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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 »

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time - July 1, 2018 (Thoman)

Posted by Nicole Baumgartner

Wis 1:13-15; 2:23-24II Cor 8:7, 9, 13-15Mk 5:21-43

I. As I mentioned in the welcome before Mass, our observance of Independence can trigger within us two responses: it is an occasion to pause and reflect upon the many blessings and freedoms we enjoy in this country. We can call ... Read More »

Nativity of John the Baptist - June 24, 2018 (Thoman)

Posted by Nicole Baumgartner

Nativity of John the Baptist Is 49:1-6 | Acts 13:22-26 | Lk 1:57-66, 80

I. The birth of a child always elicits much excitement in family life: proud parents glow with delight and tell the story of the child’s birth grandparents rush to see the new child and gloat to their ... Read More »

11th Sunday in Ordinary Time - June 17, 2018 (Deacon Jim Thill)

Posted by Nicole Baumgartner

11th Sunday in Ordinary Time …Cycle B | Deacon Jim Thill

 

What story or parable might we use to emphasize “how it is with the Kingdom of God?”

What story or parable might we use to “compare the Kingdom of God?”

What are we to do…what’s our role in ... Read More »

10th Sunday in Ordinary Time - June 10, 2018 (Thoman)

Posted by Nicole Baumgartner

Gen 3:9-15 | II Cor 4:13-5:1 | Mk 3:20-35“Therefore, we are not discouraged; rather, although our outer self is wasting away,our inner self is being renewed day by day. …For we know that if our earthly dwelling,a tent, should be destroyed, we have a building from God,a dwelling not made with ... Read More »

Corpus Christi Sunday - June 3, 2018 (Thoman)

Posted by Nicole Baumgartner

Body and Blood of Christ

Ex 24:3-8 | Heb 9:11-15 | Mk 14:12-16, 22-26

I. These are the days for parties: First Communion parties, graduation parties,Memorial Day family gatherings, getting together for a barbecue for no particularreason. There’s always ...wedding receptions, baptism parties, anniversary partiesand so on.

We ritualize such ... Read More »