Browsing the May 2017 archive of Father Tony's Writings

The Spirit Will be Faithful to Guide Us

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 5/31/17

Gospel Reflection, Pentecost Sunday, Year AActs of the Apostles 2: 1-11; 1 Corinthians 12: 3b-7, 12-13; John 20: 19-23

The Spirit Will be Faithful to Guide Us

One Saturday night a minister was busy writing his sermon for Sunday.  His little daughter saw him working busily and asked him ... Read More »

Jesus Keeps His Word

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 5/23/17

Gospel Reflection, The Ascension of the Lord, Year AActs of the Apostles 1:1-11; Ephesians 1:17-23; Matthew 28:16-20

Jesus Keeps His Word

The Ascension of our Lord is much like a graduation in that the disciples no longer related with Jesus in bodily form.  At graduations we transition, and while ... Read More »

The Gift of the Holy Spirit

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 5/19/17

Gospel Reflection, Sixth Sunday of Easter, Year A Acts of the Apostles 8: 5-8, 14-17; 1 Peter 3: 15-18; John 14: 15-21

The Gift of the Holy Spirit

We have a lot to learn from those who are seriously ill.  Often, in spite of reasons for fear or difficulties ... Read More »

Gospel Reflection Fifth Sunday of Easter, Year A

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 5/09/17

Gospel Reflection Fifth Sunday of Easter, Year AActs 6:1-7; 1 Peter 2:4-9; John 14:1-12

"Whoever believes in me will do the works that I do." What were the works that Jesus did? Miracles, sometimes, but what were the essence of these miracles? Caring for the sick, comforting the sorrowful, ... Read More »

The Good Shepherd is Waiting for Us

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 5/05/17

Gospel Reflection, Fourth Sunday of Easter, Year AActs of the Apostles 2: 14a, 36-41; 1 Peter 2: 20b-25; John 10: 1-10

The Good Shepherd is Waiting for Us

I once saw a movie called “Sweetgrass”.  It was almost completely silent.  It showed modern-day shepherds bringing their sheep across the ... Read More »