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Weekly Stewardship Reflections

June 30, 2019
Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
1 Kgs 19:16B, 19-21 Gal 5:1, 13-18 Lk 9:51-62 Today's readings offer an important look at what it means to be a disciple and steward. It is clear that discipleship involves leaving behind a particular way of life and stepping with faith into the unknown. We see Elisha agree to accompany Elijah,[...]
June 23, 2019
The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ
Gen 14:18-20 Rev 1 Cor 11:23-26 Lk 9:11B-17 "Five loaves and two fish are all we have." The disciples do not have much faith that they can feed five thousand people on such a meager offering, and they are right to feel that way. No human could feed "the multitude" on such a small amount. But[...]
June 16, 2019
The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity
Prov 8:22-31 Rom 5:1-5 Jn 16:12-15 Today we pause to reflect on the Most Holy Trinity, one of the great mysteries of our faith. Pope St. John Paul II attempted to explain this mystery by referring to the Trinity as the Divine Family. The Father loves the Son, the Son loves the Father, and the[...]
June 9, 2019
Pentecost Sunday
Acts 2:1-11 Rom 8:8-17 Jn 20:19-23 Today we again reflect on our baptism in the Holy Spirit, which urges us to proclaim "Jesus is Lord!" The reading from 1 Corinthians points out that while we are all baptized Missionary Disciples, we certainly are not all called to do the same work! There are[...]
June 2, 2019
The Ascension of the Lord
Acts 1:1-11 Eph 1:17-23 Lk 24:46-53 Acts 1:5: "...for John baptized with water, but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit." This verse from the first reading might cause us to take pause and consider the difference between the two kinds of baptism. Is one inferior to the[...]
26 de Mayo 2019
Sexto Domingo de Pascua
Así como Él lo hizo la semana pasada, Jesús habla hoy otra vez de la importancia que tiene el amor.  “Aquel que me ame, seguirá mi palabra…” [Recordemos que en mensaje de entrada del Evangelio de Juan, “palabra” significa y se refiere al mismo Jesús).  Jesús le asegura a sus[...]
May 26, 2019
Sixth Sunday of Easter
Acts 15:1-2, 22-29 Rev 21:10-14, 22-23 Jn 14:23-29 As He did last week, Jesus speaks again today of the importance of love: "Whoever loves me will keep my word..."   [Let us remember that in the opening passage of John's Gospel, 'word' refers to Jesus Himself!]  Jesus assures the disciples[...]
May 19, 2019
Fifth Sunday of Easter
Acts 14:21-27 Rev 21:1-5A Jn 13:31-33A, 34-35 "As I have loved you, so you also should love one another.  This is how all will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another."  As we consider our roles as missionary disciples, it may be easy to turn it into a j-o-b... full[...]
19 de Mayo del 2019
Quinto Domingo de Pascua
“Así como te he amado, tu también debes de amar a los demás.  De esta manera todos sabrán que son mis discípulos, si es que se aman los unos a los otros.”  Así como consideramos nuestros papeles de discípulos misioneros, puede que sea más fácil convertir esto en nuestro trabajo lleno[...]

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