Browsing Scripture Reflection by Father Steve

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 »

The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

Posted by Michelle Covey on 6/04/15

Scripture Reflection

"While they were eating, he took bread, said the blessing, broke it, gave it to them, and said, 'Take it; this is my body.'" Celebrating the Passover meal was nothing new for the disciples. They shared bread and wine with their families and friends at this special ... Read More »

Holy Trinity Sunday

Posted by Chuck Olson on 5/27/15

       Today the Church celebrates Trinity Sunday. The belief in God as a trinity of persons is central to the faith. God is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, yet one eternal God. Throughout the gospels trinitarian language is used. Jesus indentifies himself with the Father, “The Father ... Read More »

Pentecost Sunday

Posted by Michelle Covey on 5/20/15

        Jesus said, “peace be with you.” As the Father has sent me so I send you. When he had said this he breathed on them and said, “receive the Holy Spirit.” (John 20)

             Today the Church celebrates the Feast of Pentecost. It marks the beginning of ... Read More »

The Sixth Sunday of Easter

Posted by Michelle Covey on 5/06/15

       I have told you this so that my joy might be in you and your joy might be complete. This is my commandment: “Love one another as I have loved you” (Jn).

       Jesus says that the key to maintaining a close relationship with him is to keep ... Read More »

Fifth Sunday of Easter

Posted by Michelle Covey on 4/28/15

         “I am the vine, you are the branches. Whoever remains in me and I in them will bear much fruit, because without me you can do nothing.” (Jn 15:5)

       In the gospel reading today, Jesus uses an example from nature to emphasize an important relationship. He refers ... Read More »

Fourth Sunday of Easter

Posted by Michelle Covey on 4/21/15

While Father Steve enjoys some well deserved time off, this reflection from Liturgical Publications becomes our blog for this week:

Scripture Reflection The Fourth Sunday of Easter

         Many of us name Psalm 23 as our favorite. It is sung at funerals, including at Blessed Mother Teresa's. It adorns ... Read More »

The Third Sunday of Easter

Posted by Michelle Covey on 4/14/15

     All the Gospels show that the resurrection of Jesus wasn’t easy for the disciples to grasp. They weren’t quite sure what to make of the resurrection appearances. Today’s gospel reading shows Jesus sharing some fish by the seashore. The gospel emphasizes this so that people would realize that ... Read More »