Sunday Reflections

Ascension of the Lord

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Father Ernie Varosi

May 14, 2015

Today’s feast celebrates one aspect of the resurrection, namely, Jesus exaltation. Jesus did not wait 40 days to be glorified at God’s right hand. That already happened at his resurrection. Thus, throughout the Easter season we focus our attention first on one aspect of the mystery and then on another. On Easter we concentrate on Jesus’ victory over sin and death; today we contemplate his enthronement. On Pentecost we will reflect on the gift of the Spirit.




Pentecost Sunday

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Father Paul Voisin

May 14, 2015

Jesus is faithful to his promises.  He promised his disciples that he would send the Holy Spirit upon them.  This would be the source of new life for them, giving them courage to share the Good News.  They would no longer meet behind closed doors, with fear of the Jews.  We, too, share in this life of the Spirit.   One of the manifestations of this Spirit was the multiplication of tongues among the disciples.  There was another multiplication of tongues – at the Tower of Babel, Book of Genesis (11:1-9) – but that brought confusion an




Sixth Sunday of Easter

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Father Paul Voisin

May 8, 2015

Everyone ‘loves’ a love story – those movies or television programs that show the beauty of love, and its triumph over all the adversities and problems of life.  This Sunday, the Sixth Sunday of the Easter season, we celebrate the love of God for us.  Our Gospel speaks to us so beautifully about this love of God for us in Jesus.  However, this love also brings with it a mandate to love one another, and to bear the fruits of sincere love.  With four word Jesus had set the bar very high when it comes to how we are to love.  We are to love “as




Fifth Sunday of Easter

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Father Ernie Varosi

May 1, 2015

The readings today underline the importance of our relationship to Christ and how that can be transforming. Thus, as we read in Acts, Paul, because he was honest, embraced the truth about Jesus and, through the intervention of Barnabas, was embraced by the Christian community and began to boldly proclaim the truth about Jesus.




Fourth Sunday of Easter

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Father Jim Donohue

April 23, 2015

Jesus, the Good Shepherd

One of the most beautiful images that Jesus gives us of himself in John’s gospel is that he is the Good Shepherd who knows his sheep, calls them by name, and is willing to lay down his life for them (John 10: 11).




Second Sunday of Easter - Live Outside the Box

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Father Jim Valk

April 15, 2015

LIVE OUTSIDE THE BOX

Emma won some ‘gift’ money. She decided to have a Spring make-over  So diets, hairdos, new wardrobe, wrinkles out and so on. She couldn’t wait to show her husband. However, on the way home, running through traffic, she was hit by a bus - Gone! When she awoke, she was in heaven. Jesus looked at her, puzzled. Who was she? Then, he got it “Emma, is that you?”




First Sunday of Easter

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Father Ernie Varosi

April 9, 2015

The readings for this second Sunday of Easter confront us with the effort of these first followers of Jesus struggling to come to faith and to embrace the truth and implications of Jesus’ Resurrection and what it means for them now and in the future. As the readings reveal to us, it was not an easy task. The readings also reveal the difference that Easter can and should make in Christian community life, in Christian self-understanding and in Christian faith and mission.




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