Eleanor

Just a word… Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time…

September 22, 2020

Just a word… Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time… September 20, 2020 It’s not fair!!! The words of today’s gospel are enough to make an economics professor flip out. The very idea that the last one to show up to work is treated the same as the one who has been laboring the day long, rails…

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Just a word… Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time…

September 13, 2020

Just a word… Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time… September 13, 2020 Many of us remember the atrocities committed in Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania, in October of 2006, when Charles Roberts, the driver of a milk truck, took out his anger and frustration on defenseless victims. Along with the world, we watched with horror, and then, the…

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Let love rule our lives

September 6, 2020

Eleanor

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Just a word… Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time…

September 6, 2020

Just a word… Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time… September 6, 2020 A friend pointed me toward a timely article published on Friday in the Wall Street Journal. It was written by the Episcopal priest and former Missouri senator John Danforth, and Fr. Matt Malone, a Jesuit priest and the editor in chief of America Magazine.…

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Just a word… Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time…

August 30, 2020

Just a word… Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time… August 30, 2020 “Get behind me, Satan… you are an obstacle to me.” The Lord’s words to Peter are shocking, especially in light of last week’s Gospel where Jesus declared Peter to be his rock… the one who was supposed to be the foundation has become a…

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Just a word… Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time

August 22, 2020

Just a word… Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time… August 23, 2020 Why do you suppose Jesus gives the keys to the kingdom of heaven to Peter? Keys, after all, symbolize power, control. Keys can let you in or lock you out. Why Peter? After all, he is the one who denied Jesus three times. He…

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Just a word… Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

August 16, 2020

Just a word… Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time… August 16, 2020 Did you cringe when you heard Jesus’ response to the Canaanite woman who was pleading with him to heal her daughter? “It is not right to take the food of the children and throw it to the dogs.” These are pretty harsh words from…

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Just a word… Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

August 9, 2020

Just a word… Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time… August 9, 2020 How would any of us respond to Jesus’ command to Peter, to come meet him on the water? Would we keep our eyes on Jesus and meet him, as he requested? Or would we doubt, falter, and begin to sink? What would it take,…

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We are literally all in this pandemic together…

August 8, 2020

Eleanor

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Jesus asked them to feed the people…

August 2, 2020

Eleanor

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Just a word… Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time…

August 2, 2020

Just a word… Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time… August 2, 2020 Did you ever think about the Gospel of today, the miracle of the loaves and the fishes, as a story of transformation? There is the exponential multiplication of the available food, a supply that might feed a family ends up feeding thousands. Jesus is…

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Sending along our thoughts and prayers

July 27, 2020

Dear Parishioners, This week we received two letters (Catholic Charities and the Food Pantry of Blessed Sacrament Parish) thanking the parish (YOU) for donations to their outreach efforts. In the midst of the pandemic, when you are all busy trying to keep your families safe and healthy, and while supporting your own parish, you rise…

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