Reflections

THIRTIETH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (2021)

READINGS:Jeremiah 31:7-9Psalms 126:1-6Hebrews 5:1-6Mark 10:46-52 Few of us, blessedly, would know what it is like to be blind at the time of Jesus. With no social safety nets, it would reduce you to abject poverty, and make you completely dependent on the generosity of others. Whether he was blind from birth, or whether it happened… Continue reading THIRTIETH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (2021)

Reflections

TWENTY-NINTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (2021)

TWENTY-NINTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (2021) Readings:Isaiah 53:10-11Psalms 33:4-5, 18-20, 22Hebrews 4:14-16Mark 10:35-45 The ambition of the disciples was not unknown to Jesus. You will recall a recent gospel when the disciples were “arguing among themselves about who was the greatest.” One could imagine that by this point Jesus’ patience would be wearing very thin. After… Continue reading TWENTY-NINTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (2021)

Weekly Prayers of the Faithful

29th Sunday of Ordinary Time, October 17, 2021

29th Sunday of Ordinary Time, October 17, 2021 We offer our prayers to the Lord for those in need and so that we may better understand his will for us as his followers.  That as the Church gathers for the preparatory phase of the Bishop’s Synod on Synodality, the wisdom of the Holy Spirit may… Continue reading 29th Sunday of Ordinary Time, October 17, 2021

Weekly Prayers of the Faithful

28th Sunday of Ordinary Time, October 10, 2021

28th Sunday of Ordinary Time, October 10, 2021 We join with the man kneeling before Jesus as we offer our prayers this day seeking what is needed so that we may inherit eternal life.  That as Pope Francis opens the period of preparation for the 2023 Bishop’s Synod on Synodality, the Holy Spirit will guide… Continue reading 28th Sunday of Ordinary Time, October 10, 2021

Reflections

Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time (2021)

Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time (2021) Readings:Genesis 2:18-24Psalms 128:1-6Hebrews 2:9-11Mark 10:2-16 After a discourse about the lawfulness of divorce, purely contrived by the Pharisees, in what is an optional section of today’s gospel (which means, it does not have to be read at Mass), Jesus returns to a theme we heard proclaimed on the twenty-fifth… Continue reading Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time (2021)

Reflections

Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time (2021)

Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time (2021) Readings: Numbers  11:25-29 Psalms  18:8, 10, 12-14 James  5:1-6 Mark 9:38-48 If any of us, at a certain preordained time, were told to go out and choose twelve people who you want to spend every waking moment with for the next three years, I think we would find our powers of insight… Continue reading Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time (2021)

Weekly Prayers of the Faithful

26th Sunday of Ordinary Time, September 26, 2021

26th Sunday of Ordinary Time, September 26, 2021 We ask the Father to hear our prayers of petition that we might live prophetic lives that reveal him to all those we encounter.  That the spirit of the Lord might be bestowed on Pope Francis, on all bishops who have been chosen to prophesy, and on… Continue reading 26th Sunday of Ordinary Time, September 26, 2021