Deacon Mark Ebben articles

Deacon Mark Ebben articles

Corpus Christi

Posted by Cheryl Kumm on 6/10/21

 June 6, 2021

Do you remember when you received your First Holy Communion? As little children, we learned that Communion was Jesus. After the excitement of that First Communion wore off, it was easy to forget what we were doing or whom we were receiving when we approached the ... Read More »

Good Shepherd Sunday

Posted by Cheryl Kumm on 6/10/21

April 25, 2021

A few years ago, I was in Ireland. What a gorgeous place that is! In one location, there were sheep for miles around with shepherds taking care of them. With Good Shepherd Sunday, one has to wonder what it takes to be a good shepherd. In ... Read More »

God’s Handiwork

Posted by Cheryl Kumm on 5/04/21

Today’s second reading, from Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians, concludes with the statement “We are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus, for the good works that God has prepared in advance, that we should live in them.” 

Let us begin by focusing on the word “Handiwork.” Sadly, handiwork is ... Read More »


Posted by Cheryl Kumm on 2/15/21

The first reading for the 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time tells us “40 days more and Nineveh shall be destroyed.” Jonah did not want the evil Ninevites (present-day Iraq) to recognize their errors and repent. He wanted to see the enemy of his people destroyed, so he prophesized this ... Read More »

REJOICE 12.13.2020

Posted by Cheryl Kumm on 2/15/21

        This Sunday is Gaudete Sunday, Rejoice Sunday. In our second reading, St. Paul tells us “Rejoice always. Pray without ceasing. In all circumstances give thanks, for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus.” We wear rose vestments and light the rose candle ... Read More »


Posted by Cheryl Kumm on 9/16/20

Today’s readings are challenging. For example: What is the church trying to say to us by relating the dialogue that Jesus had with the Canaanite woman? What do all three readings have to do with us, people of the 21st century?       

The Canaanite woman wins healing for her ... Read More »


Posted by Cheryl Kumm on 6/19/20

This Sunday is the 13th Sunday in “Ordinary Time." In the Catholic Church’s Liturgical Year, “Ordinary Time” refers to all of the times that are not included in the major seasons of Advent, Christmas, Lent and Easter.

With the pandemic these past few months, life has not been “ordinary.”  ... Read More »

The Woman at the Well - March 15, 2020

Posted by Cheryl Kumm on 5/11/20

Did you ever feel like saying, “There must be something more to life”? Whenever we hear someone say that, it shows we need more Jesus in our lives. Having Jesus in the center makes our entire life better. When we focus on Christ, our entire life falls into place. ... Read More »

The Lamb of God - January 19, 2020

Posted by Cheryl Kumm on 1/16/20

When you came into church today, you probably noticed that the Christmas decorations are gone. You know where Mary, Joseph and Jesus are, don’t you? No, they are not in Egypt. They are in boxes for storage. Some of the poinsettias may remain. They, particularly the red flowers, are ... Read More »

Will the Wolf be the Guest of the Lamb? - December 8, 2019

Posted by Cheryl Kumm on 12/11/19

When I ask people what kind of a world we live in, some describe it as scary, lawless, cruel, immoral or greedy. We Christians may not like the way the world is in this moment, and we are called to maintain true hope and trust that the world of ... Read More »


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