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May 8: We are not really of this world

“Righteous Father, the world also does not know you, but I know you, and they know that you sent me. I made known to them your name and I will make it known, that the love with which you loved me may be in them and I in them.”

This prayer of Jesus at the Last Supper reflects not only the time of our Lord but our time as well. 

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Sunday, May 1, 2016

May 1 - Jesus fulfills the promised New Jerusalem
Jerusalem, the chief religious and political center of ancient (and modern) Israel, exerts a powerful effect on the psyche of the Jewish people. More ...
Sunday, April 24, 2016
April 24 - The Cross is the ultimate expression of the command to love
In his understanding of the teaching of Jesus, the evangelist John draws little attention to direct commands from Jesus. More ...
Sunday, April 17, 2016
April 17 - Jesus is the Good Shepherd, the rest of us are weak at best
The Fourth Sunday of Easter draws our attention to the Good Shepherd. This is the great pastoral image of Jesus, one that is meant to inspire us to hope for and encounter good shepherds in our lives.  More ...
Monday, April 11, 2016
April 10 - The call to martyrdom lie deep within all the baptized
The apostles riled up the authorities in Jerusalem as they loudly and boldly proclaimed that Jesus has been raised from the dead and that the father has revealed Jesus as Lord and Messiah.  More ...
Sunday, April 3, 2016
April 4 - Even the disciples couldn't convince Thomas they had seen the Lord
This Divine Mercy Sunday takes on the added significance of occurring during the Extraordinary Year of Mercy, making this celebration even more significant. More ...
Sunday, March 27, 2016
March 27 - We cannot know the resurrected one if we aren't able to see the Cross
In the darkness of that early spring morning, after Mary Magdalene discovered that the Body of Jesus is missing, Peter and the “disciple Jesus loved” take off for the tomb. As they arrive there they each have different reactions.  More ...
Sunday, March 20, 2016
March 20 - Who is the greatest among us?
As St. Luke recounts the last hours of the life of Jesus, he tells us some interesting and curious things. There are several key moments that are unique to Luke’s telling of Jesus’s interaction with the apostles. There is one scene in particular that looks almost out of place but which is an important reminder to all of us. More ...
Sunday, March 13, 2016
March 13 - Our sins are not public fodder but challenges to conversion
An unnamed woman is caught in adultery and the elders of the Law are moving towards the exercise of their lawful duties to stone her to death. More ...
Sunday, March 6, 2016
March 6 - We exercise mercy much more often than we think
We all know all too poignantly that there is a pandemic of heroin addiction in our area. While this might be the addiction that gains the most focus, other addictive and self-destructive behaviors are still prevalent. More ...
Sunday, February 28, 2016
Feb. 28 - Should we chop down the fig trees in our lives that bear no fruit?
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