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Pentecost Sunday

Posted by Mindy Emick

Blessed Pentecost!  With the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost, Christ’s Paschal Mystery was brought to completion.  The Holy Spirit, by his presence within us, causes us to be true Christians – other Christs.  He frees us from being ‘debtors to the flesh’ and strengthens us with his ... Read More »

7th Sunday of Easter - The Ascension of the Lord

Posted by Mindy Emick

 

“The Ascension of Jesus into heaven,” Pope Francis said, “acquaints us with this deeply consoling reality on our journey: in Christ, true God and true man, our humanity was taken to God.  Christ opened the path to us…If we entrust our life to him, if we let ourselves ... Read More »

6th Sunday of Easter

Posted by Mindy Emick

Christ’s promise at the Last Supper - “Whoever loves me will keep my word, and my Father and I will make our dwelling with him” - is all that we need to be happy in life.  Barnabas and Paul “dedicated their lives to the name of our Lord Jesus ... Read More »

5th Sunday of Easter

Posted by Mindy Emick

ENCOURAGE DEEPER UNDERSTANDING OF SCRIPTURE   May 19, 2019 5th Sunday of Easter   "I give you a new commandment: love one another." With these words, Jesus sums up the law and the prophets in one concise phrase. Love one another. After 2,000 years, you'd think we'd have it ... Read More »

4th Sunday of Easter

Posted by Mindy Emick

On this Good Shepherd Sunday the risen Christ consoles us: “My sheep hear my voice; they follow me.”  What fills Christ’s disciples with joy and the Holy Spirit is the voice, which is identical with life.  Like the converts whom Paul and Barnabas urged, “to remain faithful to the ... Read More »

3rd Sunday of Easter

Posted by Mindy Emick

In face of Peter’s triple denial of him, Jesus asks Peter three times, “Do you love me?”  In other words, Jesus enables Peter to make reparation; Jesus uses Peter’s own failure and contrition to give him a deeper love.  The ‘honor and glory and blessing’ that the slain Lamb ... Read More »

EASTER SUNDAY of the Resurrection of the Lord

Posted by Mindy Emick

Easter blessings! My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, I want to take this opportunity to wish all of you a very blessed Easter Season.  Thank you, to all of our parishioners and our very dedicated staff, for the life you bring to Divine Redeemer.  I know our Lord ... Read More »

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord

Posted by Mindy Emick

GOSPEL MEDITATION - ENCOURAGE DEEPER UNDERSTANDING OF SCRIPTURE April 14, 2019Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord  Palm Sunday is a strange day in our liturgical calendar. We begin by waving palms, but somewhere in the middle, we call for Jesus to be crucified. We celebrate today an equally paradoxical ... Read More »

5th Sunday of Lent

Posted by Mindy Emick

Blessed Laetare Sunday!  This weekend is a time of joy as we come ever closer to the celebration of the day of our salvation.  In the Gospel, when Jesus sees the blind man, he says, “While I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”  Once ... Read More »

4th Sunday of Lent

Posted by Mindy Emick

GOSPEL MEDITATION - ENCOURAGE DEEPER UNDERSTANDING OF SCRIPTUREMarch 31, 20194th Sunday of LentRepentance. Envy. Joy. Hope. Have you felt these human emotions? Today's Gospel offers a rich story, one we can all find our place in. As we reflect on our own spiritual lives this Lenten season, it can ... Read More »