Gospel Reflection for January 9, 2022 – Baptism of the Lord

Sunday Readings: Isaiah 42.1-4, 6-7; Titus 2.11-14, 3.4-7; Luke 3.15-16, 21-22 Now when all the people were baptized, and when Jesus also had been baptized and was praying, the heaven opened, and the Holy Spirit descended like a dove. And a voice came from heaven. “You are my Son, my Beloved; with you I am well pleased.”Continue reading “Gospel Reflection for January 9, 2022 – Baptism of the Lord”

Gospel Reflection for December 12, 2021 – 3rd Sunday of Advent

Sunday Readings: Zephaniah 3.14-18; Philippians 4.4-7; Luke 3.10-18 Crowds of people came to hear John the Baptist and seek the baptism of repentance he proclaimed. Crowds asked, “John, what should we do?” John answered: “Let people with two coats give to people who have none. People who have lots of food should do the same.” TaxContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for December 12, 2021 – 3rd Sunday of Advent”

Gospel Reflection for November 7, 2021 – 32nd Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: 1 Kings 17.10-16; Hebrews 9.24-28; Matthew 12.38-44 “Jesus observed people putting money into the collection box. Many rich people put in large amounts of money. One poor widow came and dropped in two small copper coins, worth about a penny each. Jesus called his disciples. ‘I want you to observe that this poor widow gaveContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for November 7, 2021 – 32nd Sunday Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for October 31, 2021 – 31st Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: Deuteronomy 6.2-6; Hebrews 7.23-28; Mark 12.28-34 A scribe asked Jesus, “What is the greatest of all the commandments?” Jesus answered, “The greatest of all the commandments is ‘Hear, O Israel! The Holy One your God is God alone. Therefore, love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, withContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for October 31, 2021 – 31st Sunday Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for October 3, 2021 – 27th Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: Genesis 2.18-24; Hebrews 2.9-11; Mark 10.2-12 Some Pharisees asked Jesus a question as a test. “Tell us, does the Law allow a husband to divorce his wife?” Jesus replied, “What law did Moses give you?” A Pharisee answered, “Moses gave permission for a husband to write a divorce notice and send his wife away.” Jesus said, “Moses wroteContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for October 3, 2021 – 27th Sunday Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for September 26, 2021 – 26th Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: Numbers 11.25-29; James 5.1-6; Mark 9.38-48 “Whoever is not against us is for us.” – Mark 9.40 This Sunday the disciple John raises a question about who can act in Jesus’ name. “Teacher, someone is casting out demons in your name.” John admits that he and the other disciples stopped the man. He was not one of theirContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for September 26, 2021 – 26th Sunday Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for September 12, 2021 – 24th Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: Isaiah 50.5-9 James 2.14-18 Mark 8.27-35ho do you say that I am? Jesus asked his disciples, “Who do you say that I am?” Peter replied, “You are the Messiah.” Then Jesus sternly ordered his disciples not to tell anyone about him. He began to teach them that the Son of Man must undergo great suffering, be rejectedContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for September 12, 2021 – 24th Sunday Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for August 29, 2021 – 22nd Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: Deuteronomy 4.1-2, 6-8; James 1.17-18, 21-22,27; Mark 7.1-8,14-15, 21-23 Jesus called the crowd to him. “Listen to me, all of you, and understand. Nothing that enters into a person from outside can make a person impure; it is the things that come out that defile. It is from within, from the human heart, that evilContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for August 29, 2021 – 22nd Sunday Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for August 22, 2021 – 21st Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: Joshua 23.1-2, 15-17, 18; Ephesians 5.21-32; John 6.60-69 Many of Jesus’ disciples turned back and no longer went about with him. Jesus then said to the Twelve, “Do you also want to leave?” But Simon Peter said, “Master, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. We have come to believe and areContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for August 22, 2021 – 21st Sunday Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for August 15, 2021 – Feast of the Assumption

Sunday Readings: Revelation 11.19a,12.1-6;, 10 1 Corinthians 15.20-26; Luke 1.39-56 “My being magnifies the greatness of God. My spirit finds joy in God, my Savior. For God has looked upon me in my lowliness, on me, God’s servant. Now all ages shall call me blessed. For the Mighty One has done great things for me. HolyContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for August 15, 2021 – Feast of the Assumption”