Gospel Reflection for February 16, 2020, 6th Sunday Ordinary Time

Scripture Readings: Sirach 15.15-20; 1 Corinthians 2.6-10; Matthew 5.17-37 “Do not think I have come to abolish the law or the prophets; I have come not to abolish but to fulfill them.” – Matthew 5.17 Jesus reflects on Israel’s laws in Sunday’s gospel by inviting us to assess our inner attitudes. The fifth commandment says “You shall not kill.”Continue reading “Gospel Reflection for February 16, 2020, 6th Sunday Ordinary Time”

Ash Wednesday is February 26th

Are you looking for a way to make this Lent transforming? Let the gospel lead you to Easter newness. Sunday by Sunday makes reflecting on the Sunday gospels easy. You can receive all eight issues in our Lent unit for just $4.00 a person. Gather a group of friends or fellow parishioners to reflect together.Continue reading “Ash Wednesday is February 26th”

Gospel Reflection for February 2, 2020, Feast of the Presentation

Scripture Readings: Malachi 3.1-4; Hebrews 2.14-18; Luke 2.22-40 Simeon took the child Jesus in his arms and praised God, saying, “Now you are dismissing your servant in peace, according to your word; for my eyes have seen your salvation, which you have prepared in the presence of all peoples, a light of revelation for theContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for February 2, 2020, Feast of the Presentation”

NEW! The gospels of Lent in art and prayer

“Use the eyes God gave you.” Lent 2020 makes seeing a way to reflect on the Sunday gospels of Lent. Art works magic. Places the seer in the gospel scenes. Pulls scattered thoughts into focus. Try it. View a sample page.

 Engage the questions, prayers, and practices. Even better, interest friends and neighbors in keeping Lent in thisContinue reading “NEW! The gospels of Lent in art and prayer”

Holy Women of Luke’s Gospel

Pray with Mary and Anna and other holy women of Luke’s Gospel. Sister Joan and Sister Ansgar collaborate to bring you the women’s stories in word and art. Ideal for sharing in small groups and families. Check out the book and read sample chapters at goodgroundpress.com.

Take time in Lent for holy reading

Reading spiritual books is a long tradition among Catholics, especially during Lent. We recommend these short and easy-to-read books for your Lenten reflection and prayer. Each of them is even better when you share it with friends, family, or a faith-sharing group. Holy Women of the Gospel
 These two books bring forward the stories of the women Jesus knew. ReadContinue reading “Take time in Lent for holy reading”

Gospel Reflection for January 19, 2020, 2nd Sunday Ordinary Time

Scripture Readings: Isaiah 49.3, 5-6; 1 Corinthians 1.1-3; John 1.29-34 “Now I have seen for myself and have testified, ‘This is God’s chosen one.’” – John 1.34 Theology is faith seeking understanding. Christology is faith in Jesus seeking to understand who he is and his purposes for us. Christologies grow out of images and insights weContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for January 19, 2020, 2nd Sunday Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for January 5, 2020, Feast of the Epiphany

Scripture Readings: Isaiah 60.1-6; Ephesians 3.2-3, 5-6; Matthew 2.1-12 After Jesus’ birth in Bethlehem of Judea, magi from the east arrived on day in Jerusalem, saying, “Where is the newborn king of the Jews? We saw his star at its rising and have come to pay him homage.” – Matthew 2.1-2 The magi are notContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for January 5, 2020, Feast of the Epiphany”

Feast of Mary the Mother of God

To celebrate this feast we share with you a video from Sister Joan, 
Sunday by Sunday editor. May you have a blessed day and the beginning of a holy year.  

Gospel Reflection for December 25 & 29, 2019, Christmas/Holy Family

Scripture Readings: Isaiah 9.1-6; Titus 2.11-14; Luke 2.1-20 “Let this be a sign to you: you will find an infant wrapped in swaddling clothes in a manger.” – Luke 2.12 Christians celebrate Christmas just after the winter solstice in the northern hemisphere. In nature, daylight imperceptibly lengthens. In the first reading for Christmas a great lightContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for December 25 & 29, 2019, Christmas/Holy Family”