Gospel Reflection for May 23, 2021 – Pentecost Sunday

Sunday Readings: Acts 2.1-11; 1 Corinthians 12.3-7, 12-13; John 20.19-23 “When 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 to them, ‘Peace be with you.’ After this, heContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for May 23, 2021 – Pentecost Sunday”

Gospel Reflection for April 11, 2021 – 2nd Sunday of Easter

Sunday Readings: Acts 4.32-35; 1 John 5.1-6; John 20.19-31 Jesus said to the disciples, “Peace be to you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” He breathed on them, saying, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive people’s sins, they are forgiven them; if you hold them bound, they are held bound.”Continue reading “Gospel Reflection for April 11, 2021 – 2nd Sunday of Easter”

Gospel Reflection for September 13, 2020 – 24th Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: Sirach 27.30-28.7; Romans 14.7-9; Matthew 18.21-35 Peter came and asked Jesus this question. “Lord, if another member of the church sins against me, how often should I forgive? As many as seven times?” “Not seven time, but I tell you, seventy times seven,” Jesus replied. – Matthew 18.21-22 How can a servant who has hisContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for September 13, 2020 – 24th Sunday Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for April 7, 2019, 5th Sunday of Lent

Scripture Readings: Isaiah 43.16-21; Philippians 3.8-14; John 8.1-11 “Woman, where are they all? Has no one condemned you?” – John 8.10 A group of men who oppose Jesus catch a woman in the act of adultery and bring her to Jesus to set a trap. The Romans don’t allow Jews to administer the death penalty.Continue reading “Gospel Reflection for April 7, 2019, 5th Sunday of Lent”

Comforting the Sorrowful

Pope Francis stresses forgiveness as an act of mercy we can all do. Linda Andreozzi, the author of Grief Journal, shares her journey to forgiveness of God, of her husband (for dying so young), and finally, of herself. Journaling and immersion in beauty were two ways Linda sought healing. Grief Journal will help you, and others you know,Continue reading “Comforting the Sorrowful”

Gospel Reflection for October 22, 2017, 29th Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: Isaiah 45.1,4-6; 1 Thessalonians 1.1-5; Matthew 22.15-21   “Whose image is on the coin and whose inscription?” – Matthew 22.20 In Sunday’s gospel Jesus confronts a worldview about who images God. Jesus insists that we cannot keep separate our obligations to God and those to government. God blesses and calls us to integrateContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for October 22, 2017, 29th Sunday Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for September 17, 2017, 24th Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: Sirach 27.30-28.7; Romans 14.7-9; Matthew 18.21-35 Peter asked Jesus, “Lord, if another member of the church sins against me, how often should I forgive?  As many as seven times?” – Matthew 18.21 We know Jesus’ answer to Peter’s question. Seventy times seven times. That’s always. In the Our Father we ask God toContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for September 17, 2017, 24th Sunday Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for April 23, 2017, 2nd Sunday of Easter

Sunday Readings: Acts 2.42-47; 1 Peter 1.3-9; John 20.19-31 Jesus said to his disciples, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” When he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit.” – John 20.21-22 On the evening of the first Easter,Continue reading “Gospel Reflection for April 23, 2017, 2nd Sunday of Easter”

Gospel Reflection for September 11, 2016, 24th Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: Exodus 32.7-11, 13-14; 1 Timothy 1.12-17; Luke 15.1-32 “Rejoice with me because I have found my lost sheep…..Rejoice with me because I have found my lost coin.” (Luke 15.6, 9) Losing, finding, rejoicing — that is the pattern in each of the three parables Jesus tells in chapter 15. Who doesn’t bother toContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for September 11, 2016, 24th Sunday Ordinary Time”