Browsing Scripture Reflection by Father Steve

3-January 24, 2016 Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Michelle Covey on 1/18/16

         The passage from Luke’s Gospel tells of the beginning of Jesus’ public ministry.  Jesus is filled with the power of the Holy Spirit. The Gospel tells us that at least in the beginning of his public ministry he was well received.

       At a synagogue service Jesus stood ... Read More »

2-Januray 17, 2016-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Michelle Covey on 1/13/16

       In today’s Gospel Jesus works his first sign. It involves the transformation of water into wine at the wedding feast of Cana. There are a number of “signs” in John’s Gospel. Some people saw the signs on a physical or natural level, but Jesus is focusing on the ... Read More »

1-January 10, 2016 The Baptism of the Lord

Posted by Michelle Covey on 1/05/16

         The baptism of Jesus by John gives a clearer insight into the identity and mission of Jesus. In his baptism he identifies with the  human condition. The gospel tell us that Jesus insisted that John baptize him. John saw himself as being the one who would prepare the ... Read More »

December 27, 2015-Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph

Posted by Michelle Covey on 12/21/15

 Scripture Reflection The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph

                  The Sunday after Christmas is always the Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph. We sometimes may think that the Holy Family lived above the fray of normal day to day living. But that ... Read More »

December 20, 2015-Fourth Sunday of Advent

Posted by Michelle Covey on 12/21/15

 Scripture Reflection Fourth Sunday of Advent

“Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb,” (Lk 1:42). The gospel on the 4th Sunday of Advent tells of the Visitation; Mary going to the home of her cousin Elizabeth. Elizabeth is filled with great joy to ... Read More »

December 13, 2015 Third Sunday of Advent

Posted by Michelle Covey on 12/21/15

 Scripture Reflection

         In the Gospel today, John the Baptist proclaims a message of change and repentance. John’s message leads some to ask what sort of things they should do to show their faith. John uses several examples: Those who have clothing and food  should share what they have ... Read More »

December 6, 2016 Second Sunday in Advent

Posted by Michelle Covey on 12/21/15

Scripture Reflection

         On this Second Sunday of Advent, the Gospel proclaims the role of John the Baptist. His mission is to announce the beginning of a new age which will start with Jesus Christ. With the coming of Jesus the new age has begun.

         John quotes some ... Read More »

November 27, 2016 First Sunday in Advent

Posted by Michelle Covey on 12/21/15

Scripture Reflection First Sunday in Advent

"But when these signs begin to happen, stand erect and raise your heads because your redemption is at hand." Jesus instructs his disciples to take this posture of confidence in the midst of a terribly disturbing situation. Describing his second coming, Jesus says ... Read More »

November 22, 2015-Our Lord Jesus Christ King of the Universe

Posted by Michelle Covey on 12/21/15

The gospel today is about the kingship of Jesus. If Jesus is king what kind of king is he? This is the subject of the back and forth between Jesus and Pilate. Pilate’s understanding of kingship has to do with political power. Jesus, on the other hand, is speaking ... Read More »

October 4, 2015-Twenty Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Michelle Covey on 11/10/15

       The Pharisees would sometimes try to paint Jesus into a corner by asking questions about sensitive issues. They would usually pose the question in such a way that no matter how Jesus would answer, it wouldn’t be right. Whenever Jesus was asked one of these kind of questions ... Read More »