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CALL TO WORSHIP & CENTERING PRAYERS

Call to worship When Jesus appears to the Apostles after his death, they are afraid. They had not understood what resurrection meant. Jesus made it clear to them and to us that he is fully alive and active in our lives, especially at the moments we can teach, heal and forgive. To the point: How […]

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Third Sunday of Easter Reflection: Through Confusion to Faith By Sister Mary McGlone The most important detail in Luke’s accounts of the disciples meeting the risen Jesus may be the fact that he slowly opened their minds to understand what they had previously been unwilling or unable to grasp. Their facile and self-interested ideas about […]

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Fourth Sunday of Easter / Good Shepherd Sunday Reflection: Because I Am and You Are Mine By Sister Mary McGlone When we were children, one single proclamation was all that was needed to bring a definitive end to any debate about what should be done or to answer any child’s whining question, “Why?” That statement […]

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CALL TO WORSHIP & CENTERING PRAYERS

Second Sunday of Easter: Divine Mercy Sunday Call to worship As Jesus speaks to Thomas in today’s Gospel, we are reminded that faith calls us to touch the open wounds of Jesus by becoming channels of peace, forgiveness and healing in our world. To the point: In the face of Thomas’s obstinate unbelief, Jesus is […]

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THE WORD OF GOD THIS WEEK

Second Sunday of Easter Reflection: Forgiven and Forgiving By Sister Mary McGlone In the 17th century, the Jesuit missionary Jean Pierre Médaille published a book called Maxims of Perfection for Souls Aspiring to Great Virtue. In the tradition of Francis de Sales’ Introduction to the Devout Life, it was compiled for laypeople who wanted to […]

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PREPARING FOR NEXT WEEK

Third Sunday of Easter Reflection: Through Confusion to Faith By Sister Mary McGlone The most important detail in Luke’s accounts of the disciples meeting the risen Jesus may be the fact that he slowly opened their minds to understand what they had previously been unwilling or unable to grasp. Their facile and self-interested ideas about […]