Browsing Father Tony's Writings

If You Wish, You Can Make Me Clean

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 2/09/18

Gospel Reflection, 6th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year BLevitcus 13: 1-2, 44-46; 1 Corinthians 10:31 – 11:1; Mark 1: 40-45

If You Wish, You Can Make Me Clean

 

In Jesus’ time people suffering from leprosy were totally excluded.  They were not allowed to touch anyone and lived outside ... Read More »

Jesus Is Alive With His Healing Touch and Words Today

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 1/30/18

Gospel Reflection, 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year BJob 7: 1-4, 6-7; 1 Corinthians 9: 16-19, 22-23; Mark 1: 29-39

Jesus Is Alive With His Healing Touch and Words Today

When you go to the Holy Land, you can visit Capernaum.  On the shore of the Sea of Galilee, ... Read More »

Attend Your Precinct Caucus on February 6th!

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 1/24/18

4th Sunday of Ordianry Time, Year B

Attend Your Precinct Caucus on February 6th!

In the USCCB document, “Faithful Citizenship: A Catholic Call to Political Responsibility” – the point is made that we ultimately get the candidates we deserve and the treatment of the issues by them that we ... Read More »

The Kingdom of Heaven is at Hand

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 1/16/18

Gospel Reflection, Third Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B                   Jonah 3: 1-5, 10; 1 Corinthians 7: 29-31; Mark 1: 14-20

The Kingdom of Heaven is at Hand

Dark clouds overshadow the beginning.  John the Baptist had been thrown into prison by King Herod, the tyrant.  Yet, Jesus cried ... Read More »

What Are You Looking For?

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 1/10/18

Gospel Reflection, 2nd Sunday in Ordinary TimeSamuel 3: 3b-10, 19; 1 Corinthians 6:13c-15a, 17-20; John 1: 35-42

What Are You Looking For?

In our gospel Jesus asks us a breathtaking question, “What are you looking for?” These words call us to search our desires.  Jesus is drawing us to ... Read More »

The Epiphany of the Lord

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 1/02/18

The Epiphany of the Lord, Year B

Everyday Stewardship My mother-in-law was the best gift-giver I ever knew. One could say my parents spoiled me growing up, but there was something about her gifts to me that made me feel overwhelmed. I guess it was that after several years ... Read More »

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 »

Encourage Deeper Understanding of Scripture

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 11/29/17

Gospel Reflection, First Sunday of Advent, Year BIsaiah 63:16b-17, 19b; 64:2-7; 1 Corinthians 1:3-9; Mark 13:33-37

ENCOURAGE DEEPER UNDERSTANDING OF SCRIPTURE "Be watchful! Be alert! You do not know when the time will come." On this First Sunday of Advent, Jesus gives us a wakeup call. This is no ... Read More »