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Reflection for Oct. 7, 2012

For two to become one takes reflection, love, commitment

The first reading for this Mass is from the Book of Genesis and is a beautiful reflection for a married couple or those thinking of marriage. Many couples use it for their wedding liturgy, in... Read More

Reflection for Sept. 30, 2012

Words from Scripture inspire and challenge us

In Sunday's first reading from the Book of Numbers God distributes the spirit He gave to Moses on seventy elders including two not with the group but back in the camp.  When those two begin to... Read More

Reflection for Sept. 23, 2012

Jesus instructs us to serve the least among us

The Scripture readings for Sunday reveal a different picture of greatness. We see Jesus spending private time with His disciples and painstakingly teaching them what constitutes discipleship... Read More

Reflection for Sept. 16, 2012

What is your God-given gift and how do you use it?

The responsorial response for today stood out as I reflected on today's readings: "I shall walk before the Lord in the Land of the Living." We are the feet of Jesus, we are the hands of Jesus, we... Read More

Reflection for Sept. 9, 2012

Faith gives us strength to 'Be strong, fear not!'

When have I been frightened, blind or deaf? This is the question I ask myself in light of Sunday's readings. The passage from Isaiah says, "Thus says the Lord: Say to those whose hearts are... Read More

Reflection for Sept. 2, 2012

Laboring from the inside out

We hear in the Gospel that Jesus is having quite a day of labor! The Pharisees are questioning Jesus about his disciples who are not exactly observing the traditions of the elders. Jesus is... Read More

Reflection for Aug. 26, 2012

Each day is an opportunity to choose discipleship

When I was a child I remember the times when my dad would have a "surprise" in one of his hands.  He'd hold both hands, closed, in front of himself and say, "Pick a hand."  If I was lucky, I'd... Read More

Reflection for Aug. 19, 2012

The Real Presence of Jesus in Eucharist is source of faith

In our parish we have a summer school program for our high school students.  Recently I finished teaching a course on world religions.  The question I kept asking the students as we completed our... Read More

Reflection for Aug. 12, 2012

Feast of St. Clare is dear to our communityof Sisters

The Feast of St. Clare has typically been the special day on which most of our Community members have professed their religious vows.  On or near this date every year, we gather to celebrate with... Read More

Reflection for Aug. 5, 2012

Both Word and Eucharist are food for the journey

We've all heard the saying "We are what we eat."  We partake of Jesus' gift of himself in the Eucharist through the Liturgy of the WORD as well as the Liturgy of the EUCHARIST. We are fed by both... Read More