Gospel Reflection for April 14, 2019, Passion/Palm Sunday

Sunday Readings: Luke 19.28-40; Isaiah 50.4-7; Philippians 2.6-11; Luke 22.14-23.56 Second criminal: “We are only paying this price for what we have done. This man has done nothing wrong. Jesus, remember me when you enter into your reign.” Jesus replied, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.” – Luke 23.41-44Continue reading “Gospel Reflection for April 14, 2019, Passion/Palm Sunday”

Gospel Reflection for April 7, 2019, 5th Sunday of Lent

Scripture Readings: Isaiah 43.16-21; Philippians 3.8-14; John 8.1-11 “Woman, where are they all? Has no one condemned you?” – John 8.10 A group of men who oppose Jesus catch a woman in the act of adultery and bring her to Jesus to set a trap. The Romans don’t allow Jews to administer the death penalty.Continue reading “Gospel Reflection for April 7, 2019, 5th Sunday of Lent”

Host A Passover Meal!

The meal Jesus shares with his disciples the night before he dies celebrates Passover, a feast remembering Israel’s escape from slavery in Egypt and journey to freedom in the Promised Land. In the Christian tradition the Holy Thursday Eucharist we share celebrates Jesus’ gift of himself to us and his model of service in washingContinue reading “Host A Passover Meal!”

Gospel Reflection for March 24, 2019, 3rd Sunday of Lent

Gospel Reflection for March 24, 2019, 3rd Sunday of Lent Sunday Readings: Exodus 3.1-8, 13-15; 1 Corinthians 10.1-6,10-12; Luke 13.1-9 Jesus spoke a parable. A man had a fig tree, came looking for figs, but found none. He said to the gardener, “For three years I have come looking for figs and found none. Cut itContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for March 24, 2019, 3rd Sunday of Lent”

What’s more Catholic than fish dinners?

Did you know the fish is an ancient Christian symbol? The word for fish in Greek is ichtus, pronounced ick-toose. The word fish in Greek letters look like: The first Christians, who were sometimes persecuted for their faith in Jesus, made an acrostic out of this word. In an acrostic, each letter is the first letterContinue reading “What’s more Catholic than fish dinners?”

Happy St. Joseph’s Day!

When Joseph didn’t know what to do about his pregnant fiancée, he slept on it. In his dreams, an angel eased his doubt and gave him courage to act. Pray to Joseph today to fill your heart with hope and with the willingness to see God at work where you never imagined.

 Joseph is patronContinue reading “Happy St. Joseph’s Day!”

Gospel Reflection for March 17, 2019, 2nd Sunday of Lent

Sunday Readings: Genesis 15.5-12,17-18; Philippians 317-4.1; Luke 9.28-36 “Suddenly two men were talking with Jesus–Moses and Elijah. Appearing in glory, they spoke of his exodus, which he was about to fulfill in Jerusalem.” – Luke 9.30-31 Jesus’ prayer on the mount of transfiguration is a turning point in his ministry. A few verses later he “sets his faceContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for March 17, 2019, 2nd Sunday of Lent”

Two Books For Lent!

This Lent we read from Luke’s Gospel with his stories of forgiveness, compassion, and second chances. Sister Joan’s new book is ideal for faith-sharing groups, Bible study, RCIA, homilists, and anyone who wants to understand scripture better. Only $10! Order online at goodgroundpress.com or call us at 800-232-5533. Sister Joan and Sister Ansgar have collaborated for aContinue reading “Two Books For Lent!”

Ash Wednesday

“So let us be marked not for sorrow. And let us be marked not for shame. Let us be marked not for false humility 
or for thinking we are less than we are but for claiming what God can do within the dust, within the dirt, within the stuff of which the world is made,Continue reading “Ash Wednesday”

Happy Mardi Gras!

Mardi Gras means Fat Tuesday. In years past people didn’t eat meat for all of Lent, so this was their last chance to fry pancakes in bacon fat. We have gone beyond that small feast to all-out parties and carnivals. Margaret Murray, CSJ, from the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet Los Angeles province, givesContinue reading “Happy Mardi Gras!”