Browsing the 2016 archive of Father Tony's Writings

Mary, the Mother of God, Kept All of These Things in Her Heart

Posted by Dan Dupay on 12/29/16

Gospel Reflection, Solemnity of Mary, Year A 

Numbers 6: 22-27; Galatians 4: 4-7; Luke 2: 16-21

 

Mary, the Mother of God, Kept All of These Things in Her Heart

 

            On this first day of the year we continue to give thanks to God and celebrate the ... Read More »

God’s Light Has Appeared

Posted by Dan Dupay on 12/25/16

Gospel Reflection, Christmas, Year A 

Isaiah 52:7-10; Hebrews 1:1-6; John 1: 1-18

(readings for Mass of the Day)

 

God’s Light Has Appeared

 

            The Gospel for Christmas is one of the most solemn texts of Holy Scripture: the so-called Prologue of John’s Gospel.  They are words that ... Read More »

Gospel Reflection, 4th Sunday of Advent, Year A

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 12/15/16

"She will bear a son and you are to name him Jesus." Joseph heard these prophetic words in a dream. They were words of anticipation, of what was to come. And in a sense, they ushered in a kind of Advent for Joseph. With this divine message, Joseph began ... Read More »

What Did You Go out to the Desert to See?

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 12/06/16

Gospel Reflection, 3rd Sunday of Advent, Year AIsaiah 35:1-6a, 10; James 5: 7-10;  Matthew 11: 2-11

What Did You Go Out to the Desert to See?

Once on the way to where my sister Maria lived, I drove through central Wyoming.  It was very nearly a desert.  There was ... Read More »

Justice Shall Flourish in His Time, and Fullness of Peace Forever

Posted by Dan Dupay on 11/30/16

Gospel Reflection, 2nd Sunday of Advent, Year A

Isaiah 11: 1-10; Romans 15: 4-9; Matthew 3: 1-12

 

Justice Shall Flourish in His Time, and Fullness of Peace Forever

 

Our readings today are a study in contrasts.  Our gospel proposes to us a strange figure: John the ... Read More »

Stay Awake!

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 11/18/16

Gospel Reflection, 1st Sunday of Advent, Year AIsaiah 2: 1-5; 64: 2-7; Romans 13: 11-14; Matthew 24: 37- 44

 Stay Awake!

Advent begins with a message.  Watch!  Stay Awake!  Be prepared.   For at an hour you do not expect, the Son of Man will come.  Advent means coming.  The ... Read More »

The Real Presence of our Lord in Our Lives

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 11/16/16

Gospel Reflection, Christ the King, Year C2 Samuel 5: 1-3; Colossians 1: 12-20; Luke 23: 35-43 The Real Presence of our Lord in Our Lives

                  As I look back on my life, I realize that I have a lot to be thankful for.  I am thankful that, growing ... Read More »

God Is Making Something New

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 11/08/16

Gospel Reflection, 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year CMalachi 3: 19-20a; 2 Thessalonians 3: 7-12; Luke 21: 5-19 God Is Making Something New

The Temple stood for many centuries in all of its splendor.  One could be proud of it and it gave the impression of being indestructible.  Just ... Read More »

Give and Something Greater in Return Will be Given You

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 11/03/16

Gospel Reflection Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C2 Maccabees 7: 1-2, 9-14; 2 Thessalonians 2: 16 — 3:5; Luke 20: 27-38

 

Give & Something Greater in Return Will be Given You

Not very long ago, I was at the airport ready to catch a flight.  I was ... Read More »

Let Go, Let God, and See What Happens

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 11/03/16

Gospel Reflection 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year CWisdom 11:22-12:2; 2 Thessalonians 1:11-2:2; Luke 19:1-10

 

Let Go, Let God, and See What Happens

Zaccheus was a wealthy man, but he was miserable.  He was hated by everyone because he obtained his money by extortion and trickery.  He was ... Read More »