Gospel Reflection for January 23, 2022 – 3rd Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: Nehemiah 8.2-4, 5-6, 8-10; 1 Corinthians 12.12-30; Luke 1.1-4, 4.14-21 Jesus came to Nazareth, where he had been raised. He went to the synagogue on the Sabbath day as he usually did and stood up to read. The scroll of Isaiah the prophet was handed to him. Unrolling the scroll, Jesus found the place whereContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for January 23, 2022 – 3rd Sunday Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for January 9, 2022 – Baptism of the Lord

Sunday Readings: Isaiah 42.1-4, 6-7; Titus 2.11-14, 3.4-7; Luke 3.15-16, 21-22 Now when all the people were baptized, and when Jesus also had been baptized and was praying, the heaven opened, and the Holy Spirit descended like a dove. And a voice came from heaven. “You are my Son, my Beloved; with you I am well pleased.”Continue reading “Gospel Reflection for January 9, 2022 – Baptism of the Lord”

Gospel Reflection for December 26, 2021 – Holy Family

Sunday Readings: 1 Samuel 1.20-22, 24-28, 1 John 3.1-2,21-24; Luke 2.41-52 After three days Mary and Joseph found Jesus in the temple, sitting among the teachers, listening to them, and asking them questions. All who heard him were amazed at his understanding and his answers. His parents saw him, they were astonished. Mary said, “Son, whyContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for December 26, 2021 – Holy Family”

Praying the Advent Names of God

We begin praying the O Antiphons today through December 23. Some of us pray in words. Some of us pray as our eyes take in beauty and goodness. Sister Joan and Sister Ansgar use both images and words to pray in their book Praying the Advent Names of God. Check out Sister Ansgar’s article publishedContinue reading “Praying the Advent Names of God”

What Is Your Yes?

This is the final week of Advent. You may feel frazzled, harried, and disappointed with how you kept Advent this year. Let those feelings go. Instead join Mary in saying yes to God who doesn’t worry about the past. Say yes to God who sees the future in you. You are in our hearts andContinue reading “What Is Your Yes?”

Gospel Reflection for December 19, 2021 – 4th Sunday of Advent

Sunday Readings: Micah 5.1-4, Hebrews 10.5-10, Luke 1.39-45 Mary set out in haste into the hill country to a town in Judah, where she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth, her kinswoman. When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby stirred within her womb. Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit and cried out in aContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for December 19, 2021 – 4th Sunday of Advent”

Gospel Reflection for December 12, 2021 – 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. Crowds asked, “John, what should we do?” John answered: “Let people with two coats give to people who have none. People who have lots of food should do the same.” TaxContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for December 12, 2021 – 3rd Sunday of Advent”

Gospel Reflection for December 5, 2021 – 2nd Sunday of Advent

Sunday Readings: Baruch 5.1-9; Philippians 1.4-6, 8-11; Luke 3.1-6 John the Baptist went about the whole region around the Jordan River preaching. “Turn away from your sins and be baptized. If you repent, God will forgive you.” When people heard John, they remembered what was written in the book of the prophet Isaiah. “A herald’s voice inContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for December 5, 2021 – 2nd Sunday of Advent”

Gospel Reflection for November 27, 2021 – 1st Sunday of Advent

Sunday Readings: Jeremiah 33.14-16 1 Thessalonians 3.12—4.2 Luke 21.25-28, 34-36 “People will die of fright when they anticipate what is coming upon the earth. The powers of the heavens will be shaken. Then people will see the Son of Man coming on a cloud with great power and glory. When these things happen, stand straight andContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for November 27, 2021 – 1st Sunday of Advent”