Holiness and Hammocks

Take your laptop or phone to a hammock and enjoy one of these summer retreats. Each of them is a pause that refreshes. All you need is a sweet summer breeze and 15-20 minutes to yourself. Then welcome the Spirit and choose a retreat below. Blessings on your time. • Why Not Soar?• The Our Father Retreat• Holy Women,Continue reading “Holiness and Hammocks”

Gospel Reflection for June 6, 2021 – Body and Blood of Christ

Sunday Readings: Exodus 24.3-8; Hebrews 9.11-15;  Mark 14.12-16, 22-26 A colleague who helps primary children prepare for First Communion has a wonderful way to help them understand at their level what eating and drinking Jesus’ body and blood is about. She tells them how much she liked chocolate chip cookies when she was a child likeContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for June 6, 2021 – Body and Blood of Christ”

Celebrate the Body and Blood of Christ

In honor of the Feast of Corpus Christi, the Body and Blood of Christ, we offer you a tiny retreat based on the feast’s Gospel. This retreat is especially for those on our email list who do not get Sunday by Sunday. Please feel free to pass the retreat on to a friend. To begin placeContinue reading “Celebrate the Body and Blood of Christ”

Gospel Reflection for May 30, 2021 – Trinity Sunday

Sunday Readings: Deuteronomy 4.32=24,39-40; Romans 8.14-17; Matthew 28.16-20 Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had appointed them. When they saw him, they fell down in homage; but some doubted. And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. GoContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for May 30, 2021 – Trinity Sunday”

Gospel Reflection for May 23, 2021 – Pentecost Sunday

Sunday Readings: Acts 2.1-11; 1 Corinthians 12.3-7, 12-13; John 20.19-23 “When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, ‘Peace be with you.’ After this, heContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for May 23, 2021 – Pentecost Sunday”

Gospel Reflection for May 16, 2021 – Ascension

Sunday Readings: Acts 1.1-11; Ephesians 1.17-23; Mark 16.15-20 “Go into the world and preach the gospel to the whole creation.” – Mark 16.15 Theologically the Feast of the Ascension celebrates the risen Jesus’ return to God — the culmination of the paschal mystery and promise of our own life with God. In Sunday’s first reading Jesus saysContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for May 16, 2021 – Ascension”

Sunday by Sunday is about sharing.

Now, you can share FREE access to Sunday by Sunday with your friends. When you respond to this post, we will send you a link to the June issues of Sunday by Sunday. Forward the link to help start faith-sharing groups. We suggest: The pastoral director of your parish The adult faith-sharing director Your parents, siblings, in-laws, nieces and nephews FriendsContinue reading “Sunday by Sunday is about sharing.”

Gospel Reflection for May 2, 2021 – 5th Sunday of Easter

Sunday Readings: Acts 9.26-3; 1 John 3.18-24; John 15.1-8 Abide in me as I abide in you. Just as the branch cannot bear fruit by itself unless it abides in the vine, neither can you unless you abide in me.” – John 15.4 A vine is a single plant. All its branches share the life its roots draw from theContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for May 2, 2021 – 5th Sunday of Easter”

Gospel Reflection for April 25, 2021 – 4th Sunday of Easter

Scripture Readings: Acts 4.8-12; 1 John 3.1-2; John 10.11-18 “I am the good shepherd. I know my sheep, and mine know me, just as the Father know me and I know the Father. I lay down my life for the sheep.” – John 10.14-15 Many of us live in close relationship with animals. We have met each others’Continue reading “Gospel Reflection for April 25, 2021 – 4th Sunday of Easter”