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August 2, 2020: Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Sister Ann Sullivan | July 30, 2020 |

Thinking of this portion of Matthew’s Gospel, what issues are being raised that may not immediately be apparent as it relates to the message of Jesus for us today, this week, next…?

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July 26, 2020: Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Alice Shelton | July 23, 2020 |

This week, spend time being present to what is happening in your own heart about racism in our country as you go about your daily life.

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July 19, 2020: Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Alice Shelton | July 16, 2020 |

Parables are invitations for us to “play” with Scripture stories. Have a little fun. Create a parable of your own that tells a story about how you encounter the love of God.

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July 12, 2020: Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Alice Shelton | July 9, 2020 |

Reading: Matthew 13:1-9 On that day, Jesus went out of the house and sat down by the sea.Such large crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat down, and the whole crowd stood along the shore.And he spoke to them at length in parables, saying:“A sower went out to sow.And as…

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July 5, 2020: Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Alice Shelton | July 2, 2020 |

Reading: Matthew 11:25-30 At that time Jesus exclaimed:“I give praise to you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth,for although you have hidden these thingsfrom the wise and the learnedyou have revealed them to little ones.Yes, Father, such has been your gracious will.All things have been handed over to me by my Father.No one knows the…

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June 28, 2020: Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Sister Ann Casper | June 25, 2020 |

“I will identify the “cups of cold water” I can give this week. Perhaps I can literally quench someone’s thirst or hunger. Or I can write a note, bake cookies for a neighbor, or make a phone call to someone who lives alone. The possibilities of small acts of kindness are endless!”

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June 21, 2020: Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Sister Ann Casper | June 18, 2020 |

“In prayer, I will ask for the courage to raise my voice in defense of someone who is being spoken ill of or being left out.”

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June 14, 2020: Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ

By Sister Ann Casper | June 11, 2020 |

Spend time reflecting “why” we eat his flesh and drink his blood — to have life; to remain in him, as he remains in us; to feed on him so we will have life and be a source of life to others; to live forever.

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June 7, 2020: The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

By Sister Ann Casper | June 4, 2020 |

What does “Trinity” the Gospel preached speak to you?

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May 31, 2020: Feast of Pentecost

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | May 28, 2020 |

“Every day, Jesus breathes into us the Friend, the Advocate, and God’s Spirit he promises to us. Let’s unlock the doors and do as Jesus asks us to do, to do as he did.” Read more of Sister Denise’s Gospel reflection.

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May 24, 2020: Feast of Ascension

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | May 21, 2020 |

“Do you recognize in yourself or others contradictory values, beliefs, behaviors that fit the description:Two things can be true at the same time?” Read more of Sister Denise’s Gospel reflection.

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May 17, 2020: Sixth Sunday of Easter

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | May 14, 2020 |

“Jesus prepares his followers for when he will say goodbye to them. Like our goodbyes to loved ones, Jesus reassures his friends that this goodbye to them is not a final goodbye.” Read more of Sister Denise’s Gospel reflection.

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