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6th Sunday in Ordinary Time - February 11, 2018 (Thoman)

Posted by Nicole Baumgartner

February 11, 2018 | Holy Spirit (SH) 

Lev 13:1-2, 44-46  I Cor 10:31-11:1 | Mk 1:40-45“Moved with pity, he stretched out his hand, touched him, and said to him, “I do will it. Be made clean.’”

I. One of my favorite words is compassion. I think it’s even a bigger word than ... Read More »

5th Sunday in Ordinary Time - February 4, 2018 (Thoman)

Posted by Nicole Baumgartner

February 4, 2018 I Holy Spirit (HG)

Job 7:1-4, 6-7 | Cor 9:16-19, 22-23 |  Mk 1:20-39

I. As people of the 21st century, we hear that gospel passage about Peter’s mother in-law getting up to wait on her guests and we think, well, that means she got up, served them a ... Read More »

4th Sunday in Ordinary Time - January 28, 2018 (Thoman)

Posted by Nicole Baumgartner

January 28, 2018 | Holy Spirit (SH/HT) 

Dt. 18:15-20 I Cor 7:32-35 | Mk 1:21-28

I. We hear a lot about “fake news” these days. when that expression first surfaced in the public dialogue, I wondered what in the world that meant and I thought the expression itself was fake!   but ... Read More »

2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time - January 14, 2018 (Thoman)

Posted by Nicole Baumgartner

Holy Spirit (SH/HT)Samuel 3:3b-10, 19 I Corinthians 6:13c-15a, 17-20 | John 1:35-42

I. Over the years I have met with many, many families helping them to prepare for their loved one’s funeral. As such, I get to listen in on their lives. I get to learn about  how they lived as a disciple ... Read More »

Feast of the Holy Family - December 31, 2017 (Thoman)

Posted by Nicole Baumgartner

Feast of the Holy Family | Holy Spirit (SH/HT)

Gen 15:1-6, 21:1-3 | Heb 11:8, 11-12, 17-19 | Lk 2:22-40

“The child’s father and mother were amazed at what was said about him....”

I. Family relationships can get complicated.  On the one hand, we may feel deep bonds with members of our ... Read More »

Third Sunday of Advent - December 17, 2017 (Thoman)

Posted by Nicole Baumgartner

3rd Sunday of Advent | Holy Spirit (SH/HT)

Is 61:1-2a, 10-11 I Th 5:16-24 | Jn 1:6-8, 19-28

“I am the voice of one crying out in the desert, ‘make straight the way of the Lord.’”

I. John the Baptist responds to the question, “Who are you?” by stating who he is not: ... Read More »

Second Sunday of Advent - December 10, 2017 (Thoman)

Posted by Nicole Baumgartner

2nd Sunday of Advent | Holy Spirit (HG)Is 40:1-5, 9-11 | II Pt. 3:8-14 |  Mk 1:1-8

“The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ the Son of God.”

I. Just about everyone has heard the expression, “hitting rock bottom.” it refers to those times in our lives when we reach ... Read More »

First Sunday of Advent - December 3, 2017 (Thoman)

Posted by Nicole Baumgartner

1st Sunday of Advent | Holy Spirit (SH/HT)

Is 63:16b-17, 19b, 64:2-7 | I Cor 1:3-9 | Mk 13:33-37

I. This past week a mother shared with me a conversation she had with her three year old daughter: on the way to school, the mother prayed the Morning Offering from the ... Read More »