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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 »

December 18, 2016

Posted by Mary Ann Peterson on 2/22/17

4th Sunday in Advent - A Reflection by Fr. Leo

 

Joseph seems to be the major character in today’s gospel.  Like Mary, he plays a role in Christ being born into time as we know it.  He is guided, it says, by a dream to take Mary as ... Read More »

December 11, 2016

Posted by Mary Ann Peterson on 2/22/17

3rd Sunday of Advent—A Reflection by Fr. Leo

  

“Behold I am sending my messenger ahead of you; he will prepare your way before you.”

                                                             (Mt 11:10)

Jesus is the messenger sent by God to lead us into the fullness of God’s Kingdom. Jesus ... Read More »

December 4, 2016

Posted by Mary Ann Peterson on 2/22/17

2nd Sunday of Advent - A Reflection by Fr. Leo

 

“Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!” (MT 3:1)

 

Clearly “repentance,” is the theme of today’s gospel.  So what then is “repentance” and how do we go about repenting?

 

The first requirement for repentance ... Read More »

November, 27, 2016

Posted by Mary Ann Peterson on 11/17/16

First Sunday in Advent - A Reflection by Fr. Leo

 

Each day we pray for the Father’s kingdom to come on earth as it is in heaven.  Our first reading from Isaiah gives us a glimpse of what that might look like. “They shall beat their swords into ... Read More »

November 20, 2016

Posted by Mary Ann Peterson on 11/17/16

Feast of Christ the King -

A Reflection by Fr. Leo

 

We who live in a world where there are still Kings and Queens might get the wrong idea of Christ’s kingship as we celebrate today the Feast of Christ the King.  The true definition comes from Luke’s ... Read More »

November 13, 2016

Posted by Mary Ann Peterson on 11/17/16

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time -

 A Reflection by Fr. Leo

 

“We hear that some are conducting themselves among you in a disorderly way, by not keeping busy but minding the business of others.”

(2Thes 3:11)

 

One of the great guidelines in all the the12-step programs is ... Read More »

November 6, 2016

Posted by Mary Ann Peterson on 11/17/16

32nd Sunday In Ordinary Time - A Refection By Fr. Leo

 

Understanding the meaning of the Incarnation gives a helpful perspective in understanding today’s readings.  For God there is a oneness between God’s-self and what God has willed into being, namely, creation. 

 

For us, because of sin, ... Read More »