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!

 

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Sunday, June 30, 2019

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June 25, 2019

One might expect that the Scripture Readings for the first Sunday of Summer would leave us with notions of rest and relaxation however, if we do expect this, we would be sadly disappointed.  Quite the opposite!  There are strong aspects of Paschal Mystery in today’s Gospel: Luke 9:51-62.




Body & Blood of Christ, - Sunday, June 23, 2019

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Father Paul Voisin

June 17, 2019

The Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ, Corpus Christi, gives us an opportunity to reflect on what this great Sacrament means in the life of each of us.  In this Sacrament Jesus shares His life with us, as we receive His Body and Blood.  His power has transformed the bread and wine, and it now is a source of spiritual and eternal life for us.  Through this miraculous Sacrament, He takes up residence in us, making His ‘home’ in us.  What a beautiful and reassuring image of that intimate relationship with Jesus through His Body and Blood.   Unfortunately, in o




Trinity Sunday - Sunday, June 16, 2019

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Father Fred Scinto

June 10, 2019

Today we celebrate the feast of the Blessed Trinity (God’s being three Persons in one God).  This is the most fundamental and most foundational doctrine of our Catholic Faith. It clearly is a mystery to us.  We cannot figure it out and it even is hard to grasp in any fundamental way.  How can God be so is beyond us.




Pentecost - Sunday, June 9, 2019

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Father Jim Donohue

June 3, 2019

St. John Chrysostom wrote, “He whom we love and lose is no longer where He was before; He is now wherever we are.” This quotation seems to articulate the experience of Mary of Magdala when she encounters the Risen Lord and hears that she must let go, for He will be ascending “to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God” (John 20:17).  It is difficult for her to let go of the one that she loves for she is experiencing the loss of a certain way of relating to Jesus. But, as she does let go, she is able to experience the Risen Lord in a new way through the Holy Spirit.




Ascension - Sunday, June 2, 2019

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Father Paul Voisin

May 28, 2019

The Feast of the Ascension brings to an end the Paschal mystery, together with the suffering, death and resurrection.  Now, after significant appearances of the risen Lord to the disciples, Jesus ascends into heaven.  He leaves the disciples with a mission.




6th Sunday of Easter - Sunday, May 26, 2019

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Father Fred Scinto

May 23, 2019

Today is the last Sunday of the Sundays of Easter.  Today there is also a collection for the Pope’s Pastoral Works: please dig deeply and give generously for these great works.  The Scripture readings today are very very rich and graced:  please do not rush through them but reflectively really digest them as you prepare for Mass.  At the Mass itself, please get there a few minutes earlier and pray to the Holy Spirit of the Risen Lord to open your ears and the ears of the others at Mass to really hear God’s Word today.




5th Sunday of Easter - Sunday, May 19, 2019

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Father Dan Lobsinger

May 14, 2019

There were two important tasks for the Apostles in the early Church. The first was to build faith communities as they travelled from one city to another. We hear of some of those places in the Acts in this Sunday’s readings: Pisidia, Pamphylia, Pergia, Attalia and Antioch. The second was to offer encouragement and hope to these communities amidst the struggle of persecution. Paul and Barnabas were key figures in the building up of these communities and the encouragement and support they offered.




4th Sunday of Easter - Sunday, May 12, 2019

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Father Paul Voisin

May 6, 2019

The Lord Jesus is our Shepherd.  He leads and guides us.  He protects us and cares for us in our need.  However, this leadership depends on following the shepherd, beginning with listening to the voice of the shepherd.  Jesus says that those who belong to him “listen to his voice”.  This may sound so easy, but it is a challenge.  Our independence and thought that ‘we know better’ are obstacles to this listening.  Jesus possesses all truth, and expresses unconditional love.  If we listen to him, he will give us that quality of life, as we follow our sh




3rd Sunday of Easter - Sunday, May 5, 2019

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Father Fred Scinto

April 30, 2019

The Easter Season beautifully and powerfully makes clear that God (God) pursues us – and each one of us! God is a God Who is madly in love with all of us and each one of us!  Our Beloved Hound of Heaven! Today’s Scripture Readings ooze with this depiction.  The depth of God’s love for us is incomprehensible; and how far God goes because of this blows our mind because this love is infinite, unmistakable, unstoppable and overwhelming.




2nd Sunday of Easter - Sunday, April 28, 2019

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Father Jim Donohue

April 22, 2019

Resurrectionists are called to build, and to teach others to build, a Christian community “in which all can experience the hope, joy, and peace of Christ’s Resurrection” (Charism Statement of the Congregation of the Resurrection).  Our gospel today focuses on the peace that the Risen Lord longs to bestow upon the early disciples and upon us today.  Like the early disciples, we can find ourselves anxious and disturbed, not only by the trials and tribulations of our daily lives, but also by the troubling events of our world.  In the midst of these disconcertin




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