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March 20, 2016

Posted by Mary Ann Peterson on 3/16/16

Easter Triduum - Fr. Leo

 

The Pascal Mystery, the life, death and resurrection of Christ is the drama that unfolds in the coming celebrations this week of Holy Thursday -The Last Supper, Good Friday - The Passion of Christ and the Easter Vigil - the Resurrection of Christ.  ... Read More »

March 13, 2016

Posted by Mary Ann Peterson on 3/09/16

5th Sunday of Lent – A Reflection by Fr. Leo

 

Jesus was put between a rock and a hard place.  If he argued with the Law of Moses, he would be condemned.  If he said Moses was right, they would have killed the woman.  Jesus didn’t want to ... Read More »

March 6, 2016

Posted by Mary Ann Peterson on 3/09/16

Fourth Sunday of Lent - A Reflection by Fr. Leo

 

When I first pulled up the readings on line for this 4th Sunday in Lent and read the Gospel, I thought, “here we go again, a so familiar story that needs to sound new again.”  Then when I ... Read More »

February 27, 2016

Posted by Mary Ann Peterson on 2/24/16

3rd Sunday of Lent - A reflection by Fr. leo

 

Got to love the parable of the fig tree.  The owner of the orchard wanted to uproot the tree because it had not bore fruit for three years.  That is a long time and there didn’t seem to ... Read More »

February 14, 2016

Posted by Mary Ann Peterson on 2/17/16

First Sunday of Lent – A Reflection by Fr. Leo

 

The devil’s second temptation to Jesus in the desert is a temptation to power.  If Jesus would worship him, he would have fame and dominion in return.  Jesus resists this temptation saying, “It is written: You shall worship ... Read More »

February 21, 2016

Posted by Mary Ann Peterson on 2/17/16

Second Sunday of Lent - A Reflection by Fr. Leo

 

Each year on this Second Sunday of Lent, we as a Church, celebrate the account of Jesus’ transfiguration.  The story captures a glimpse of Jesus glory.  A speechless experience for the disciples to strengthen their faith for the ... Read More »

February 7, 2016

Posted by Mary Ann Peterson on 2/04/16

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time – a reflection by Fr. Leo

 

Awed at the huge catch of fish, especially since they worked so hard and didn’t find any, Peter falls to his knees and says, “Depart from me, Lord, for I am a sinful man.”  Peter trembled before ... Read More »

January 31, 2016

Posted by Erin O'Leary on 2/03/16

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

A reflection by Fr. Leo

Today's Gospel passage picks up where last Sunday's left off.  Jesus proclaimed the passage from Isaiah and claimed himself to be the one to bring God's word to fruition.  At first, all are amazed by him and the Spirit ... Read More »

January 24, 2016

Posted by Mary Ann Peterson on 1/22/16

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time - A Reflection by Fr. Leo

 

We hear the first four sentences of Luke’s gospel, then it jumps to the middle of chapter four.  Jumping over the infancy narrative we heard a few weeks ago, and also Jesus’ sojourn  in the desert, we ... Read More »

January 17, 2016

Posted by Mary Ann Peterson on 1/14/16

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time –

A Reflection by Fr. Leo

 

The last sentence of today’s Gospel reads, “Jesus did this (changed the water into wine) as the beginning of his signs at Cana in Galilee and so revealed his glory, and his disciples began to believe in ... Read More »