Gospel Reflection for January 8, 2023 – Epiphany

Sunday Readings: Isaiah 60.1-6; Ephesians 3.2-3, 5-6; Matthew 2.1-12 After their audience with the Herod, the magi set out. The star went ahead of them until it came to a standstill over the place where the child was. They were overjoyed at seeing the star, and on entering the house, found the child with Mary, hisContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for January 8, 2023 – Epiphany”

Gospel Reflection for December 11, 2022 – 3rd Sunday of Advent

Sunday Readings: Isaiah 35.1-6,10; James 5.7-10; Matthew 11.2-11 When John the Baptist heard in prison what the Messiah was doing, he sent a message by his disciples to ask, “Tell us, are you the one to come, or should we expect someone else?” Jesus answered them, “Go tell John what you hear and see: theContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for December 11, 2022 – 3rd Sunday of Advent”

Gospel Reflection for December 4, 2022 – 2nd Sunday of Advent

Sunday Readings: Isaiah 11.1-10; Romans 15.4-9; Matthew 3.1-12 John the Baptist appeared, preaching in the desert of Judea and saying, “Repent, the reign of God is at hand.” It was of John that the prophet Isaiah had spoken. “A herald’s voice in the desert: ‘Prepare the way of the Holy One, make straight God’s paths’” (MatthewContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for December 4, 2022 – 2nd Sunday of Advent”

Gospel Reflection for October 30, 2022 – 31st Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: Wisdom 11.22—12.2; 2 Thessalonians 1.11—2.2; Luke 19.1-10 Murmurers in the crowd said, “Jesus has gone to be the guest of one who is a sinner.” Zacchaeus spoke to Jesus. “I will give half my possessions, Lord, to the poor. If I have defrauded anyone of anything, I will pay back four times as much.”Continue reading “Gospel Reflection for October 30, 2022 – 31st Sunday Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for August 21, 2022 – 21st Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: Isaiah 66.18-21, Hebrews 12.5-7, 11-13, Luke 13.22-30 Jesus went through one town and village after another, teaching as he made his way to Jerusalem. A person asked him this question. “Teacher, will only a few be saved?” Jesus replied, “Strive to enter through the narrow door; for many, I tell you, will try to enterContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for August 21, 2022 – 21st Sunday Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for August 14, 2022 – 20th Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: Jeremiah 38.4-6,8-10; Hebrews 12.1-4; Luke 12.49-53 Jesus said, “I came to bring fire to the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled! I have a baptism with which to be baptized, and what stress I am under until it is completed! Do you think that I have come to bring peaceContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for August 14, 2022 – 20th Sunday Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for Sunday, June 5, 2022 – Pentecost

Sunday Readings: Acts 2.1-11; 1 Corinthians 12.3-7,12-13; John 20.19-23 It was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews. Jesus came and stood among them, and said, “Peace be with you.” After this, he showedContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for Sunday, June 5, 2022 – Pentecost”

Gospel Reflection for May 22, 2022 – 6th Sunday of Easter

Sunday Readings: Acts 15.1-2, 22-29; Revelation 21.10-14, 22-23; John 14.23-29 These things I have told you while I am still with you. The Paraclete, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything and help you remember all that I told you. Peace I leave to you. My peaceContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for May 22, 2022 – 6th Sunday of Easter”

Gospel Reflection for May 1, 2022 – 3rd Sunday of Easter

Sunday Readings: Acts 5.27-32, 40-41; Revelations 5.11-14; John 21.1-19After the disciples had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?” Peter said to him, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.” He said to him, “Feed my lambs” (John 21.15). After the big catch and the subsequent breakfast, theContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for May 1, 2022 – 3rd Sunday of Easter”