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28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Kathy Bull

In this week’s Gospel reading Jesus encounters ten lepers who were in need of healing. Ten lepers were cleansed, or cured, of their leprosy, but only one was healed. When the ten cried out “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us,” they were aware of their physical need to stop ... Read More »

27th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Posted by Kathy Bull

It is helpful to know the context of this week's Gospel reading in order to understand its meaning and application to our lives. In the previous verses, Luke 17:1-4, Jesus explains to the disciples, "Take heed to yourselves, if your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive ... Read More »

26th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Posted by Kathy Bull

When we recognize that the rich man was not in Hades for committing some terrible crime but that his predicament was brought about by his unmerciful lifestyle, it should cause us to pause and think. Do we walk around and ignore the less fortunate that we encounter? Are we oblivious to ... Read More »

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Kathy Bull

It might sound strange, but God wants to find us as much as, it not more than, we want to find God. Yes, God needs us as much as we need God. God is not the patriarch who stays home, doesn't move, and expects his children to come to ... Read More »

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 »