Gospel Reflection for January 29, 2023 – 4th Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: Zephaniah 2.3, 3.12-13; 1 Corinthians 1.26-31; Matthew 5.1-12 When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up on the mountainside. After he sat down, his disciples gathered around him, and Jesus began to teach them.    Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.    Blessed are the sorrowing, for they shall be consoled.    Blessed are thoseContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for January 29, 2023 – 4th Sunday Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for December 11, 2022 – 3rd Sunday of Advent

Sunday Readings: Isaiah 35.1-6,10; James 5.7-10; Matthew 11.2-11 When John the Baptist heard in prison what the Messiah was doing, he sent a message by his disciples to ask, “Tell us, are you the one to come, or should we expect someone else?” Jesus answered them, “Go tell John what you hear and see: theContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for December 11, 2022 – 3rd Sunday of Advent”

Gospel Reflection for December 4, 2022 – 2nd Sunday of Advent

Sunday Readings: Isaiah 11.1-10; Romans 15.4-9; Matthew 3.1-12 John the Baptist appeared, preaching in the desert of Judea and saying, “Repent, the reign of God is at hand.” It was of John that the prophet Isaiah had spoken. “A herald’s voice in the desert: ‘Prepare the way of the Holy One, make straight God’s paths’” (MatthewContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for December 4, 2022 – 2nd Sunday of Advent”

Gospel Reflection for November 27, 2022 – 1st Sunday of Advent

Sunday Readings: 1 Isaiah 2.1-5; Romans 13.11-14; Matthew 24.37-44 Be sure of this: If the owner of the house knew when the thief was coming he or she would keep a watchful eye and not allow the house to be broken into. You must be prepared in the same way. The Son of Man isContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for November 27, 2022 – 1st Sunday of Advent”

Gospel Reflection for November 20, 2022 – Feast of Christ the King

Sunday Readings: 2 Samuel 5.1-3 Colossians 1.12-20 Luke 23.35-43 One of the criminals hanging there reviled Jesus and said, “Aren’t you the messiah? Then save yourself and us.” The other criminal, rebuking him, said, “Don’t you even fear God? You are under the same sentence of death yourself. We deserve it, after all. We are payingContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for November 20, 2022 – Feast of Christ the King”

Gospel Reflection for October 9, 2022 – 28th Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: 2 Kings 14-17 2 Timothy 2.8-13 Luke 17.11-19 On their way the lepers found they were cleansed. One of them seeing that he had been healed, turned back, praising God in a loud voice. He fell at Jesus’ feet, thanking him. This man was a Samaritan. Then Jesus asked, “Weren’t ten cleansed? Where areContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for October 9, 2022 – 28th Sunday Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for August 21, 2022 – 21st Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: Isaiah 66.18-21, Hebrews 12.5-7, 11-13, Luke 13.22-30 Jesus went through one town and village after another, teaching as he made his way to Jerusalem. A person asked him this question. “Teacher, will only a few be saved?” Jesus replied, “Strive to enter through the narrow door; for many, I tell you, will try to enterContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for August 21, 2022 – 21st Sunday Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for August 7, 2022 – 19th Sunday Ordinary Time

Do not live in fear, little flock. It has pleased your Father to give you the kingdom. Sell your possessions and give alms. Make investments that never depreciate; establish inexhaustible accounts for yourselves in the heavens. For wherever your treasure is, there your heart will be, too. Be dressed for hard work; keep your lampsContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for August 7, 2022 – 19th Sunday Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for July 4, 2022 – 14th Sunday Ordinary Time

Scripture Readings: Isaiah 66.10-14; Galatians 6.14-18; Luke 10.1-9 Jesus appointed 72 other missionaries and sent them in pairs ahead of him to every town and place he intended to visit. …Whatever house you enter, say first, “Peace to this house.”  . . . Whenever you enter a town and its people welcome you, eat whatContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for July 4, 2022 – 14th Sunday Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for Sunday, June 5, 2022 – Pentecost

Sunday Readings: Acts 2.1-11; 1 Corinthians 12.3-7,12-13; John 20.19-23 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, “Peace be with you.” After this, he showedContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for Sunday, June 5, 2022 – Pentecost”