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Wednesday, July 22, 2009 By Father Timothy Schehr Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time: 2 Kings 4:42-44; Psalm 145:10-18; Ephesians 4:1-6; John 6:1-15 How good a student would any one of us be in the Lord’s classroom? It might be comforting to know that even the twelve apostles struggled…at least in

Thursday, July 16, 2009 By Pat McDonough Roseto Valfortore is a small Italian village outside of Rome. In 1882 Rosetans began leaving their homeland for the United States. By the dawn of the 20th century so many of its inhabitants had settled in the same rocky part of Pennsylvania, that

Wednesday, July 15, 2009 By Father Timothy Schehr Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Jeremiah 23:1-6; Psalm 23:1-3, 3-4, 5, 6; Ephesians 2:13-18; Mark 6:30-34 Every spring we celebrate Good Shepherd Sunday. It’s the Fourth Sunday of Easter. But here it is the middle of summer, and we hear about Jesus

Thursday, July 9, 2009 By Father Kyle Schnippel As the Israelites moved from a nation on the move to settling in cities in the newly conquered Promised Land, one of the first desires was to build a suitable house for the Lord, as David desires in Second Samuel. The people

Thursday, July 9, 2009 By Father Timothy P. Schehr Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Amos 7:12-15; Psalm 85:9-14; Ephesians 1:3-14; Mark 6:7-13 During these weeks of summer we may be planning a family trip. An important part of any trip is deciding just what supplies to take along. In the

Thursday, July 2, 2009 By Scott Mussari “While the storm clouds gather far across the sea. Let us swear allegiance to a land that’s free. Let us all be grateful for a land so fair. As we raise our voices in a solemn prayer.” These are the introductory lines penned

Wednesday, July 1, 2009 Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Ezekiel 2:2-5; Psalm 123:1-4; 2 Corinthians 12:7-10; Mark 6:1-6a By Father Timothy P. Schehr This weekend we remember the thirteen colonies and their rebellion against, in the words of the Declaration of Independence, “a long train of abuses” by a monarch

Wednesday, June 24, 2009 By Father Rob Waller The holy Eucharist is not a reward for saints; it is food for sinners. Jesus did not die on the cross for us because we deserved it, but so that we might be declared deserving. He did not allow His body to

Wednesday, June 24, 2009 By Sister Betty Jane Lillie S.C. Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Wisdom 1:13-15; 2:23-24; Psalm 30: 2, 4-6, 11-13; 2 Corinthians 8: 7, 9, 13-15; Mark 5: 21-43 In approaching the readings for this Sunday we may at first wonder how they come together. But if

Wednesday, June 17, 2009 By Sister Carol Gaeke, O.P. After a session in the RCIA about the Trinity one catechumen remarked, “I still don’t get it.”  Understandably, as we are in the realm of mystery. The Trinity provides deep content for reflection on relationships, especially familial. Since all of life