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Browsing the January 2021 archive of Sunday Reflections

Sunday, January 31, 2021 - Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time

Posted by Marisa Cupps on 1/29/21

Gospel Reading - Mark 1:21-28

Jesus heals a man with an unclean spirit and his fame spreads throughout Galilee.

Background on the Gospel ReadingToday’s Gospel continues our reading from Mark and describes what some believe was likely to have been a typical day in Jesus’ ministry. Jesus and the ... Read More »

Sunday, January 24, 2021 - Third Sunday of Ordinary Time

Posted by Marisa Cupps on 1/21/21

Gospel Reading - Mark 1:14-20

Jesus calls the fishermen, Simon and Andrew, James and John, to be his disciples.

Background on the Gospel Reading

Today we begin a continuous reading of Mark’s Gospel that will carry us through this segment of the liturgical season of Ordinary Time.  Remember that ... Read More »

Feast of the Baptism of the Lord - January 10, 2021

Posted by Marisa Cupps on 1/08/21

Gospel Reading

Mark 1:7-11  -  Jesus is baptized by John the Baptist.

Background on the Gospel Reading

Today we celebrate the feast of the Baptism of the Lord.  In most years, this feast is celebrated on the Sunday after Epiphany.  When Epiphany falls on either January 7 or 8, ... Read More »

Sunday, January 3, 2021 - The Epiphany of the Lord

Posted by Fr. James Griffin on 1/02/21

Gospel Reading

Matthew 2:1-12  -  The Magi seek out Jesus and do him homage.

Background on the Gospel Reading

The visit of the Magi occurs directly before the story of the Holy Family’s flight into Egypt. Matthew’s Gospel tells a version of Jesus’ birth that is different than the ... Read More »