Monthly Archives: March 2017

  • Palm/Passion Sunday

    Posted on March 31, 2017 by in Reflections on Sunday Gospels

    Matthew PALM/PASSION SUNDAY    (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: […]

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  • Lent 5 A

    Posted on March 26, 2017 by in Reflections on Sunday Gospels

    Fifth Sunday of Lent “A”_   l. WHO:  l) Narrator, 2) Jesus, 3) Disciples, Thomas, 4) Martha, 5) Mary, 6) Lazarus, 7) Jews._   2. WHERE:  Stages:                     l) Home of Mary, Martha, Lazarus in Bethany near Jerusalem (under two miles away)._                     2) Bethany beyond the Jordan._                     3) Place near Bethany of Jerusalem […]

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  • Lent 4 A

    Posted on March 20, 2017 by in Reflections on Sunday Gospels

      Blind man. 7 Dialogues: notice titles for Jesus.                       notice the attitudes and escalating conflict. A) Jesus and the disciples:     Disciples:  Rabbi was it his sin or his parents’ that caused him to be born blind?     Jesus: Neither B) Neighbors and blind man:     Neighbors:  Isn’t this the fellow who used to […]

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  • Third Sunday of Lent A

    Posted on March 19, 2017 by in Reflections on Sunday Gospels

    THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT “A”   Introduction:  This Sunday we hear the story of the Samaritan woman at the well.  Before considering the story in detail it is important also to consider it in the context and sequence of the Gospel.   We note a great contrast here. Prior to this passage we heard about […]

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  • Second Sunday of Lent “A”

    Posted on March 3, 2017 by in Reflections on Sunday Gospels

    Introduction:   The Image of a journey for our life is often times used.  In today’s first reading, Abraham is called to go on a journey.  His attentiveness to the call of God is also followed by a number of promises.  In the Gospel we hear of a stopping off place on the journey of Jesus, […]

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