Service: Lips or Hearts?

by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND on 08/26/2015

in Ordinary Time

Twenty-second SOT Cycle-B Blog “This people honors me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me.”            (Is 29:13) Service: Lips or Hearts? Jesus quotes Isaiah to describe the church leaders of his time. W.J. Bryan quotes the idea this way: “Eloquent speech is not from lip to ear, but rather from heart to […]

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What About You?

by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND on 08/20/2015

in Ordinary Time

Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time-Cycle B “Jesus then said to the Twelve, ‘Do you also want to leave?”‘ (John 6:67} What About You? Day by day, week by week, month by month, year by year, routines and rut living leave little choice. We live and move and have our being in robot land. At some […]

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Twentieth Sunday of Ordinary Time Cycle-B   Teaching as Eucharist  Take, Thank, Bless, Break, Give  By Joanmarie Smith   Our Baptismal graces drench us in divinity. These graces help us to perform the actions of our priesthood: Take, Thank, Bless, Break, and Give. “Do this in remembrance of me.” When these actions become nurtured and […]

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Do’s and Don’ts of Discipleship

by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND on 08/05/2015

in Ordinary Time

Nineteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time-Cycle C “Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God…” (Eph 4:30a) Do’s and Don’ts of Discipleship “I sought the Lord and he answered me…” (Ps 34: 5a) “…blessed the one who takes refuge in God.” (Ps 34: 9b)             It is written in the Prophets: ‘They shall all be taught by […]

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Human Hungers

by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 07/31/2015

in Ordinary Time

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time–Cycle B August 2, 2015 “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me will never hunger, and whoever believes in me will never thirst.” (John 6:35) Human Hungers “I am the bread of life.” (John 6:48) Human hungers include the whole body, mind and spirit. For what does Our […]

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Miracle Makers

by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 07/24/2015

in Ordinary Time

Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time–Cycle C July 26, 2015 “The hand of the Lord feeds us; he answers all our needs.” (PS 145:10-11) Miracle Makers The multiplication of loaves and fish happened because of a generous, sharing little boy. Spot lighting Jesus, who is testing the faith of the disciples he asks, “Where will we […]

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