Who We Are // Faith Resources for Families / Past Reflections
April 28, 2013
Fifth Sunday of Easter
"Love one another"
is Jesus' "yes" counterpoint to all the "no's" of the 10 Commandments. Student Elizabeth Meehan tells us why we can't tune it out. Read more.
April 21, 2013
Fourth Sunday of Easter
Student Matt Lanus reminds us that when we are doing Jesus' work, we are also fulfilling God's work. Read more.
April 7, 2013
Second Sunday of Easter
Thomas gets a bad rap, but we all doubt. Fr. Corey Brost, C.S.V., shares how he quells his moments of doubt. Read more.
March 31, 2013
Jesus rises from the dead, and initially the disciples forget his promise. Student Haley Gainer points out the parallels in the Gospel for parents and teens. Read more.
March 24, 2013
One act of kindness toward a colt started a chain reaction throughout the land. Student Frankie Smeriglio writes about how we can please God. Read more.
March 17, 2013 Fifth Sunday of Lent
The story of the adulterous woman teaches us not to sin -- and not to judge, either. Teacher Rita King tells why it is one of her favorites. Read more.
March 10, 2013
Fourth Sunday of Lent
Asking for forgiveness can be tough; actually forgiving can be just as hard. Student
Ethan Jedziniak shares his own struggles. Read more.
March 3, 2013
Third Sunday of Lent
When is the best time to ask for forgiveness? All the time. Student Emma Hogaboom reflects. Read more.
Feb. 24, 2013
Second Sunday of Lent
Do you believe even though you might not see? A student shares her story. Read more.
Feb. 17, 2013
First Sunday of Lent
God is always with us, whether we are in trouble or feeling blessed. Read more.
Feb 10, 2013
Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
We can answer the call to be faithful, even if we are unsure or feel we are undeserving. Read more.
Feb. 3, 2013
Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Spreading God's message takes courage and can be risky. Do you have the stuff? Read more.
December 23, 2012
Fourth Sunday of Advent
A friend's passing reminds us of an important lesson. Read more.
December 16, 2012
Third Sunday of Advent
If you were accused of being a Christian, would there be enough evidence to convict you? Read more.
December 9, 2012
Second Sunday of Advent
It's time to "Prepare the way of the Lord," and what better way than living a life that reflects God's greatness? Read more.
November 25, 2012
Solemnity of Christ the King
Jesus redefines what it means to be a king. How will you serve him? Read more.
November 18, 2012
33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Are you ready for the end of the world? Some spiritual preparation can bring us peace now and in times of tragedy. Read more.
November 11, 2012
32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
The most precious gifts are never the flashiest gifts.
Jesus is more grateful to a widow who gives just a few coins. Read more.
November 4, 2012 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time
What's the most important commandment? Hint: It's not just one. Read more.
October 28, 2012 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time
What does it mean to truly "see"? Where do we find the light to cut through the darkness? Read more.
October 21, 2012 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Through suffering and through serving others, you can achieve a greatness you can't imagine. Read more.
October 14, 2012 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Our possessions can get in the way of our higher calling. But Jesus gives us the strength to let go. Read more.
October 7, 2012 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time
When we're frustrated, we want to test God. But we can learn from the simple love and trust of a child. Read more.
September 30, 2012 The Twenty-sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time
We have all been called by name. Through the Sacraments, especially the Sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation, we have received the gift of the Holy Spirit. read more
September 23, 2012 The Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Jesus’ prediction of his death does not meet the apostles image of messiahship and therefore they choose not to hear what Jesus is saying. read more
September 16, 2012 Twenty-four Sunday in Ordinary Time
Hearing in our busy world is a challenge. We are plugged into our IPhones, IPods and often miss what is going on right before us. read more
September 9, 2012 Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time
We too often rush through our days, focused on our next task or last worry, and oblivious to the sounds around us. read more
May 27, 2012 Pentecost Sunday
Wind and Fire are beautiful images of the Holy Spirit in creation. Just as we can’t “see” God, we can’t “see” wind either. Rather, we feel the wind and recognize the signs of its presence.
May 20, 2012 The Ascension
Do you ever catch yourself thinking about a problem in your life or in the world and praying, “Okay, God, do something!”
May 13, 2012 The Sixth Sunday of Easter
Love is a word, that when used in its most true form, can be the hardest word to say, and the greatest word to hear.
May 6, 2012 The Fifth Sunday of Easter
Faith takes work. We must continually nurture and work at our relationship with Jesus, just as we must put energy and work into our other relationships (family, friends, etc.).
April 29, 2012
Fourth Sunday of Easter
I can’t expect my relationship with God to be a one-way street. read more
April 22, 2012 Third Sunday of Easter
On this third Sunday of Easter, the readings remind us as believers and followers of Jesus that we are his witnesses today.
April 15, 2012 Second Sunday of Easter
This Easter season let us listen with new ears to what Scripture tells us about the newly-formed Christian community of the time after Jesus’ death, before His followers truly understood what had happened to their Teacher.
April 8, 2012 Easter Sunday
With God, things aren’t always what they seem.
April 1, 2012 Palm Sunday
Courage. Honor. Integrity. Fear. Abandonment. Persecution. Victory. It all happens between Palm Sunday and Holy Saturday. read more
March 25, 2012 The Fifth Sunday of Lent
No one wants to die. So, in many ways, this Gospel might be one of the toughest for Catholics to accept. read more
March 18, 2012 The Fourth Sunday of Lent
When you sin, what do you feel like? read more
March 11, 2012 The Third Sunday of Lent
All four Gospels have today’s Gospel story. In John’s Gospel, this story appears at the beginning of the public ministry of Jesus, rather than at the end, as in the other Gospels. Why? read more
March 4, 2012 Second Sunday of Lent
As Christians, we believe that Jesus is both fully human and fully divine. The Transfiguration, as told in today’s Gospel, reminds us of the importance of that full humanity and full divinity. read more
February 26, 2012 First Sunday of Lent
During Lent, we are encouraged to have our own “desert experience.” We are urged to take away all distractions and focus on our relationship with God and who God is calling us to be. read more
February 19, 2012 Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time
Faith reflected in determination, knowledge and care. That we too could put forth this faith filled determination in our lives! read more
February 12, 2012 Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
People, whose lives are affected by suffering and illness, stand as symbols of the spiritual longings we all have. read more
February 5, 2012 The Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
What a difference our attitude can make! When you encounter difficulty in your life is the glass half empty or half full? read more
January 29, 2012 The Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Jesus’ words still free people.
January 22, 2012 The Third Sunday of Ordinary Time
Every Saint has a past and every Sinner has a future.
January 15, 2012 Second Sunday of Ordinary Time
Sometimes it is hard to see what is in front of us. In this Sunday’s Gospel, once the disciples realized that Christ was amongst them, they went to follow Him and share the Good News with others.
January 8, 2012 The Epiphany of Our Lord
It’s so easy to get caught up in the craziness of the Christmas season, and I can’t help but think of the many times I overlook this day and its meaning to our faith.
December 25, 2011 Christmas
Today's Psalm says it all--God sings a new song! The birth of Jesus is God becoming one with us! read more
December 18, 2011 The Fourth Sunday of Advent
“Hail, full of grace! The Lord is with you.” How many times have we heard this phrase at Mass or prayed it ourselves? read more
December 11, 2011 The Third Sunday of Advent
This Sunday, Gaudete Sunday, or pink candle Sunday, is a Sunday of joy. The readings remind us that God’s promise to humanity is a promise of hope and joy. read more
December 4, 2011 The Second Sunday of Advent
John the Baptist. Who was this guy? Do you know someone who stands up for people being put down? read more
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Stop and think. Do you ever feel alone when you need help? Do you ever doubt that your life makes a difference? read more