Visit goodgroundpress.com to print these pages of Easter prayers and reflections. Treat yourself and those you love to all seven weeks of Easter. Carry the prayer mantra in your pocket or purse to keep your heart happy and at peace.
Sunday Readings: Acts 5.12-16; Revelation 1.9-11, 12-13, 17-19; John 20.19-31 “Even though the disciples had locked the doors of the place where they were for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood before them.…He breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive people’s sins, they are forgiven them. If youContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for April 28, 2019, 2nd Sunday of Easter”
We send our wishes for a blessed Holy Week and Easter along with a poem by one of our sisters. May the beauty of the awakening earth lift your heart this mid-April. Go to goodgroundpress.com to view the Easter issues of Sunday by Sunday.
Sunday 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 knows me and I know the Father. I lay down my life for the sheep.” – John 10.14-15 The image of Jesus as the good shepherd is beloved amongContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for April 22, 2018, 4th Sunday of Easter”
Scripture Readings: Acts of the Apostles 10.34,37-42; Colossians 3.1-3; (Vigil Mark 16.1-7) John 20.1-18 “This disciple who had arrived first at the tomb went in. He saw and believed.” – John 20.8 “Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples, ‘I have seen the Lord.’” – John 20.18 Mary Magdalene brings the whole community ofContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for April 1, 2018, Easter Sunday”
The world needs us to live our gospel values today. The Lent issues of Sunday by Sunday are ideal for faith sharing, RCIA candidates and sponsors, home-based programs, and scripture study groups. Our Lent/Easter unit takes you from the 1st Sunday of Lent (February 18) through the 2nd Sunday after Easter for only $3.25 per person (on ordersContinue reading “Lent is coming!”
Visit goodgroundpress.com to print these pages of Easter prayers and reflections. Treat yourself and those you love to all seven weeks of Easter. Carry the prayer mantra in your pocket or purse to keep your heart happy and at peace. We pray for each of you this Easter. May you be blessed with hope inContinue reading “Celebrate Easter!”
A few months ago, when the rocks were covered with snow, my family took a plane flight south to chase the sun. During our layover, we found a big open rotunda. My son, just over a year, ran around squealing with happiness. He pointed and pointed urgently out the big windows watching the planes andContinue reading “The Sacred Ordinary Now”
“Hang on,” I wrote to my friend yesterday, “Easter is coming.” A lot of people close to me are suffering. A friend’s transplant match fell through. A high school sophomore is having dark thoughts of hurting himself. My dad got a cancer diagnosis and is waiting to hear more about the implications. A friend wasContinue reading “Easter in This Life”
Sunday Readings: Acts 10.34, 37-43; Colossians 3.1-4 or 1 Corinthians 5.6-8; John 20.1-9 (10-18) Mary Magdelene went and announced to the disciples, “I have seen the Lord.” (John 20.18) The act of raising Jesus from the dead reveals who God is — the one who gives life. By accepting death, Jesus reveals that God’s powerContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for March 27, 2016, Easter Sunday”