Browsing Scripture Reflection by Father Steve

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Melissa Tittle on 7/03/18

In the Gospel today, we see two events in which people turn their suffering to a moment of faith when they experience the mercy of Jesus. In the case of Jairus, his daughter became ill and he looked to Jesus for help. He puts his faith in Jesus. His ... Read More »

11th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Melissa Tittle on 6/19/18

 

Many of the parables in the Gospel of Mark are about seeds. The parables contrast the smallest of seed with the large size of the final sized result. This is the way Jesus chose to teach about the kingdom of God. The kingdom is seen as a mystery ... Read More »

Solemnity of the Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ

Posted by Melissa Tittle on 6/04/18

Today the Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Sacred Body and Blood of Christ. This celebration offers us an opportunity to reflect on what we believe about the gift of the Eucharist which Jesus gave to the Church. We can say that the Lord is present in various ways. ... Read More »

Pentecost Sunday

Posted by Melissa Tittle on 5/21/18

Jesus said to them, “As the Father has sent me so I send you; he then breathed on them and said, ‘receive the Holy Spirit’ (Jn 20).

Today the Church celebrates the Feast of Pentecost. It marks the beginning of the Church. The gift of the Holy Spirit which ... Read More »

7th Sunday of Easter

Posted by Melissa Tittle on 5/14/18

7th Sunday of Easter- Ascension of the Lord

 

“So then the Lord Jesus, after he had spoken to them, was taken up into heaven and took his seat at the Father. They went forth and preached everywhere, while the Lord worked with them, “(Mark 16: 19-20).

The Ascension ... Read More »

4th Sunday in Lent

Posted by Melissa Tittle on 3/12/18

“For God so loved the world that he gave his Son, so that everyone who believes in Him may not perish, but might have eternal life” (Jn 3:16). The passage from the Gospel today begins by saying that Jesus must be “lifted up”, so that everyone who believed in ... Read More »

3rd Sunday in Lent

Posted by Melissa Tittle on 3/06/18

The Gospel today describes Jesus’ displeasure with the money changers & traders in the Temple. The Temple was where the sacrifice would be offered. Those who engaged as traders and money changers in the Temple served a practical purpose. They would sell animals for the sacrifice to those who ... Read More »

1st Sunday of Lent

Posted by Melissa Tittle on 2/19/18

Jesus came to Galilee proclaiming the Gospel: “This is the time of fulfillment. The kingdom of God is at hand. Repent and believe in the Gospel” (Mark 1:14-15). The words in the Gospel are what we could refer to as the Gospel in miniature. In Jesus, the reign of ... Read More »

6th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Melissa Tittle on 2/12/18

In Jesus’ time, leprosy was a term given to a number of skin diseases. Lepers were seen as “unclean” and anyone touching them would be considered unclean.  

 

In the Gospel today, a leper approaches Jesus and begs him to make him clean. Jesus is moved with compassion ... Read More »

5th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Melissa Tittle on 2/05/18

In the Gospel passage today, Jesus heals the mother-in-law of Peter; he also heals many others. We have to keep in mind that Jesus is doing more than healing individuals in a physical sense. He gives the hope and new beginning. In regard to Peter’s mother-in-law, Jesus took her ... Read More »