Sunday Reflections

2nd Sunday in Advent - Hope: God Is Concerned for Our Welfare - December 6, 2015

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Father Jim Donohue

December 4, 2015

“The Congregation of the Resurrection announces and gives witness to the Paschal Mystery.”  These words comprise the first sentence of the mission statement of the Resurrectionists.  Like all Christians, the Resurrectionists are able to accomplish this mission because they hope that God has the power and will to bring about, in us, new life from suffering and death.   We see this theme in each of our readings this 2nd weekend of Advent.




1st Sunday of Advent

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Father Paul Voisin

November 29, 2015

 In our human condition we may sometimes find ourselves procrastinating – putting off to tomorrow (or even later) something we could and should do today.  This is the spirit of today’s gospel – to be “vigilant at all times”.  If our hearts are “drowsy” we will not recognize and respond to the grace of God as it comes to us.  These lost opportunities will distance us from God, and become obstacles in our lives with others.  Advent is a time of preparedness, for the coming of the Lord Jesus at his birth.  Although our hom




1st Sunday of Advent - A Time to be Aware, To Ready - November 29, 2015

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Father Jim Valk

November 29, 2015

A young boy told his Mom that he saw a man.  On his T-shirt was a sign that said “I am Jesus”.  Said the young lad “Mom what do I say”?  She told him – “Son just look busy – Jesus is coming”.  We often say Get Busy - Get Working, Get-With-It! Be ready, we don’t know when Jesus will come.  Be prepared, we don’t want to miss his coming.




33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time - Approach the End with Hope and Confidence - November 15, 2015

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Father Jim Donohue

November 15, 2015

As we approach the end of the liturgical year, our Sunday readings point us to the end of time.  The reading from the Book of Daniel looks forward to an end for those faithful Jews who were persecuted by King Antiochus IV: “They shall live forever” and “shine brightly like the splendor of the firmament.”  Likewise, the reading from the Gospel of Mark reminds those faithful early Christians in Rome who were persecuted  that they “will see the Son of Man coming in the clouds with great power and glory,” who will “gather his elect from t




All Saints/Souls - November 1, 2015

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Father Jim Valk

November 1, 2015

Definition of a Saint – One Touched by God – One Through Whom God’s Life and Love Shines

Saints are those who allowed God to make great music with their lives....  Jesus asked the Saints “Who do you say I am?” “Who makes your heart sing?” “Who represents Jesus to you?” “How has God made great music in your life?”




29th Sundary in Ordinary Time - The First Among You - October 18, 2015

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Father Paul Voisin

October 18, 2015

The first among you

The Christian virtue of humility is an important one.  Jesus showed us that humility as he washed the feet of his disciples at the Last Supper.  Indeed, he came "to serve, not to be served".  James and John were seeking special status.  Jesus made it clear to them that this was not his way, or that of the kingdom.  Rather, they must become "servants", even "slaves". 




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