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Reflection for Dec. 2, 2012

Advent -- A time to begin again and grow closer to Christ

Happy New (liturgical) Year!  One of the great things about the mercy of God and the Catholic Church, is that we get second chances - opportunities to start over and get it right.  Each time we... Read More

Reflection for Nov. 25, 2012

Solemnity of Christ the King is a reminder of how different His reign is

The feast we celebrate on Sunday, Nov. 25, completes the liturgical year. Pope Pius XI proclaimed this a feast in 1925 just after World War I.  It was intended to help people put their faith and... Read More

Reflection for Nov. 18, 2012

Our Gospel mission is clear when we remember our purpose

Once in a while a TV show or movie will open with the conclusion then work backward. As the story unfolds we learn what decisions the characters' made. Piece by piece, we slowly understand why... Read More

Reflection for Nov. 11, 2012

Spirit of gift outweighs size of gift

"I wish I could do more." How many times I have heard people say that in face of the needs of others! Now as we see the devastation in New York and New Jersey, don't our hearts go out to... Read More

Reflection for Nov. 4, 2012

A little reminder can keep us focused on who and whose we are

A couple of years ago my spiritual director gave me some personal advice.  She suggested that I find a small object and carry it in my pocket, and that whenever I felt challenged or disturbed, I... Read More

Reflection for Oct. 28, 2012

Blind beggar 'sees' Jesus for who He is -- the son of God

Mark was the first to write about God's action in Jesus. Mark wrote his Gospel to deepen the faith of the members of his community.  Today's Gospel from Mark tells us the story of the blind... Read More

Reflection for Oct. 21, 2012

Each of us is called to serve others and proclaim the Gospel

Every year on the third Sunday of October the church observes World Mission Sunday. Today we celebrate our call as baptized Christians to witness and celebrate the life, death and resurrection of... Read More

Reflection for Oct. 14, 2012

Discipleship means sacrifice -- and reward

Let us be grateful for the gift of being Jesus' followers, knowing that for the sake of the Gospel, we possess a hundredfold here and eternal life to come. My Soul Longs for You, O God (US Catholic... Read More

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