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Scripture Reflection for the 4th Sunday of Easter

Posted by Laura Leibfried on 4/28/21

The 4th Sunday of Easter is also designated as Good Shepherd Sunday.  In the Gospel of John today Jesus identifies with the title, Good Shepherd.  Jesus wants to emphasize the relationship between himself and the flock he tends.

In the Gospel there is a distinction between a good shepherd ... Read More »

Scripture Reflection for the 3rd Sunday of Easter

Posted by Laura Leibfried on 4/28/21

All the Gospels show that the resurrection of Jesus wasn't easy for the apostles to grasp.  They aren't immediately sure what to make of these appearances.  The Gospel today tells us that some of the apostles were fishing and Jesus was on the shore.  They thought they were seeing ... Read More »

Scripture Reflection for 2nd Sunday of Easter (Divine Mercy)

Posted by Laura Leibfried on 4/08/21

In the Gospel for the Second Sunday of Easter Jesus commissions the disciples to continue his work.  They are to continue to proclaim the Good News of God's mercy and love.

Thomas wasn't present when Jesus appeared to his disciples the first time.  He had some doubts about Jesus ... Read More »

Easter Sunday of The Resurrection of The Lord

Posted by Laura Leibfried on 4/01/21

Within each one of us is a spark of Divine Love where creature and Creator meet, and we are known uniquely by the name God whispers to us.  It is not the earthly name that was given to us but the one that flows from Divine Power and claims ... Read More »

Palm Sunday of The Passion of The Lord

Posted by Laura Leibfried on 4/01/21

The Archbishop has sent out directives for the celebration of Holy Week.  The directives are the same as last year during Holy Week; the difference is that there wasn't anyone in Church during the Masses and services last year.  Here are a few directives from the Archbishop, his intention ... Read More »

Scripture Reflection for the 5th Sunday of Lent

Posted by Laura Leibfried on 3/25/21

When we accept the law God has placed in our hearts and gain wisdom from it, then when we suffer we learn to listen more attentively to the Voice behind that law.  We naturally flee to our Creator for inspiration, consolation, hope, direction, and comfort as we navigate through ... Read More »

Scripture Reflection for The 4th Sunday of Lent

Posted by Laura Leibfried on 3/11/21

Through a simple, loving relationship with God, we can break through the tethers of prejudice, readicate fear, dispel the darkness of hatred and sin, discover freedom, live in peace, work for justice, be effective stewards of creation, assist the migrant and the immigrant, and safeguard our conomic systems and ... Read More »

Scripture Reflection for The 3rd Sunday of Lent

Posted by Laura Leibfried on 3/10/21

The Gospel for the Third Sunday of Lent tells of Jesus cleansing of the temple.  The Temple was the center for Jewish worship.  With the coming of Jesus, all that would change.  The one perfect offering is the one Jesus offered o the cross.

Those who were traders in ... Read More »

Scripture Reflection for the 2nd Sunday of Lent

Posted by Laura Leibfried on 2/25/21

Today we celebrate the Transfiguration of the Lord.  Transfiguration is one of the words we don't normally use in conversation.  The word means "to change in appearance." There are a number of events in the Gospels which point to the divinity of Jesus.  It is an event that gives ... Read More »

Scripture Reflection For The 1st Sunday of Lent

Posted by Laura Leibfried on 2/18/21

We tirelessly fight to keep things the way they are, to return to former ways of doing things or restore some nostalgice fantasy memory of "life in the good old days." Lentisn't about maintaining what we have or returning to something that is gone.  It's about becoming something new.  ... Read More »