Reclaim Sunday Weekly Blog

Happy Sunday!

The close of the Easter Season is ushered in by the driving wind of the Holy Spirit in the Upper Room.  It has been poured forth in the sacrament of Confirmation.  In some archdioceses the oil of chrism was poured on the palms of the newly ordained priests sending forth from the respective 'upper rooms' of the bascilicas shepherds to seek the lost in a world divided by violence, income disparity and poverty of many kinds.  So you may ask, what does this have to do with my life?  Sunday is my day off!  Well actually it is God's day he created for us to rest from our labors to worship his undying love for us!  Pentecost is not a singular event as the Holy Spirit, God one and three wishes to move us from our locked rooms of fear into the freedom of peace of living in his presence.  In baptism we 'put on Christ' and in the Eucharist he flows thru our veins so we are never separated from him.  The diversity of followers speaks to the inclusive reign of God who comes to save everyone!  Pentecost changed the direction of the disciple's lives sending the Advocate.  The Spirit of TRuth does the same in our lives.  Let us give thanks for all the newly ordained and for the entrustment of life to the Holy Spirit!  Keep going!  The world needs your light and the gift of your witness to God!

Peace!

 

 

Happy Sunday! Happy Mother's Day! We look toward heaven asking our Blessed Mother to perpetually guide us to her son. Mary, mother of God, pray for us! Peace!

Happy Sunday!

Love another as God is love.

Remain in my love.

His joy is ours.

Laying down our lives enable to witness to love.

Where have you seen love today?

Where has God's Providence been sensed in your day?

Seeing a sick parent still offering a listening ear, is love.

Seeing an elderly neighbor stop walking to ask the children about the game they are playing, is love.

Stopping to engage in a conversation on a busy day, is love.

Smiling at someone who is unkind to you is a loving response.

Taking to prayer a hurt in the world like poverty, war, violence and all forms of degradation is an act of loving goodness.

Laying one's life down is literally done in an Ordination mass and final vows to religious life.  Seeing friend do this is a special moment of nuptials of a different kind.  The bridegroom is at their side as they commit to him and all that means.

God, help us with renewed passion for you.

Thank-you for laying down your life on the cross.

Help us on the way home.

Show us the way.

Instill the love of a sacred heart for all those we encounter.

Mary, mother of all, pray for us!

Peace!

Happy Sunday!

As a baptized Christian we are attached to the vine of Jesus Christ. The seasonal pruning although uncomfortable at the time expands the   Fullness of the plant.  The Gospel of John takes us to the soil of truth. For the pruning of Lent has given way to a new birth! Let us celebrate Christ's paschal victory.  Go forth to proclaim the life of the vine for all of the branches- who are each of us. Let us not delay!  Forward!  Amen!

Peace!

 

Happy Sunday! Christ the Good Shepherd tends the sheep. Mary, mother of God taught him how to be patient, caring and forgiving. Thank- you Mary for the gift of your son. Let us pray for an increase in holy vocations. Peace!

Latest comments

10.08 | 02:45

I do appreciate your way of evangelization in this year of Faith. On the day of Lord, let us do those that foster our relation with him: mass, scripture reading

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08.08 | 13:04

Studying in Jerusalem several years ago, I was very moved by the power the Sabbath has to reclaim and rejuvenate lives of believers, a time for complete rest.

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30.04 | 22:05

Sunday is the day of the Lord. Let us come to Him as a family specially on this day to celebrate him and share the joy with others present in the church

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29.04 | 13:30

Sunday is the most precious day of the week, time for reflection, Mass, family, and often religious studies, reflection, writing and ministry.

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