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Scripture Reflection for April 14, 2024, Third Sunday of EasterDeacon Greg Kandra

Acts 3:13-15, 17-19 Ps 4:2, 4, 7-8, 9 1 Jn 2:1-5a Lk 24:35-48 "You are witnesses of these things." It almost sounds like an episode of "CSI: Jerusalem." But the case unfolding in this Sunday's ...

Scripture Reflection for March 31, 2024, Easter Sunday Deacon Greg Kandra

Acts 10:34a, 37-43 Ps 118:1-2, 16-17, 22-23 Col 3:1-4 Jn 20:1-9 "Did you hear...?" In our modern information-saturated age, those three little words say a lot. They sum up so much of how we live. Face ...

Reflection for March 17, 2024, Fifth Sunday of LentDeacon Greg Kandra

Jer 31:31-34 Ps 51:3-4, 12-13, 14-15 Heb 5:7-9 Jn 12:20-33 Whatever else we may be thinking about in these last days of Lent, the readings for this fifth Sunday make it clear: Something's coming. You ...

Reflection for March 3, 2024, Third Sunday of Lent Deacon Greg Kandra

Ex 20:1-17 Ex: 20:1-3. 7-8, 12-17 (alternate) Ps 19:8, 9, 10, 11 1 Cor 1:22-25 Jn 2: 13-25 Incredibly, we're already entering the third week of Lent. The ashes are a distant memory. We've ...

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 ...