Browsing Father Tony's Writings

The Mercy the Apostles Proclaimed

Posted by Dan Dupay on 4/10/18

Gospel Reflection, 3rd Sunday of Easter, Year B

Acts of the Apostles 3: 13 – 15, 17 - 19; 1 John 2: 1 – 5a; Luke 24: 35 - 48

 

The Mercy the Apostles Proclaimed

           Imagine living 2000 years ago and worshipping in the Jewish Temple and ... Read More »

Our Lord’s Divine Mercy

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 4/03/18

Gospel Reflection,  2nd Sunday of Easter, Year BActs of the Apostles 4: 32 - 35; 1 John 5: 1 - 6; John 20: 19 - 31

Our Lord’s Divine Mercy

Happy Easter everyone!  I wish you and your families a grace-filled Easter season that brings your family together by ... Read More »

Easter

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 3/26/18

Gospel Reflection, Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord, Year BActs 10: 34a, 37-43; 1 Corinthians 5: 6b-8; Mark 16: 1-7 or John 20: 1-9

Imagine what it would have been like to be Mary of Magdala, Peter, or John in the gospel story.  They could not possibly ... Read More »

The Passion of Jesus for Us

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 3/20/18

Gospel Reflection, Passion Sunday, Year BProcessional Gospel: Mark 11: 1-10; Isaiah 50:4-7; Philippians 2:6-11; Mark 14:1 – 15:47

The Passion of Jesus for Us

The procession that we make on Palm Sunday is a strange thing.  We make it because we reflect upon and share in our own lives ... Read More »

Palm Sunday, LPI

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 3/20/18

Gospel Reflection, Palm Sunday, Year BMark 11: 1-10 ,or John 12: 12-16

It was during the fourth century in Jerusalem that Christians first started using palm branches in commemoration of Jesus' entrance into Jerusalem. Today, we continue to use palms in most churches on this Sunday, Catholic and Protestant ... Read More »

Die and Live, Like a Grain of Wheat

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 3/13/18

Gospel Reflection, Fifth Sunday of Lent Year B 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 ... Read More »

A Nighttime Conversation

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 3/07/18

Gospel Reflection, 4th Sunday of Lent, Year B2 Chronicles 36: 14-16, 19-23; Ephesians 2: 4-10; John 3: 14-21

 A Nighttime Conversation

Many conversations can be carried on better at night when it is quiet.  Then we can sometimes manage to put into words things that are really important and ... Read More »

Zeal for Your House Will Consume Me

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 2/27/18

Gospel Reflection, Third Sunday of Lent, Year B

Zeal for Your House Will Consume Me

When I think about Jesus overturning the money changers in the Temple, I ask myself some very serious questions.  If we know that this gospel somehow applies to us, how does it apply?  The ... Read More »

Second Sunday of Lent, Year B

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 2/21/18

Gospel Reflection, Second Sunday of Lent, Year B

How are your Lenten resolutions? By the time week two rolls around, plenty of well-meaning people have skipped, neglected, or outright forgotten their Lenten resolutions at least once. It can be easy to start excusing our Lenten commitments altogether. Last week ... Read More »

The Wilderness Blossoms

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 2/13/18

Gospel Reflection, First Sunday of Lent, Year BGenesis 9: 8-15; 1 Peter 3: 18-22; Mark 1:12-15

The Wilderness Blossoms

Mark the Evangelist devotes only a few lines to Jesus’ forty days in the wilderness.  These forty days are the model for our forty days of Lent.  What did Jesus ... Read More »