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    • Reflection for Sunday, December 1, 2002: 1st week in Advent. 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2002-12-01)
      So as to be more receptive to the hearing of the Word and the celebration of the Eucharist, imagine Jesus standing at the station waiting for the next train of camels to come along. He gives them some tasks to do while he ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, December 3, 2017: 1st Week of Advent. 

      Hamm, Dennis, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017-12-03)
      Happy New Year! Here we are, eleven months into the calendar year, five months into the fiscal year, about twelve weeks into the academic year — and our church has chosen this Sunday, about four weeks before our actual New ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, November 27, 2005: 1st week in Advent. 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2005-11-27)
      PRE-PRAYERING | We begin the longest Advent season possible; we have actually four full weeks so there is no reason for us not to be prepared for the great celebration of God's becoming earthy. The more there is of the ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, November 27, 2011: 1st week in Advent. 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2011-11-27)
      PRE-PRAYERING || We begin the new liturgical year this weekend. We begin with a revised translation of many prayers within the liturgy. We begin with singing new translations of some of the usual songs. We have been preparing ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, November 28, 1999: 1st week in Advent. 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 1999-11-28)
      We, here in this country, are celebrating Thanksgiving weekend during which we have recalled the good things of God to our lands and families. It is a wonderful time also to look forward with this beginning of an Adventing.||Our ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, November 29, 2020: 1st week in Advent. 

      Dilly, Barbara (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2020-11-29)
      |As we enter another Advent season, I take joy in recognizing a shift in our conversation with God.  The Old Testament lessons reveal a great deal of uncertainty for Isaiah that is characteristic of us all.  Isaiah ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, November 30, 2008: 1st week in Advent. 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2008-11-30)
      PRE-PRAYERING | Here in the United States we are ending a holiday weekend during which we struggle as a nation to say "Thank you" to, well in the beginning of this celebration as a nation, it was to God. For many in our ...
    • Reflection for Sunday, November 30, 2014: 1st week in Advent. 

      Howard, Joan (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2014-11-30)
      |Waiting, Watching, Waiting, & more Waiting|"Nine months of waiting."  "When will Christmas be here? I'm tired of waiting."| "I can't wait forever". "When will help get here".|"…couldn't you watch (wait) with me even one ...
    • Reflection for Thursday November 22, 2018: Thanksgiving Day (USA).. 

      Whitney, Tamora (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018-11-22)
      Today is the feast day of St. Cecilia, patron saint of musicians. It's said that on her wedding day she sang in her heart to the Lord, and she was able to retain her virginity and convert her new husband to Christianity. ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, November 22, 2007: Thanksgiving Day (U.S.A.). 

      Kestermeier, Chas, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2007-11-22)
      Thanksgiving is usually a time of celebrating our abundance, of setting aside a special day to remember where that abundance actually comes from and to give thanks to our God for it. Sometimes we even reflect on how God ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, November 22, 2007: Thanksgiving Day (U.S.A.). 

      Bergman, Roger (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2007-11-22)
      Everyday that God allows us to live upon this earth, we realize that it's a day of thanksgiving. We look back over our lives, and see the many blessings that have been bestowed upon us. As we reflect, it's important to ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, November 22, 2012: Thanksgiving Day (U.S.A.). 

      Dilly, Barbara (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2012-11-22)
      |Thanksgiving Day in the U.S. is a celebration of a good country, like the one we read about in Deuteronomy 8. Most of us will sit down to an abundant feast and give thanks before we eat our fill. But few of us will say ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, November 23, 2006: Thanksgiving Day (U.S.A.). 

      Purcell, Tom (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2006-11-23)
      In the United States on this day we pause in our lives for a secular holy day, a thanksgiving for our many personal and collective bounties. Sharing time with family and friends and reflecting at some level on the blessings ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, November 23, 2017: Thanksgiving Day (U.S.). 

      Morse, Edward (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017-11-23)
      |Today in the United States we celebrate Thanksgiving, a holiday devoted to feasting and remembrance. In days past, when all were connected more closely to the production of our food, the blessings of a good harvest were ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, November 24, 2005: Thanksgiving Day (U.S.A.). 

      Heaney, Robert (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2005-11-24)
      "It is right to give him thanks . . ." Introduction to Preface at Mass.|Thanksgiving came early for me this year. I was in Toronto on Canada's Thanksgiving Day (second Monday in October) and attended Mass at St. Michael's ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, November 24, 2011: Thanksgiving Day (U.S.A.). 

      O'Reilly, Daniel Patrick (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2011-11-24)
      Today's scripture readings seem to be about blessings and giving thanks. In Sirach, the writer calls us to "bless the God of all". The psalmist proclaims, "every day will I bless you" and "let all your works give you thanks, ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, November 25, 2004: Thanksgiving Day (U.S.A.). 

      Cherney, Mike (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2004-11-25)
      Thank you is not an easy thing to say. I think back to the trick-or-treaters at Halloween. For the first hour or two, nearly every parent needed to prompt his or her child with "What do you say?" Only at a time well into ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, November 25, 2010: Thanksgiving Day (U.S.A.). 

      Tinley, Susan (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2010-11-25)
      The initial celebration of Thanksgiving in the United States is often thought to have occurred in 1641 in what is the state of Maine. Many historians say that was not the initial celebration but traditionally we picture ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, November 26, 1998: Thanksgiving. 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 1998-11-26)
      "Now bless the God of all Who has done wonderful things on earth." This verse sets the tone for the eucharistic celebration here on the Creighton campus this Thanksgiving Day.||In the second reading we hear Paul giving ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, November 26, 2009: Thanksgiving Day (U.S.A.). 

      Mahowald, Paul (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2009-11-26)
      HAPPY THANKSGIVING DAY! This greeting is common all over the USA today as families gather to celebrate the holiday. This special day commemorates the pre-colonial event when the pilgrims landed safely on the shores of the ...