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!

 

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




Easter Sunday - Sunday, April 21, 2019

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Father Paul Voisin

April 15, 2019

During the lengthy Lenten season we have avoided the ‘A’ word, Alleluia.  Now it is time to proclaim it loud – ALLELUIA!!  The resurrection of Jesus from the dead is not only a date on the calendar – April 21 this year – or even the weeks that the Easter candle continues in the sanctuary of the Church, but should be about the attitude of hope that we bring to the world.  This is the Charism of the Congregation of the Resurrection – hope – that God can do the impossible and the improbable.  The disciples did not understand the words of Jesus about his ‘rising’.  They




Passion/Palm Sunday, Sunday, April 14, 2019

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Father Fred Scinto

April 10, 2019

Today is among the most important liturgical days in the year; so listen to today’s scriptural readings very closely and absorb them into your very being!  There is a great amount of salvation history in them that calls us to make today’s readings the core of our being.




5th Sunday of Lent - Sunday, April 7, 2019

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Father Toby Collins

April 10, 2019

One of the most significant phrases in the Gospels emerges this Sunday when Jesus says "neither do I condemn you" to the woman caught in adultery.  By law, Jesus had every right to condemn her but he chooses not to.  Perhaps even a compassionate glance accompanied his words that continue to soften so many hardened hearts. 




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