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August 23, 2015

Posted by Mary Ann Peterson on 8/28/15

21st Sunday in Ordinary Time B - a reflection by Fr. Leo

 

The prophet Joshua brings the Israelites to affirm their faith in the Lord.  Remembering all that God did for them they affirm, “Therefore we also will serve the Lord, for he is our God.”  The Apostles ... Read More »

August 16, 2015

Posted by Mary Ann Peterson on 8/12/15

20th Sunday in Ordinary Time – A Reflection by Fr. Leo

 

For the third week in a row Jesus states that he is the bread of life and that those who eat this bread will live forever.  As Catholics we also claim this as the meaning of the ... Read More »

August 9, 2015

Posted by Mary Ann Peterson on 8/06/15

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time – a reflection by Fr. Leo

 

Today’s Gospel continues the theme of the last two Sundays.  Jesus proclaims himself the bread of life whose presence conquers death.  The Eucharist we celebrate is our way of celebrating this life giving presence of God.  We ... Read More »

August 2, 2015

Posted by Mary Ann Peterson on 8/06/15

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time –

                                         A Reflection by Fr. Leo

 

As the Israelites are making their way to freedom from the Egyptians, they grumble because of hunger and wonder if they would have been better off in Egypt.  God intercedes and provides them with ... Read More »

July 26, 2015

Posted by Mary Ann Peterson on 7/23/15

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time - A Reflection by Fr. Leo

 

For many years now I have pointed out that the true miracle in today’s gospel is the sharing inspired by Christ.  All shared what they had and there was more than enough left over. This is the ... Read More »

July 19, 2015

Posted by Mary Ann Peterson on 7/23/15

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

- a reflection by Fr. Leo

 

“When Jesus got out of the boat and saw the vast crowd, his heart was moved with pity for them, for they were like sheep without a shepherd; and he began to teach them many things.” (Mk0

 

People were attracted to Jesus.  They came to him in great numbers.  He and his disciples hardly had time to rest.  What was it that attracted the crowds to Jesus?  What was their ... Read More »

July 12, 2015

Posted by Mary Ann Peterson on 7/23/15

Fifteenth Sunday on Ordinary Time -

 a reflection by Fr. Leo

 

“In Christ we were also chosen, destined in accord with the purpose of the One who accomplishes all things according to the intention of his will.” (II Cor)

 

Paul makes it clear that we are called ... Read More »

July 5, 2015

Posted by Mary Ann Peterson on 7/03/15

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time -

              a reflection by Fr. Leo

 

What does it mean to be strong?  What does it mean to be weak?  Depending on the situation, the meaning of those words depends upon what side of an issue you are on.  We may see ... Read More »

June 28, 2015

Posted by Mary Ann Peterson on 6/23/15

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time —a reflection by Father Leo

 Jesus’ gift of healing by the power of the Holy Spirit is manifested in two different cases in today’s gospel passage from Mark. First Jairus’ daughter is raised from the dead, and the woman suffering with a hemorrhage for ... Read More »

June 21, 2015

Posted by Mary Ann Peterson on 6/22/15

12th Sunday in Ordinary Time - a reflection by Fr. Leo

 In Paul’s second letter to the Corinthians we hear him advocating for at-one-ment theology rather than atonement theology.  Atonement theology is negative in its constant proclamation of our sinfulness and unworthiness before God. Our job is to admit ... Read More »