Browsing the January 2020 archive of Father Tony's Writings

To Give Him Just Honor and Praise

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 1/28/20

Gospel ReflectionThe Presentation of the Lord, Year ATo Give Him Just Honor and Praise

If one of your brothers or sisters were living in another state and came home to see your parents, you would be naturally inclined to want to go to visit them while they are here.  ... Read More »

The Kingdom of Heaven is at Hand

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 1/23/20

Gospel Reflection3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year AThe Kingdom of Heaven is at Hand    

Have you ever been astonished that something you have waited for is now suddenly upon you?  I remember as a child growing up in Elk River how we used to wait for the bus, but ... Read More »

Behold, the Lamb of God!

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 1/16/20

Gospel Reflection2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time Year ABehold, the Lamb of God!“Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us, grant us peace”.  We say these words at every Mass.  They repeat the words of John the Baptizer that we hear in the ... Read More »

Jesus Descended into the Jordan For Us

Posted by Sue Kunkel on 1/07/20

Gospel ReflectionThe Baptism of the Lord Year AJesus Descended into the Jordan For Us  For the Church, the cycle of Christmas feasts ends today with the Baptism of the Lord.  Why of all days does it end with this feast?  What does Jesus’ baptism have to do with his birth? ... Read More »