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Browsing the 2020 archive of Sunday Reflections

Feast of the Holy Family

Posted by Marisa Cupps on 12/25/20

Gospel Reading

Luke 2:22-40 Mary and Joseph present Jesus at the Temple in accordance with the Law of Moses.

Background on the Gospel Reading

Today the Church celebrates the Feast of the Holy Family. This celebration is assigned to the Sunday within the octave of Christmas. The Gospel for ... Read More »

Christmas Eve/Christmas Day

Posted by Fr. James Griffin on 12/24/20

Gospel Reading

Matthew 1:1-25 (or the shorter form, Matthew 1:18-25)After being visited by an angel in a dream, Joseph takes Mary as his wife.

Background on the Gospel Reading

Today's liturgy offers the option to read a longer or shorter form of the Gospel. If we read the longer ... Read More »

Sunday, December 20, 2020 - Fourth Sunday of Advent

Posted by Marisa Cupps on 12/18/20

Gospel Reading

Luke 1:26-38

The angel Gabriel visits Mary to announce the birth of Jesus.

Background on the Gospel Reading

This Sunday we read the story of the angel Gabriel’s announcement to Mary about the birth of Jesus. This story is found only in Luke’s Gospel. On this fourth ... Read More »

Sunday, December 13, 2020 - Third Sunday of Advent

Posted by Marisa Cupps on 12/10/20

Gospel Reading

John 1:6-8,19-28

John gives testimony that he is preaching and baptizing in order to prepare for the coming of another.

Background on the Gospel Reading

This Sunday’s Gospel invites us to continue our reflection on the person and mission of John the Baptist.  Today we depart from ... Read More »

Sunday, December 6, 2020 - Second Sunday of Advent

Posted by Marisa Cupps on 12/04/20

Gospel Reading

Mark 1:1-8

John the Baptist preached repentance and baptized the people, in preparation for the one who would baptize with the Holy Spirit.

Background on the Gospel Reading

Today’s Gospel is taken from the beginning of Mark.  Unlike Luke and Matthew, Mark does not include any details ... Read More »

November 29, 2020 - First Sunday of Advent

Posted by Marisa Cupps on 11/28/20

Gospel Reading

Mark 13:33-37

Jesus warns his disciples to be watchful so that they will be ready when the Son of Man comes.

Background on the Gospel Reading

Today we begin the season of Advent, which marks the start of a new liturgical year for the Church. The readings ... Read More »

Sunday, November 22, 2020 - Solemnity of Christ the King - A reflection by Deacon John Tucker

Posted by Marisa Cupps on 11/21/20

Homily for Christ the King, Year A

November 21-22, 2020

Today the Church celebrates The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, otherwise known as Christ the King Sunday.  It is the last Sunday of the liturgical year.  Next Sunday, believe it or not, we begin ... Read More »

Sunday, November 15, 2020 - 33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time

Posted by Marisa Cupps on 11/14/20

Gospel ReadingMatthew 25:14-30

Jesus tells the parable of the talents, in which he teaches about the importance of using the gifts that God has given to us in service to the Kingdom of Heaven.

Background on the Gospel Reading

This week’s Gospel speaks of how Jesus’ disciples are to ... Read More »

Sunday, November 8, 2020 - 32nd Sunday of Ordinary Time

Posted by Marisa Cupps on 11/06/20

Gospel Reading

Matthew 25:1-13Jesus tells the parable of the wise and foolish virgins, teaching his disciples the importance of being prepared to receive the Kingdom of Heaven.

Background on the Gospel Reading

In this week’s Gospel, Jesus talks about what it means to be prepared to receive the Kingdom ... Read More »

Sunday, November 1, 2020 - Solemnity of All Saints

Posted by Marisa Cupps on 10/29/20

Gospel Reading

Matthew 5:1-12

Jesus teaches what it means to be happy.

Background on the Gospel Reading

Every year the Church recalls the example, witness, and prayer of the holy women and men who have been identified by the Church as Saints.  These saints are more than just role ... Read More »