Gospel Reflection for April 4, 2021 – Easter Sunday

Scripture Readings: Acts 20.34, 37-43; Colossians 3.1-4; John 20.1-9 “While it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb. She saw that the stone had been moved away, so she ran off to Simon, Peter, and the beloved disciple and told them.” – John 20.1-2 Our world is global now.  Our story of creation is muchContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for April 4, 2021 – Easter Sunday”

Online Retreats for Lent

An online retreat may be a source of growth and peace for you during this Lent time. They are very easy to do. Just click here and you will go right to our online retreat page. You can browse through the retreats by clicking on a title. Read a little of the retreat to see if it is the one forContinue reading “Online Retreats for Lent”

Gospel Reflection for February 21, 2021 – 1st Sunday fo Lent

Sunday Readings: Genesis 9.8-15; 1 Peter 3.18-22; Mark 1.12-15 “Immediately after his baptism the Spirit drove Jesus into the desert. There for 40 days Satan tested him. He was with wild beasts, and angels ministered to him. After John the Baptist was arrested, Jesus came into Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God and saying, ‘The timeContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for February 21, 2021 – 1st Sunday fo Lent”

Ash Wednesday Prayer

Ash Wednesday is next week, February 17. We have prepared an Ash Wednesday prayer service for those of you who cannot make it to church or who would like to celebrate with those in nursing homes, or with family and friends online. If you have a little bit of palm from last Palm Sunday, burnContinue reading “Ash Wednesday Prayer”

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Check out our Lent Resources page at goodgroundpress.com for free downloads, prayers, retreats, and other Lenten activities that you, your family, and your parish can participate in.

Gospel Reflection for December 25 & 27, 2020 – Christmas/Feast of the Holy Family

Christmas Readings: Isaiah 9.1-6; Titus 2. 11-14; Luke 2.1-20Holy Family Readings: Genesis 15.1-6, 21.17-19; Hebrews 118, 11-12, 17-18; Luke 2.22, 39-40  There were shepherds living in the fields and keeping night watch over their flocks. An angel of the Holy One came suddenly upon them and said, “You have nothing to fear! I bring you goodContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for December 25 & 27, 2020 – Christmas/Feast of the Holy Family”

Gospel Reflection for December 13, 2020 -3rd Sunday of Advent

Sunday Readings: Isaiah 61.1-2, 10-11; 1 Thessalonians 5.16-24; John 1.6-8, 19-28 John himself was not the light, but he came to testify to the light. “I baptize with water. Among you stand one whom you do not recognize, the one who is coming after me; I am not worthy to untie the thong of his sandal.” – JohnContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for December 13, 2020 -3rd Sunday of Advent”

Gospel Reflection for November 15, 2020 – 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Scripture Readings: Proverbs 31.10-13,19-20, 30-31; 1 Thessalonians 5.1-6; Matthew 25.14-30 A man going on a journey summoned his servants and entrusted his property to them, according to the abilities of each. To one, he gave five talents; to a second, he gave two talents; to a third, one talent. Immediately the servant who received five talents investedContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for November 15, 2020 – 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time”

Harmony

I was lucky to have a mother who never stopped teaching, even on a shopping trip. – S. Joan “Now stay on the second note when I go up,” mother coached me. So for the 50 miles to St. Cloud in the car we kept singing, mother repeating, “When it’s spring time in the Rockies…”Continue reading “Harmony”

Friday Autumn Poem

This poem was first sent to me by a dear friend, Mary Gormley Frenza. For years, we sent it to each other every autumn. This year it goes to all of you. May the harmony of leaf and flower be your companion today. APOLOGY TO MY NEIGHBORS IN AUTUMN In these still days far lovelierContinue reading “Friday Autumn Poem”