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February 26, 2017

Posted by Mary Ann Peterson on 2/22/17

8th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Fr. Leo

 

I can’t help smiling when I hear today’s gospel.  Seems like people haven’t changed much since Jesus’ time.  We still worry and are anxious about many things.  It would be interesting to set our phones to sound some notification every ... Read More »

February 19, 2017

Posted by Mary Ann Peterson on 2/22/17

7th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Reflection by Fr. Leo

 

Psalm 103:1-2,3-4,8,10,12-13. (8a) The Lord is kind and merciful.

Bless the LORD, O my soul;

and all my being, bless his holy name.

Bless the LORD, O my soul,

and forget not all his benefits. The Lord is ... Read More »

February 12, 2017

Posted by Mary Ann Peterson on 2/22/17

6th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Fr. Leo

 

Matthew’s gospel begins with Jesus affirming that he is not against Judaism.  Jesus understands the place of “Law.” in the spiritual life.  However, Jesus’ understanding of law is quite different than that which was practiced by his fellow Jews in Jerusalem. 

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February 5, 2017

Posted by Mary Ann Peterson on 2/22/17

5th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Reflection by Fr. Leo

 

Jesus tells his disciples in Matthew’s gospel this morning, that they are salt of the earth and light of the world.  This is Christ’s message to us, who choose to be his disciples.  I think the hardest part ... Read More »

January 29, 2017

Posted by Mary Ann Peterson on 2/22/17

4th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Reflection from Fr. Leo

 

Jesus’ teachings in today’s gospel sum up the Christian life.  In the Beatitudes, Jesus declared “blessed” all that common thinking would think of as bad.  Normally we wouldn’t think of those suffering injustice, or morning loved ones to ... Read More »

January 22, 2017

Posted by Mary Ann Peterson on 2/22/17

3rd Sunday - Reflection by Fr. Leo

 

Peter, Andrew, James and John are called by the Lord to join him in his ministry as apostles.  The radical response of the disciples always takes me by surprise.  These men, though leaving as brothers, leave “life” as they knew it ... Read More »

January 15, 2017

Posted by Mary Ann Peterson on 2/22/17

2nd Sunday In Ordinary Time - Reflection by Fr. Leo

 

Liturgically, every year we celebrate the paschal mystery, the life death and resurrection of the Christ.  Having just completed the celebration of Christ’s birth, we now move into the remembrance and celebration of his public ministry.  It is ... Read More »

January 8, 2017

Posted by Mary Ann Peterson on 2/22/17

Feast of the Epiphany – Reflection by Fr. Leo

 

Three wise men follow a star they believe will lead them to deeper wisdom.  These three men are searchers and as such make a pilgrimage to the Lord.  All pilgrimages are journeys lived out in the active efforts of ... Read More »

January 1, 2017

Posted by Mary Ann Peterson on 2/22/17

Mary Mother of God – A Reflection by Fr. Leo

 

“God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts,

crying out, "“Abba, Father!"

So you are no longer a slave but a son,

and if a son then also an heir, through God.”

 

If I’m honest, ... Read More »

December 25, 2016

Posted by Mary Ann Peterson on 2/22/17

Christmas  - a Reflection by Fr. Leo

 

What makes Christmas unique from other holidays is that we give gifts to celebrate love.  As Christians we celebrate the foundation and source of our love; God.  This is the true gift we celebrate and quite a gift it is when ... Read More »