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!

 

2nd Sunday of Lent - Sunday, March 8, 2020

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Father Fred Scinto

March 3, 2020

There certainly is a link between the liturgical season of Lent and prayer in that Lent calls us to increase our prayer and to pray more “seriously.” So it really makes good sense to pray more during Lent.  Our liturgical texts are very rich and this richness is such that they proclaim many themes and memes.  In these reflections we will consider the liturgical texts’ emphasis on prayer – and more of it – as an essential part of our Lenten journey.




1st Sunday of Lent - Sunday, March 1, 2020

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Father Paul Voisin

February 25, 2020

Jesus had fasted for forty days, and what was the first thing that the evil one tempted him with – bread!  The evil one knows us, and he knows our weaknesses, and how to tempt us to sin.  He went on to tempt the Lord to test His Father’s love and protection, and then to worship him.  But Jesus, as God-made-man, resisted that temptation.  We can be sure that that same evil one knows us, and will tempt us by various ways that lead us away from a sincere love and obedience to God, to a divergent path that leads to pride, disobedience and selfishness.  However, God also




6th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Sunday, February 16, 2020

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Father Paul Voisin

February 10, 2020

Unfortunately, in our human condition, it is a temptation toward minimalism.  It may take the form of a student who wants to do as little work as possible, but to reap the rewards of serious study.  Or the adult, who also allows minimalism to enter into his workplace ethics, and (even worse) his interpersonal relationships.  The words of Jesus in the gospel may surprise us, because He calls us beyond a minimalism to see the full ramifications and consequences of our words and actions.  He calls us to the fullness of life, as this minimalism is holding us back, enslaving




5th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Sunday, February 9, 2020

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Father Jim Donohue

February 4, 2020

            The Resurrectionist Charism Statement reminds all the members of the Congregation of the Resurrection that they are called “to BE community, which is a living sign of the gospel values or justice, truth and love.”  This sentence suggests that the gospel values need to be embodied in some way so that they will be VISIBLE for others to SEE.  Jesus maintains the same thing in the gospel today when he urges his disciples to be light for the world and salt of the earth.  Interestingly, this admonition come




3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time - Sunday, January 26, 2020

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Father Paul Voisin

January 20, 2020

The ministry of John the Baptist was to call us out of darkness, and prepare us for the light of Christ.  What a beautiful image!  This darkness of sin enslaves us, and the light of Christ – His love and truth – liberate us and make us truly free as children of God.  In the gospel Jesus calls His first disciples.  In this ‘Ordinary Time’ Jesus will continue to call us to be his disciples, to follow him and his ‘discipline’ in order to share more fully in his light and life, and to share it with others.  Just as coming into the light has transformed us, we know and b




2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time - Sunday, January 19, 2020

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Father Dan Lobsinger

January 14, 2020

The Church has returned to Ordinary Time this week after the celebration of the wonder of Christ’s birth, his revelation to the nations and the relationship with the Father that he opened his heart to at his baptism in the Jordan.

The readings during Ordinary Time focus on God’s people being sent forth into the world to proclaim the Good News that Christ has come among us. The Spirit that rested on Jesus at his baptism that called him forth to build his kingdom is the Spirit we have been given in baptism to further that mission that he left us.




The Baptism of the Lord - Sunday, January 12, 2020

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Father Fred Scinto

January 9, 2020

Note:As you read today’s Scriptures’ texts of the Liturgy, please leave behind what you know about the Sacrament of Baptism for a moment.  The Sacrament removes all sin and sinfulness on our part as we become children of God (see the Prayer After Communion).  Obviously Christ does not need the Sacrament as we all do because He is perfect.  Christ’s Baptism is a powerful statement and proclamation on His part to every one of us that He wants to become intimately close to each of us and to all of us.  Please sense here how hungry Christ is for e




Epiphany of the Lord - Sunday, January 5, 2020

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Father Paul Voisin

January 2, 2020

Some people are star gazers, those who know the celestial patterns.  Such were the Magi.  That star gazing led them to Bethlehem, and to the child wrapped in swaddling clothes and laying in a manger.  The star told them that here was born the King of the Jews.  This great feast allows us to also be star gazers, and to come to the Christ Child, bearing the gift of ourselves, not gold, frankincense and myrrh.  The Epiphany celebrates that the coming of the Lord Jesus is for all people, beginning with the adoration of Him by these three pagans.  This is a challeng




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