Category: Sunday Warm-up

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Sunday Gospel Warm-up

February 22, 2024

Mark 9:2-10 Our Divine Destiny

This Sunday’s Gospel is the Transfiguration. Peter, James and John are given a glimpse of Jesus’ divinity, but it is not His divinity that is the point of the encounter. It is Jesus’

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Spirit

Sunday Gospel Warm-Up

February 15, 2024

Our Desert Experiences

Mark 1:12-15

We hear in the Gospel this Sunday that Jesus was driven out into the desert. The connotation is that he didn’t have a choice in the matter. When it comes to “desert”

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Kneel

Sunday Gospel Warm-up

February 8, 2024

Wounded Healers

Mark 1:40-45 

Our readings this Sunday focus on healing. All of us have times where we are like the leper in the Gospel kneeling before our God begging for relief.

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Follow me

Sunday Gospel Warm-Up

February 1, 2024

The World’s Troubles

Mark 1:29-39

How do we deal with all the suffering and evil we see and encounter in our world. It is devastating to see what’s happening in the Holy Land and in places like Ukraine.

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Listen

Sunday Gospel Warm-up

January 25, 2024

Mark 1:21-28 Speaking With Authority

In today’s world, opinions run amuck. Social media, commentators, and “news feeds” all have authoritative opinions for us.

Who’s right, who’s wrong, fake news, and truth all kind of blend together into a murky fog.

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Sunday Gospel Warm-up

January 18, 2024

A Disciple Decision

Mark 1:14-20

To choose to be a disciple of Jesus is a decision and not an easy one at that. Most of us were raised in a Christian home,

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Sunday Gospel Warm-up

January 11, 2024

“Come and See”

John 1:35-42

John begins his Gospel with this strange interaction between Jesus and His first two disciples. Jesus notices that he has caught their attention and asks them “What are you looking for?”

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Epiphany

Sunday Gospel Warm-up

January 4, 2024

Epiphany

Mt 2:1-12

Once again, we hear the story of the three kings or Magi this Sunday. The symbolism of this event basically says that through this infant will come the wisdom that the whole world has been awaiting and seeking.

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Sunday Gospel Warm-Up

December 28, 2023

The Holy Family

Luke 2:22-40 

We celebrate this Sunday the Feast of the Holy Family. 

Holiness does not mean an easy path.  We hear in this Gospel that this child will cause great disruption and Mary will experience great pain by him. 

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God choose the lowly

Sunday Gospel Warm-up

December 21, 2023

God Among the Lowly

Luke 1:26-38

It’s a quick turnaround to Christmas this year. This Sunday we celebrate the 4th Sunday of Advent in the morning and then Christmas in the evening.

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Witness

Sunday Gospel Warm-up

December 14, 2023

John the Baptist

John 1:6-8, 19-28

“John came to testify to the light.” The word testify in Greek is the same word used for martyrdom. How the early Christians understood being a witness was then,

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Advent

Sunday Gospel Warm-Up

December 7, 2023

The One to Come

Mk. 1:1-8

On this second Sunday of Advent, we are introduced to John the Baptist. John represents the best of the Jewish religious tradition especially the prophets. He is cast as an Elijah type figure encouraging his people to repent and recapture the spirit of the Covenant that the Jewish people have with their God.

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