Category: Sunday Reflections

Reflections for Sunday, June 25, 2017
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Reflections for Sunday, June 25, 2017

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Meditation and Questions for Reflection or Group Discussion Mass Readings: 1st Reading: Jeremiah 20:10-13 2nd Reading: Romans 5:12-15 Responsorial: Psalm 69:8-10, 14, 17, 33-35 Gospel: Matthew 10:26-33 Experiencing Jesus’ Love and Mercy, and Loving Him in Return Whoever denies me before others, I will deny before my heavenly Father. (Matthew 10:33) Most of Jesus’ words […]

Reflections for Sunday, June 18, 2017: The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ
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Reflections for Sunday, June 18, 2017: The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

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Meditation and Questions for Reflection or Group Discussion Mass Readings:    1st Reading:   Deuteronomy 8:2-3, 14-16             2nd Reading:   1 Corinthians 10:16-17     Responsorial: Psalm 147:12-15, 19-20                Gospel:             John 6:51-58 Joyfully Receiving the Gift of Jesus’ Body and Blood in the Eucharist I am the living bread. (John 6:51) Every time Mass is celebrated, a miracle […]

Reflections for Sunday, June 11, 2017: The Holy Trinity
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Reflections for Sunday, June 11, 2017: The Holy Trinity

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Meditation and Questions for Reflection or Group Discussion Mass Readings: 1st Reading:   Exodus 34:4-6, 8-9 2nd Reading:   2 Corinthians 13:11-13 Responsorial: (Psalm) Daniel 3:52-56 Gospel:            John 3:16-18 Worshipping and Adoring God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy […]

Reflections for Sunday, June 4, 2017: Pentecost Sunday
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Reflections for Sunday, June 4, 2017: Pentecost Sunday

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Meditation and Questions for Reflection or Group Discussion Mass Readings: 1st Reading:   Acts 2:1-11 2nd Reading:   1 Corinthians 12:3-7, 12-13 Responsorial: Psalm 104:1,24, 29-31, 34 Gospel:        John 20:19-23 Celebrating Pentecost, The Birthday of the Church They were all filled with the Holy Spirit. (Acts 2:4) At his son’s twenty-first birthday party, the proud father began […]

Reflections for Sunday, May 28, 2017: The Ascension of the Lord
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Reflections for Sunday, May 28, 2017: The Ascension of the Lord

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Meditation and Questions for Reflection or Group Discussion Mass Readings: 1st Reading: Acts 1:1-11 2nd Reading: Ephesians 1:17-23 Responsorial: Psalm 47:2-3, 6-9 Gospel: Matthew 28:16-20 Jesus, Seated at the Right Hand of the Father, is Worthy of Our Praise . . far above every principality, authority, power, and dominion, and every name that is named […]

Reflections for Sunday, May 21, 2017: Sixth Sunday of Easter
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Reflections for Sunday, May 21, 2017: Sixth Sunday of Easter

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Meditation and Questions for Reflection or Group Discussion Mass Readings: 1st Reading: Acts 8:5-8, 14-17 2nd Reading: 1 Peter 3:15-18 Responsorial: Psalm 66:1-7, 16, 20 Gospel: John 14:15-21 Resisting Satan’s Temptations and Harassments There was great joy in that city. (Acts 8:8) Today’s first reading tells us three things: evil exists (Acts 8:7); we have […]

Reflections for Sunday, May 14, 2017: Fifth Sunday of Easter
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Reflections for Sunday, May 14, 2017: Fifth Sunday of Easter

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Meditation and Questions for Reflection or Group Discussion Mass Readings: 1st Reading: Acts 6:1-7 2nd Reading: 1 Peter 2:4-9 Responsorial: Psalm 33:1-2, 4-5, 18-19 Gospel: John 14:1-12 Trusting in the Lord’s Great Love during Difficult Times Do not let your hearts be troubled. (John 14:1) There is no way anyone in the upper room was […]

Reflections for Sunday, May 7, 2017: Fourth Sunday of Easter
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Reflections for Sunday, May 7, 2017: Fourth Sunday of Easter

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Meditation and Questions for Reflection or Group Discussion Mass Readings: 1st Reading: Acts 2:14, 36-41 2nd Reading: 1 Peter 2:20-25 Responsorial: Psalm 23:1-6 Gospel: John 10:1-10 What It Means to be “Cut to the Heart” by the Gospel Message They were cut to the heart. (Acts 2:37) Here it was, Peter’s very first sermon, and […]

Reflections for Sunday, April 30, 2017 Third Sunday of Easter
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Reflections for Sunday, April 30, 2017 Third Sunday of Easter

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Meditation and Questions for Reflection or Group Discussion Mass Readings: 1st Reading: Acts 2:1-14, 22-33 2nd Reading: 1:17-21 Responsorial: Psalm 16:1-2, 5, 7-11 Gospel: Luke 24:13-35 Knowing Jesus More Deeply through Reading and Reflecting on Scriptures Their eyes were opened and they recognized him. (Luke 24:31) Don’t you wish you could have been there when […]

Reflections for Sunday, April 23, 2017: Second Sunday of Easter, Divine Mercy Sunday
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Reflections for Sunday, April 23, 2017: Second Sunday of Easter, Divine Mercy Sunday

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Meditation and Questions for Reflection or Group Discussion Mass Readings: 1st Reading: Acts 2:42-47 2nd Reading: 1 Peter 1:3-9 Responsorial: Psalm 118: 2-4, 13-15, 22-24 Gospel: John 20: 19-31 Rejoicing in God’s Divine Mercy and Great Love Rejoice. (1 Peter 1:8) Today is Divine Mercy Sunday. It’s a special day for us to reflect on […]

Reflections for Sunday, April 16, 2017: Easter Sunday
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Reflections for Sunday, April 16, 2017: Easter Sunday

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Meditation and Questions for Reflection or Group Discussion Mass Readings: 1st Reading: Acts 10:34, 37-43 2nd Reading: Colossians 3:1-4 Responsorial: Psalm 118:1-2, 16-17, 22-23 Gospel: John 20:1-9 He is Risen!! I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the Lord. (Psalm 118:17) Jesus, you are the risen Lord, and all creation sings […]

Reflections for Sunday, April 9, 2017: Palm Sunday
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Reflections for Sunday, April 9, 2017: Palm Sunday

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Meditation and Questions for Reflection or Group Discussion Mass Readings:    1st Reading:   Isaiah 50:4-7                            2nd Reading: Philippians 2:6-11    Responsorial: Psalm 22:8-9, 17-20, 23-24   Gospel:           Matthew 26:14–27:66 (or Matthew 27:11-54) Deepening Our Faith in the Triumph of the Cross Jesus cried out again in a loud voice, and gave up his spirit. (Matthew […]

Reflections for Sunday, April 2, 2017: 5th Sunday of Lent
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Reflections for Sunday, April 2, 2017: 5th Sunday of Lent

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Meditation and Questions for Reflection or Group Discussion Mass Readings: 1st Reading:     Ezekiel 37:12-14                 2nd Reading:       Romans 8:8-11 Responsorial:   Psalm 130:1-8                     Gospel:                 John 11:1-45 Growing in Faith and Trust in the Lord So they took away the stone. (John 11:41) Raising Lazarus from the dead was one of the most amazing miracles Jesus […]

Reflections for Sunday, March 26, 2017: 4th Sunday of Lent
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Reflections for Sunday, March 26, 2017: 4th Sunday of Lent

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Meditation and Questions for Reflection or Group Discussion Mass Readings: 1st Reading: 1 Samuel 16:1, 6-7, 10-13 2nd Reading: Ephesians 5:8-14 Responsorial: Psalm 23:1-6 Gospel: John 9:1-41 Encountering Jesus and Responding to His Healing Love Do you believe in the Son of Man? (John 9:35) Like last Sunday’s Gospel reading about the woman at the […]

Reflections for Sunday, March 19, 2017: 3rd Sunday of Lent
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Reflections for Sunday, March 19, 2017: 3rd Sunday of Lent

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Meditation and Questions for Reflection or Group Discussion Mass Readings: 1st Reading: Exodus 17:3-7 2nd Reading: Romans 5:1-2, 5-8 Responsorial: Psalm 95:1-2, 6-9 Gospel: John 4:5-42 Being Filled with the Living Water of the Holy Spirit Come see a man who told me everything I have done. (John 4:29) Nobody likes admitting their sins. Whether […]

Let Yourself be Drawn into the Wonders of Heaven
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Let Yourself be Drawn into the Wonders of Heaven

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While he was still speaking, behold, a bright cloud cast a shadow over them, then from the cloud came a voice that said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him.” Matthew 17:109 When we moved my mom into assisted living, my sister Annie and I cleaned out a […]

Reflections for Sunday, March 12, 2017: 2nd Sunday of Lent
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Reflections for Sunday, March 12, 2017: 2nd Sunday of Lent

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Meditation and Questions for Reflection or Group Discussion Mass Readings: 1st Reading: Genesis 12:1-4 2nd Reading: 2 Timothy 1:8-10 Responsorial: Psalm 33:4-5, 18-20, 22 Gospel: Matthew 17:1-9 Glorifying the Lord through Our Lenten Exercises This is my beloved Son. (Matthew 17:5) Jesus’ Transfiguration was one of the most magnificent displays of God’s glory the world […]

Reflections for Sunday, March 5th, 2017 1st Sunday of Lent
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Reflections for Sunday, March 5th, 2017 1st Sunday of Lent

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Meditation and Questions for Reflection or Group Discussion Mass Readings: 1st Reading: Genesis 2:7-9; 3:1-7 2nd Reading: Romans 5:12-19 Responsorial: Psalm 51:3-6, 12-13, 17 Gospel: Matthew 4:1-11 Overcoming Temptation by Turning to the Lord Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert to be tempted by the devil. (Matthew 4:1) Today’s readings show us […]

Reflections for Sunday, February 26, 2017 8th: Sunday in Ordinary Time
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Reflections for Sunday, February 26, 2017 8th: Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Meditation and Questions for Reflection or Group Discussion Mass Readings: 1st Reading: Isaiah 49:14-15 2nd Reading: 1 Corinthians 4:1-5 Responsorial: Psalm 62:2-3, 6-9 Gospel: Matthew 6:24-34 Knowing and Experiencing God’s Great Love and Faithfulness Even should she forget, I will never forget you. (Isaiah 49:15) What a spectacular word from God! How did Isaiah come […]

Reflections for Sunday, February 19, 2017: 7th Sunday in Ordinary Time
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Reflections for Sunday, February 19, 2017: 7th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Meditation and Questions for Reflection or Group Discussion Mass Readings: 1st Reading: Leviticus 19:1-2, 17-18 2nd Reading: 1 Corinthians 3:16-23 Responsorial: Psalm 103:1-4, 8, 10, 12-13-34 Gospel: Matthew 5:38-48 Godly Perfection, Loving and Forgiving our Enemies Love your enemies. (Matthew 5:44) Can you picture getting to heaven, and the first person you meet is the […]

Reflections for Sunday, February 12, 2017: 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time
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Reflections for Sunday, February 12, 2017: 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Meditation and Questions for Reflection or Group Discussion Mass Readings: 1st Reading: Sirach 15:15-20 2nd Reading: 1 Corinthians 2:6-10 Responsorial: Psalm 119:1-2, 4-5, 17-18, 33-34 Gospel: Matthew 5:17-37 Responding to God’s Plan for Our Lives We speak God’s wisdom . . . for our glory. (1 Corinthians 2:7) St. Paul had a special talent for […]

Reflections for Sunday, February 5, 2017: 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time
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Reflections for Sunday, February 5, 2017: 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Meditation and Questions for Reflection or Group Discussion Mass Readings: 1st Reading: Isaiah 58:7-10 2nd Reading: 1 Corinthians 2:1-5 Responsorial: Psalm 112:4-9 Gospel: Matthew 5:13-16 The Importance of Letting Your Light Shine before Others Your light must shine before others. (Matthew 5:16) Mahatma Gandhi once told a Christian friend, “I like your Christ, but I […]

Reflections for Sunday, January 29, 2017: 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time
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Reflections for Sunday, January 29, 2017: 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Meditation and Questions for Reflection or Group Discussion Mass Readings: 1st Reading: Zephaniah 2:3; 3:12-13 2nd Reading: 1 Corinthians 1:26-31 Responsorial: Psalm 146:6-10 Gospel: Matthew 5:1-12 Rejoicing in the Lord’s Great Love and Faithfulness Rejoice and be glad, for your reward will be great in heaven. (Matthew 5:12) Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount has been […]

Meditations for Sunday, January 22, 2017: 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
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Meditations for Sunday, January 22, 2017: 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Meditation and Questions for Reflection or Group Discussion Mass Readings: 1st Reading: Isaiah 8:23–9:3 2nd Reading: 1 Corinthians 1:10-13, 17 Responsorial: Psalm 27:1, 4, 13-14 Gospel: Matthew 4:12-23 The Power of Unity and Love in Healing Divisions in Churches and Families I urge . . . that you be united. (1 Corinthians 1:10) At the […]

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