Connect! Sunday Reflections

It Is Not Naïve to Believe in Love

For Sunday, January 31, 2016, 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time There are a few books that can make you tear up every time you read them. One such book is Love You Forever, a children’s book written by Robert Munsch and illustrated by Sheila McGraw. It was first released in 1986 and since then has […]

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Belief Marked by Ritual

For Sunday, January 24, 2016, 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time The online Oxford Dictionaries defines ritual as “a religious or solemn ceremony consisting of a series of actions performed according to a prescribed order.” Merriam-Webster broadens the definition even more to “a sequence of activities involving gestures, words, and objects, performed in a sequestered place […]

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Heap of many terracotta clay pots

Filling the Water Jars

For Sunday, January 17, 2016, 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time The Second Sunday of Ordinary Time presents us with the wedding miracle at Cana in John’s Gospel, continuing to center on the manifestation of the Lord, which was celebrated on the solemnity of the Epiphany. The feast of the Epiphany, the Baptism of the Lord, and […]

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Star Wars commemorative postage stamp printed in UK with Darth Vader character, circa 2015. © catwalker /

Grace Awakens

For Sunday, January 10, 2016, The Baptism of the Lord The latest installment in one of Hollywood’s most successful movie franchises, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, became the fastest to reach one billion dollars in ticket sales. Though it takes place in a galaxy far, far away, one of the key characters of the Star Wars […]

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