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March 29, 2011 By Sister Betty J. Lillie. SC Third Sunday of Lent: Exodus 17:3-7; Psalm 95:1-2, 6-9;  Romans 5:1-2, 5-8; John 4:5-42. A theme of seeking water to drink when people suffered from thirst works through our liturgical reading for this week. In the time of the Exodus the

Thursday, December 23, 2010  By Sister Betty J. Lillie, S.C.   The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph: Sirach 3:2-7,12-14; Psalm 128:1-5; Colossians 3:12-17; Matthew 2:13-15, 19-23   A beautiful part of the Christmas traditions is the visitof the Magi to the Holy Family. That comes in Matthew’s Gospel just before

Tuesday, December 14, 2010 By Sister Betty J. Lillie, S.C. Fourth Sunday of Advent: Isaiah 7:10-14; Romans 1:1-7;  Matthew 1:18-24 Without a doubt the Advent season is a time of great excitement and busyness for all who await the coming of the Christmas celebration. Our readings this week begin and

Wednesday, September 22, 2010 By Sister Betty J. Lillie, S.C. Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Amos 8:4-7;  Psalm 113:1-2, 4-8; 1 Timothy 2:1-8;  Luke 16:1-13 In keeping with the purpose of Luke’s journey narrative (Luke 9:51-24:53) we have in our Gospel reading this week some instruction about what Luke saw

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 By Sister Betty J. Lillie, S.C. Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Amos 6:1a, 4-7; Psalm 146:7-10; 1 Timothy 6:11-16; Luke 16: 9-31 As the summer wanes and we all would like to sit back and rest, we are challenged by readings that deal with some heavy

Wednesday, September 8, 2010 By Sister Betty J. Lillie, S.C. Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Exodus 32:7-11, 13-14;  Psalms 51:3-4, 12-13, 17, 19;  1 Timothy 1:12-17;  Luke 15:1-32 The readings of today’s Mass work around the idea of joy that a person has in recovering what was lost. Luke’s long

Wednesday, September 1, 2010 By Sister Betty J. Lillie, S.C. Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time: Wisdom 9:13-18b; Psalm 90:3-6, 12-17; Philemon 9-10, 12-17; Luke 14:25-33 Now that summer is morphing into fall and being transformed into the gorgeous colors of the new season, we might be looking back at the

Wednesday, June 23, 2010 By Sister Betty J. Lillie, S.C. Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time: 1 Kings 19:16b, 19-21; Psalm 16:1-2, 5, 7-11; Galatians 5:1, 13-18; Luke 9: 51-62 The readings of this week continue last week’s idea about forming a whole new way of thinking about the Messiah and

Wednesday, June 16, 2010 By Sister Betty J. Lillie, S.C. Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Zechariah 12:10-11, 13:1; Psalm 63:2-6, 8-9; Galatians 3:26-29; Luke 9:18-24 Among this week’s readings our Gospel passage gives us a focus to important questions that surfaced in the minds of Jesus’ followers. When a person

Wednesday, June 9, 2010 By Sister Betty J. Lillie, S.C. Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time: 2 Samuel 12:7-10, 13; Psalm 32:1-2, 5, 7, 11; Galatians 2:16, 19-21; Luke 7:36-8:3. During this period of Ordinary Time our liturgical readings remind us of some of the important teachings of our faith tradition.