Gospel Reflections

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sister Betty Smoyer, SNDdeN

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sister Betty Smoyer, SNDdeN

January 23, 2022 Luke 1: 1-4; 4:14-21 Nehemiah 8 describes the transformation process that God repeatedly calls us to our whole life long. On their return from exile in Babylon, the people find the Jerusalem temple in ruins, the city in disrepair. They are not...

Baptism of the Lord – Sister Barbara Thiella, SNDdeN

Baptism of the Lord – Sister Barbara Thiella, SNDdeN

January 9, 2022 Luke 3: 15-16, 21-22 “Were not our hearts gradually catching fire within us as he spoke to us on the road?” Two Travelers on the Road to Emmaus For 15 years I presented at a bilingual diocesan Day of Retreat for 300 baptismal sponsors and 600...

Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God – Sister Barbara Metz, SNDdeN

Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God – Sister Barbara Metz, SNDdeN

January 1, 2022 Luke 2: 16-21 The words of the gospel for today, the feast of the Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God that caught my attention are, “Mary treasured all these things, reflecting on them in her heart.” The context of those words are at the time of...

Feast of the Holy Family – Sister Catherine Waldron, SNDdeN

Feast of the Holy Family – Sister Catherine Waldron, SNDdeN

December 26, 2021 Luke 2: 41-52 The Sunday immediately following Christmas we celebrate the feast of the Holy Family. The readings enlighten us as the focus on our relationships. God chose to send us his Son, Jesus, to model our closest set of relationships — our...

Feast of Christmas – Sister Maria Delaney, SNDdeN

Feast of Christmas – Sister Maria Delaney, SNDdeN

December 25, 2021 Luke 2: 1-14 In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that the whole world should be enrolled. This was the first enrollment, when Quirinius was governor of Syria. So all went to be enrolled, each to his own town. And Joseph too went up...

Vigil of Christmas – Sister Barbara Barry, SNDdeN

Vigil of Christmas – Sister Barbara Barry, SNDdeN

December 24, 2021 Matthew 1: 1-25 Have you noticed how the Church recognizes the enormity of the Christmas story? The lectionary is set with three readings for each Sunday during the year and whether you worship on Saturday evening, Sunday morning or Sunday evening...

Fourth Sunday in Advent – Sister Maura McMenamin, SNDdeN

Fourth Sunday in Advent – Sister Maura McMenamin, SNDdeN

December 19, 2021 “Mary set out at that time and went quickly as she could to a town in the hill country of Judah. She went to Zacharias’ house and greeted Elizabeth. Now as soon as Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the child leapt in her womb and Elizabeth was filled...