Pray the Advent Names of God

From childhood on, we have relied on Advent to bring us closer to God. This year Good Ground Press features Sister Ansgar’s Advent art in a 20-page prayer book. Click here to read the sample pages. Advent Names of God is only $10.00, plus $4.00 shipping for orders of 1-10. Call 800-232-5533 to place your order, or order on ourContinue reading “Pray the Advent Names of God”

Gospel Reflection for November 7, 2021 – 32nd Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: 1 Kings 17.10-16; Hebrews 9.24-28; Matthew 12.38-44 “Jesus observed people putting money into the collection box. Many rich people put in large amounts of money. One poor widow came and dropped in two small copper coins, worth about a penny each. Jesus called his disciples. ‘I want you to observe that this poor widow gaveContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for November 7, 2021 – 32nd Sunday Ordinary Time”

Advent Begins in 3 weeks!

Take time to celebrate Advent this year. All you need to make this a holy time and a peaceful preparation for Christmas is:     · a few minutes each day,     · an open heart, and     · a willingness to be surprised by God. We can offer you some resources for your holy time.     · Sunday by Sunday reflections on theContinue reading “Advent Begins in 3 weeks!”

Gospel Reflection for October 31, 2021 – 31st Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: Deuteronomy 6.2-6; Hebrews 7.23-28; Mark 12.28-34 A scribe asked Jesus, “What is the greatest of all the commandments?” Jesus answered, “The greatest of all the commandments is ‘Hear, O Israel! The Holy One your God is God alone. Therefore, love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, withContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for October 31, 2021 – 31st Sunday Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for October 24, 2021 – 30th Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: Jeremiah 31.7-9; Hebrews 5.1-6; Mark 10.46-52 “Bartimaeus (son of Timaeus) was sitting by the road. When he heard that Jesus of Nazareth was coming, he began to shout, “Jesus!  Son of David! Have mercy on me!”… Jesus said to him, “What do you want me to do for you?” The blind man replied to him, “Master, I wantContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for October 24, 2021 – 30th Sunday Ordinary Time”

Bible Study: The Gospel of Luke

Everyone remembers a good Bible study. They remember what they learned about a portion of the scriptures, but also how they also shared faith, made new friends, and left with more hope in their hearts. We begin hearing Luke’s story of Jesus’ good news in Advent and continue throughout all of January and February. This is an idealContinue reading “Bible Study: The Gospel of Luke”

Friday Poem

Daisies  by Mary Oliver It is possible, I suppose, that sometime,we will learn everythingthere is to learn: what the world is, for example,and what it means. I think this as I am crossingfrom one field to another, in summer, and themockingbird is mocking me, as one who eitherknows enough already or knows enough to beperfectly contentContinue reading “Friday Poem”

Gospel Reflection for October 17, 2021 – 29th Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: Isaiah 53.10-11; Hebrews 4.14-16; Mark 10.35-45 James and John, the sons of Zebedee, asked Jesus, “Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask of you.” Jesus said, “What is it you want me to do for you?” “When you sit on your throne in your glorious kingdom, we want toContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for October 17, 2021 – 29th Sunday Ordinary Time”

A Christmas Gift for Your Whole Parish

This Advent begins Luke’s story of Jesus’ good news. What if everyone in your parish didn’t just hear the Sunday scriptures at Mass, but had them on their phone or their laptop? What if you gave each of them the gift of Sunday by Sunday. Sunday by Sunday not only brings the Sunday readings but adds prayer, reflection, and questions thatContinue reading “A Christmas Gift for Your Whole Parish”

May you be blessed by St. Francis this week

Francis lived a life of peace, joy, and simplicity. He loved and served poor and throwaway people. He has made his way down the centuries into our hearts. May you be blessed with the heart of Francis today. “Remember,” he said, “your life may be the only sermon someone will hear today.” Trust Francis toContinue reading “May you be blessed by St. Francis this week”