Ordinary Time

Modern Day Lepers

by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND on 02/12/2018

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Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time February 11, 2018 “If you wish, you can make me clean.” (Matthew 8:2) Modern Day Lepers “Have you ever met a leper?” Probably not. I mean a modern day leper, like lepers of old, banished from community, to dwell apart, declaring  to anyone who neared them, “unclean, unclean.” “Sure, most of […]

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Hear–Listen–Ponder

by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND on 01/27/2018

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Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time January 29, 2018 “If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.” (Hebrews 3:15) Hear–Listen–Ponder “Constant repetition carries conviction.”(Robert Collier) Don’t just hear—Listen. Don’t just listen—ponder the message. This is a fine New Year’s resolution. What I will discover is a solution? Where? Discover solutions in the Sunday Gospels. […]

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Going Fishing

by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND on 01/19/2018

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Third Sunday in Ordinary Time January 21, 2018 “Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men.” (Mark 1:17b) Going Fishing What can fishing teach us about Evangelization? Lots. Let’s Learn. There are many types of fish in different oceans, lakes and seas. Not only is there a variety of fish, each person on […]

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R.S.V.P.

by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND on 01/12/2018

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Second Sunday in Ordinary Time January 15, 2018 “Come and you will see.” (John 1:38b) R.S.V.P. Dear Friends, You are cordially invited to attend the King’s Banquet. Christ the King Hear ye, hear ye, You are invited. Please respond. How many times the King has sent this invitation to you in surprises and disguises! Which […]

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Sheep or Goats

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

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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

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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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