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Weekly Reflections

The Ascension of the Lord

“Pushed” Out On Mission

“Men of Galilee, why are you standing there looking at the sky? This Jesus who has been taken up from you into heaven will return in the same way as you have seen him going into heaven.” (ACTS 1:11)

The Reason for Our Hope

Jesus said: "If you love me, you will keep my commandments". (JN 14:15)

Vocation

Jesus said: "I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." (JN 14:6)

Good Shepherd

In Need of a Shepherd

"The shepherd calls his own sheep by name and leads them out." (JN 10:3)

God’s Plan

"Then the two recounted what had taken place on the way and how he was made known to them in the breaking of the bread." LK 24:35

The Incredulity of Saint Thomas, Hendrickter Brugghen, c. 1622

Get Real!

"Jesus came and stood in their midst and said to them, 'Peace be with you.'" JN 20:19

Resurrection of Jesus

Seeds of Faith

"He has been raised from the dead, and he is going before you to Galilee." MT 28:7

Palm fronds

Hosanna!

"Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! MT 21:9

"And then they will see 'the Son of Man coming in the clouds' with great power and glory." Mark 13:26

Light

"Jesus said, 'I came to this world for judgement, so that those who do not see might see, and those who do see might become blind.'" (JN 9:39)

Christ and the Woman of Samaria, Paolo Veronese

Change

"A woman of Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, 'Give me a drink.'" (JN 4:7)

The Transfiguration, 1480 by Bellini, Giovanni

Change

"From the cloud came a voice that said, 'This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to Him.'" (MT 17:5)

Christ in the Wilderness by Ivan Kramskoy, 1872

Strength Against Temptation

"Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert to be tempted by the devil." (MT 4:1)

Foolishness

"Love your enemies, that you be children of your heavenly Father, for he makes the sun rise on the bad and the good." (MT 5:44-45)

Choice

"Amen, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or the smallest part of a letter will pass from the law, until all things have taken place." (MT 5:18)

Painting of The Presentation of the Lord

A Christmas Reprise

"Now, Master, you may let your servant go in peace, according to your word, for my eyes have seen your salvation" (Lk 2:29-30)

Tissot, James, The calling of Peter and Andrew.

Seeking the Light

"Jesus said to them, 'Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men.'" (Mt 4:19)

Good Shepherd

Called to Be Holy

"Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world.” (Jn 1:29)

The Baptism of the Lord

This is My Beloved Son

"Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan to be baptized by him." (Mt 3:13)

Welcome Father Alberto Chavez

I am Father Alberto Chavez and I will soon be collaborating with Father Abel and Father Walter, in the community.

The Nativity of Christ our Lord

Merry Christmas

"They shall name him Emmanuel, which means God is with us." (Mt 1:23)

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