Weekly Gospel

Pray the rosary and meditate on the Gospel passage from the Sunday liturgy. This prayer is a form of lectio divina.

Jesus the Good Shepherd leading sheep

Good Shepherd Sunday, April 21 2024

Introduction This Gospel story contains the words of Jesus, teaching about His role as the Good Shepherd to those who follow Him. Biblical literature in the Prophetic books and Psalms describe how God is the true shepherd who takes care of the nation Israel. Jesus claims Divine authority to pastor God’s people and give them […]

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Meeting Jesus on the Road to Emmaus

Introduction This Rosary reflection concerns the resurrection story of Jesus appearing to two disciples going to Emmaus. They tell him about Jesus’ death and missing body. Jesus opens their minds to the Scriptures, joins them for dinner, and they recognize him in the breaking of bread. This Gospel passage is proclaimed on the Third Sunday […]

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The Sunday of Divine Mercy

Introduction This Rosary reflection concerns the story of Jesus’ appearance to His disciples after His death. His disciples gather in a locked room for fear of the Jews, who had killed Jesus. Jesus appears in their midst, gives them His peace, and breathes the Holy Spirit upon them. Thomas misses the moment and doubts Jesus’ […]

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magi on camels following the star

The Epiphany of the Lord According to Matthew

The Epiphany of the Lord is an infancy narrative, an account of magi from the East, observing a star and following it to meet a newborn king. The Gospel Account The newborn king is Jesus, with Mary and Joseph in Bethlehem. The Magi arrive in Jerusalem to consult with King Herod and learn of the […]

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The Fig Tree Gardener according to Luke

Introduction Jesus came to reunite the lost children of Israel and humanity with God and to restore the Reign of God on earth.   Human sin separates us from God. The way back to God is to repent (change from evil behavior) and believe in Jesus.   Lent is a special season that allows God […]

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The Transfiguration of Jesus According to the Gospel of Luke

Introduction The great Shema Prayer of the Jewish religion taught to all children, starts with the words “Hear, O Israel: The Lord is our God, the Lord alone.”   The very first word of the prayer starts with the command: “Hear.” Listen.  This Gospel passage tells about Jesus and His disciples going  to pray, to […]

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The Temptation of Jesus According to the Gospel of Luke

The Gospel Account The Temptation of Jesus is an account of Jesus entering the wilderness to fast and pray before He begins His public ministry. The devil appears and tempts Jesus three times to get Jesus to abandon His work of preaching, teaching, and healing. Jesus refutes the devil each time, using God’s own Word […]

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a fisherman repairing his nets

The Call of Simon the Fisherman According to Luke

The Call of Simon the Fisherman from the Gospel of Luke is a narrative of Simon Peter’s first encounter with Jesus on the shores of Lake Gennaseret in Gallilee. Jesus is teaching a large crowd on the shore of Lake Gennaseret. He is literally being crowded into the water. Jesus spots a fisherman, Simon, mending […]

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Transfiguration of Jesus according to Mark

The Transfiguration of Jesus According to Mark

The Transfiguration of Jesus is an account of Jesus taking His top three disciples up the mountain to pray. While praying, Jesus’ clothing and appearance shine with a dazzling light. Moses and Elijah, two of the great leaders of the Jewish faith, appear and talk with Jesus. The disciples witness this magnificent change and offer […]

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The Parable of the Prodigal Son

The Gospel of Luke contains the parable of the prodigal son. The religious authorities of Jesus’ day, the scribes and pharisees, are complaining that Jesus welcomes sinners and eats with them. Jesus tells a parable (or story) of a man with two sons. One of the sons, the younger one, asks his father for his […]

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