Browsing the December 2017 archive of Father Tony's Writings

God’s Light Has Appeared

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 12/15/17

Gospel Reflection

God’s Light Has Appeared

The Gospel for the daytime Christmas Mass is one of the most solemn texts of Holy Scripture: the so-called Prologue of John’s Gospel.  They are words that announce in stately language a mystery, the original mystery of the world; they are words illuminating ... Read More »

3rd Sunday of Advent

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 12/15/17

Gospel Reflection3rd Sunday of Advent

Gaudete Sunday derives its name from the opening prayer of the Mass for this day, where we pray, "Gaudete in Domino semper" (Rejoice in the Lord always). So in the midst of Advent fasting and devotions, we rejoice because the time we have been ... Read More »

2nd Sunday Of Advent

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 12/15/17

Gospel Reflection2nd Sunday of Advent

"People of the whole Judean countryside and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem were going out to him." John the Baptist commanded quite a crowd. What was the attraction? Was it his unusual appearance-clothed in camel's hair? Perhaps it was his bizarre eating habits-feeding on ... Read More »