Sunday Reflections

To help reflect on the Sunday mass, we are posting these reflections for all to read. May they be a source of insight, faith, and inspiration to you and help enrich your spiritual journey with us!

 

4th Sunday of Lent - Sunday, March 27, 2022

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Father Paul Voisin

March 22, 2022

This Sunday’s gospel of the Prodigal Son is one of the most memorable we encounter in the teachings of Jesus.  For many it is a parable that speaks of the truth of God’s mercy and love, as they identify with the ‘prodigal’ son.  For some it produces the response “It is not fair!”, as they identify with the ‘good’ son.  However, I invite you to focus today on this (supposed) ‘good’ son.  The father, his heart filled with unconditional love for his son (sound familiar?), can only rejoice that his son has come back to him: disgraced, poor, and ashamed.  The eyes of the




3rd Sunday of Lent - Sunday, March 20, 2022

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Father Jim Donohue

March 17, 2022

Usually the link between the first reading and the gospel reading is apparent.   However, this Sunday we may have to look more closely; but once we see the link, we will hear news of great joy!  The first reading from the Book of Exodus contains the well-known story of God speaking to Moses in the burning bush, giving him instructions to go to Egypt and to tell the Pharaoh to set the Israelites free.  The Gospel from Luke is a call by Jesus to the repentance of sins. 




2nd Sunday of Lent - Sunday, March 13, 2022

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Father Toby Collins

March 14, 2022

In our readings this Sunday there is an underlying theme of perseverance that has three unique expressions. In our first reading Abraham and Sarah persevered in bringing a longing for land and offspring to God for many decades. Through a covenant made to them in a time of God's choosing the deepest longings of their hearts come to pass. 




8th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Sunday, February 27, 2022

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Father Paul Voisin

February 28, 2022

To live a life in union with Jesus Christ is never easy, because He will continually call us to ‘be’ and ‘do’ more.  The call to conversion is constant, calling us to a greater perfection in our faithfully following of Jesus.  Jesus challenges in the gospel to this task.  The many images he uses call us to renewal and change.  We are to learn from Him.  The First Reading from the Book of Sirach also introduces others image of change.  The use of the image of the sieve calls us to leave behind “the rubbish” and embrace the love and truth of God.  We are to




7th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Sunday, February 20, 2022

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Father Jim Donohue

February 15, 2022

Part of the Charism Statement for the Congregation of the Resurrection reads: “We believe that God’s love for us is merciful and unfailing. We have not earned his love. We are nothing, have nothing, and can do nothing without God. We are attracted to evil. We are sinners. Yet, God continues to draw us to himself.”




6th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Sunday, February 13, 2022

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Father Paul Voisin

February 11, 2022

Our world today is confused and confusing.  What the world tells us makes us happy, is not on the list of gospel values that lead to true happiness.  In fact some of the things most looked down upon in our society – humility, forgiveness, compassion, generosity, dependence – are high on the list that the Lord proclaims not only by his teaching, but by his life, suffering, death and resurrection.  I am sure that those who listened to Jesus on that day were also confused, as he proclaimed the reward that awaited the “poor, “hungry”, those “who weep”, and those “hated”.  Eq




5th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Sunday, February 6, 2022

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February 4, 2022

The readings today take us from the sublime to the mundane; from the six-winged Seraphs singing around a heavenly throne, to the down to earth smells and sounds of a fishing boat on the lake of Gennesaret. They have one thing in common, though: In each reading, God has called someone, asking them to do the work of building God’s kingdom on earth.




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