Palm Sunday Gospel Reflection

Palm Sunday Gospel Reflection Sunday, April 5, 2020 Click here to read the Palm Sunday Gospel, which appears below the reflection. by Mary Ann Cook, SNDdeN There are lessons to be learned from the realities of climate change and the global coronavirus pandemic: • that we are fragile, vulnerable, mortal human creatures • that we

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A Poem of Encouragement

Pandemic What if you thought of it as the Jews consider the Sabbath— the most sacred of times? Cease from travel. Cease from buying and selling. Give up, just for now, on trying to make the world different than it is. Sing. Pray. Touch only those to whom you commit your life. Center down. And

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Fifth Sunday of Lent Gospel Reflection

John 11:1-45 Now a man was ill, Lazarus from Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha. Mary was the one who had anointed the Lord with perfumed oil and dried his feet with her hair; it was her brother Lazarus who was ill. So the sisters sent word to him saying, “Master, the

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International Women’s Day 2020

International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women’s equality. Following are some resources relating to International Women’s Day 2020.   To see a multimedia visualization of the growth of women’s representation over time

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Second Sunday of Lent Gospel Reflection

Matthew 17:1-9 Jesus took Peter, James, and John his brother, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. And he was transfigured before them; his face shone like the sun and his clothes became white as light. And behold, Moses and Elijah appeared to them, conversing with him. Then Peter said to Jesus in

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Prayer Before an Election

Lord God, as the election approaches, we seek to better understand the issues and concerns that confront our city, state and country, and how the Gospel compels us to respond as faithful citizens in our community. We ask for eyes that are free from blindness so that we might see each other as brothers and

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Ash Wednesday Gospel Reflection

Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18 Jesus said to his disciples: “Take care not to perform righteous deeds in order that people may see them; otherwise, you will have no recompense from your heavenly Father. When you give alms, do not blow a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets to

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