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Gospel reflection

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Consider the many ways you have been blessed in your life. Give thanks for God’s abundant generosity.

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16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Make the effort now to set aside a few moments each day to rest, to be quiet and to let Jesus speak to one’s heart.

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15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Consider this week how you may need to do some personal house cleaning to make room and time to focus your life on treasures given by a caring and generous God such as love, compassion, generosity, forgiveness, and kindness.

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14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Consider how you can encourage the giftedness of people in your life, your family, your community during this coming week

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March 28, 2021: Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion

This Gospel story is rich in inspiration for prayer and meditation during Holy Week.

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March 21, 2021: Fifth Sunday of Lent

In this last week of Lent before Holy Week, take time to reflect on when you have put aside your own needs (died to self) to nurture healing, forgiveness and kindness towards another.

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March 14, 2021: Fourth Sunday of Lent

Bring light to their world. It will light up yours as well.

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March 7, 2021: Third Sunday of Lent

There is always need in the world of prayers for others

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March 29, 2020: Fifth Sunday of Lent

Reading: John 11:3-7, 17, 20-27, 33b-45 The sisters sent word to him, saying, “Master, the one you love is ill.” When Jesus heard this he said, “This illness is not to end in death, but is for the glory of God, that the Son of God may be glorified through it.” Now Jesus loved Martha…

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March 22, 2020: Fourth Sunday of Lent

Reading: John 9:1, 6-9, 13-17, 34-38 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…

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March 15, 2020: Third Sunday of Lent

Reading: John 4:5-15, 19b-26, 39a, 40-42 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…

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March 8, 2020: Second Sunday of Lent

Reading: Matthew 17:1-9 After six days 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…

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Lorraine Kirker was taught by the Sisters of Providence at St. Polycarp School in Somerville, MA. A Providence Associate since 2010, Lorraine has served on the Congregation Peace with Justice Committee (currently Justice Coordinating Commission). A retired Naval Officer, Lorraine lives on Whidbey Island in Washington state where she is active in her parish, St. Hubert Catholic Church in Langley, and in the local fiber art community.