Monthly Archives: December 2011

Scripture reflections – Sunday, January 1st

Nm 6:22-27; Gal 4:4-7; Lk 2: 16-21 Octave Day – Nativity of the LORD; Solemnity of Mary, Holy Mother of God This Sunday’s first reading contains a prayer I’ve used as a blessing for years over my children when I … Continue reading

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Scripture reflections – Sunday December 25th, 2011

Is 62:11-12;  Ti 3:4-7;  Lk 2: 15-20 (Christmas Mass at Dawn) Feast of Christmas This week’s gospel offers us some insight into the essence of “Shepherd Spirituality”: 1) The shepherds’ commitment to their own lives put them in the right … Continue reading

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Scripture reflections – Sunday December 18th, 2011

2Sm 7:1-5; 8b -12; 14a; 16                     Rom 16: 25-27               Lk 1:26-38 4th Sunday in Advent Imagine this scene.  You’re watching one of the Presidental debates – doesn’t matter which Party.  The facilitator of the debate asks a tough question about a … Continue reading

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Scripture Reflections – Sunday, Dec. 11th, 2011

Is 61: 1-2a, 10-11;  1Thes 5:16-24;  Jn 1: 6-8; 15-28 3rd Sunday of Advent If you’re trying to market a new soft-drink, be sure to include the words “thirst quencher” in the ad copy.  It’s a powerful phrase; to “quench” … Continue reading

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