Category Archives: SUNDAY GOSPEL COMMENTARY

Sixteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time – Year A

Matthew 13: 24 – 43  This reading gives us practical hints on how to pray with the scriptures. It is important to divide the text into parts. Read this Gospel passage and make your own divisions. Now compare your divisions … Continue reading

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Fifteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time – Year A

Matthew 13: 1 – 23  Praise the Lord, to whom our praise is due; Praise be the Lord, to whom our praise is due, now and forever. Blessed is the Lord our God, ruler of the universe, who has chosen … Continue reading

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Fourteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time – Year A

Matt 11: 25 – 30 We are about half-way through Matthew’s gospel. In this section of the gospel Jesus faces opposition. In this passage he seems to be looking back over his activities. He considers what he has achieved, successes … Continue reading

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Trinity Sunday, Year A

Jn 3: 16 – 18 Introduction: The gospel of today is made up of only three verses, but if they are well understood, they may help us revise the ideas we have about God. Many Christians still link God with … Continue reading

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Thirty Third Sunday Ordinary time, Year C

Lk 21: 5 – 19 Prayer before praying Scripture Father, we thank you for the gift of your Holy Word. May it be a lamp to our feet, a light to our paths, joy to our hearts and strength to … Continue reading

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Twenty Ninth Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year C.

Lk 18: 1 – 8 Prayer Our prayer today is taken from the Magificat, prayer that Luke puts on Mary’s lips. We should make these words our very own. My soul (life proclaims the greatness of the Lord; My spirit … Continue reading

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Twenty Seventh Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year C.

Lk 17: 5 – 10 Prayer Your Word is near, O Lord our God. Your grace is near. Come to us then, with mildness and power.  Let us be open to hearing your word. Make us receptive and open to … Continue reading

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Twenty Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year C.

Lk 16: 1-13 Prayer Father you wait for us until we are open to you. We wait for your Word to make us receptive. Attune us to your voice, to your silence, speak and bring your Son to us – … Continue reading

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Twenty Third Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year C

Lk 14: 25 – 33 Prayer, Torah Blessing We commence our prayer today with a Jewish prayer giving thanks to our God for the gift of His Word. Praise the Lord, to whom our praise is due; Praise be the … Continue reading

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Twenty First Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year C.

Lk 13: 22 – 30 Prayer Father, we thank you for the gift of your Holy Word.  May it be a lamp to our feet, a light to our paths, joy to our hearts and strength to our lives. Spend … Continue reading

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