Sunday Reflections

Good Friday

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Father Paul Voisin

March 26, 2015

On this most solemn of days we gather to remember that Jesus died for us and for our sins.  Our Liturgy today provides us with elements that move us to recognize and reflect on this act of love of God for us in the suffering and death of Jesus Christ.  (1)We begin with the dramatic reading of the Passion from the Gospel of St. John, renewing in us that experience of ‘feeling present’ at these events in the suffering and death of Jesus, and of our salvation.

Passion (Palm) Sunday

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Father Ernie Varosi

March 20, 2015

 Passion narrative of Jesus suffering and death invites us to meditate deeply on the humanity of Jesus. Why so? Because it is important for us to appreciate the utter humanity of Jesus. Jesus, in his Gethsemane experience is totally human. As human as any of his followers. He. like us, completely loses his power to control the situations he/we encounters. This can happen when one completely gives himself or herself to others.

Second Sunday of Lent

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Father Ernie Varosi

February 22, 2015

On this second Sunday of Lent we are invited to do two things: Pray and Listen. In the first reading Abraham is invited by God to sacrifice his only son. In the Gospel narrative Jesus takes three of his closest disciples up a high mountain and, "he was transfigured before them, and his clothes became dazzling white, such as no one on earth could bleach them."

A Joyful Season! The 1st Sunday of Lent

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Father Jim Donohue

February 14, 2015

                 The Preface I for Lent might take us by surprise.  It begins by thanking God for giving us “this gracious gift each year” so that we can prepare for the paschal feasts “with the joy of minds made pure.”  This phrase stands in sharp contrast to the images that we tend to associate with Lent: penance, fasting, abstinence, not singing “Al----ia,” and austere looking churches with no flowers.  For some, the Lenten season is a bit o

Healing Touch and Health Presence

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Father Paul Voisin

February 8, 2015

This Sunday, the Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, we see the healing power of Jesus revealed.  After preaching, healing of the sick and the possessed was the most important ministry of Jesus.  Jesus healed by touching others, by being touched, and even from a distance he brought healing and relief.  In our time he continues to see us whole (and holy), and experiencing the fullness of life and faith.  The people approached Jesus in their need.  Most of them were not ashamed to come forward and declare their need for healing – and Jesus responded.  Today man