Gospel Reflection for July 12, 2020 – 15th Sunday Ordinary Time

Scripture Readings: Isaiah 55.10-11; Romans 8.18-23; Matthew 13.1-23 “Other seeds fell on good ground and brought forth grain, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.” – Matthew 13.8 Jesus’ parable of the sower is prophetic. It promises that Jesus’ word will yield a thirty, sixty, hundredfold harvest. The yield, however, does not happen in the gospel narrative. When Matthew’sContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for July 12, 2020 – 15th Sunday Ordinary Time”

Hildegard of Bingen: Patron saint of green and growing

Hildegard was only five years old in 1098 when her parents brought her, their tenth child, to the monastery of St. Disibode. A holy woman named Jutta took the little girl in and taught her Latin and music so she could sing the psalms with the monks and nuns. Jutta also taught Hildegard everything sheContinue reading “Hildegard of Bingen: Patron saint of green and growing”

Gospel Reflection for June 28, 2020 – 13th Sunday Ordinary Time

Scripture Readings: 2 Kings 4.8-11,14-16; Romans 6.3-4,8-11; Matthew 10.37-42 “Whoever does not take up the cross and follow me is not worthy of me. Those who find their life will lose it, and those who lose their life will find it. Whoever welcomes you welcomes me and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sentContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for June 28, 2020 – 13th Sunday Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for June 21, 2020 – 12th Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: Jeremiah 20.10-13; Romans 5.12-15; Matthew 10.26-33 “Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. Even the hairs of your head are all counted. So do not be afraid; you are of more value than many sparrows.” – Matthew 10.29Continue reading “Gospel Reflection for June 21, 2020 – 12th Sunday Ordinary Time”

Tiny Retreat: The Feast of Corpus Christi

In honor of the Feast of Corpus Christi, the Body and Blood of Christ, we offer you a tiny retreat based on the feast’s Gospel. This retreat is especially for those on our email list who do not get Sunday by Sunday. Please feel free to pass the retreat on to a friend. To begin placeContinue reading “Tiny Retreat: The Feast of Corpus Christi”

Book Sale!

Since 2004 Good Ground Press has carried An Amazing Journey: Readings and Discussion Guide on the Universe Story. It features your favorite lovers of Earth—Brina Swimme, Thomas Barry, Toni Nash, CS, Mary Evelyn Tucker, and more. On sale through the month of May, An Amazing Journey is only $10.00 + shipping. Order online at goodgroundpress.com or call 800-232-5533.

Honor the Earth

Today is a world-wide day to honor and support Earth. We suggest three websites to help you and your family think about your responsibility for our common home. May Earth Day be a blessing to you and may you be a blessing to Earth. Catholic Climate Covenant: http://www.catholicclimatecovenant.orgEarth Day 2020: https://www.earthday.org/Laudato Si, exhortation of PopeContinue reading “Honor the Earth”

Gospel Reflection for April 19, 2020 – 2nd Sunday of Easter

Scripture Readings Acts 1.42-47, 1 Peter 1.3-9; John 20.19-31 On the evening of the first day of the week, even though the disciples had locked the doors of the place where they were for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood before them. “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, soContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for April 19, 2020 – 2nd Sunday of Easter”

Host a Passover Meal Online

The meal Jesus shares with his disciples the night before he dies celebrates Passover, a feast remembering Israel’s escape from slavery in Egypt and journey to freedom in the Promised Land. In the Christian tradition the Holy Thursday Eucharist we share celebrates Jesus’ gift of himself to us and his model of service in washingContinue reading “Host a Passover Meal Online”

4 ways to be ready for Lent!

1. The Lent/Easter issues of Sunday by Sunday. Nothing beats sharing the Gospel message with friends and family, especially during Lent. Our special price for the eight Lent/Easter issues is only $4.00 per person. To order call Lacy at 800-232-5533 or order online. We will ship them out the next day.   2. Download this cross from our FreeContinue reading “4 ways to be ready for Lent!”