Readings: Acts 5: 12-16; Revelations 1:9-11A, 12-13, 17-19; John 20: 19-31Click here to download a PDF of this homily. Preacher: Kathi Piehler His name is Bill. Or perhaps I should say his name was Bill, because Bill died this past fall at the age of 44, after a long struggle with brain cancer, leaving a wife and seven children. His… read more →
Readings: Acts 10:34-43; 1 Corinthians 15:19-26; John 20:1-18Click here to download a PDF of this homily. Preacher: Phyllis Tierney, SSJ Easter speaks to us of the power of Jesus’ resurrection and calls us to remember that the suffering and death of Jesus on the cross was for us. The power of the readings offered for us to reflect on speaks… read more →
Readings: Ezechiel 17: 22-24; 2 Corinthians 5: 6-10; Mark 4:26-34 Click here to download a PDF of this homily. Preacher: Jeanne Mooney In this week’s gospel from Mark, Jesus tells two stories to the crowds that have gathered to listen. First, he compares the kingdom of God to a farmer scattering seed: it sprouts without the farmer knowing how or… read more →
Readings: 2 Chronicles 36:14-16,19-23; Ephesians 2: 4-10; John 3: 14-21 Click here to download a PDF of this homily. Preacher: Sr. Karen Dietz The scripture readings this weekend remind me of the joke about a flood, a boat and a helicopter (http://epistle.us/inspiration/godwillsaveme.html) If you are not familiar, follow the link. Essentially the drowning man refused all the “helps” or signs… read more →
Readings: Proverbs 31: 10-13, 19-20, 30-31; 1 Thessalonians 5:1-6; Matthew 25:14-30 Click here to download PDF of this homily. Preacher: Sr. Barbara Moore Let me make one observation about our first reading and then turn to our Gospel from Matthew. As I reflected on the first reading with Advent soon to come, my mind went to Mary, the worthy wife… read more →
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Readings: Acts 6:1-7; 1 Peter 2:4-9; John 14:1-12 Preacher: Sr. Kathleen Wayne RSM I have always had a soft spot in my heart for the Apostle Philip—perhaps because I have a nephew who bears the name; or maybe because of the few, but thought-provoking statements attributed to him in the Gospels. While we do not know much about Philip historically,… read more →
Readings: Isaiah 62:1-5; 1 Cor. 12:4-11; John 2:1-11 Shiva and Shakti, the Divine Couple in Hinduism, are in their heavenly abode watching over the earth. They are touched by the challenges of human life, the complexity of human reactions and the ever-present place of suffering in the human existence. As they watch, Shakti spies a miserably poor man walking down… read more →