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May 26, 2019: Sixth Sunday of Easter

By Connie Schnapf | May 23, 2019 |

Reading: John 14:23-29 Jesus said to his disciples:“Whoever loves me will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our dwelling with him.Whoever does not love me does not keep my words; yet the word you hear is not mine but that of the Father who…

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May 19, 2019: Fifth Sunday of Easter

By Connie Schnapf | May 16, 2019 |

Reading: John 13:31-33a, 34-35 When Judas had left them, Jesus said,“Now is the Son of Man glorified, and God is glorified in him.If God is glorified in him,God will also glorify him in himself,and God will glorify him at once. My children, I will be with you only a little while longer.I give you a…

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May 12, 2019: Fourth Sunday of Easter

By Connie Schnapf | May 9, 2019 |

Reading: John 10:27-30 Jesus said: “My sheep hear my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish. No one can take them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, The Father and I are one.” Reflection:…

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May 5, 2019: Third Sunday of Easter

By Connie Schnapf | May 2, 2019 |

Reading: John 21:1-14 At that time, Jesus revealed himself to his disciples at the Sea of Tiberias. He revealed himself in this way.Together were Simon Peter, Thomas called Didymus, Nathanael from Cana in Galilee, Zebedee’s sons, and two others of his disciples.Simon Peter said to them, “I am going fishing.” They said to him, “We…

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September 30, 2018: Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Connie Schnapf | September 27, 2018 |

Reading: Mark 9:38-41 At that time, John said to Jesus, “Teacher, we saw someone driving out demons in your name, and we tried to prevent him because he does not follow us.” Jesus replied, “Do not prevent him. There is no one who performs a mighty deed in my name who can at the same…

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September 23, 2018: Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Connie Schnapf | September 20, 2018 |

Reading: Mark 9:30-37 Jesus and his disciples left from there and began a journey through Galilee, but he did not wish anyone to know about it. He was teaching his disciples and telling them, “The Son of Man is to be handed over to men and they will kill him, and three days after his…

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September 16, 2018: Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Connie Schnapf | September 13, 2018 |

Reading: Mark 8:27-35 Jesus and his disciples set out for the villages of Caesarea Philippi. Along the way he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that I am?” They said in reply, “John the Baptist, others Elijah, still others one of the prophets.” And he asked them, “But who do you say that I…

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September 9, 2018: Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Connie Schnapf | September 6, 2018 |

Reading: Mark 7:31-37 Again Jesus left the district of Tyre and went by way of Sidon to the Sea of Galilee, into the district of the Decapolis. And people brought to him a deaf man who had a speech impediment and begged him to lay his hand on him. He took him off by himself…

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September 2, 2018: Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Connie Schnapf | August 30, 2018 |

Reading: Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 When the Pharisees with some scribes who had come from Jerusalem gathered around Jesus, they observed that some of his disciples ate their meals with unclean, that is, unwashed, hands. For the Pharisees and, in fact, all Jews, do not eat without carefully washing their hands, keeping the tradition of…

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March 26, 2017: Fourth Sunday of Lent

By Connie Schnapf | March 23, 2017 |

  As Jesus passed by he saw a man blind from birth. He spat on the ground and made clay with the saliva, and smeared the clay on his eyes, and said to him, “Go wash in the Pool of Siloam,” which means Sent. So he went and washed, and came back able to see.…

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March 19, 2017: Third Sunday of Lent

By Connie Schnapf | March 16, 2017 |

Jesus came to a town of Samaria called Sychar, near the plot of land that Jacob had given to his son Joseph. Jacob’s well was there. Jesus, tired from his journey, sat down there at the well. It was about noon. A woman of Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, “Give me…

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March 12, Second Sunday of Lent

By Connie Schnapf | March 9, 2017 |

  Jesus took Peter, James, and John his brother, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. And he was transfigured before them; his face shone like the sun and his clothes became white as light. And behold, Moses and Elijah appeared to them, conversing with him. Then Peter said to Jesus in reply,…

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Providence Associate Connie Schnapf is a wife, mother and grandmother. She worked for nearly 30 years as a parish director of religious education. She currently works part time at WNIN Public Radio and TV as their receptionist and continues to offer spiritual direction to others. Connie and her husband live in Newburgh, Indiana.

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