Monthly Archives: March 2018

  • Easter Sunday

    Posted on March 30, 2018 by in Reflections on Sunday Gospels

    Out of darkness into the Light     This Easter Sunday I would like to focus on the experience of three people, Mary Magdalene, Thomas, and Peter.  They each have something to teach us about ourselves, Jesus and the Resurrection.  We will look at their individual reaction to the death of Jesus, Jesus’ individual reaction to each of them, […]

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  • Palm Sunday (B)

    Posted on March 18, 2018 by in Reflections on Sunday Gospels

    PALM/PASSION/ SUNDAY cycle B (The reading of the Passion Narrative because of its length, makes it difficult to preach very long on this Sunday.  The following are not meant as homilies but perhaps more preparation for our celebration of this Sunday.) Raymond Brown begins his reflection on the Passion Narratives with this general observation: “Every year […]

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  • Lent 5 B

    Posted on March 4, 2018 by in Reflections on Sunday Gospels

    Lent 5B going to pieces and bearing fruit. Jeremiah and Jesus from suffering to life Introduction: The theme for today’s liturgy is that “we must die in order to live.” We will hear this theme sounded in the gospel. Jesus will also tell us that the grain of wheat must die in order to bear fruit. […]

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  • Lent 4 B

    Posted on March 4, 2018 by in Reflections on Sunday Gospels

    Learning about faith from Nicodemus This Sunday’s Gospel is part of the conversation of Jesus with Nicodemus. In the first part of the conversation Jesus spoke of the condition for a life of faith: “a begetting from above” and a “begetting from water and the Spirit.” Only through the Spirit can the believer “see” the […]

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  • Lent 3 B

    Posted on March 4, 2018 by in Reflections on Sunday Gospels

    Just ANGER or JUST,  anger.         Today’s Gospel is one that we are familiar with and which we usually refer to when thinking of anger.  I’m afraid when we speak of Jesus’ just anger we are sometimes trying to justify our own anger.  But anger is a reality of our life and experience and I’d like to consider […]

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