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    • Reflection for April 10, 2017: Monday in Holy Week. 

      Bacon, Catie (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017-04-10)
      Today's Gospel reading comes from John chapter 12 where Jesus is visiting Martha and Mary in their home. Luke also recounts the same story in chapter 10 and in reading that passage I was struck with a deep connection to ...
    • Reflection for Friday, January 20, 2017: 2nd Week in Ordinary Time. 

      Bacon, Catie (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017-01-20)
      "Jesus went up the mountain and summoned those whom he wanted and they came to him." This week's Gospel message hooked me with the opening line. I am continually amazed that Jesus knows us and intentionally chooses us. For ...
    • Reflection for Monday, August 17, 2015: 20th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Bacon, Catie (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2015-08-17)
      While I wouldn't consider myself "rich" by any means, my husband and I are blessed to live a comfortable life. We have funds to spend on Starbucks iced coffee when I need a little pick-me-up, money for dinner and movie ...
    • Reflection for Monday, June 20, 2016: 12th Week in Ordinary Time. 

      Bacon, Catie (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2016-06-20)
      If you've ever been on a plane, the pre-flight announcements advise passengers to secure their own masks before assisting a neighbor with his or her oxygen mask as a best practice procedure. This instruction ties in perfectly ...
    • Reflection for Monday, June 8, 2015: 10th week of Ordinary Time. 

      Bacon, Catie (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2015-06-08)
      What does it mean to be blessed? According to today's Gospel message, Jesus says it means being poor in spirit, meek, merciful, persecuted, insulted or hungry—probably not the definition of blessed that I would have written ...
    • Reflection for Monday, March 16, 2015: 4th week of Lent. 

      Bacon, Catie (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2015-03-16)
      Sometimes it is not even our own experience with God that impacts our relationship with him. We can know him more, love him more and even meet him for the first time through his interaction with others. In today's Gospel ...
    • Reflection for Monday, September 19, 2016: 25th Week in Ordinary Time. 

      Bacon, Catie (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2016-09-19)
      In today's world it seems harder and harder to be a vocal Christian. Perhaps this is just my own, personal perception. To be quite honest, I am fearful that voicing my belief will offend others and get me into some kind ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, January 31, 2015: 3rd week of Ordinary Time. 

      Bacon, Catie (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2015-01-31)
      Today's gospel reading doesn't exactly give us a warm, fuzzy, Disney ending. "By faith, Abraham, when put to the test, offered up Isaac, and he who had received the promises was ready to offer his only son,|of whom it was ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, May 9, 2015: 5th week of Easter. 

      Bacon, Catie (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2015-05-09)
      It seems nearly impossible to disregard the comments, perceptions, judgments, or opinions of others. Words have meaning and as humans we feel their sting.|In today's gospel from John, I realize just how important it is to ...
    • Reflection for Saturday, November 19, 2016: 33rd Week in Ordinary Time. 

      Bacon, Catie (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2016-11-19)
      As part of today's 'Alleluia,' 2 Timithoy 1:10 is referenced. It is not a lengthy verse, tremendously poetic, or difficult to absorb. In fact, I find myself completely awestruck at the simplicity of the verse, "Our Savior ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, December 4, 2014: 1st week in Advent.. 

      Bacon, Catie (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2014-12-04)
      |Jesus told us plainly that if we do God's will, we will enter heaven. Seems pretty simple, right? We hear it again and again in scripture and that repetition indicates its importance. Proverbs 16:3 "Commit to the Lord ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, December 15, 2015: 3rd week in Advent. 

      Bacon, Catie (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2015-12-15)
      For the hopeless, and even for the hopeful, the Bible is a means to know and experience hope. Story after story tells of men and women who were despairing and in the end, God came through to save. Zephaniah shares that ...
    • Reflection for Tuesday, September 5, 2017: 22nd Week in Ordinary Time. 

      Bacon, Catie (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017-09-05)
      I recently attended a funeral for a 7 month old baby. It was one of the most heart wrenching experiences I can remember. I haven't cried like that in years and I don't think I've ever seen my husband that emotional. The ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, August 10, 2016: St. Lawrence. 

      Bacon, Catie (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2016-08-10)
      In church this past Sunday, my Pastor shared with our church congregation four areas of growth as he matured in his Christian walk. Those were to: commit, submit, serve and share. I loved the connection to today's Gospel ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, November 18, 2015: 33rd week in Ordinary Time. 

      Bacon, Catie (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2015-11-18)
      Today's Gospel reading about the nobleman leaving his servants with gold coins was one I had to read carefully several times and even explore some commentary on. Jesus is trying to share a lot in this single parable and I ...
    • Reflection for Wednesday, September 23, 2015: 25th week in Ordinary Time. 

      Bacon, Catie (University Ministry, Creighton University.Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2015-09-23)
      As followers of Christ, part of our mission here on earth is to share the good news and point people to God. It is good to take that charge seriously because I believe there are many people, like myself, who are lost without ...