Gospel Reflection for May 3, 2020 – 4th Sunday of Easter

Sunday Readings: Acts 2.14,36-41; 1 Peter 2.20-25; John 10.1-10 “I came that my sheep might have life and have it more abundantly.” – John 10.10 John’s gospel makes an extended allegory in chapter 10 about shepherds, sheep, and gates. The intimacy between shepherd and sheep suggests insight into the relationship between Jesus and believers. TheContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for May 3, 2020 – 4th Sunday of Easter”

Honor the Earth

Today is a world-wide day to honor and support Earth. We suggest three websites to help you and your family think about your responsibility for our common home. May Earth Day be a blessing to you and may you be a blessing to Earth. Catholic Climate Covenant: http://www.catholicclimatecovenant.org
 Earth Day 2019: https://www.earthday.org/ Laudato Si, exhortation of PopeContinue reading “Honor the Earth”

Celebrate Earth Day: April 22

This coming Sunday is a world-wide day to honor and support Earth. We suggest three websites to help you and your family think about your responsibility for our common home. May Earth Day be a blessing to you and may you be a blessing to Earth. Catholic Climate Covenant: http://www.catholicclimatecovenant.org Earth Day 2018: https://www.earthday.org/ Laudato Si, exhortationContinue reading “Celebrate Earth Day: April 22”

Gospel Reflection for September 4, 2016, 23rd Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: Wisdom 8.13-18; Philomen 9-10, 12-17; Luke 14.25-33 “None of you can be my disciple if you do not renounce all your possessions.” (Luke 14.33) Proclaiming the good news of God’s abundant loving kindness toward all people contradicts conventional wisdom that there is not enough love or anything else to go around, so itContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for September 4, 2016, 23rd Sunday Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for July 10, 2016, 15th Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: Deuteronomy 30.10-14; Colossians 1.15-20; Luke 10.25-37 “But a Samaritan who was journeying along came on the beaten man and was moved to pity at the sight. He dressed his wounds, pouring in oil and wine as a means to heal. He then hoisted him on his own beast and brought him to anContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for July 10, 2016, 15th Sunday Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for December 13, 2015, 3rd Sunday of Advent

Sunday Readings: Zephaniah 3.14-18; Philippians 4.4-7; Luke 3.10-18 “Crowds of people came to hear John the Baptist and seek the baptism of repentance he proclaimed. They asked ‘What shall we do?’ In reply John said, ‘Whoever has two coats must share with anyone who has none; and whoever has food must do likewise.’” (Luke 3.10-11)Continue reading “Gospel Reflection for December 13, 2015, 3rd Sunday of Advent”

Gospel Reflection for October 11, 2015, 28th Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: Wisdom 7.7-11; Hebrews 4.12-13; Mark 19.17-27 “All things are possible with God.” (Mark 10.27) More than half the world people live on $2-$10 per day.  In our country we hear calls to keep our economy humming, to buy and consume.  Now the Catholic Church has a leader who comes from a continent whereContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for October 11, 2015, 28th Sunday Ordinary Time”

Sunday by Sunday editor Joan Mitchell, CSJ, is leading conversations on Care for Our Common Home, Laudato Si’, the new encyclical on ecology from Pope Francis. If you are in the St. Paul-Minneapolis area, join the dialog August 27, September 3, 10, 17 from 6:30 – 8 p.m. at Carondelet Center, 1890 Randolph Ave., St.Continue reading