August 8, 2021 – 19th Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: 1 Kings 19.4-8; Ephesians 4.30-5.2; John 6.41-51 “Very truly, I tell you whoever believes has eternal life. I am the bread of life. Your ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness and died. This is the bread that comes down from heaven, so that one may eat of it and not die. I am the living bread thatContinue reading “August 8, 2021 – 19th Sunday Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for August 1, 2021 – 18th Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: Exodus 16.2-4,12-15; Ephesians 4.17,20-24; John 6.24-35 “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.” – John 6.35 The crowds that Jesus fed last week want another sign if they are to believe Jesus is from God. They fail to see that Jesus’ teaching, healing,Continue reading “Gospel Reflection for August 1, 2021 – 18th Sunday Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for July 25, 2021 – 17th Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: 2 Kings 4.42-44; Ephesians 4.1-6; John 6.1-15 “The people sat down, about five thousand in all. Then Jesus took the loaves, and when he had given thanks, he distributed them to those who were seated; so also the fish, as much as they wanted. When they were satisfied, Jesus told his disciples, ‘Gather up the fragments leftContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for July 25, 2021 – 17th Sunday Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for July 18, 2021 – 16th Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: Jeremiah 23.1-6; Ephesians 2.13-18; Mark 6.30-14 “As he went ashore Jesus saw a great crowd.  He had compassion for them because they were like sheep without a shepherd.  He began to teach them many things.” – Mark 6.34 The lectionary organizes our Sunday hearing of the gospels in short snippets. In this Sunday’s snippet the twelve return from aContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for July 18, 2021 – 16th Sunday Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for July 11, 2021 – 15th Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: Amos 7.12-15; Ephesians 1.2-14; Mark 6.7-13 Jesus called the twelve, began to send them out two by two, and gave them authority over the unclean spirits . . . So they went out and proclaimed that all should repent. They cast out many demons and anointed with oil many who were sick andContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for July 11, 2021 – 15th Sunday Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for July 4, 2021 – 13th Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: Ezekiel 2.2-5; 2 Corinthians 12.7-10; Mark 6.1-6 Jesus came to his native place with his disciples. When the Sabbath came he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were astonished. They said, “Where did this man get all this? What kind of wisdom has been given to him? What deeds of power are beingContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for July 4, 2021 – 13th Sunday Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for June 27, 2021 – 13th Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: Wisdom 1.13-15; 2.23-24; 2 Corinthians 8.7,9,13-15; Mark 5.21-4 Immediately aware that power had gone forth from him, Jesus turned about in the crowd and said, “Who touched my clothes?” His disciples said to him, “You see the crowd pressing in on you; how can you say, ‘Who touched me?’”  He looked around to see whoContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for June 27, 2021 – 13th Sunday Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for June 20, 2021 – 12th Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: Job 38.1,8-11; 2 Corinthians 5.14-17; Mark 4.35-41 As evening came Jesus said to his disciples — “Let us go across to the other side.” Leaving the crowd behind, his disciples took Jesus with them in the boat, just as he was. Other boats were with him. A terrible windstorm arose, and waves beat into theContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for June 20, 2021 – 12th Sunday Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for June 6, 2021 – Body and Blood of Christ

Sunday Readings: Exodus 24.3-8; Hebrews 9.11-15;  Mark 14.12-16, 22-26 A colleague who helps primary children prepare for First Communion has a wonderful way to help them understand at their level what eating and drinking Jesus’ body and blood is about. She tells them how much she liked chocolate chip cookies when she was a child likeContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for June 6, 2021 – Body and Blood of Christ”

Gospel Reflection for May 30, 2021 – Trinity Sunday

Sunday Readings: Deuteronomy 4.32=24,39-40; Romans 8.14-17; Matthew 28.16-20 Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had appointed them. When they saw him, they fell down in homage; but some doubted. And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. GoContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for May 30, 2021 – Trinity Sunday”