Scripture Reflection. . . The Baptism of the Lord First Reading: Isaiah 40:1-11 Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 104 Second Reading: Titus 2:11-14: 3:4-7 Gospel: Luke 3:15-16;21-22 Today’s feast of the Baptism may cause us to reflect on our own baptism, whether we remember it or not, depending upon the age at which we received this sacrament.… Continue reading January 13th – A little bit of God’s DNA
Scripture Reflection . . . The Epiphany of the Lord First Reading: Isaiah 60:1-6 Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 72 “Lord, every nation on earth will adore you.” Second Reading: Ephesians 3:2-6 Gospel: Matthew 2:1-12 The Scriptures today remind me of a line in the movie, The Nativity, as Mary and Joseph welcome the Shepherds that heed the… Continue reading January 6th – A Gift for all
Scripture Reflection . . . The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph First Reading: 1 Samuel 1:20–28 Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 84 “Blessed are they who dwell in your house, O Lord.” Second Reading: 1John 3:1-2, 21-24 Gospel: Luke 2:41-52 The focus of today’s reflection is primarily on the Second Reading from St. John’s First… Continue reading December 30th – Listen to Love
Scripture Reflection . . . 4th Sunday of Advent First Reading: Micah 5:1-4 Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 80 “Lord, make us turn to you; let us see your face and we shall be saved.” Second Reading: Hebrews 10:5-10 Gospel: Luke 1:39-45 The Gospel Reading today begins by stating, “Mary set out and traveled to the hill… Continue reading December 23rd – Will you?
Scripture Reflection . . . Third Sunday of Advent First Reading: Zephaniah 3:14-18 Responsorial Psalm: Isaiah 12 “Cry our with joy and gladness: for among you is the great and Holy One of Israel.” Second Reading: Philippians 4:4-7 Gospel: Luke 3:10-18 At the end of today’s Gospel it says that John the Baptist “preached good… Continue reading December 16th – Be filled with joy
Scripture Reflection . . . Second Sunday of Advent First Reading: Baruch 5:1-9 Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 126 “The Lord has done great things for us; we are filled with joy.” Second Reading: Philippians 1:4-6,8-11 Gospel: Luke 3:1-6 On this Second Sunday of Advent we hear the call to conversion – a turning from darkness to… Continue reading December 9th – Season of turning
Scripture Reflection . . . First Sunday of Advent First Reading: Jeremiah 33:14-16 Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 25 “To you, O Lord, I lift my soul. Second Reading: 1 Thessalonians 3:12-4:2 Gospel: Luke 21:25-28,34-36 In today’s Gospel, Jesus calls us to “Be vigilant.” Vigilant means keeping careful watch for possible danger or difficulties, or opportunities. The scripture… Continue reading December 2nd – Waiting in hope