Gospel Reflection for May 16, 2021 – Ascension

Sunday Readings: Acts 1.1-11; Ephesians 1.17-23; Mark 16.15-20 “Go into the world and preach the gospel to the whole creation.” – Mark 16.15 Theologically the Feast of the Ascension celebrates the risen Jesus’ return to God — the culmination of the paschal mystery and promise of our own life with God. In Sunday’s first reading Jesus saysContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for May 16, 2021 – Ascension”

Sunday by Sunday is about sharing.

Now, you can share FREE access to Sunday by Sunday with your friends. When you respond to this post, we will send you a link to the June issues of Sunday by Sunday. Forward the link to help start faith-sharing groups. We suggest: The pastoral director of your parish The adult faith-sharing director Your parents, siblings, in-laws, nieces and nephews FriendsContinue reading “Sunday by Sunday is about sharing.”

Gospel Reflection for May 2, 2021 – 5th Sunday of Easter

Sunday Readings: Acts 9.26-3; 1 John 3.18-24; John 15.1-8 Abide in me as I abide in you. Just as the branch cannot bear fruit by itself unless it abides in the vine, neither can you unless you abide in me.” – John 15.4 A vine is a single plant. All its branches share the life its roots draw from theContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for May 2, 2021 – 5th Sunday of Easter”

Gospel Reflection for April 25, 2021 – 4th Sunday of Easter

Scripture Readings: Acts 4.8-12; 1 John 3.1-2; John 10.11-18 “I am the good shepherd. I know my sheep, and mine know me, just as the Father know me and I know the Father. I lay down my life for the sheep.” – John 10.14-15 Many of us live in close relationship with animals. We have met each others’Continue reading “Gospel Reflection for April 25, 2021 – 4th Sunday of Easter”

Gospel Reflection for April 18, 2021 – 3rd Sunday of Easter

Sunday Readings: Acts 3.13-15,17-19; 1 John 2.1-5; Luke 24.35-48 The two disciples returned to Jerusalem and explained to the eleven and those gathered with them what had happened on the road to Emmaus and how Jesus was known to them in the breaking of bread. While they were still speaking about this, he stood in their midstContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for April 18, 2021 – 3rd Sunday of Easter”

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 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”

Gospel Reflection for March 28, 2021 – Palm/Passion Sunday

Scripture Readings: Mark 11.1-10; Isaiah 50.4-7; Philippians 2.6-11; Mark 14.1-15.47 “Hosanna! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord.” – Mark 11.9 “When it was noon, a darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon. At three o’clock Jesus cried out with a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?”Continue reading “Gospel Reflection for March 28, 2021 – Palm/Passion Sunday”

Gospel Reflection for March 21, 2021 – 5th Sunday of Lent

Sunday Readings: Jeremiah 31.31-34; Hebrews 5.6-7; John 12.20-33 The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. Unless the grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains just a single grain. But if it dies, it will bear much fruit….If people want to serve me, let them follow me. Where I am, there also myContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for March 21, 2021 – 5th Sunday of Lent”

Gospel Reflection for March 14, 2021 – 4th Sunday of Lent

Sunday Readings: 2 Chronicles 36.14-16, 19-23; Ephesians 2.4-10; John 3.14-21 “For God so loved the world that God gave God’s only begotten Son that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have life forever. God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world but so the world might be saved through him”Continue reading “Gospel Reflection for March 14, 2021 – 4th Sunday of Lent”