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    • Reflection for Sunday, February 5, 2017: 5th Week in Ordinary Time. 

      Brock, Mary (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017-02-05)
      Sixty-one years ago today my parents were married at St Anthony Padua parish in Brooklyn, New York.  We grew up near my father's hometown in South Dakota so  my parents' wedding pictures depicted a neighborhood much different ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, February 2, 2017: 4th Week in Ordinary Time. 

      Hamm, Dennis, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017-02-02)
      The Church's title for this feast is the Presentation of the Lord. We might prefer to say "the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple," because it is about the very human baby Jesus. But the liturgical title really catches ...
    • Reflection for Monday, February 6, 2017: 5th Week in Ordinary Time. 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017-02-06)
      Different cultures and experts have puzzled over just how creation happened and is happening.  There is the Big Bang explanation which sounds quite exciting.  The "how" of it is one thing? The other question is "why"!     ...
    • Reflection for Friday, February 3, 2017: 4th Week in Ordinary Time. 

      Shanahan, Tom, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017-02-03)
      The recipients of the Letter to the Hebrews were folks who were flagging in their commitment to faith and the Christian life.  The author addresses their lack of faith in the sacrifice and priesthood of Jesus.  Hebrews has ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, February 9, 2017: 5th Week in Ordinary Time. 

      Hauser, Dick, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017-02-09)
      Today's Gospel presents a most disconcerting saying from Jesus. Falling at Jesus' feet, a non-Jewish woman begs him to drive a demon from her daughter.  Jesus responds, "Let the children be fed first. For it is not right ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, February 8, 2017: 5th Week in Ordinary Time. 

      Waldron, Maureen (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017-02-08)
      Today's gospel passage comes just after Jesus, exasperated by the Pharisees, scolds them: "How well you have set aside the commandment of God in order to uphold your tradition! " They have gotten so caught up in the externals ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, February 1, 2017: 4th Week in Ordinary Time. 

      Kowalski, Joan (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017-02-01)
    • Reflection for Tuesday, February 7, 2017: 5th Week in Ordinary Time. 

      Hoover, Amy (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017-02-07)
      The first thing I heard today when I was praying with these readings was "heart is more important than tradition.  Go to the heart first."  As I sat with these words I was reminded that sometimes I let knowledge, rules and ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, February 4, 2017: 4th Week in Ordinary Time. 

      Zuegner, Carol (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017-02-04)
      Sometimes, it's one of those days. People needing time and attention nonstop. More and more requests as nothing gets accomplished on the to-do list.  When that last person shows up at my door as I'm trying to get at least ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, February 11, 2017: 5th Week in Ordinary Time. 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017-02-11)
      Reading the first reading and the gospel together hit me in a new way. The Genesis story of the aftermath of the first sin of Adam and Eve, followed by Mark's first version of the feeding of the 4,000, touched me.|The first ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, February 15, 2017: 6th Week in Ordinary Time. 

      Butterfield, George (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017-02-15)
      How shall I make a return to the LORD for all the good he has done for me?|The cup of salvation I will take up. God is full of mercy and abounds in steadfast love for his children. However, he does not force us to love ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, February 14, 2017: 6th Week in Ordinary Time. 

      Mattingly, Molly (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017-02-14)
      In St. John's at Creighton, there is a window in the choir loft depicting Christ in Majesty, or Christ the King, seated on a rainbow. I had never seen this symbol depicted in a church in the States before I moved here, but ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, February 12, 2017: 6th Week in Ordinary Time. 

      Zaborowski, Joe (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017-02-12)
      The scripture readings for today are bundled well as a package. Sirach and Matthew's Gospel reading make great bookends, stressing the importance of the Commandments in Christian living. Many may look at these reading in ...
    • Reflection for Friday, February 10, 2017: 5th Week in Ordinary Time. 

      Dilly, Barbara (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017-02-10)
      Today's readings are a quick summary of our relationship to God.  In Genesis we are reminded of the sin that separates us from God.  It is as real now for each of us as it was back in the garden for Adam and Eve.  Who among ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, February 16, 2017: 6th Week in Ordinary Time. 

      Carney, Jay (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017-02-16)
      I find myself wondering how the animals felt during today's Genesis narrative. You've just survived the massive extinction event known as "the Flood," and you've proceeded to survive through 40 days at sea on a cramped ...
    • Reflection for Monday, February 13, 2017: 6th Week in Ordinary Time. 

      Mausbach, Ann (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017-02-13)
      Have you ever participated in a "forced choice" exercise? Oxymoron aside, this activity asks participants to choose between a limited number of options. Participants get to choose, but the choices are predetermined. The ...
    • Homily, 29 May 2016 : The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ 

      Jizba, Richard (2016-05-29)
      Genesis 14:18-20; Psalms 110:1,2,3,4; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26; Luke 9:11b-17|-------------------- |Earlier this month I received a message from my younger brother. It was a short message: “The Bohemian Café is closing!” ...
    • Second Week of Lent: Mar. 12-18, 2017 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017-03-12)
      Hear the prayer of your servants, for you are ever gracious to your people; and lead us in the way of justice. -Sirach 36
    • Eighth Week of Ordinary Time and the First Four Days of Lent: Feb. 26 - Mar. 4, 2017 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017-02-26)
      Hear the prayer of your servants, for you are ever gracious to your people; and lead us in the way of justice. -Sirach 36
    • Sixth Week of Ordinary Time: Feb. 12-18, 2017 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017-02-12)
      "But who do you say that I am?" Peter said to him in reply, "You are the Christ." - Mark 8