Browsing the 2015 archive of Father Tony's Writings

God in Everyday Life

Posted by Dan Dupay on 12/17/15

Gospel Reflection, the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph, Year C

1 Samuel 1: 20-22, 24-28; 1 John 3: 1-2, 21-24; Luke 2: 41-52

  God in Everyday Life

 

            The Holy Family consisted of father, mother and child.  It was a small family.  They enjoy the ... Read More »

Doing the Simple Things

Posted by Dan Dupay on 12/08/15

Gospel Reflection, 3rd Sunday of Advent, Year C

Zephaniah 3: 14-18a; Philippians 4: 4-7; Luke 3: 10-18

   Doing the Simple Things

            In today’s gospel we focus a bit on the person of John the Baptist.  He was a prophet and a prophet had a difficult job.  People often ... Read More »

Gospel Reflection, 2nd Sunday of Advent, Year C

Posted by Dan Dupay on 12/01/15

Gospel Reflection, 2nd Sunday of Advent, Year C

Baruch 5: 1-9; Philippians 1: 4-6, 8-11; Luke 3: 1-6

 

Dear Friends in Christ,

 

            Today’s gospel takes place at a particular moment in the history of the world, the fifteenth year of the reign of the Emperor Tiberius, ... Read More »

1st Sunday of Advent

Posted by Dan Dupay on 11/24/15

Gospel Reflection 1st Sunday of Advent, Year C

 

Tough economic times weigh on everyone. While some people seem to be able to afford everything, go everywhere, and enjoy what they want, there are so many people that have come to a point in their lives where every penny ... Read More »

Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

Posted by Dan Dupay on 11/24/15

Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

"Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to my voice." Once they wear the crown, earthly kings don't have to win the allegiance of their subjects; if you live in the kingdom, you're part of the kingdom and are under the ... Read More »

God’s Great Reordering of Things

Posted by Dan Dupay on 11/10/15

Gospel Reflection, 33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B

Daniel 12: 1-3; Hebrews 10: 11-14, 18; Mark 13: 24-32

  God’s Great Reordering of Things

           

The disciples must have been spooked or even terrified when Jesus spoke of the last days.  He described the darkness of the sun, ... Read More »

The Great Faith Offering of the Poor Widow

Posted by Dan Dupay on 11/09/15

Gospel Reflection, 31st Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B

1 Kings 17: 10-16; Hebrews 9: 24-28; Mark 12: 38-44

  The Great Faith Offering of the Poor Widow

 

            Jesus often taught in the Temple.  Today we see him just sitting and watching.  He chose a particular spot, ... Read More »

The Joy of the Saints

Posted by Dan Dupay on 10/27/15

       Gospel Reflection, All Saints Day, Year B

Revelation 7: 2-4, 9-14; 1 John 3: 1-3; Matthew 5: 1-12a

  The Joy of the Saints

 

Let us rejoice in the Lord and celebrate the festival in honor of all of the Saints.  Let us join with ... Read More »

The Great Faith of Bartimaeus

Posted by Dan Dupay on 10/20/15

Gospel Reflection, 30th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B

Jeremiah 31: 7-9; Hebrews 5: 1-6; Mark 10: 46-52

  The Great Faith of Bartimaeus

 

            Bartimaeus, the blind man, had great faith which should inspire us all.  He had heard about Jesus, the healer, the miracle worker.  He ... Read More »

Gospel Reflection, 29th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B

Posted by Dan Dupay on 10/20/15

Gospel Reflection, 29th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B

Mark 10:35-45 or 10:42-45

 

        Whoever wishes to be great among you will be your servant." In the wake of James and John's vanity, Jesus offers this directive. These two apostles had been thinking in terms of prominence, glory, ... Read More »