Monthly Archives: December 2019

  • Advent 4 A

    Posted on December 21, 2019 by in Reflections on Sunday Gospels

    Learning from Joseph Introduction:  The infancy story as told by Matthew has some very different emphases than the story as told by Luke.  In today’s Gospel the person who comes to the forefront is Joseph. HOMILY:  Joseph is offered to us as an example.  As the story begins Joseph is presented with a dilemma.  His wife is pregnant and he […]

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    Advent 3 A

    Posted on December 14, 2019 by in Reflections on Sunday Gospels

    Introduction: Our First reading of this Sunday, known as REJOICE Sunday, give us an interplay between nature and human society.  About nature it says, “the desert…will bloom with abundant flowers.”  God’s providence extends to healing.  In today’s Gospel we hear: “John …sent a message through his disciples to ask Jesus, ‘are you ‘He who is to come’ or […]

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  • Advent 2 A

    Posted on December 14, 2019 by in Reflections on Sunday Gospels

    Introduction: The First Sunday of Advent gave us a general orientation to the season, looking back, looking ahead, and living now. Each Sunday of this Advent the first reading is from the book of the Prophet Isaiah. The Second and Third Sundays of Advent propose for us, one of the key persons of the Season, […]

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  • Advent 1st A

    Posted on December 14, 2019 by in Reflections on Sunday Gospels

    Live in the Light. Introduction: “Advent expresses in symbol and ritual three stages in the human journey, in the Christian journey. Christ has come; Christ will come again; and Christ is here now. We remember the first; we look to the second; we live the third. All three are part and parcel of our lives..,” […]

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