Author Archives: Fr. Chris Schutte

What Now?

As you read this on Good Friday evening, or the morning of Holy Saturday, it might be helpful to meditate on the last words of Luke’s passion narrative: “On the…

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Preparing for Holy Week

As we prepare for Holy Week, I’d like to encourage each of us to engage this week prayerfully – open to God’s work in our own lives, and also open…

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Jesus is Near

If you’ve ever been to a funeral at which I’ve presided, you know that I always talk about Jesus’ interaction with Mary, the sister of Lazarus, in John 11. After…

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Laetare Sunday

This Sunday is the fourth Sunday in Lent, which, over time, has developed several emphases. First, it is sometimes called “Laetare Sunday” because the traditional introit (the Psalm or canticle…

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Honoring St. Patrick


For St. Patrick’s Day, it might be helpful to pause and remember a bit about the man we celebrate. Patrick was a Roman Briton who was born in the late…

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