Angel Gabriel’s question: “be it done to me in accordance with God’s Will”, it gives me an overwhelming sense of wonder,…

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Reflection for the Third Sunday of Advent, Dec. 13, 2020

By Theresa Wiggs, Notre Dame Associate

The first reading from Isaiah is full of hopeful messages, beautiful imagery, and rewards for prayer and being faithful to our God: Glad tidings to the poor, healing for the sick, liberty for prisoners, plants coming from the earth and a bride bedecked…

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Second Sunday of Advent

By Sr Cynthia Hruby ND             

Instruction: Comfort, give comfort to my people!  (Isaiah 40:1)

Warning:  Do not ignore this one fact, beloved. (2 Peter 3:8-14)

Message: Behold, I am sending my messenger ahead of you;

He will prepare your way. (Gospel MK 1:1-8)

Unprecedented!  That is the word of the year 2020….

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