Entries by Diane Palumbro

Prayer for the Week (Jan. 19-Jan. 25)

Let us pray that we love God in all things and above all things: Merciful God, you have prepared for those who love you such good things that surpass our understanding. Pour into our hearts such love towards you that loving you above all else, we obtain your promises which exceed all that we can […]

Sunday Reflection (January 19, 2020)

Jesus extends an invitation to you and me with the word, “come and see”(John 1:29-42). May we “go and see.” May we keep learning about the message of love and grace that makes a difference in our lives, and in the life of the world around us. Through the Holy Spirit, we begin to understand […]

Prayer for the Week (Jan. 12-Jan. 18)

Let us pray that as we listen to the voice of the Holy Spirit: Father in heaven, you revealed Christ as your Son by the voice that spoke over the waters of the Jordan. May all who share in the sonship and daughtership of Christ follow his path of service to others, and thus reflect […]

Prayer for the Week (Jan. 5-Jan. 11)

Let us pray to God our Father that Christ be the light of all: God of all nations, peoples and cultures, on the day of the Epiphany you made bright your light and your love destined for all. Guide us in the ways of your Son. May your kindly light shine everywhere, so that all […]

Sunday Reflection (January 5, 2020)

Imagine violent barbarians settling on the coast near you (and you thought we had immigration issues). What would you pray? God, sent those barbarians back across the sea from whence they came! God in your wrath destroy those pagan barbarians! God may those barbarians learn our language and become like us! What would you pray? […]

Sunday Reflection (December 29, 2019)

There was a song in the 1990s that raised a profound question:  “What If God Was One of Us?”  The one thing that differentiates Christianity from Judaism and Islam is that we believe that God, indeed, did become one of us in Jesus Christ.  The transcendent, hidden God is more fully revealed in Jesus of Nazareth […]

Prayer for the Week (Dec. 29-Jan. 4)

Let us pray with joy and hope as we celebrate the dawning of God’s Word in Jesus Christ: God, you have wonderfully created the dignity of human nature and still more wonderfully restored it. Grant that we share in the divinity of Christ who humbled himself to share in our humanity. Through Christ who eternally […]

Prayer for the Week (Dec. 15-Dec. 21)

Let us pray that people recognize Christ within us and among us: Lord of hope and joy, through the Holy Spirit you are near to us: May it become visible that Christ lives within us and among us when we are near to one another and bring hope and justice to the world, especially to […]

Sunday Reflection (December 15, 2019)

No doubt, like John the Baptist, we may wonder when that purging judgment will come (Matthew 11:2-6). I do admit that it is easier to wish that all those other evil people be purged than we ourselves be purged. Nevertheless, rather than violence, retribution, and judgment, the inauguration of God’s kingdom is about healing and […]

Sunday Reflection (December 8, 2019)

Happy Advent “you brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come?” Soothing words from John the Baptist (Matthew 3:1-12). John challenges us to change our attitude and way of life. True repentance produces noticeable results in our dealings with others. I am convinced that our spiritual lives are one of […]