Sunday Reflection


Formation in Spiritual Discernment

That the Church may appreciate the urgency of formation in spiritual discernment, both on the personal and communitarian levels.


Phil 1:9-11 And this is my prayer: that your love may increase ever more and more in knowledge and every kind of perception, to discern what is of value, so that you may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ.

May the good Lord grant his Church and all individuals and groups within it the gift of discernment.


March 18  Fifth Sunday of Lent
Reading 1 JER 31:31-34
But this is the covenant that I will make
with the house of Israel after those days, says the LORD.
I will place my law within them and write it upon their hearts;
I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

Responsorial Psalm PS 51:3-4, 12-13, 14-15.R. (12a) Create a clean heart in me,
O God.
Reading 2 HEB 5:7-9

Verse Before The Gospel JN 12:26
Whoever serves me must follow me, says the Lord;
and where I am, there also will my servant be.


Gospel JN 12:20-33
Amen, amen, I say to you,
unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies,  it remains just a grain of wheat;  but if it dies, it produces much fruit.
Whoever loves his life loses it, and whoever hates his life in this world will preserve it for eternal life. Whoever serves me must follow me, and where I am, there also will my servant be. The Father will honor whoever serves me.

In union with the Cross, you labor
and Jesus is with you.
Saint Katharine Drexel


Jesus never turned his back on those who came to Him and pray that we will be a trusting companion with Jesus to every person we meet.

Catholic Relief Services 2018 theme is “HELP JESUS IN DISGUISE”.

For weekly reflections on the Sunday readings,
view Sr. Annette Marie O’Donnell’s blog,
Companions on a Faith Journey
available in both English and Spanish.