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Browsing the August 2021 archive of Sunday Reflections

Sunday, August 29, 2021 - 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Marisa Cupps on 8/28/21

Gospel Reading

Mark 7:1-8,14-15,21-23 - Jesus teaches that it is that which comes from our hearts that defiles us.

Background on the Gospel Reading

This Sunday, our lectionary returns to Mark’s Gospel after a number of Sundays in which we heard the Bread of Life discourse from the Gospel ... Read More »

Sunday, August 22, 2021 - 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Marisa Cupps on 8/22/21

Gospel Reading

John 6:60-69 - Simon Peter confesses his faith that Jesus alone has the words of the eternal life.

Background on the Gospel Reading

For our Gospel today we hear the conclusion of the “Bread of Life discourse” in the sixth chapter of John’s Gospel.  In the preceding ... Read More »

Sunday, August 15, 2021 - Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Posted by Marisa Cupps on 8/14/21

Gospel Reading

Luke 1:39-56 -Mary greets Elizabeth and sings God's praise.

Background on the Gospel Reading

Today's feast celebrates Mary's Assumption into heaven.  It is one of three feasts of Mary that are Holy Days of Obligation for Catholics in the United States.  January 1 is the feast of ... Read More »

Sunday, August 8, 2021 -Nineteent Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Marisa Cupps on 8/08/21

Gospel Reading

John 6:41-51 - Jesus responds to the murmurs of the crowd, who wonders what he means when he says that he came down from heaven.

Background on the Gospel Reading

On this Sunday, we continue to read from the “Bread of Life discourse” found in the sixth ... Read More »

Sunday, August 1, 2021 - Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Marisa Cupps on 8/01/21

Gospel Reading

John 6:24–35 - Jesus teaches the crowds that he is the “bread of life.”

Background on the Gospel Reading

This Sunday we continue to read from the sixth chapter of John’s Gospel, but not continuously.  Our Lectionary omits John’s report of Jesus’ walking on water.  This event ... Read More »