Browsing Father Tony's Writings

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 »

Gospel Reflection, 28th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Posted by Dan Dupay on 10/06/15

Gospel Reflection, 28th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B

Wis 7:7-11/Heb 4:12-13/Mk 10:17-30 or 10:17-27

 

"At that statement his face fell, and he went away sad, for he had many possessions." Jesus gave this man some challenging news. And sadly, the man turned away instead of taking up ... Read More »

Marriage, Divorce and Remarriage

Posted by Dan Dupay on 9/29/15

Gospel Reflection, 27th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B

Genesis 2: 18-24; Hebrews 2: 9-11; Mark 10: 2-16

  Marriage, Divorce and Remarriage

 

            In our gospel, the Pharisees wanted to put Jesus on the spot.  They knew that Moses allowed divorce.  However, Jesus explains that what Moses ... Read More »

Dealing With Temptation

Posted by Dan Dupay on 9/24/15

Gospel Reflection, 26th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B

Numbers 11: 25-29; James 5: 1-6; Mark 9: 38-43, 45, 47-48

  Dealing With Temptation

 

            Jesus speaks in our gospels today about how if your hand, your foot, or your eye cause you to sin, cut them off ... Read More »

Whoever Welcomes a Child Welcomes Me

Posted by Dan Dupay on 9/18/15

Gospel Reflection, 25th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B

Wisdom 2:12, 17-20; James 3: 16 – 4:3; Mark 9: 30-37

 

Whoever Welcomes a Child Welcomes Me

 

            It is amazing how honest the apostles were in describing in Mark’s gospel how they were discussing who was the ... Read More »

A Meaningful Holiday

Posted by Dan Dupay on 7/14/15

Gospel Reflection, 16th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B

Jeremiah 23: 1-6; Ephesians 2: 13-18; Mark 6: 30-34

 

A Meaningful Holiday

 

            Today’s gospel is suitable for holidays and vacations.  “Rest awhile!”  There is a time for working and a time for resting from our work.  Jesus ... Read More »

Come Holy Spirit Come!

Posted by Lani Brouwer on 5/19/15

Gospel Reflection, Pentecost, Year B

Acts of the Apostles 2: 1-11; Galatians 5: 16-25; John 15: 26-27; 16: 12-15

 

Come Holy Spirit Come!

 

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

Die and Live, Like a Grain of Wheat

Posted by Ashley Mazurek on 3/25/15

Jeremiah 31: 31-34; Hebrews 5: 7-9; John 12: 20-33 Die and Live, Like a Grain of Wheat

Spring is in the air and Easter is coming, and we can tell by our gospel reading as well. The pilgrims are already going up to Jerusalem for the Jewish feast of ... Read More »