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February 28, 2021: Second Sunday of Lent

“Imagine or find an image of that. The next time you feel lost, remember that image.”

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February 21, 2021: First Sunday of Lent

“Let us spend some time this week in thinking about how we can more quickly and effectively walk away from situations that present that temptation.”

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February 17, 2021: Ash Wednesday

“Explore a new Lenten tradition that calls to your heart.”

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February 14, 2021: Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

“This week, let us all catch ourselves as we notice a need. Instead of responding in duty, let us freely choose to respond in love.”

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February 7, 2021: Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

“This week, let each of us choose to be a conduit of God’s love to a neighbor.”

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Advent and God’s Providence

In all the passages regarding judgment, only those who refuse to act are called to account. Challenges simply become opportunities to help God transform the world.

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June 30, 2019: Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Reading: Luke 9:51-62 When the days for Jesus’ being taken up were fulfilled, he resolutely determined to journey to Jerusalem, and he sent messengers ahead of him.  On the way they entered a Samaritan village to prepare for his reception there, but they would not welcome him because the destination of his journey was Jerusalem….

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June 23, 2019: The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

Reading: Luke 9:11b-17 Jesus spoke to the crowds about the kingdom of God, and he healed those who needed to be cured.As the day was drawing to a close, the Twelve approached him and said, “Dismiss the crowd so that they can go to the surrounding villages and farms and find lodging and provisions; for…

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June 16, 2019: Trinity Sunday

Reading: John 16:12-15 Jesus said to his disciples:“I have much more to tell you, but you cannot bear it now.But when he comes, the Spirit of truth, he will guide you to all truth. The Spirit will not speak on his own, but will speak what he hears, and will declare to you the things…

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June 9, 2019: Pentecost Sunday

Reading: John 20:19-23 On the evening of that first day of the week, when the doors were locked, where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in their midst and said to them, “Peace be with you.”When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. The…

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June 2, 2019: The Ascension of the Lord

Reading: Luke 24:46-53 Jesus said to his disciples:“Thus it is written that the Christ would suffer and rise from the dead on the third day and that repentance for the forgiveness of sins would be preached in his name to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things. And behold I…

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July 29, 2018: Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Reading: John 6:1-15 Jesus went across the Sea of Galilee. A large crowd followed him, because they saw the signs he was performing on the sick. Jesus went up on the mountain, and there he sat down with his disciples. The Jewish feast of Passover was near. When Jesus raised his eyes and saw that…

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Helen Flavin is a Providence Associate. She is a Catholic scientist, educator and writer. Helen received her Ph.D. in Neurochemistry from Boston College. She is a fulltime science teacher. She is a guest columnist for her Diocese’s Catholic Newspaper “The Anchor.” She enjoys volunteering at the local nursing home.