Matthew is the focus in 2011. The First Sunday of Advent begins the new Church year and a new cycle of Sunday scripture readings. In 2011 the Church reads from Matthew’s gospel, the second gospel written. Matthew writes about AD 85 for Gentiles, seekers like the magi, who believe in Jesus and his new law as a resultContinue reading “2011: The Gospel of Matthew”
With Sunday by Sunday Catholics pray, read, and reflect together about the Sunday gospel. Adults experience gathering in Jesus’ name as a small community. Their friendships strengthen parish communities. Their insights move into action in their neighborhoods. Their living the gospel infects families and coworkers.
Many people feel they don’t have enough knowledge of the bible to lead teen or adult faith-sharing groups. But Jesus teaches in stories, parables, and saying that almost all of us can understand. In fact, an ability to remember and narrate events develops in children as they start school. “And then, and then, and then,”Continue reading “Simple Things to Know About the Gospels”
St. Donatus Catholic Church in Brooten celebrated its Centennial on July 10th. Sister Joan Mitchell delivered this gospel reflection. Since Einer Jensen didn’t recognize me with grey hair last Sunday, I’ll introduce myself: Joan Mitchell, a Sister of St. Joseph. In the litany we sang and prayed we have placed ourselves in the company of generations ofContinue reading “St. Donatus Centennial Reflection, July 10, 2011”
The 12 Baskets of Leftovers symbolize a fullness, enough for all always, including enough for us in our time. Jesus Christ reveals God’s graciousness. His body and blood will feed all those who hunger and thirst always.
from Blessing Rites for Christian Lives by Shawn Madigan, CSJ “The Lord loves Justice and will not forsake a faithful people” (Psalm 37:28) Holidays celebrating the liberty and justice for all that our nation claims are a good time to renew efforts to make that dream come true. A table can have the usual colorsContinue reading “Fourth of July Blessing”