Author Archives: Fr. Chris Schutte

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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How Jesus Meets People

Over the next four weeks, the gospel readings come from John, and show Jesus engaging with specific individuals. This Sunday, we will hear the interaction of Jesus and Nicodemus in…

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Hungry for God

On Ash Wednesday we were invited to the observance of a Holy Lent, characterized by “self- examination and repentance; by prayer, fasting, and alms-giving; and by reading and meditating on…

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