Category Archives: Reflections on Sunday Gospels

  • 3 A

    Posted on January 23, 2020 by in Reflections on Sunday Gospels

    HOMILY                 There is a lot of moving going on in the first 4 chapters of Matthew’s Gospel. Places are important. Prior to this Matthew has situated Jesus in his genealogy, birth in Bethlehem, flight to Egypt, return to land of Israel, departs for Galilee, dwelt in a town called Nazareth, came from Galilee to John […]

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  • 2nd Sunday A

    Posted on January 18, 2020 by in Reflections on Sunday Gospels

    Getting to know myself, getting to know Jesus is a process. We began our church year with the season of Advent our preparation for Christmas. We then celebrated Christmas and the feasts which followed: Holy Family, Epiphany and the Baptism of Jesus.  Last week we heard the account of the Baptism of Jesus according to […]

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  • 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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  • 34 C

    Posted on November 23, 2019 by in Reflections on Sunday Gospels

    34 C CHRIST THE KING Jesus remember me when you come into your kingdom. Introduction:  The readings present us two images of Jesus as King, the  crucified Christ and the cosmic Christ. Homily:   In the Gospel the rulers sneer, the soldiers jeer and one of the criminals reviled Jesus crucified on the cross. In Mark’s account of the Passion the emphasis of […]

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  • 33 C

    Posted on November 10, 2019 by in Reflections on Sunday Gospels

    End times you say.  Introduction:  Each of the Three readings today has some reference to the End Times.  Malachi simply states, “LO THE DAY IS COMING.”  Earlier on in the second Letter to the Thessalonians 2:2 mention is made of the “DAY OF THE LORD.”  In the Gospel of Luke Jesus says, “BUT THE END DOES NOT FOLLOW IMMEDIATELY.”   […]

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  • 32 C

    Posted on November 10, 2019 by in Reflections on Sunday Gospels

    Is that all there is? Or RESURRECTION. Introduction:  The first Reading and the Gospel have several things in common this Sunday.  They both speak of seven brothers.  In the first reading there are seven Hebrew brothers and their mother.  In the Gospel the Sadducees bring up a case of Jewish law in which seven brothers […]

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  • 31 C

    Posted on November 10, 2019 by in Reflections on Sunday Gospels

    Large lessons from Little Zacchaeus. Introduction:  The last sentence of today’s Gospel reads, “For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save what was lost.”  Jesus candidly addressed the fact that people get lost.  But the good news is that he came to seek out and save the lost.  Together let us […]

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