Vineyard of Heavenly Fruits

by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND on 10/06/2017

in Ordinary Time

Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time–Cycle A October 8, 2017 “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence and if anything is worthy of praise, think about these things.” (Philippians 4:8) Vineyard of Heavenly Fruits Vintage time of […]

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Parable: In a Nutshell

by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND on 09/29/2017

in Ordinary Time

Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time–Cycle A October 1, 2017 “Let your ‘Yes’ mean ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No’ mean ‘No.’” (Matthew 5:37a) Parable: In a Nutshell I’m a tough nut to crack; I’ve shelled myself in Afraid to share and to show the fruit in me, Afraid that others may find me …too tasteless, …too salty, …too […]

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Landlords and Rejects

by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND. on 09/22/2017

in Ordinary Time

Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time–Cycle A September 24, 2017 “The kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out at dawn to hire laborers for his vineyard.” (Matthew 20:1) Landlords and Rejects Heavenly Father, you are heaven’s Landlord. Like the landowner in the parable, you begin your search at dawn. Who will work in my […]

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Taking Heat

by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND. on 09/07/2017

in Ordinary Time

Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time–Cycle A September 10, 2017 “If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault between you and him alone.” (Matthew 18:15) Taking the Heat Persecution and Endurance Require the Spirit’s gifts of courage and fortitude. Suffering and being persecuted is not Easy. “Taking the heat” makes for martyrdom. Christ […]

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by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND. on 08/04/2017

in Ordinary Time

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time–Cycle A August 6, 2017 “Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves. Then he gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people.” (Matthew 14:19)     Satisfied Seeking solace, Jesus steals away for solitude. Searching crowds follow. […]

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Sole and Soul Wealth

by Sr. Juliemarie Mcdonald, SND. on 07/29/2017

in Ordinary Time

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time–Cycle A July 30, 2017 “Again, the Kingdom of Heaven is like a merchant searching for fine pearls. When he finds a pearl of great price, he goes and sells all that he has and buys it.” (Matthew 13:45-46)    Sole and Soul Wealth What I offer to God and God offers to […]

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