Echoing God's Word in the Catholic Faith Community
Reflections on Readings from the Lectionary by Rev. Clement D. Thibodeau (1932-2017).
(Click on the date to read the reflection)
|Seventh Sunday of Easter - May 13, 2018|
|Acts 1:15-17, 20-26
1 John 4:11-16
|Another witness of Jesus’ resurrection must be chosen.
We acknowledge Jesus as Son of God, so we live in God.
Jesus prays that his followers may be holy.
We look to God’s kindness and bless God's name.
|Pentecost Sunday - May 20, 2018|
1 Corinthians 12:3-13
|The community is filled with the Holy Spirit.
The Spirit creates a new Body for Christ.
Jesus comes to those who fear, bringing peace
God's Spirit has all power.
|Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, May 27, 2018|
|The Lord is the only God of heaven and earth.
The Spirit brings us to God, our Abba.
From a mountaintop the disciples are sent.
God the Creator cares for us who are the Creation.
|Solemnity of the Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ - June 3, 2018|
Mark 14:12-16, 22-26
Psalm 116: 12-13, 15-18
|The Covenant is sealed in blood.
We are made holy by the blood of Christ.
The cup is the blood of Christ.
I raise a cup in thanksgiving.
|Reflections for the Tenth & Eleventh Sundays of Ordinary Time and the Solemnity of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist are unfortunately unavailable|
|Thirteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time - July 1, 2018|
|Wisdom 1:13-15; 2:23-24
2 Corinthians 8:7, 9, 13-15
Psalm 30: 2, 4-6, 11-13
|How come there is evil in God’s world?
Our stewardship model is Christ.
Jesus has power over life and death.
God hears the cry of those in need.
|Fourteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time - July 8, 2018|
2 Corinthians 12:7-10
|Let us not be obstinate of heart.
In our weakness only God is powerful.
Jesus is rejected even by his own.
|Fifteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time - July 15, 2018|
|The prophet is called by God, not by Israel’s rulers.
God chose us to share with Christ in redemption.
Jesus sends the Twelve to share in his ministry.
|Sixteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time - July 22, 2018|
|God will gather people as shepherds gather their sheep.
In Christ, Jews and Gentiles are reconciled in peace.
People with no leader find one in the Good Shepherd.
God is faithful as our Shepherd.