Browsing the December 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 »