You

by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND on 12/08/2017

in Advent

Second Sunday 10 of Advent–Cycle B December 10, 2017 “Behold, I am sending my messenger ahead of you; she/he will prepare your way.” (Isaiah 40:3) You Who are the voices today crying out in our wastelands? Who are they who comfort and speak tenderly? Who are the shepherds gathering, feeding and caring for their flocks? […]

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A Prayer of Hope

by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND on 12/04/2017

in Advent

First Sunday of Advent–Cycle B December 3, 2017 “Oh, that you would rend the heavens and come down…” (Isaiah 63:19b) A Prayer of Hope Like an explosion of a volcano, our spirit explodes with desires and longings for your promised return. To satisfy these longings, we pray, “Oh, that you would rend the heavens and […]

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Sheep or Goats

by Sr.Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND on 11/24/2017

in Ordinary Time

The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe–Cycle A November 26, 2017 “Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.” (Matthew 25:34) Sheep or Goats Left or right—goats or sheep, Left or right—dishonorable or honorable, Is the message of the […]

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Talents, Risk Taking, and Change

by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND on 11/10/2017

in Ordinary Time

Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time–Cycle A November 12, 2017 “For to everyone who has, more will be given and he will grow rich…” (Matthew 25:29a) Talents, Risk Taking, and Change There are talents and then there are talents. Talents can be coins—talents can be a gift, genius or knack. What then is the message in […]

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Keepers of Promises

by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND on 11/09/2017

in Ordinary Time

Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica in Rome–Cycle A November 9, 2017 “I shall raise him on the last day.” (John 6:40b) Keepers of Promises “I promise,” is often said, yet not always kept. Do I keep the promises I make? “Well, not all the time; you see sometimes I forget.” This is […]

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Selfies

by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND on 11/01/2017

in Ordinary Time

The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (All Souls)–Cycle A November 2, 2017 “All their works are performed to be seen…” (Matthew 23:5a) Selfies Imagine, if you would, cameras and a Power Point program available in Jesus’ name. Let your imagine run wild! See a Pharisee with a camera in his hand as he goes […]

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