June 4, 2023  |  The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

Questions to Ponder:
• Do you ever reflect on the Trinity and its part in our salvation?
• How do you handle the Three Persons in One God in your prayer life?
• Do you pray the words when you make the Sign of the Cross?
• What role does Redeemer, Creator and Sanctifier play in your prayer life?


June 11, 2023  |  Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ

Questions to Ponder:
• Do you receive the Eucharist often? Why?
• How has the Eucharist made you feel closer to Jesus?
• With each taking of the Eucharist do you find your life changing?
• Have you ever had to explain your devotion to another who doesn’t believe? What did you say?


June 18, 2023  |  Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

Questions to Ponder:
• Do you fully understand how the Jews fit in our salvation?
• Jesus came to save you and even the people you don’t like. How do you understand this?
• How does hope give you much-needed courage?
• What’s your covenant with Jesus like today?


June 25, 2023  |  Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Questions to Ponder:
• Was your faith ever shaken to a near breaking point?
• Have you ever been accused by others of being selfish?
• Have you ever experienced the death of a loved one? Did you blame God for the death?
• Have you ever lived at a moment when your faith gave you courage needed?




July 2, 2023  |  Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Questions to Ponder: 
•  Do I believe that God works steadfastly in my ministry? How?
•  Does this divine presence occur even in difficulties I face?
•  How do I allow the Spirit to transform my cross into self-gift?


July 9, 2023  |  Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Questions to Ponder: 
•  What do I do with my power and position?
•  How do I share in God’s power?
•  Am I free enough to lay my burdens on Christ?


July 16, 2023  |  Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Questions to Ponder: 
•  Do I preach the word without listening to it deeply?
•  How do I respond to creation’s groaning?
•  Where have I seen Christ’s fruits in my parish?


July 23, 2023  |  Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Questions to Ponder: 
•  How do I accompany my parish in the discernment of spirits?
•  Do I bring a sense of communal discernment to parish administration?
•  Do I help the congregation discern the Scriptures in my preaching? How?


July 30, 2023  |  Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Questions to Ponder: 
•  How do I cultivate poverty of spirit in my prayer?
•  What does it mean to me to be a wise pastor?
•  What is my “pearl of great price”?




August 6, 2023  |  The Transfiguration of the Lord

Questions to Ponder: 
•  Have you ever felt favored by God? Explain.
•  Trust is the virtue of Abraham. What do you think kept his faith so strong?
•  The favor of God reaches all people. When do you feel you are God’s favorite?
•  Why do we call Jesus the new Moses?


August 13, 2023  |  Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Questions to Ponder: 
•  Have you ever stopped to consider the negative attitudes heaped on the Jewish faith?
•  Do you stereotype other faiths and their practices?
•  What does it mean that the Jews are the people of promise?


August 15, 2023  |  Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Questions to Ponder: 
•  How much do you admire Mary, Mother of God?
•  Has God asked you to do something that is life-changing?
•  Can you walk side by side with Jesus to Calvary if he were to ask? 
•  Is Mary a modern hero for your spirituality?


August 20, 2023  |  Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Questions to Ponder: 
•  Do you admire the courage of the Canaanite woman? Can you imitate her?
•  Do your convictions give you persistence?
•  Christ came for all people. Do you believe that, and do you live that?
•  Does your prayer life have the Canaanite’s persistence?


August 27, 2023  |  Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time

Questions to Ponder: 
•  Does what the pope says deepen your faith, or do you just ignore It?
•  If the pope were to visit you, what would you ask him?
•  How would you explain this quote: “The papacy developed not solely by doctrinal considerations but by historical circumstances”?
• What are the keys of the kingdom?


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