Reflection Date: 
12/09/2013

  

The Feast of the Immaculate Conception
of the Blessed Virgin Mary                                         

Scripture:

Genesis 3:9-15, 20
Ephesians 1:3-6, 11-12
Luke 1:526-38

  

Reflection:

The Gift of Mary’s Immaculate Conception

Reflection Date: 
12/08/2013

Second Sunday of Advent

Scripture:

Isaiah 11:1-10
Romans 15:4-9
Matthew 3:1-12

Reflection:

Reflection Date: 
12/07/2013

Saturday of the First Week of Advent

Scripture:

Isaiah 30:19-21, 23-26
Matthew 9:35-10:1, 5a, 6-8

Reflection:

Reflection Date: 
12/06/2013

Friday of the First Week of Advent

Scripture:

Isaiah 29: 17-24
Matthew 9: 27-31

Reflection:

Reflection Date: 
12/04/2013

Wednesday of the First Week of Advent

Scripture:

Isaiah 25:6-10
Matthew 15:29-37

Reflection:

In today’s Gospel, Jesus walks by the Sea of Galilee and encounters "great crowds" of needy folks:  the lame, the blind, the deformed, the mute…and He cured them!  And He lovingly fed them with the seven loaves of bread and the few fish that his disciples had brought along.  There were leftovers…and the Message of God’s Love continues to be spread by you and me.

Reflection Date: 
12/10/2013

Tuesday of the Second Week of Advent

Scripture:

Isaiah 40:1-11
Matthew 18:12-14

Reflection:

At Christmas we celebrate birth and rejoice that God became incarnate in human flesh. It is not a celebration meant only for the birth that happened 2000 years ago, but for all the ways God is being birthed in us and in our world right now.

Reflection Date: 
12/05/2013

Thursday of the First Week of Advent

Scripture:
Isaiah 26:1-6
Matthew 7:21, 24-27

Reflection:
As a young man, I found this Gospel reading challenging. I always questioned, "is Jesus speaking to me? Am I one who says ‘Lord, Lord,’ but does not do the will of the Father?"

But upon reading it a little more deeply and from a perspective a little further along in life, I find comfort in it, as well as challenge.

Reflection Date: 
12/03/2013

Tuesday of the First Week of Advent

Scripture:

Isaiah 11:1-10
Luke 10:21-24

Reflection:

Reflection Date: 
12/01/2013

First Sunday of Advent

Scripture:

Isaiah 2:1-5
Romans 13:11-14
Matthew 24 37-44

Reflection:

Reflection Date: 
11/30/2013

Feast of Saint Andrew the Apostle

Scripture:

Romans 10:9-18
Matthew 4:18-22

Reflection: