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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Revisiting “The Peace Prayer”

by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND on 10/31/2017

in Ordinary Time

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time–Cycle A October 29, 2017 “You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind… You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” (Matthew 22:37, 39) Revisiting “The Peace Prayer” Bringing peace to yourself and to the world begins with you. All are […]

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Hypocrites

by Sr.Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND on 10/20/2017

in Ordinary Time

Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time–Cycle A October 22, 2017 Hypocrites Flattery got them nowhere. Though the Pharisees honored Jesus with their words, their hearts were closed to his words of wisdom. You are a truthful man. You teach truth. You are not concerned about other’s opinions. You find no meaning in the status-quo. Beware of […]

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Twenty-eight  Sunday  in Ordinary Time-Cycle  A

by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND. on 10/13/2017

in Ordinary Time

Twenty-eight  Sunday  in Ordinary Time-Cycle  A “The Kingdom of God may be likened to a king who gave a wedding feast for his son.”(Mt 22:2) Readings:         Is 25: 6-10A      Psalm 23         Phil 4: 12-14, 19-20     Mt  22: 1-14 Reflection: John J. Pilch in The Cultural World of the Prophets, writes that Isaiah’s reading is a “little […]

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