Gospel Reflection for January 31, 2016, 4th Sunday Ordinary Time

Scripture Readings: Jeremiah 1.4-5, 17-19; 1 Corinthians 13.4-13; Luke 4.21-30 “Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.” (Luke 4.21) These words begin Jesus’ inaugural sermon in Luke’s gospel. In last Sunday’s gospel Jesus read a passage from Isaiah that describes a prophet whom the Spirit anoints and appoints to bring good news to theContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for January 31, 2016, 4th Sunday Ordinary Time”

Plan Ahead For Lent

In only three weeks we will receive ashes and begin another Lenten season. We invite you to download our FREE Lent 2016 cross. Each week we will send you color-coded ways to keep Lent. As you pray, read, plant, simplify, and do acts of kindness your cross will begin to bloom with color.  

Gospel Reflection for January 24, 2016, 3rd Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: Nehemiah 8.2-4, 5-6, 8-10; 1 Corinthians 12.12-30; Luke 1.1-4, 4.14-21 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me; God has anointed and sent me to proclaim good news to the poor, to proclaim liberty for captives, sight for the blind, release to prisoners, to announce a year of favor from the Lord.” (LukeContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for January 24, 2016, 3rd Sunday Ordinary Time”

Keeping Faith

My memories of the notorious sixties are not the free love and abandon of the sexual revolution but the incredible revival of the Catholic Church at Vatican II and the civil rights marches upending Jim Crow.  In that decade we experienced finding a way where there is no way.  The impossible can come to be.Continue reading “Keeping Faith”

BOOK SALE!

We have purchased several boxes of Sister Elizabeth Johnson’s latest books – Ask the Beasts and Abounding in Kindness.  We are offering them to you at a 15% shipping discount: $3.22 shipping for one book; $3.72 shipping for two books. In Ask The Beasts Sr. Elizabeth Johnson presents Darwin’s exquisite observations of nature and howContinue reading “BOOK SALE!”

Sunday by Sunday editor Joan Mitchell, CSJ, is leading conversations on Care for Our Common Home, Laudato Si’, the new encyclical on ecology from Pope Francis. If you are in the St. Paul-Minneapolis area, join the dialog August 27, September 3, 10, 17 from 6:30 – 8 p.m. at Carondelet Center, 1890 Randolph Ave., St.Continue reading

A Blessing For Independence Day

Our 4th of July blessing is the final two stanzas from the poem “One Today” by Richard Blanco, composed for President Obama’s second inauguration.  We are all together under one sky in this nation and in our church, with hope waiting for us to name it.  Thank you for being a blessing to all ofContinue reading “A Blessing For Independence Day”

Thanksgiving Grace

We have created a Thanksgiving Grace for you to use at Thanksgiving dinner, or whenever you eat with friends and family. Thanksgiving Grace Let us take turns naming the gifts for which we are most thankful this day: Each person may name a gift in his/her heart or aloud. For all these gifts, we liftContinue reading “Thanksgiving Grace”