Browsing the April 2021 archive of Scripture Reflection by Father Steve

Scripture Reflection for the 4th Sunday of Easter

Posted by Dee Maahs on 4/28/21

The 4th Sunday of Easter is also designated as Good Shepherd Sunday.  In the Gospel of John today Jesus identifies with the title, Good Shepherd.  Jesus wants to emphasize the relationship between himself and the flock he tends.

In the Gospel there is a distinction between a good shepherd ... Read More »

Scripture Reflection for the 3rd Sunday of Easter

Posted by Dee Maahs on 4/28/21

All the Gospels show that the resurrection of Jesus wasn't easy for the apostles to grasp.  They aren't immediately sure what to make of these appearances.  The Gospel today tells us that some of the apostles were fishing and Jesus was on the shore.  They thought they were seeing ... Read More »

Scripture Reflection for 2nd Sunday of Easter (Divine Mercy)

Posted by Dee Maahs on 4/08/21

In the Gospel for the Second Sunday of Easter Jesus commissions the disciples to continue his work.  They are to continue to proclaim the Good News of God's mercy and love.

Thomas wasn't present when Jesus appeared to his disciples the first time.  He had some doubts about Jesus ... Read More »

Easter Sunday of The Resurrection of The Lord

Posted by Dee Maahs on 4/01/21

Within each one of us is a spark of Divine Love where creature and Creator meet, and we are known uniquely by the name God whispers to us.  It is not the earthly name that was given to us but the one that flows from Divine Power and claims ... Read More »

Palm Sunday of The Passion of The Lord

Posted by Dee Maahs on 4/01/21

The Archbishop has sent out directives for the celebration of Holy Week.  The directives are the same as last year during Holy Week; the difference is that there wasn't anyone in Church during the Masses and services last year.  Here are a few directives from the Archbishop, his intention ... Read More »