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March 30, 2016, Reflection

Posted by sarah keough on 3/30/16

Divine Mercy Sunday   Celebrating God´s Merciful Love    

In the Jubilee Year 2000, Pope John Paul II proclaimed that from that year forward the Second Sunday of Easter would be celebrated as Divine Mercy Sunday. This was proclaimed at the Canonization Mass of St. Faustina Kawalska, who ... Read More »

January 10, 2016, Reflection

Posted by sarah keough on 1/07/16

Today we celebrate the feast of the Baptism of the Lord. In today's Gospel, as in the other Gospel accounts of Jesus' baptism, we hear John the Baptist address the confusion of the people who thought that John might be the Messiah. In response, John contrasts the baptism that ... Read More »

Jan. 11 2015 Reflection

Posted by Chad DeAngelis on 3/02/15

In the story of Jesus' baptism, we hear the report of a significant moment in Jesus' life. By accepting baptism from John the Baptist, Jesus shows himself to accept solidarity with sinners. In the voice from heaven and the descent of the Holy Spirit, we know that God received ... Read More »

Jan. 4 2015 Reflection

Posted by Chad DeAngelis on 3/02/15

The visit of the Magi occurs directly before the story of the Holy Family's flight into Egypt. Matthew's Gospel tells a version of Jesus' birth that is different than the one in Luke. Of the actual birth of Jesus, Matthew tells us little more than, “When Jesus was born ... Read More »

Dec. 28 2014 Reflection

Posted by Chad DeAngelis on 3/02/15

Today's celebration of the Feast of the Holy Family highlights the importance of family in our religious life. We know that Mary and Joseph's faithfulness to God enabled them to cooperate in God's plan for our salvation by accepting the responsibility to raise God's Son, Jesus. From his parents, ... Read More »

Dec. 21 2014 Reflection

Posted by Chad DeAngelis on 3/02/15

Father, all-powerful God, your eternal Word took flesh

on our earth when the Virgin Mary placed her life at the

service of your plan. Lift our minds in watchful hope to

hear the voice which announces his glory and open our

minds to receive the Spirit who prepares us ... Read More »

Dec. 14 2014 Reflection

Posted by Chad DeAngelis on 12/16/14

Lord God, may we, your people, who look forward to thebirthday of Christ experience the joy of salvation andcelebrate that feast with love and thanksgiving. We askthis through Christ our Lord.

~AMEN

Dec. 7 2014 Reflection

Posted by Chad DeAngelis on 12/09/14

The season of Advent invites us to renew our lives in preparation for the coming of Jesus. The people who heard the message of John the Baptist repented for their sins and were baptized as a sign of God's forgiveness. In Baptism, our sins are forgiven, and we receive the gift of the Holy ... Read More »

Nov. 30 2014 Reflection

Posted by Chad DeAngelis on 12/09/14

During Advent, we not only prepare ourselves to celebrate the birth of Jesus, but we also check in to see if we are doing all the things that will keep us ready to receive Jesus when he comes again. Talk to your family about how you are doing in attending to your spiritual ... Read More »

Nov. 23 2014 Reflection

Posted by Chad DeAngelis on 12/08/14

Confirmation students are guided well in the act of “doing service” to “get Confirmed”. Once we are confirmed in our faith, the rest of our life is spent choosing to live out the gifts and fruits of the Spirit within us. Part of this absolute need for the Spirit within is to do ... Read More »