Advent

Third Sunday of Advent – Cycle C

by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND on 12/14/2018

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The Third Sunday of Advent December 16, 2018   Read: Zep 3:14-18a Isaiah 12:2-6 Phil 4:4-7 Lk 3:10-18   Reflection: Today’s readings repeat the words: joy and rejoice. The disciples of John are filled with joy and expectation as John answers their question, “What should we do?” John’s followers have a second question. “Might John […]

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Second Sunday of Advent – Cycle C

by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND on 12/14/2018

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“Father, forgive them.” Second Sunday of Advent – Cycle C December 9, 2018 Read: Baruch 5: l-9 Psalm 126: 1-6 Phil 1: 4-6,8-11 Lk 3: l-6 Reflection: “Prepare the way of the Lord,” cries John the Baptist. John was a preacher always on the move. He prepared for the coming of the Lord by preaching […]

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First Sunday of Advent – Cycle C

by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND on 12/14/2018

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First Sunday of Advent – Cycle  December 2, 2018   Read: Jer 33:1 4-1 6 1Thes 3:12, 4-2 Lk 21: 25-28,34-36 Reflection: It may seem odd that the message that Luke’s gospel, which introduces the Advent season, warns that the end time will be accompanied with terrifying signs. The gospel message’s final words include “be […]

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Mary Beyond Christmas

by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND on 12/22/2017

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Fourth Sunday of Advent–Cycle B December 21, 2017 “Behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call him Jesus.” (Luke 1:31) Mary Beyond Christmas Look beyond the Christmas cave. See Mary in her fullness of grace. Fiat “May it be done to me according to your word.” Mary, did you […]

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Recognition

by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND on 12/15/2017

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Third Sunday of Advent–Cycle B December 17, 2017 “…but there is one among you whom you do not recognize.” (John 1:26b) Recognition Who among us does not love to be recognized? When a stranger comes into a room, who among us doesn’t ask, “Who is that?” It was not different in bygone centuries. Priests, Levites, and […]

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You

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

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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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