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    • Reflection for April 1, 2018: Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord. 

      Kalkowski, Julie (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018-04-01)
      Another Lent has come and gone already.  Did your Lent prepare for this beautiful Easter morning or was yours spotty like mine?  Our parish started Lent by focusing on abstaining and fasting from the things that separate ...
    • Reflection for April 16, 2017: Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord. 

      Gabuzda, Rev. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017-04-16)
      Risen with Him|On this Easter day we want to receive the news of Jesus Risen not as an announcement of an event from long ago and far away.  We want to receive this Good News now:  "This, today, is the day the Lord has ...
    • Reflection for April 20, 2014: Easter Sunday. 

      Gabuzda, Richard, Rev. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2014-04-20)
      |Tending the Seed |Though the Easter season occurs at different times in the cycle of seasons according to our location on earth, here in the Midwestern United States it coincides with spring, the time of planting. The ...
    • Reflection for April 21, 2019: Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord. 

      Rodriguez, Luis, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019-04-21)
      Assigning Peter's speech to our Easter Sunday readings requires a lot of "fast forward". There is no way Peter could have spoken like that on Easter Sunday. Like the others apostles, Peter was both scared and discouraged ...
    • Reflection for April 23, 2000: Easter Sunday. 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000-04-23)
      Have you ever stood absolutely wordless at some great exploit of another? How did you do that?" It is Easter Sunday, aka "How-did-You-do-that?" Sunday. We have heard of people having had near-death experiences and who tell ...
    • Reflection for April 5, 2015: Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord. 

      Gabuzda, Rev. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2015-04-05)
      We Are Witnesses|Despite the passage of time, the words we hear today from Peter's speech as recorded in the Acts of the Apostles vibrate with all the joy, the power and the conviction that must have impressed those first ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, April 24, 2011: Solemnity of the Resurrection of The Lord. 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2011-04-24)
      PRE-PRAYERING|The annual recelebration of national as well as religious holidays can easily blur the event's true meaning or person being celebrated. Last month the person and life of St. Patrick was dimmed by excessive ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, April 11, 2004: Easter Sunday. 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2004-04-11)
      We have been preparing for this Easter celebration with the prayer of Lent. We have been readying ourselves to welcome our newly-baptized members. We have been praying with the call back to our own baptismal innocence. We ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, April 12, 2009: Easter Sunday. 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2009-04-12)
      PREPRAYING || We have been prayerfully preparing for this celebration for weeks. These more recent days we have been getting up close and personal with the drama of Jesus' receiving more totally Himself and our human ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, April 15, 2001: Easter Sunday. 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2001-04-15)
      There is a sense of relief when one stops hitting one's head against a wall; it feels so good when one stops. The joy of Easter is not that Lent has stopped beating us up, but rather, there is no more need to bang our heads ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, April 16, 2006: Easter Sunday. 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2006-04-16)
      The context for our First Reading is delightful. Cornelius, a devout and prayerful man and a centurion of the occupying Roman army has a vision while praying in his house in Caesarea. In this vision, he is told that his ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, April 20, 2003: Easter Sunday. 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2003-04-20)
      So as to be more available to the inspirations offered in today's liturgy, imagine you are a gardener tending some flowering vines along the far wall of a garden. It is early morning, the rising sun casts long shadows ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, April 4, 1999: Easter Sunday. 

      Schuler, Jeanne (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 1999-04-04)
      "Stay in control" is such a theme in our lives. Schedules and lists march through our days on their stouthearted quest for order. What is unexpected or insurgent can be kept at bay with vigilance. The threats to our fragile ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, April 4, 2011: Easter Sunday. 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2010-04-04)
      PRE-PRAYERING | We have been preparing for this Easter celebration with the prayer of Lent. We have been readying ourselves to welcome our newly-baptized members. We have been praying with the call back to our own baptismal ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, April 8, 2007: Easter Sunday. 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2007-04-08)
      Sunday ... PRE-PRAYERING We have been preparing more specifically this past week for the celebration of the spirit and liturgy of this great event. Last evening we renewed our own baptisms as well as welcomed those who ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, April 8, 2012: Easter Sunday. 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2012-04-08)
      PRE-PRAYERING ||We have been prayerfully preparing for this celebration for weeks. These more recent days we have been getting up close and personal with the drama of Jesus' receiving more totally Himself and our human ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, March 23, 2008: Easter Sunday. 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2008-03-23)
      PRE-PRAYERING | We have been preparing for the renewal of our baptismal commitment for the past forty days. These past few days we have been celebrating the renewal of God's life-giving commitment to humanity. We can prepare ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, March 27, 2005: Easter Sunday. 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2005-03-27)
      PRE-PRAYERING | We have been preparing for this day during the past forty days of Lent. We are never prepared enough for the important days of our lives, for the important events. These past few days of the Holy Triduum ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, March 27, 2016: Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord. 

      Hauser, Dick, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2016-03-27)
      "Christ indeed from death is risen, our new life obtaining.|Have mercy, victor King, ever reigning!" (Sequence)|Easter is a celebration of "new life"! All creation joins in the celebration. Each Spring we rejoice in the ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, March 31, 2002: Easter Sunday. 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2002-03-31)
      In this part of the round world, the weather is iffy. Last-years leaves still protect this-years roots and bulbs. The sun keeps insisting with light and warmth that the grass, trees, and flowers should wake up.||The sluggish ...