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Beyond Alleviation of Immediate Needs

by: Deb Smith Deb Smith is the Manager of Conferences for St. Vincent de Paul Dayton. This post is part 1 of 2 in a series exploring certain SVDP initiatives. Systemic Change initiatives enable our neighbors themselves to engage in the identification of root causes of...

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Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

(Reflections for July 28, 2019) Gospel: (Luke 11:1-13) Jesus was praying in a certain place, and when he had finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray as John taught his disciples.” Jesus said to them, “When you pray, say: Father, hallowed be...

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Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

(Reflections for July 21, 2019) Gospel: (Luke 10:38-42) Jesus entered a village where a woman whose name was Martha welcomed him. She had a sister named Mary who sat beside the Lord at his feet listening to him speak. Martha, burdened with much serving, came to him...

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Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

(Reflections for July 14, 2019) Gospel: (Luke 10:25-37) There was a scholar of the law who stood up to test Jesus and said…“And who is my neighbor?” Jesus replied, “A man fell victim to robbers as he went down from Jerusalem to Jericho. They stripped him and went off...

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Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

(Reflections For July 7, 2019) Gospel: (Luke 10:1-12,17-20) At that time the Lord appointed seventy-two others whom he sent ahead of him in pairs to every town and place he intended to visit. He said to them, “The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few; so ask...

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