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Reflection for June 2, 2013

Receiving, becoming and sharing the Body of Christ

How often do we think that when we are seated at table, Jesus is seated with us? I realize that grace before meals is not a pre-meal ritual, but an experience of relationships. I give thanks for... Read More

Reflection for May 26, 2013

Blessed Trinity: God in three persons

This Sunday the Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity. The Holy Trinity -- God revealing himself as Father, Son and Holy Spirit -- is the central mystery of our Christian... Read More

Reflection for May 19, 2013

Creative energy and peace of the Holy Spirit is with each of us always

This weekend we celebrate Pentecost, one of the great feasts of the Liturgical Year. We pray, "Come, Holy Spirit, Come."  The Holy Spirit is with us always. We pray for openness to the... Read More

Reflection for May 12, 2013

Holy Spirit can assist you and me as we bear witness to Jesus Christ

Forty days after the Feast of Easter, we in the Catholic Church celebrate the Feast of the Ascension of Jesus into Heaven. This year, the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord is transferred from... Read More

Reflection for May 5, 2013

Jesus' gift: A peace unlike anything of this world

On this Sixth Sunday of Easter we hear Jesus say: "Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give it to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid." (John... Read More

Reflection for April 28, 2013

Jesus shows us how to live God's law

"I give you a new commandment: love one another.  As I have loved you, so you also should love one another." -- Sunday's Gospel, John 13:34 When we need to learn something new, we appreciate if... Read More

Reflection for April 21, 2013

Good Shepherd Sunday is a time to celebrate Jesus and all creation

Have you ever received good news that you couldn't wait to share? The Acts of the Apostles recounts a similar event. Filled with joy and the Holy Spirit, Paul and Barnabas "spoke out boldly" in... Read More

Reflection for April 14, 2013

Gospel shows that Jesus is in the ordinary and extraordinary

Our Gospel for this Third Sunday of Easter gives an account of the third appearance of Jesus to his disciples. Peter and some of the disciples are fishing and they see a charcoal fire on the... Read More

Reflection for April 7, 2013

Gifts of Easter continue to spring forth

The Risen Lord appears before His apostles on Easter night, the first time since His arrest. He comes bearing gifts, the gifts flowing from the Resurrection. Jesus wishes to share these gifts with... Read More

Reflection for Easter Sunday 2013

Christ is risen! Alleluia!

As the season of spring begins, we eagerly await signs of new life: birds singing in the trees and building their nests, patches of grass turning green, daffodils and crocuses pushing their way... Read More