29th Sunday in Ordinary Time Bulletin Reflection by Paul Nicholson

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For the last quarter century “The Simpsons” has been an American TV staple in the diet of broadcast media. Homer and Marge Simpson, with their three children, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie, go about their ordinary lives in Springfield middle-America, encountering the mundane and the absurd, much to our amusement and discomfort. Bart and Lisa provide plenty of laughter as they spar with each other or outwit their peers in the neighborhood and at school. They are particularly savvy when dealing with their father.
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28th Sunday in Ordinary Time Bulletin Reflection by Gabriel Mayhugh

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In today’s Gospel, Jesus heals ten lepers and shows us that salvation flows from East to West and is open to all. Then, one of the lepers returns to give thanks to Jesus. This story has much to teach us. First, to help us recognize the lepers among us. And second, to teach us the importance of giving thanks.     
 
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27th Sunday in Ordinary Time Bulletin Reflection by Deacon Tim Sullivan

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    Today’s readings deal with our human condition and how we make choices.  In the first reading from the Book of Wisdom we are presented with the problem of how can we know God’s counsel or what God intends.  We are burdened down by earthly things, day to day living and those things which cloud our relationship with God.  We have to make our choices based on help from God.  In the Gospel reading Jesus tells us that to be his disciple we must reject family, riches and the things of this world, take up our cross and follow his way.  
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Steward Stories: Marty Yankellow

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Periodically, our parishioners share personal stories of how they have connected with Saint Clement and actively live a stewardship life through prayer, service, and giving. This week we hear from Marty Yankellow.  
 
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26th Sunday in Ordinary Time Reflection by Michael Bayer

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First of all, thank you. As Catholics who show up to Mass each week and who generously put a part of your hard-earned paycheck in the collection basket, you may feel like you don’t hear that often enough. So thank you.

Today’s readings challenge us to reflect on how we utilize our wealth. In parish life, we often describe this as “stewardship” of our resources, and a universal mantra in church circles attests that wealth involves the three T’s—time, treasure, and talent.

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25th Sunday in Ordinary Time Reflection by Katherine White

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    Money can manipulate the abundance of intense sentiment towards our own personal desires in a selfish way. We could be driven by uncontrollable impulses to obtain unreachable happiness: happiness, which conceals self-harm, selfishness and arrogance. Money can obliterate the mental barrier that shelters our morals: unintentionally liberating them and leaving nothing but our deepest iniquitous behaviors. Money can also have a positive and constructive impact on the way you decide to establish your kindness onto others.  
 
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24th Sunday in Ordinary Time Reflection by Patrick Sinozich

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    Today’s readings feature the well-known story of the Prodigal Son, wherein a young man takes money from his father in order to lead a life of debauchery, but when the money runs out he returns home willing to take the lowest place in the household, only to find that he’s fêted and celebrated instead, much to the chagrin of the Other Brother.
 
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