Category Archives: Reflections on Sunday Gospels

  • 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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  • 2nd Sunday of Lent

    Posted on February 23, 2018 by in Reflections on Sunday Gospels

    Lent 2B No Glory sharing without cross bearing. The first reading of this second Sunday of Lent speaks of the covenant that God renews with Abraham. The Gospel tells of the Transfiguration of Jesus. But we notice that Abraham is first tested by God. In Mark’s Gospel just previous to the Transfiguration scene Jesus predicts […]

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  • Ash Wednesday

    Posted on February 14, 2018 by in Reflections on Sunday Gospels

    ASH WEDNESDAY (BY CATHOLIC WOMEN PREACH) KAREN GARGAMELLI-MCCREIGHT When I was a kid in the 80’s in our Catholic Grammar School we learned a very simple but very apt song to about recycling: re-re-re-re-re-recycle, re-re-re-re-re-reuse it. The prefix “re” means “again”. … “Again, again, again, the cycle” … “again, again, again use it” The readings—just like […]

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    A Short History of Lent

    Posted on February 14, 2018 by in Reflections on Sunday Gospels

    Author: Norman Tanner SJ Category: Saints and seasons, Church and Papacy As we each find our own ways to mark the season of Lent, we follow in the footsteps of centuries of Christians who have spent time preparing to celebrate the resurrection of Christ. How did the Church’s understanding of the forty days of Lent […]

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  • First Lent B

    Posted on February 14, 2018 by in Reflections on Sunday Gospels

    Rainbow good news. Introduction:  This Lent the first readings speak of covenants between God and God’s people.  We have the following covenants: Noah, Abraham, Moses, Cyrus and Jeremiah.  We will be focusing on these covenants in a special way this Lent.                       The Gospels for the first two Sundays of Lent center on Jesus’ temptation […]

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    6th Sunday of Ordinary Time audio

    Posted on February 11, 2018 by in Reflections on Sunday Gospels

    I’ve been listening to these audio recordings from 1994 by Fr. Healy for some time now.  But this one though long (31.39 minutes) is so worth listening to. Last Thursday while serving at our Soup Kitchen, Fred Dabrowski, Felix and Jane  Kryzanowski and I were sharing about this Gospel.  So much of what we discussed […]

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  • 6th Sunday of Ordinary Time (B)

    Posted on February 11, 2018 by in Reflections on Sunday Gospels

    Boundary breaking healing. Introduction: Both the First Reading and the Gospel speak about Leprosy. The first reading gives teaching on how lepers are to be treated. The people of Jesus time treated lepers in this way. In the Gospel we get a very different treatment of a leper by Jesus. Homily: Some time back the […]

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