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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 »

Be Merciful, As Jesus Is

Posted by Fr Dennis Wieland

Today’s Gospel account is a story about a woman coming to faith in Jesus as the Christ.  It all began because, as always, God took the initiative through his Son, to engage the woman in conversation.  Once again we see how God works in extraordinary ways as Jesus never ... Read More »

The Eucharist – a Foretaste of Heaven

Posted by Fr Dennis Wieland

Think about disfiguration and transfiguration and what they are.  I ask you to picture in your mind an old oil lamp covered with layers of dirt and grime.  How ugly it looks to the naked eye.  Then someone decides to clean off the layers of dirt, polishes it until ... Read More »

Reconciliation Helps Us Experience God's Love More Fully

Posted by Fr Dennis Wieland

The Gospel reading for the First Sunday of Lent challenges us to confront temptation in our life. How often we say that we are not going to cave in but find ourselves falling into the same trap? Each of us is different, but for each of us there is ... Read More »