Sunday Readings: 2 Maccabees 7.1-2,9-14; 2 Thessalonians 2.16-3.5; Luke 20.27-38 Moses in the passage about the bush showed that the dead rise again when he called Yahweh the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. God is not God of the dead but of the living. All are alive toContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for November 6, 2022 – 32nd Sunday Ordinary Time”
Sunday Readings: Daniel 7.13-14; Revelation 1.5-8; John 18.33-37 Pilate said to Jesus, “So, are you a king?” Jesus answered, “It is you who say I am a king. The reason I was born, the reason why I came into the world, is to testify to the truth. Anyone committed to the truth hears my voice” – John 18.37 The FeastContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for November 21, 2021 – Feast of Christ the King”
Tomorrow 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 2021: https://www.earthday.org/earth-day-2021/Laudato Si, exhortation of PopeContinue reading “Honor the Earth!”
Download the seven principles of Catholic social teaching. Try to live one of the principles in a special way this week. Share how the principle helped you respond to people you met and situations you encountered.
Sunday Readings: 2 Maccabees 7.1-2, 9-14; 2 Thessalonians 2.16-2.5; Luke 20.27-38 “God is not God of the dead but of the living. All are alive to God”. – Luke 20.38 When Jesus enters Jerusalem, he cleanses the temple as his first act. Immediately the chief priests, scribes, and elders get in his face. “Who doContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for November 10, 2019, 32nd Sunday Ordinary Time”
Sunday Readings: Jeremiah 38.4-6,9=8-10; Hebrews 12.1-4; Luke 12.49-53 “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 I have come to bring peace to the earth?Continue reading “Gospel Reflection for August 18, 2019, 20th Sunday Ordinary Time”
Sunday Readings: Ecclesiastes 1.2; 2.21-23; Colossians 3.1-5,9-11; Luke 12.13-21 “You fool! This night your life will be demanded of you. To whom will all this piled up wealth of yours go?” – Luke 12.20 In Jesus’ parable a man builds bigger granaries for an abundant harvest and keeps the surplus for himself. These blessings in reserveContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for August 4, 2019, 18th Sunday Ordinary Time”
Pope Francis has named this coming Sunday, November 19, 2017, the first World Day of the Poor. The Sunday gospel invites us to reflect on how to invest our talents in the world community. The pope’s namesake, Francis of Assisi, models building relationships with people who are poor. St. Francis attributed staying with lepers inContinue reading “World Day of the Poor”