Gospel Reflections

Second Sunday of Advent – Sister Camilla Burns,  SNDdeN

Second Sunday of Advent – Sister Camilla Burns, SNDdeN

December 4, 2022 Mt 3: 1- 12 The Gospel today presents the proclamation of repentance by John the Baptist followed by baptism in the waters of repentance. The Catechism of the Catholic Church defines repentance as “a radical reorientation of our whole life, a return,...

First Sunday of Advent – Sister Jo Threlfall,  SNDdeN

First Sunday of Advent – Sister Jo Threlfall, SNDdeN

November 27, 2022 Mt 24:37-44 As we begin Advent 2022, in a world which is far from peaceful and calm our Readings call us to stop, reflect, listen, and recognise that we are not alone in this turbulent environment. Throughout the bible we read of God’s people being...

Feast of All Souls – Sister Elizabeth Smoyer, SNDdeN

Feast of All Souls – Sister Elizabeth Smoyer, SNDdeN

November 2, 2022 Wisdom 3: 1-91, Corinthians 15: 51-57, John 6: 34- 40 Our hearts are stretched wide as we gather in the love of deceased relatives, friends, co-workers and community members on this All Souls Day. Our hearts are stretched as we pray for all those who...

All Saints Day – Sister Mary Ann Cook, SNDdeN

All Saints Day – Sister Mary Ann Cook, SNDdeN

November 1, 2022 Matthew 5: 1-12a Today’s first reading gives us an inspiring vision: “A great multitude which no one could count, from every nation, race, people, and tongue,” stands before the throne of God. They are “wearing white robes, holding palm branches in...

Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sister Eileen Burns, SNDdeN

Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sister Eileen Burns, SNDdeN

October 30, 2022 Luke 19: 1-10 When I began to think about writing about this Gospel on Zacchaeus, my thoughts were going in a very different direction.  I hope that what I am about to share is Spirit-led. The opening line of today’s gospel caught me.  “At that time,...

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sister Jo-Ann Recker, SNDdeN

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sister Jo-Ann Recker, SNDdeN

October 23, 2022 Luke 18: 9-14 “O, God, be merciful to me a sinner.” (Luke) His interviewer asked the first question: “Who is Jorge Mario Bergoglio?” The pope stared at him in silence, so the interviewer asked him if this was a question he was permitted to ask. The...