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Browsing the July 2021 archive of Sunday Reflections

Sunday, July 25, 2021 - Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Marisa Cupps on 7/25/21

Gospel Reading

John 6:1-15 - Jesus feeds the crowd of more than five thousand people with five barley loaves and two fish.

Background on the Gospel Reading

Through most of Lectionary Cycle B, our Sunday Gospel readings are taken from the Gospel of Mark.  Over the past two Sundays, ... Read More »

Sunday, July 18, 2021 - Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Marisa Cupps on 7/18/21

Gospel Reading

Mark 6:30-34 - Jesus invites his disciples to rest after their ministry, and Jesus is moved with pity for the crowds who pursue them.

Background on the Gospel Reading

In this today’s Gospel, we read the report of the return of the Twelve, who were sent by ... Read More »

Sunday, July 11, 2021 - Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Times

Posted by Marisa Cupps on 7/11/21

Gospel Reading

Mark 6:7-13 - Jesus instructs his disciples and sends them to preach repentance.

Background on the Gospel Reading

This week’s Gospel and the one for next week describe how Jesus sent the disciples to minister in his name and the disciples’ return to Jesus afterward. These two ... Read More »

Sunday, July 4, 2021 - 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Marisa Cupps on 7/04/21

Gospel Reading

Mark 6:1-6 - Jesus is rejected in his hometown.

Background on the Gospel Reading

This Gospel immediately follows upon last week’s stories of the raising of Jairus’s daughter and the healing of the woman with a hemorrhage.  It sets the context of our Gospel readings for the ... Read More »