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November 15, 2015-Thirty Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Michelle Covey on 11/10/15

     What were the motives for Jesus to talk about the “end times”? In the gospel today, a type of writing called “apocalyptic” is used. It’s an imagery used to give hope to God’s people, especially those under persecution of any kind. Jesus says “the sun will be darkened, ... Read More »

September 27, 2015 Twenty Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Michelle Covey on 9/22/15

The Gospel today gives a number of sayings that place emphasis on the “little ones”. The ‘”little ones” isn’t a reference to children. It is a reference to those who are new to the faith, or the needy or the weak, or those who are just trying to make ... Read More »

September 13, 2015 Twenty Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Michelle Covey on 9/15/15

In the Gospel today, Jesus asks his disciples, “Who do people say that I am?” The disciples gave a number of responses. Jesus’ question goes from a general question to a particular question. He goes from “Who do people say that I am”, to “Who do you say that ... Read More »

September 20,2015 Twenty Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Michelle Covey on 9/15/15

"Whoever receives one child such as this in my name, receives me." This statement from Jesus is actually very similar to the famous passage from Matthew's Gospel where he says, "Whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me" (25:40). But in Matthew, ... Read More »

August 9, 2015 Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Michelle Covey on 8/04/15

Scripture Reflection

                   In the Gospel today Jesus identifies himself as the “bread of life”. Some of the listeners failed to grasp the significance of what Jesus was saying. Accepting the truth of Jesus’ identity would require faith. There is no “proof” that will satisfy Jesus’ opponents.

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July 26, 2015 Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Chuck Olson on 7/21/15

    The Gospel of John tells of the multiplication of loaves and fishes. Jesus asks Philip how the large crowd would be fed. Philip responds that the task would be impossible. Andrew confirms Philip’s opinion by mentioning that all that was available were five loaves and two fishes. Jesus ... Read More »

July 5, 2015 Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Michelle Covey on 6/29/15

         The Gospel passage describes Jesus being rejected by some in his hometown. Jesus goes to the local synagogue and teaches. They appear to be impressed by his knowledge and wisdom, but they question his authority. They don’t seem to be able to take the step of faith. In ... Read More »

June 28, 2015 Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Michelle Covey on 6/24/15

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

June 21, 2015 Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Michelle Covey on 6/24/15

The gospel reading today shows us how to trust in the love and power of God.  As the disciples are crossing the lake, a storm comes up and they become distressed. The boat and everyone in the boat are in danger. The disciples awaken Jesus and appear to be ... Read More »

Scripture Reflection 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Michelle Covey on 6/08/15

 

As we know the Gospels are full of parables which teach a lesson, or give us insight into the mystery of God’s love, and God’s kingdom. The two parables today compare the growth of seeds to the growth and unfolding of God’s kingdom. The first parable tells of ... Read More »