Advent Reflections for 2018

January 5, 2019

Memorial of Saint John Neumann, Bishop 1Jn 3:11-21; Ps 100:1B-2, 3, 4, 5; Jn 1:43-51 Today we learn about the call of Philip and Nathanael. Jesus himself actually sought out Philip. With Nathanael, it was Philip who immediately thought about his friend and wanted to share what he had found with him. Philip [...]

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January 4, 2019

Memorial of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, Religious 1Jn 3:7-10; Ps 98:1, 7-8, 9; Jn 1:35-42 Two of the basic tenets of Christianity are God is good and “Love one another as I have loved you.” The message is simple: if we aim for goodness, we avoid sin. Acts of goodness, charity and righteousness [...]

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January 3, 2019

Christmas Weekday 1Jn 2:29-3:6; Ps 98:1, 3-4, 5-6; Jn 1:29-34 Those around me know that I am a seeker of God Nods. I coined that term while teaching second graders about their First Communion experience. I wanted to give them a tangible sign of God's love around them. I would give them examples [...]

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January 2, 2019

[spacer height="15px" id="2"]    Memorial of Saints Basil the Great and Gregory Nanzianzen, Bishops & Doctors of the Church1Jn 2:22-28; Ps 98:1, 2-3, 3-4; Jn 1:19-28Remain in Him….the epistle writer reminds us to have faith,to rely heavily on Jesus . Jesus is our anchor. He will give us the strengthand the hope that we need to help [...]

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January 1, 2019

Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God Nm 6:22-27; Ps 67:2-3, 5, 6, 8; Gal 4:4-7; Lk 2:16-21 We are often encouraged to place our trust in God. Rightly so...but as I ponder today's readings, I am struck by how much God trusts us to share in His work. Although abundantly [...]

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December 30, 2018

Feast of the Holy Family Sir 3:2-6, 12-14; Ps 128:1-2, 3, 4-5; Col 3:12-21; Lk 2:41-52 There are some people who are born with an innate GPS or WAZE already hardwired for knowing in what direction to travel. While such a gifted talent is crucial in our technological environment where location is everything, [...]

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