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July 26, 2015 Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Chuck Olson on 7/21/15

    The Gospel of John tells of the multiplication of loaves and fishes. Jesus asks Philip how the large crowd would be fed. Philip responds that the task would be impossible. Andrew confirms Philip’s opinion by mentioning that all that was available were five loaves and two fishes. Jesus ... Read More »

July 5, 2015 Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Michelle Covey on 6/29/15

         The Gospel passage describes Jesus being rejected by some in his hometown. Jesus goes to the local synagogue and teaches. They appear to be impressed by his knowledge and wisdom, but they question his authority. They don’t seem to be able to take the step of faith. In ... Read More »

June 28, 2015 Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Michelle Covey on 6/24/15

       In the  Gospel today we see two different episodes in which people turn their suffering into a moment of great faith when they experience the mercy and healing of Jesus. In the case of Jairus, his daughter became ill, and he looked to Jesus for help. He puts ... Read More »

June 21, 2015 Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Michelle Covey on 6/24/15

The gospel reading today shows us how to trust in the love and power of God.  As the disciples are crossing the lake, a storm comes up and they become distressed. The boat and everyone in the boat are in danger. The disciples awaken Jesus and appear to be ... Read More »

Scripture Reflection 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Michelle Covey on 6/08/15

 

As we know the Gospels are full of parables which teach a lesson, or give us insight into the mystery of God’s love, and God’s kingdom. The two parables today compare the growth of seeds to the growth and unfolding of God’s kingdom. The first parable tells of ... Read More »

The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

Posted by Michelle Covey on 6/04/15

Scripture Reflection

"While they were eating, he took bread, said the blessing, broke it, gave it to them, and said, 'Take it; this is my body.'" Celebrating the Passover meal was nothing new for the disciples. They shared bread and wine with their families and friends at this special ... Read More »

Holy Trinity Sunday

Posted by Chuck Olson on 5/27/15

       Today the Church celebrates Trinity Sunday. The belief in God as a trinity of persons is central to the faith. God is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, yet one eternal God. Throughout the gospels trinitarian language is used. Jesus indentifies himself with the Father, “The Father ... Read More »

Pentecost Sunday

Posted by Michelle Covey on 5/20/15

        Jesus said, “peace be with you.” As the Father has sent me so I send you. When he had said this he breathed on them and said, “receive the Holy Spirit.” (John 20)

             Today the Church celebrates the Feast of Pentecost. It marks the beginning of ... Read More »

The Sixth Sunday of Easter

Posted by Michelle Covey on 5/06/15

       I have told you this so that my joy might be in you and your joy might be complete. This is my commandment: “Love one another as I have loved you” (Jn).

       Jesus says that the key to maintaining a close relationship with him is to keep ... Read More »

Fifth Sunday of Easter

Posted by Michelle Covey on 4/28/15

         “I am the vine, you are the branches. Whoever remains in me and I in them will bear much fruit, because without me you can do nothing.” (Jn 15:5)

       In the gospel reading today, Jesus uses an example from nature to emphasize an important relationship. He refers ... Read More »