Monthly Archives: May 2011

Ascension Thursday reflection

One of my favorite lines in all of the scriptures occurs in today’s first reading (Acts 1:1-11).  As Jesus is taken up from the apostles’ sight, two angels appear in the sky and ask a question: “Men of Galilee, why … Continue reading

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Scripture Reflections – Sunday, May 29th

6th Sunday in Easter Acts 8:5-8; 14-15;1Pt 3:15=18; Jn 14:16-21 “Philip went down to the city of Samaria and proclaimed the Christ to them.”  These words from Acts mark a significant moment in the history of the early Church.  For … Continue reading

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Scripture Reflections – May 22nd, 2011

Acts 6:-7; 1Pt 2:4-9; Jn 13:1-12  (Fourth Sunday of Easter) “You are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people of his own.”  In case you’ve lost a bit of intensity surrounding your Easter- fueled rejoicing, these words … Continue reading

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Scripture reflections – Sunday, May 15th

Fourth Sunday of Easter Acts 2:14a, 36-41; 1Pt 2:20b-25;  Jn 10:1-10 To better appreciate Jesus’ image of himself as “the Gate for the sheep” it’s helpful to know a little bit about Palestinian shepherds of the time.  During the daytime, … Continue reading

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Scripture reflections – Sunday, May 8th

Acts 2:14, 22-33; 1Pt 1:17-21; Lk 4:13-35 3rd Sunday of Easter Happy Mother’s Day, Mom.  I love you. This Sunday’s gospel reading is one of my favorites – the Resurrection story describing the meeting between the risen Christ and two … Continue reading

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