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18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Mindy Emick

Two very strong phrases are used in this week’s Scriptures, and they beg a response from us. The first from Ecclesiastes is “All is vanity,” the second from Jesus in Luke’s Gospel is, “But God said to him, ‘Fool!’” Will we be a fool and give our life to ... Read More »

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Mindy Emick

If you were to ask a person to teach you to pray and they probably will take you to their bookshelf or the local religious bookstore to find one of the myriad how-to books on the subject. Jesus simply taught them a usable format, so powerful that it has had enduring ... Read More »

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Mindy Emick

For those of us who are doers, this week’s Gospel Reading provides both a point of identification and a point of challenge. Many of us can see ourselves in Martha. Like her, we get up each morning with a do-list a mile long that we developed during the night as we ... Read More »

15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Mindy Emick

The lawyer who confronted Jesus in this week’s Gospel Reading, in a similar way, was not concerned about what was just and right, but about what was legal. His question had to do with what was the legal minimum requirement necessary to get into heaven. There is a difference between what ... Read More »

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Mindy Emick

Dear Parishioners,

 I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself, my name is Fr. Jason Keas and I am a Colorado native. I was blessed to attend Divine Redeemer as a student which I have good memories, I graduated from Doherty High School here in the Springs ... Read More »

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Mindy Emick

Today Jesus “resolutely determined to journey to Jerusalem.”  His human freedom adheres to the path that leads to his death, the death that saved us, and which enabled St. Paul to write: “You were called for freedom.  For freedom Christ set us free.”  Freedom is the ability to live, ... Read More »

The Most Holy Trinity

Posted by Mindy Emick

We may think the doctrine of the Trinity is too complicated, or abstract to make much of a difference in our day-to-day life.  Yet, “the mystery of the Most Holy Trinity is the central mystery of Christian faith and life.  It is the mystery of God in himself.  It ... Read More »

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 »