Sunday Reflections

7th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Sunday, February 19th, 2017

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Father Jim Donohue

February 14, 2017

               The Resurrectionist Charism Statement asserts that “we believe that God calls us to work together for the resurrection of society, bringing his life and love to all.”  There is no one outside the love of God and there is no one who is outside the love that each of us is called to have for others.  This includes our enemies.  Jesus maintains in our gospel this weekend that we are called to do more than tolerate our enemies.  In fact, we are to love them and pray for




6th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Sunday, February 12, 2017

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Father Paul Voisin

February 6, 2017

In our human condition sometimes we can have the tendency to minimalize things - doing the minimum with the hope of the maximum benefit.  This happens in regard to the law as well.  It may lead us to think, "How far can I go without breaking the law?"  Today's gospel speaks to us about the commandments, and how we respond to it.  Naturally, Jesus is calling us to live fully our life in him, and  to contribute to the kingdom of God.  Our words and actions do have an influence on one another, and we can make a difference.  On our own we may no




4th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Sunday, January 29, 2017

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Father Jim Donohue

January 26, 2017

                 The Constitutions of the Congregation of the Resurrection indicate that each Resurrectionist is “to give glory to God by manifesting the presence of the Risen Christ to the world” (article 5).  The gospel this Sunday provides a blue print of how a Resurrectionist—and indeed each Christian—might accomplish this task.  Jesus points to the value of being poor in spirit, of hungering and thirsting for righteousness, of showing mercy, and of being a peacema




3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time - Sunday, January 22, 2017

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Father Paul Voisin

January 16, 2017

Perhaps some of you remember the iconic  World War One poster of Uncle Sam, with the caption, “I WANT YOU!”  Today Jesus says to us, “I want you!”  We see in the calling of the disciples the grace of God at work, moving them to a response – and an immediate response.  In our human condition sometimes we hesitate, and need to consider our options before we respond to God.  Each of us receives a call from God, and our challenge is to listen and respond.  Bogdan Janski heard this call, and despite difficulties and setbacks, he respon




Epiphany of the Lord - Sunday, January 8, 2017

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Father Jim Donohue

January 4, 2017

               The Greek word from which we derive the word “epiphany” means manifestation or striking appearance.  The feast of the Epiphany of the Lord celebrates the manifestation or appearance of God as a human being in the person of Jesus Christ.  The gospel highlights how the magi from the east were drawn by the manifestation of God’s light, dwelling in He who is the Light of the World. 




Sunday, January 1, 2017 - Feast of Mary Mother of God

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Father Paul Voisin

December 29, 2016

On this Feast of Mary, the Mother of God we celebrate the faithfulness of Mary to God.  From the visit of the Angel Gabriel to the foot of the cross, we see Mary fulfilling her role in the history of salvation.  We are told that Mary "treasured… in her heart" all these things.  Mary knew who she was, and what she was called to do.  Her example calls us to recognize who we are as followers of her Son, and what we are called to do as his faithful disciples.  In this, she has become our treasure!




4th Sunday of Advent - Sunday, December 18, 2016

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Father Jim Donohue

December 13, 2016

                During the visitation of Mary to Elizabeth, Elizabeth cries out, “Blessed are you who believed that what was spoken to you by the Lord would be fulfilled” (Lk 1:45).  Indeed, Mary walked with great courage, trusting that God would bring about God’s plan in an unprecedented and marvelous way.  Although God’s plan seemed unfathomable to Mary, she trusted that if she cooperated with God, God would be able to do great things with her.  One could say the same thing a




3rd Sunday of Advent - December 11, 2016

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Father Paul Voisin

December 5, 2016

On this Third Sunday of Advent we meet John the Baptist, a figure central to the mission of Jesus.  He was  the "messenger" to "prepare the way" for Jesus.  John knew who he was, and what his role and position was in the history of salvation.  He knew that he was not 'Number One', and that was fine with him.  Jesus would be 'Number One', and John would present him to the world, fulfilling the prophecies of the Old Testament.  His life, message, and mission fulfilled these prophecies, and led the people to Jesus and his life,




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