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24th Sunday in Ordinary Time - September 16, 2018 (Thoman)

Posted by Nicole Baumgartner

24th Sunday – B – 2018                                                                    Is 50:4c-9a

September 16, 2018                                                                         James 2:14-18

Holy Spirit (HG)                                                                                 Mk 8:27-35

 

“Who do you say I am?”

Peter said in reply, “You are the Christ.”

I.   This is the key question of Christian life: Who do you and I say Jesus ... Read More »

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time - September 9, 2018 (Thoman)

Posted by Nicole Baumgartner

Is 35:4-7a | James 2:1-5 | Mk 7:31-37

“Show no partiality as you adhere to the faith in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ.”

I. I was intrigued by a recent article published in America magazine. It was on the phenomenon of experiencing becoming invisible as one grows older. The author is ... Read More »

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time - September 2, 2018 (Thoman)

Posted by Nicole Baumgartner

22nd Sunday – 2018

Dt. 4:1-2, 6-8 | James 1:17-18, 21b-22, 27 | Mk 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23

I. Our nation is currently engaged in a national ritual of tribute to Senator John McCain. As you know, he was honored in his home state of Arizona and now his remains have been ... Read More »

21st Sunday in Ordinary Time - August 26, 2018 (Thoman)

Posted by Nicole Baumgartner

Josh 24:1-2a, 15-17, 18b | Eph 5:2a, 25-32 | Jn 6:60-69

“To whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.”

I. Daily we make all sorts of choices. Many are small and usually inconsequential: should I have cereal for breakfast or do I have the courage for oatmeal? ... Read More »

20th Sunday in Ordinary Time - August 19, 2018 (Deacon Jim Thill)

Posted by Nicole Baumgartner

Holy Spirit Parish | Deacon Jim Thill

 

We get to choose.

     We have a decision to make.

          It is not a matter of opting out of making the decision.

              We are making this decision as we live…making this decision drives how we live.

I walked into ... Read More »

Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Mother - August 15, 2018 (Deacon Jim Thill)

Posted by Nicole Baumgartner

THE ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY

HOW MIGHT WE RESPOND TO THIS AMAZING ACT OF GOD?

Here is the message we receive through the scriptures chosen for this celebration…

    -in the presence of the Ark of the Covenant people encountered the presence of God.

    -Mary becomes ... Read More »

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time - August 12, 2018 (Thoman)

Posted by Nicole Baumgartner

I Kgs. 19:4-8 | Eph 4:30-5:2 | Jn 6:41-51

I. Are you someone who is a bit adventurous…someone who is willing to take a risk…willing to try something new and different…or do you hang back clinging to more sure and predictable securities?

I often see this dynamic play out when I ... Read More »

18th Sunday in Ordinary Time - August 6, 2018 (Thoman)

Posted by Nicole Baumgartner

18th Sunday – Cycle B – 2018 Ex 16:2-4, 12-15August 5, 2018 Eph 4:17, 20-24Holy Spirit (HG) Jn 6:24-35

I. (Mass welcome) sometimes it’s easy to get distracted…to lose focus…we get worried and concerned about various things and become challenged with routine tasks or we start to forget what ... Read More »

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time - July 29, 2018 (Thoman)

Posted by Nicole Baumgartner

II Kgs. 4:42-44 | Eph 4:1-6 | Jn 6:1-15

I. “How can I set this before a hundred people?” Elisha’s servant objected. “Where can we buy enough food for them to eat?” Jesus asks Philip.

Two questions posed in the face of what appears to be inadequate. Elisha’s servant doubts twenty ... Read More »

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time - July 8, 2018 (Thoman)

Posted by Nicole Baumgartner

Ez 2:2-5II Cor 12:7-10Mk 6:1-6a

I. Do you have a thorn in the flesh? Do you have something – we might name it as a burden or “cross” - that never really goes away? It might be: a physical illness, aches and pains or an attitude, idea, prejudice, mindset ... Read More »