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Scripture reflection for Feb. 18, First Sunday of LentDeacon Greg Kandra

Gn 9:8-15 Ps 25:4-5, 6-7, 8-9 1 Pt 3:18-22 Mk 1:12-15 Was that it? This weekend, the first Sunday of Lent, we hear Mark's account of Jesus going into the desert before he begins his earthly ...

Reflection for Feb. 4, Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time Deacon Greg Kandra

Jb 7:1-4, 6-7 Ps 147:1-2, 3-4, 5-6 1 Cor 9:16-19, 22-23 Mk 1:29-39 We've all been there. At the end of a long day, the phone rings, there's a knock on the door, the boss stops by your ...

Reflection for Jan. 21, 2024: Third Sunday in Ordinary TimeDeacon Greg Kandra

Jon 3:1-5, 10 Ps 25:4-5, 6-7, 8-9 1 Cor 7:29-31 Mk 1:14-20 Do you hear it? Jonah did. So did the brothers Simon and Andrew, and then James and John. It's the insistent invitation to drop ...

Sunday Scripture reflection for Jan. 7, Epiphany Deacon Greg Kandra

Is 60:1-6 Ps 72:1-2, 7-8, 10-11, 12-13 Eph 3:2-a, 5-6 Mt 2:1-12 On a Sunday that centers on discovery, revelation, and manifestation -- the very definition of "Epiphany" -- one of the most important ...

Reflection on the Scripture readings for Dec. 24, Fourth Sunday of AdventDeacon Greg Kandra

2 Sm 7:1-5, 8b-12, 14a, 16 Ps 89:2-3, 4-5, 27, 29 Rom 16:25-27 Lk 1:26-38 Do you hear it? If there is one message the world needs right now, in a moment of high anxiety and seemingly unending ...

Reflections on the Scripture readings for Dec. 10, Second Sunday of Advent Deacon Greg Kandra

Is 40:1-5, 9-11 Ps 85:9-10-11-12, 13-14 2 Pt 3:8-14 Mk 1:1-8 If nothing else, Advent should remind us of this inconvenient truth: We are people in a hurry. The other day, I was leaving Walmart ...

Scripture reflections for Nov. 26, Solemnity of Jesus Christ, King of the UniverseDeacon Greg Kandra

Ez 43:11-12, 15-17 Ps 23:1-2, 2-3, 5-6 1 Cor 15:20-26, 28 Mt 25:31-46 Are we here already? Suddenly, we find ourselves at the end of the liturgical year, gazing down the road toward Advent and ...

Reflections on the Scripture readings for Nov. 12, Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time Deacon Greg Kandra

Wis 6:12-16 Ps 63:2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8 1 Thes 4:13-18 1 Thes 4:13-14 (alternate) Mt 25:1-13 It's that time of year again. In much of the country, the leaves are falling, nights are lengthening, ...