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Jesus Is Aways With Us

Posted by Fr Dennis Wieland

There is a story that when Jesus returned to heaven after his death and resurrection, the Archangel Gabriel was surprised to see him back so soon.  Thirty three years is not a long time, especially when you think about the importance and proportions of the task he had been ... Read More »

What Jesus Asks of Us

Posted by Fr Dennis Wieland

There are several times in the Gospel when Jesus says to his disciples, “If you love me, keep my commandments.”  By “commandments” he is speaking of a new spirit, new values and attitudes towards God, our neighbor, and life. Let us imagine that Jesus is speaking to us and ... Read More »

Faith Keeps Us

Posted by Fr Dennis Wieland

There comes a time in the lives of all believers when things get dark, and they have to accept what is happening, even though they cannot make sense out of it.  It is at such times that we need strong faith, but it is also at such times that ... Read More »

Pray for Vocations

Posted by Fr Dennis Wieland

The Fourth Sunday of Easter is traditionally called “Good Shepherd Sunday.”  On this day we hear in our Gospel account how Jesus is the Good Shepherd who tends to the needs of his flock and came to give the sheep abundant life. The image of Jesus as the Good ... Read More »

We Are Called to Walk with Others

Posted by Fr Dennis Wieland

The Gospel account we hear today is one of the most beautiful post-Resurrection stories recorded for us.  The journey of the two disciples on the road to Emmaus is a story about the heart.  As they were heading home, the two were engaged in a conversation about Jesus.  Just ... Read More »

We Must Bring the Healing Power of the Risen Christ to Others

Posted by Fr Dennis Wieland

When things are going well for us and we are happy, we are willing to let others get close to us. However, when we are in pain we have a tendency to cut ourselves off from others. No one wants the wounded areas of their life touched. Unfortunately this ... Read More »

Our Dead Are Not Dead

Posted by Fr Dennis Wieland

On Easter morning the women went to the tomb where the body of Jesus had been laid.  They had a sad task to perform, that being, to complete the embalming of his body.  But that wasn’t the only reason they were going to the tomb.  They wanted to be ... Read More »

Journey with Jesus this Holy Week

Posted by Fr Dennis Wieland

Today, with Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord, we begin the holiest week of the liturgical year.  On this Sunday we hear the story of the last hours of Jesus.  We walk with him step by step as he trudges the road to Calvary, is stripped of ... Read More »

Victory Over Death

Posted by Fr Dennis Wieland

Our Gospel today focuses our attention on death.  Death is like winter.  When the winter time of the year comes, despite appearances to the contrary, life does not cease, it merely goes underground.  The outward dies, but not the core.  The springtime of the year will see the perennial ... Read More »

Seeing Through the Eyes of Faith

Posted by Fr Dennis Wieland

The Gospel account today has Jesus restoring sight to a blind man.  In order for the miracle to have any meaning for our lives, we need to dig beneath the surface.  We may not be physically blind, but it is precisely because we are not blind that the story ... Read More »