Sunday Reflections

To help reflect on the Sunday mass, we are posting these reflections for all to read. May they be a source of insight, faith, and inspiration to you and help enrich your spiritual journey with us!

 

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Sunday, September 13, 2020

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Father Paul Voisin

September 11, 2020

Forgiveness has almost a ‘magical’ power.  It is sought out by all of us, yet can be (at times) so difficult to give.  Peter thought that he would be applauded for his response to Jesus, to forgive “seven times”, as the number seven is significant in Judaism, referring to perfection.  But Jesus surprises him (and takes away some of Peter’s ‘thunder’) when he says “seven-seven time”.  The parable calls us to be generous in forgiving, as we are forgiven so generously by God.  When we forgive, we not only give a gift to the other, but we release ourselves from a burden




22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time - Sunday, August 30, 2020

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Father Fred Scinto

August 25, 2020

 

Each and all of us feel important and so no one wants to be alone.  All of us want to belong.  Our human nature is not so much personal as it is collective.  Today’s Scriptural readings and statements push this idea.  “Fear is exclusive. Belonging is inclusive.”  (Anthony Chezzi, commentary in Living with Christ missalette for this Sunday).

 




20th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Sunday, August 16, 2020

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Father Jim Donohue

August 11, 2020

“And behold, a Canaanite woman of that district came out and called to him….” Matthew is clear in identifying this woman as a Canaanite. Remember, these were the people who inhabited the Promised Land as Israel crossed the Jordan River under the leadership of Joshua. They were the people who stood in the way of their promised future. They were the ones who Israel was called to dispossess. They were the hated enemies of Israel.




18th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Sunday, August 2, 2020

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Father Paul Voisin

July 27, 2020

The multiplication of the loaves and fishes reminds us that Jesus can make something out of nothing.  As God-made-man He had the power to multiply these elements to feed the multitude of people who had followed him to a deserted place, and now were experiencing hunger.  Perhaps sometimes we too feel like we have nothing to offer, only a few loaves and fishes (for so many).  However, through the blessing of God and His grace we can use well that which we have and are – whether we think it is a little or a lot – and offer it in gratitude to Him, and to share with others. 




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