Weekly Reflections

Jesus Lives!

Apr 12, 2024 Comments Off on Jesus Lives!
April 13 @ 8:42 pm

The Gospel reading for the third Sunday of Easter describes Jesus joining his disciples sometime after his resurrection. Physically standing among them, he greeted them with a message of peace.…

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Help Support Our Ministries and Mission

Apr 5, 2024 Comments Off on Help Support Our Ministries and Mission
April 13 @ 8:42 pm

When I was a child, my father sang in the church choir. He would take me with him to the Holy Week liturgies in my small town church. I would…

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Parish Council Elections – Holy Spirit, Be Our Guide!

Mar 7, 2024 Comments Off on Parish Council Elections – Holy Spirit, Be Our Guide!
April 13 @ 8:42 pm

Annually, The Basilica of Saint Mary community, holds elections to determine which of our fellow parishioners will serve on the Parish Council.  Serving in this capacity, parishioners assist Fr. Griffith…

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Young Families Inspire Hope for the Future

Feb 29, 2024 Comments Off on Young Families Inspire Hope for the Future
April 13 @ 8:42 pm

On a recent Sunday at The Basilica, the Church was bursting with activity and energy. At Mass, I happened to sit behind some friends who were there with their young…

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Let Us Not Turn Away

Feb 23, 2024 Comments Off on Let Us Not Turn Away
April 13 @ 8:42 pm

The season of Lent invites us to pause and reflect on the life we live together. We are called to recommit to the disciplines of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving—practices that…

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An Anti-Consumption Lent

Feb 8, 2024 Comments Off on An Anti-Consumption Lent
April 13 @ 8:42 pm

I most definitely do not live in a minimalist household. My husband, son, and I all hang on to things, possibly because we might need them again someday (or so…

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Bless Our Homes

Jan 26, 2024 Comments Off on Bless Our Homes
April 13 @ 8:42 pm

Experiencing the extreme cold in recent weeks made me reflect on just how blessed my husband and I are to have a warm home to go to at day’s end. …

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Peacemaking

Jan 11, 2024 Comments Off on Peacemaking
April 13 @ 8:42 pm

As I speak with people throughout the community, there is one thing everyone seems to agree about these days: 2024 is going to be a chaotic year. With turmoil and…

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