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”

Bible Study on the Gospel of Mark

This summer and all through autumn, we hear stories from the Gospel of Mark at Sunday Eucharist. Sister Joan shows how the Sunday excerpts fit into the whole story of Jesus’ life and ministry. The 11 short chapters and the questions make this book ideal for bible study and faith-sharing groups. Click here to readContinue reading “Bible Study on the Gospel of Mark”

Gospel Reflection for March 28, 2021 – Palm/Passion Sunday

Scripture Readings: Mark 11.1-10; Isaiah 50.4-7; Philippians 2.6-11; Mark 14.1-15.47 “Hosanna! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord.” – Mark 11.9 “When it was noon, a darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon. At three o’clock Jesus cried out with a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?”Continue reading “Gospel Reflection for March 28, 2021 – Palm/Passion Sunday”

Gospel Reflection for February 14, 2021 – 6th Sunday Ordinary Time

Scripture Readings: Leviticus 13.1-2, 44-46; 1 Corinthians 10.31-11.1; Mark 1.40-45            “A leper came to Jesus, imploring him urgently and kneeling as he spoke, “If you will, you can make me clean.” Moved with pity, Jesus stretched out his hand and touched the man. “I will. Be made clean.” – Mark 1.40-41 The leper in Sunday’s gospel brings to hisContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for February 14, 2021 – 6th Sunday Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for February 7, 2021 – 5th Sunday Ordinary Time

Scripture Readings: Job 7.1-4,6-7; 1 Corinthians 9.1619,22-23; Mark 1.291.29-39 “Immediately after leaving the synagogue, Jesus went to the house of Simon and Andrew with James and John. Simon’s mother-in-law was in bed with a fever. They told him about her at once. Jesus came, took her by the hand, and lifted her up. The fever left her,Continue reading “Gospel Reflection for February 7, 2021 – 5th Sunday Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for December 6, 2020 – 2nd Sunday of Advent

Sunday Readings: Isaiah 40:1-5, 9-11; 2 Peter 3.8-14; Mark 1.1-8 The beginning of the good news of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. As it is written in the prophet Isaiah, “See, I am sending my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way; the voice of one crying out in the wilderness, ‘Prepare theContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for December 6, 2020 – 2nd Sunday of Advent”

Bible Study: The Gospel of Mark

In Advent this year (only 8 weeks away) we read from the Gospel of Mark. Mark’s gospel is the shortest; also the one written closest to Jesus’ time. This fall is the perfect time to start a Bible study with friends or parishioners. Sister Joan explores the stories and themes of Marks’ Gospel in 11 short chapters, makingContinue reading “Bible Study: The Gospel of Mark”

Nourish your spirit

Summer is near. Hammocks sag with cocooning readers. Bring a Holy Women book along to your favorite reading place. Discover in art, scholarship, reflection, and prayer each gospel woman’s significance. View sample pages of Holy Women of Luke’s Gospel and Holy Women, Full of Grace. Order online at goodgroundpress.com or call 800-232-5533. We have orders in the mail the nextContinue reading “Nourish your spirit”

Lent is here!

Take the time this Lent for holy reading. We recommend these short and easy-to-read books for your Lenten reflection and prayer. They are even better when shared with friends, family, or a faith-sharing group. Lent 2020: A Call to Newness “Use the eyes God gave you.” This short booklet makes seeing a way to reflectContinue reading “Lent is here!”

Gift Idea from Good Ground Press

For the “What should I get her?” person on your list: new books on the holy women in the gospels of Mark and Luke. This is the gospel story in four simple bites — the woman and Jesus in art, a short commentary, suggestions of ways to connect these stories with our own lives, and prayer inContinue reading “Gift Idea from Good Ground Press”