Tag: Sacred Scripture

Jesus is right in our midst

Jesus is right in our midst

| Father David Hennen | April 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Last Sunday, we heard from John’s Gospel about the resurrection appearance to the disciples in the locked room and specifically about Thomas, who doubted. On this third Sunday of Easter, we have another resurrection appearance from the Gospel of Luke.

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From fearful faith to fearless faith

From fearful faith to fearless faith

| Father Michael Joncas | March 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

The few verses appointed in the lectionary for the Fourth Sunday of Lent in Year B (Jn 3:14-21) offer an embarrassment of riches in terms of the themes the Gospel writer touches upon: being “lifted up”; the connection of belief in the Son of God and eternal life; the mission of the Son (“so that the world might be saved through him”); and the contrasts between believing or being condemned, loving light or darkness, doing evil or doing the truth, all of which provide rich fare for meditation and preaching.

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The ultimate home for Jesus, and us

The ultimate home for Jesus, and us

| Father John Paul Erickson | January 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

“Where are you?”

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Mary, the perfect model

Mary, the perfect model

| Jacqui Skemp | December 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Our first Christmas as a married couple, my husband and I stood side by side at the vigil Mass, both fully aware of the child growing within me.

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When God gives more than you can handle

When God gives more than you can handle

| Deacon Michael Nevin | August 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

“God won’t give you more than you can handle.”

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Living Christianity’s great adventure

Living Christianity’s great adventure

| Deacon Stephen Najarian | June 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

When I was just a little kid, I had a near–drowning experience, and although I now love being around water, I still feel uncomfortable being in over my head.

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When we hear Christ’s voice, we can’t be led astray

When we hear Christ’s voice, we can’t be led astray

When I hear a voice of a person I can’t see at the seminary, I sometimes enjoy trying to figure out and guess who the person is. Occasionally, it is easy to figure out. And other times, I must search my memory and wait for a distinct pronunciation or phrase for it to click. Sometimes, I get it wrong, or my initial guess is wrong, but often by listening more, it comes to me.

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When the world becomes too much

When the world becomes too much

| Jeff Hedglen | February 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

I will be showing my age and possibly run the risk of losing many Generation X and millennial readers when I use this example, but sometimes when I feel at the end of my rope, or look around at the state of the world or even look at how my day-to-day life can seem out of control, I often think of a 1970s television show called “Hee Haw.”

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Assurance of continuing Christ’s mission

Assurance of continuing Christ’s mission

| Jean Denton | January 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Once a week, I help at an after-school center in my community. The long-standing program, which provides supervision and enrichment activities for disadvantaged children, is a place of pride for the community because it fills an important need for many struggling families. It has become a valuable resource in improving the prospects for their children.

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Why is the shepherd good?

Why is the shepherd good?

| Deacon Steven Wirth | April 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

Since the readings for the fourth Sunday of Easter are always on the theme of the “Good Shepherd,” this Sunday is sometimes referred to as Good Shepherd Sunday.

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Daily Scriptures: November 8 – November 22, 2015

Daily Scriptures: November 8 – November 22, 2015

| November 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

Sunday, Nov. 8
Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time
1 Kings 17:10-16
Hebrews 9:24-28
Mark 12:38-44

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Daily Scriptures: October 25 – November 8, 2015

Daily Scriptures: October 25 – November 8, 2015

| October 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

Sunday, Oct. 25
Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Jeremiah 31:7-9
Hebrews 5:1-6
Mark 10:46-52

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