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August 21, 2016

Posted by Mary Ann Peterson on 9/30/16

21st Sunday in Ordinary Time –

 A Reflection by Fr. Leo

 

One thing I have noticed about people who are good at what they do, be they artists, mechanics, or athletes, they have a deep passion about what they do. They seem to sleep, eat and breathe their ... Read More »

August 14, 2016

Posted by Mary Ann Peterson on 8/17/16

20th Sunday in Ordinary Time -

Reflection by Fr. Leo

 

“Prince of Peace,” is one of the titles we proclaim Christ to be at Christmas time.  We hear it in the scriptures and in our hymns.  With this phrase we envision Christ bringing the fullness of peace into ... Read More »

August 21, 2016

Posted by Mary Ann Peterson on 8/17/16

21st Sunday in Ordinary Time –

 A Reflection by Fr. Leo

 

One thing I have noticed about people who are good at what they do, be they artists, mechanics, or athletes, they have a deep passion about what they do. They seem to sleep, eat and breathe their ... Read More »

August 7, 2016

Posted by Mary Ann Peterson on 8/04/16

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time -

A Reflection by Fr. Leo

 

Knowing God’s will and living according to God’s will is the purpose of the Spiritual life.  In the Gospel, the one who does not know God’s will, is not as accountable for living apart from God.  But ... Read More »

July 31, 2016

Posted by Mary Ann Peterson on 8/04/16

18th Sunday in Ordinary Time -

A Reflection by Fr. Leo

 

Vanity, is the theme of our scriptures today.  And they make it clear that vanity is not compatible with a healthy spiritual life.  The dictionary defines vanity as, “excessive pride in or admiration of one’s own appearance ... Read More »

July 24, 2016

Posted by Mary Ann Peterson on 7/14/16

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time -

A Reflection by Fr. Leo

 

“Faith without doubt, is idolatry.”  There is great truth in those five well known words from a theologian.  Unfortunately many of us were taught that doubt is bad; a sign of lack of faith.  Blind obedience was ... Read More »

July 17, 2016

Posted by Mary Ann Peterson on 7/14/16

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time -

A Reflection by Fr. Leo

 

One of Judaism’s highest precepts is hospitality.  We see this in our first reading from Genesis.  The humble insistence on hospitality by Abraham and his wife Sarah is blessed by the birth of a child.  It is ... Read More »

July 10, 2016

Posted by Mary Ann Peterson on 7/14/16

15th Sunday In Ordinary Time -

A Reflection by Fr. Leo

 

 

Today’s gospel, containing the story often referred to as the story of the Good Samaritan, has many levels of meaning.  On the surface it reminds us that all peoples are our sisters and brothers.  We are ... Read More »

July 3, 2016

Posted by Mary Ann Peterson on 7/14/16

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

“Behold, I am sending you like lambs among wolves.  Carry no money bag, no sack, no sandals….Do not move about from one house to another.”

 

Jesus required a radical commitment of his disciples.  They were to rely only on the Lord.  Even ... Read More »

June 26, 2016

Posted by Mary Ann Peterson on 6/23/16

Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time -

A Reflection by Fr. Leo

 

We all have comfort zones.  From how we start our day with a cup of coffee (thank you God), to where we live, to the friends we keep and how we save our money for the future ... Read More »