Browsing Father Tony's Writings

Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 6/20/17

Gospel Reflection, Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year AJeremiah 20:10-13; Romans 5:12-15; Matthew 10:26-33

"Even all the hairs of your head are counted. So do not be afraid." Can it really be true? Is our heavenly Father actually so aware of us? Does the Creator of the universe pay ... Read More »

The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 6/14/17

Gospel Reflection, The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, Year ADeuteronomy 8:2-3, 14b-16a; 1 Corinthians 10:16-17; John 6:51-58

The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ "The Jews quarreled among themselves, saying, 'How can this man give us his flesh to eat?'" From the beginning, the Eucharist has ... Read More »

The Most Holy Trinity

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 6/06/17

Gospel Reflection, The Most Holy Trinity, Year AExodus 34:4b-c, 8-9; 2 Corinthians 13:11-13; John 3:16-18

The Most Holy Trinity "God so loved the world that he gave his only Son." We are used to this profound idea, so used to it that we often glaze over the incredible reality: ... Read More »

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 »

The Walk to Emmaus

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 4/25/17

Gospel Reflection, Third Sunday of Easter, Year AActs of the Apostles 2: 14, 22-33; 1 Peter 1: 17-21; Luke 24: 13-35

The Walk to Emmaus

There once were two fish who lived in a small pond.  The older fish spent his days swimming serenely, while the younger fish darted ... Read More »

Divine Mercy Sunday

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 4/18/17

Gospel ReflectionDivine Mercy Sunday, Year A

"Jesus came and stood in their midst and said to them, 'Peace be with you.'" This greeting from the resurrected Christ must have been a profound one for the disciples. They were living behind locked doors "for fear of the Jews," which really ... Read More »