Scripture: Isaiah 8:23-9:3 1 Corinthians 1:10-13, 17 Matthew 4:12-23 Reflection: In our Gospel reading for Sunday from Matthew (4:12-23), we hear the account of Jesus calling His first disciples: Simon Peter and his brother Andrew, James and John, the sons of Zebedee. When we look » Continue Reading.
Conversion of St. Paul the Apostle Scripture: Acts 22:3-16 or 9:1-22 Mark 16:15-18 Reflection: A new book entitled, “Going, Going, Gone: The Dynamics of Disaffiliation in Young Catholics,” is based on a comprehensive study done by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate; the » Continue Reading.
Scripture: 1 Samuel 24:3-21 Mark 3:13-19 Reflection: “He appointed twelve, whom he also named Apostles, that they might be with him and he might send them forth to preach.” Mark 3:14 Discipleship is simply and lovingly described by Jesus as “being with Him” and to » Continue Reading.
Scripture: 1 Samuel 18:6-9; 19:1-7 Mark 3:7-12 Reflection: In our Gospel reading for today, crowds of people come to see Jesus, having heard about all the things He was doing. Mark tells us that “whenever unclean spirits saw him, they would fall down before him » Continue Reading.
Scripture: 1 Samuel 16:1-13 Mark 2: 23-28 Reflection: In the first reading from the Book of Samuel, the Lord asks Samuel how long he will grieve for Saul. Saul disobeyed the Lord’s instructions to put all of the Amalekites to death and destroy their goods. » Continue Reading.
Scripture: I Samuel 15: 16-23 Mark 2: 18-22 Reflection: “Old habits die hard!” Now, there’s a truism! As I’ve gotten older I’ve noticed that conversations, and even disagreements, with long-time friends and family often take a very familiar path. Whatever the topic, I tend to » Continue Reading.
Scripture: 1 Samuel 8:4-7, 10-22a Mark 2:1-12 Reflection: The evangelist Mark depicts today’s gospel story in such vivid and dramatic detail that we feel as if we are right there in Capernaum. This must have been what Jesus’ life was like once he began his » Continue Reading.