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June 19, 2016

Posted by Mary Ann Peterson on 6/23/16

12th Sunday in Ordinary Time -

A Reflection by Fr. Leo

 

Today’s gospel from Luke, chapter 9:18-24, is based on the earlier parallel passage in Mark’s gospel, chapters 8:27-9:1.  Much has been changed in Luke’s version, because Luke writes for a different audience, Peter is not glorified here.  ... Read More »

June 12, 2016

Posted by Mary Ann Peterson on 6/23/16

11th Sunday in Ordinary Time -

A Reflection by Fr. Leo

 

Our Liturgy of the Word this morning centers around the mercy of God.  In the Second book of Samuel, David is forgiven his grave sin of killing a man and taking his wife.  Before Nathan tells him ... Read More »

June 5, 2016

Posted by Mary Ann Peterson on 6/06/16

Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time -

A Reflection by Fr. Leo

 

In our scripture readings today, Elijah prays to God and restores the widow’s son to life and Jesus, being God, restores another widow’s son saying, “Young man I tell you arise!”  Elijah prays for God’s intercession, Jesus, ... Read More »

May 29, 2016

Posted by Mary Ann Peterson on 6/06/16

Feast of Corpus Christi - A Reflection by Fr. Leo

 

On the night before Jesus was to be handed over he gave the disciples a way of remembering him after he was physically gone.  Drawing on the rich religious tradition of the Jews steeped in sacrifice to God ... Read More »

May 22, 2016

Posted by Mary Ann Peterson on 6/06/16

Solemnity of the Holy Trinity -

 A Reflection by Fr. Leo

 

John’s gospel, that we hear from today, is deeply rooted in his understanding of the Holy Trinity.  John’s Jesus teaches his disciples that the Holy Spirit will guide then in the truth; a truth that comes from ... Read More »

May 15, 2016

Posted by Mary Ann Peterson on 6/06/16

Pentecost - A Refection by Fr. Leo

 

Jesus asks that we love him by living in the same Christ consciousness that united him with the Father and the Holy Spirit.  To love Christ is to love the Father and to love the Father is to love the Son.  ... Read More »

May 8, 2016

Posted by Mary Ann Peterson on 6/06/16

The Ascension Of The Lord -

A Reflection By Fr. Leo

 

Before Jesus entered his public ministry, he was tested for 40 days in the desert.  From that time of prayer and reflection he emerged to begin his public ministry.  The gospel today mentions that Jesus appeared for ... Read More »

May 1, 2016

Posted by Mary Ann Peterson on 6/06/16

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6th Sunday of Easter - A Reflection by Fr. Leo

 

A profoundly significant decision was reached in  Jerusalem when the early Church met and decided that circumcision was not required by the Holy Spirit for the gentile men who were coming to believe in Jesus as the Christ. 

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April 17, 2016

Posted by Mary Ann Peterson on 4/20/16

Fourth Sunday of Easter- A Reflection from Erin O’Leary

 

As we continue the joyous Easter Season, we might call to mind the early Christians who faced persecution and death to celebrate Mass and yet were still able to be joyful in their faith.  Often, these early Christians celebrated ... Read More »

April 10, 2016

Posted by Mary Ann Peterson on 4/20/16

Third Sunday of Easter- A Reflection from Erin O’Leary

 

Today’s First Reading sees the apostles in conflict with the Jewish leaders for speaking about and in the Holy Name of Jesus.  Teaching in Jesus’ name meant that belief in Jesus continued to grow.  As we celebrate our Centennial ... Read More »