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    • Reflection for May 15, 2016: Pentecost Sunday. 

      Gabuzda, Rev. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2016-05-15)
      |Healing Our Fear|Various affections are at work within the human heart that move us to do some things and to avoid others.  Certainly one of the strongest influences on us is fear.  We instinctively move away from what ...
    • Reflection for Sunday June 2, 2019: 7th Week of Easter. 

      Amu, Vivian (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2019-06-02)
      At first glance, the readings of the Seventh Sunday of Easter look like endings, and are somewhat anticlimactic; so, I closed my eyes.  I wanted to feel different about the readings, so I asked someone else to read them ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, June 1, 2003: 7th week in Easter. 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2003-06-01)
      So as to be more available to the graces of these readings, we might imagine the Apostles sitting in attentive silence at their graduation ceremony. They are dressed in their caps and gowns and Jesus has a few more little ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, June 1, 2014: Seventh Sunday of Easter. 

      Hamm, Dennis, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2014-06-01)
      | Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is near Jerusalem, a Sabbath day's journey away. When they entered the city they went to the upper room where they were staying, Peter and John and James ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, June 4, 2000: 7th week in Easter. 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000-06-04)
      This Sunday, the last before Pentecost, we might call, "Election Sunday." In the First Reading for today's liturgy, we see the first apostles working out how to replace Judas who, "turned away to go to his own place." Two ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, June 4, 2000: 7th week in Easter. 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000-06-04)
      In some parts of North America, Ascension Thursday has been moved to today, which makes this Ascension Sunday, one week before Pentecost on which day we will celebrate the coming down of the Holy Spirit. So you might pray ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, June 5, 2011: 7th week in Easter. 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2011-06-05)
      PRE-PRAYERING || This is the Sunday after Ascension Thursday and the Sunday before Pentecost. We prepare for celebrating the Eucharist by the way we live our previous Holy Exchange. We pray to enjoy being believers. We ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, May 12, 2002: 7th week in Easter. 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2002-05-12)
      In the first contemplation of Jesus' resurrection from the Spiritual Exercises, St. Ignatius has a most intimate offering. The one making this exercise is guided to watch and listen to Jesus appear to His mother, Mary. She ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, May 12, 2013: 7th week in Easter. 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2013-05-12)
      PRE-PRAYERING || On the afternoon of the Third Sunday of Easter, I had the privilege of joining two sets of parents in baptizing their three babies, two were twins. As a concluding gesture, there is the blessing of the ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, May 13, 2018: 7th Week of Easter. 

      Quinn, Tom (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018-05-13)
      The remaining apostles and about one hundred and twenty others stood around Peter. He had an announcement to make. It concerned the replacement of their former companion, Judas, the "guide to those who arrested Jesus", the ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, May 16, 2010: 7th week in Easter. 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2010-05-16)
      PREPRAYERING | After the establishment of the Christian Community as the recognized official church of the empire, in the fourth century, the weekly liturgy was quite a big event. There was one church building, a basilica; ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, May 17, 2015: 7th week of Easter. 

      Heaney, Robert (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2015-05-17)
      Jesus gave us basically only two prayers.  (Recall: "prayer" in the New Testament almost always means petition.)  The first is the "Our Father", which tells us what we should ask God for ("establish your  kingdom now"), ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, May 20, 2007: 7th week in Easter. 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2007-05-20)
      PRE-PRAYERING || We here in the United States have celebrated this week the Ascension of Jesus into heaven. There was much "lifting up of eyes" during that liturgy's readings, but all feet were still on the earth. This ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, May 20, 2012: 7th week in Easter. 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2012-05-20)
      A PONDERING||Reacting differs from responding; one is instinctive and the other is personal.||Sometimes we have been told not to take things so personally. If God's love is personal then we can try to receive everything ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, May 23, 2004: 7th week in Easter. 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2004-05-23)
      PRE-PRAYERING | In some parts of the Church this liturgy's readings are a bridge from the celebration of the Ascension to next-Sunday's celebration of Pentecost. We are praying with the sense that we are not left alone. ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, May 24, 2009: 7th week in Easter. 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2009-05-24)
      PREPRAYING | We have celebrated the Ascension of the Lord, but we pray with the confidence that Jesus remains with us until the End of time. Next Sunday we will celebrate the "de-scension" of the Holy Spirit, but this ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, May 27, 2001: 7th week in Easter. 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2001-05-27)
      In my early years as a young Jesuit, while eating the evening meal there would be reading from the Martyrology. Every day there were stories of holy women and men who were killed, slain, burned, torn limb-from-limb, and ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, May 28, 2006: 7th week in Easter. 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2006-05-28)
      PRE-PRAYERING | We have celebrated the Ascension of the Lord, but we pray with the confidence that Jesus remains with us until the End of time. Next Sunday we will celebrate the "de-scension" of the Holy Spirit, but this ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, May 28, 2017: 7th Week of Easter. 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017-05-28)
      Several things are going on in the readings for this next to the last Sunday of the Easter Season. (Next Sunday we celebrate Pentecost and then return to Ordinary Time for the next six months.) Each of these moments in the ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, May 4, 2008: 7th week in Easter. 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2008-05-04)
      PRE-PRAYERING | |This is the Sunday after Ascension Thursday and the Sunday before Pentecost. We prepare for celebrating the Eucharist by the way we live our previous Holy Exchange. We pray to enjoy being believers. We ...