Sunday Readings


Oct262013
I Am a Sinner

I Am a Sinner

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Tomorrow's Gospel reading tells us about a tax collector who repents with true humility.  He confesses to God, “I am a...

Oct192013
Persistent

Persistent

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Today, we are happy to share another great reflection from Mark Hart (aka “The Bible Geek”) on this weekend's...

Oct122013
Unclean?

Unclean?

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There is a story that I recently read in a Catholic periodical about a man named George. George, 26, is from a village in central...

Oct052013
Not a Burden

Not a Burden

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Did you know that the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) offers a daily video reflection for that day's...

Sep282013
A Living Mystery

A Living Mystery

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After 2,000 years of Christianity, we have become very used to the Christian story. Stories of violence in the Middle East, or...

Sep212013
Our Jackpot

Our Jackpot

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The Christian philosopher Blaise Pascal wrote “It is not good to have too much liberty. It is not good to have all one...

Sep142013
Which Party?

Which Party?

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In The Return of the Prodigal Son, Henry Nouwen describes how we can all act like the older son as well as the younger. We all...

Sep072013
Blueprints

Blueprints

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On this Sunday where the Church also recalls the Nativity of Mary (after a perfect 9 month pregnancy from December –...

Aug312013
Empowered by the Word of God

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I always hope and strive to make time for a daily Holy Hour with God in prayer in front of the Blessed Sacrament.  It is...

Aug242013
Through the Narrow Gate

Through the Narrow

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“Lord, will only a few people be saved?” (Lk. 13:23)  In our time, have any but the most scrupulous among us asked this...

Aug172013
Ablaze

Ablaze

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We have a favorite family story involving fire that we like to retell. Late one night, I was up baking and turned on the oven to...

Aug072013
Football Season is Coming!

Football Season is

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This past week, I was driving down the road and I saw our parish school football team practicing.  I immediately got...

Aug032013
You Can’t Take it With You

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Mark Hart, the Bible Geek, has another great reflection for us about tomorrow's Gospel reading.  The parable that Jesus...

Jul272013
Please Can I Have?

Please Can I Have?

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Recently I was sitting in an airport terminal, reading a book and waiting for a flight, when a father and his 2-year-old son...

Jul202013
Friendship, Hospitality, Faith

Friendship, Hospit

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When I was in seminary preparation to become a priest, my friends and I were told to give homilies that focus on one point and...

Jul112013
Our Woundedness

Our Woundedness

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One of my favorite methods of prayer is to read a passage from Sacred Scripture and imagine myself as a character in the...

Jul052013
Heart Speaks to Heart

Heart Speaks to He

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Whenever I hear words of Jesus commissioning his disciples to go out two by two to villages and houses to evangelize, I also...

Jun292013
Don’t Look Back

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It seems like we have to make difficult decisions just about every day of the week.  I remember once when I was faced with...

Jun222013
But Who Do You Say I Am?

But Who Do You Say

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In the summer of 2008, I was blessed to travel to the Holy Land and stand in Caesarea Philippi at the spot where Jesus asks his...

Jun152013
A Brighter Future

A Brighter Future

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Today, we are excited to share with you another stellar Gospel reflection from the Bible Geek himself, Mark Hart.  Sit back and...

Jun062013
Turning Sorrow to Joy

Turning Sorrow to

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The story we hear in the gospel this weekend demonstrates Jesus' deep compassion for those who suffer.  This woman has lost...

May302013
Taken, Blessed, Broken and Shared

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This week, we bring you another Beyond Words reflection on Sunday's upcoming readings from the Bible Geek (aka Mark...

May252013
A Communion of Persons

A Communion of Per

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My dad loves to golf, and if you ask him how his round of golf went, he knows every single shot from memory.  After a great...

May182013
Fanning the Flames

Fanning the Flames

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We celebrate this great feast of Pentecost when the Lord fulfilled His promise to send the Holy Spirit – the Holy Spirit,...

May112013
So That We Can Follow

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As our Easter celebration draws to a conclusion, we celebrate our Lord’s glorious Ascension into heaven. What a wonderful...