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!

 

17th Sunday In Ordinary Time - Sunday, July 29, 2018

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Father Paul Voisin

July 24, 2018

God has the power to make something out of (what appears to be) nothing!  That is what our gospel tells us!  Jesus took only a few loaves and fish and fed the multitude of (spiritually) hungry people who came out to hear his words of wisdom.  In the First Reading Elisha the prophet also experienced this intervention of God, making something out of nothing.  We can so easily underestimate what God can do in us.  We may see ourselves as weak, vulnerable, insufficient, and poor, yet it is in that very reality that God works.  We not only need to believe in God, bu




16th Sunday In Ordinary Time - July 22, 2018

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Father Jim Valk

July 12, 2018

                As a young man, I was always inspired by the generous care that I saw embodied in the priests and brothers whom I had met.  Our family attended a parish that was ministered by Franciscan priests and brothers, my high school was staffed with many diocesan priests, and my college had Resurrectionists who served as administrators, teachers, and campus ministers.  At each stage of my life, I found that their generous service and care of others stirred something within me to want to do the same.   Later in life, I realiz




15th Sunday In Ordinary Time - Sunday, July 15, 2018

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Father Jim Donohue

July 10, 2018

           At the very beginning of his public ministry, Jesus called others to come after him so that he could make them “fishers of men and women” (Mark 1:17).  He began to teach them, and sent them out two by two, giving them authority over unclean spirits.  Mark’s gospel reports that they enjoyed great success, as the disciples “drove out many demons, and anointed with oil many who were sick and cured them” (Mark 6:13).




13th Sunday in Ordinary Time -Sunday, July 1, 2018

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Father Jim Valk

June 26, 2018

The readings for this Sunday stress that faith involves risk taking. On the one hand, we can read both incidents as reflections on how to pray with faith. The woman gives witness to audacious prayer, and Jairus to the value and necessity of prayer for others. In combination with the first reading, the Gospel leads us to reflect on how much our faith leads us beyond our fears.




11th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Sunday, June 17, 2018

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Father Paul Voisin

June 12, 2018

I remember my parents, both avid gardeners, having seed catalogues and choosing various plants and seeds for our flower beds.  There is no catalogue for the “seed” that Jesus is speaking of.  The seed of faith is a precious gift that we were privileged to receive, at times in mysterious and subtle ways.  At our Baptism we received that gift of life with God, and that “seed” of the kingdom of God grew and developed in us.  Perhaps we can think of the people who nurtured, watered, tended, pruned, and fertilized our “seed” of faith.  Praise be to God!  Each one of




Sunday, June 10, 2018 - The Gift of Love That Gives Life

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Father Jim Valk

June 6, 2018

A pastor was invited to lunch at the home of a parishioner and the family. The wife worked very hard to put on a good meal for him and the family. As the meal was ending the pastor remarked that he had never had a meal like that in his life. The youngest child responded, “It’s okay Father, neither have we!”




Body and Blood of Christ - Sunday, June 3, 2018

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Father Jim Donohue

May 30, 2018

We see the making of well-intended promises in the Last Supper in Mark’s gospel. Earlier in Mark (chapter 10), James and John have boldly asked Jesus for seats at His right and left when He comes into His glory. Lest we think that these two disciples are the exception to the rule, Mark reports that all the other disciples were “indignant” when they found out what James and John had done. They wanted these seats for themselves!




Most Holy Trinity - Sunday, May 27, 2018

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Father Paul Voisin

May 23, 2018

On this Solemn Feast of the Most Holy Trinity we celebrate the life with share with God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.  Just as we have a unique relationship with each member of our family – our father, our mother, our sibling(s) – so too, upon reflection, our relationship with each member of the Holy Trinity is unique.  Each person, united in their divinity, has its unique ‘personality’ and ‘function’ in the Trinity.  I came to a particular awareness of this in the Spiritual Exercises of St.




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