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December 15, 2014

Fourth Sunday of Advent, The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph, The Epiphany of the Lord

**Reflections on Sunday Gospel Readings will continue to be offered each week in our blog, which will be found under the "blog" tab on www.smp.org beginning January, 2015. Fourth Sunday of Advent December 21, 2014 Luke 1:26-38 Opening Prayer God, help us to grow in our faith and, like Mary, … Read more...

December 1, 2014

Second Sunday of Advent, Third Sunday of Advent

Second Sunday of Advent December 7, 2014 Mark 1:1-8 Opening Prayer Jesus, through the grace of Baptism we were made a new creation. As we continue our journey of faith, renew our hearts and deepen our commitment to the Gospel so we can be your witnesses in our troubled world. … Read more...

November 17, 2014

The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, First Sunday of Advent

The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe November 23, 2014 Matthew 25:31-46 Opening Prayer Jesus, at this time in history, so many people lack the basics. With the help of your grace, make me ever-mindful of people's needs, especially those affected by natural disasters and poverty. … Read more...

November 3, 2014

Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica in Rome, Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica in Rome November 9, 2014 John 2:13-22 Opening Prayer Jesus, give us the spiritual discipline to be ready for you at all times, whether you come at an ordinary moment in the day or at the end of time in glory. Amen. … Read more...

October 20, 2014

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time, The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (All Souls)

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time October 26, 2014 Matthew 22:34-40 Opening Prayer Jesus, in giving us the greatest commandment, you reveal the very nature of your relationship with God the Father. Love is the dynamic in which you dwell together with the Father and the Holy Spirit. Help us to … Read more...

October 6, 2014

Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time October 12, 2014 Matthew 22:1-14 Opening Prayer Jesus, thank you for extending to us an invitation to the banquet in the Kingdom of Heaven. Sharing the Eucharist with our community is a glimpse of that heavenly banquet you have prepared for us. May our lives … Read more...

September 22, 2014

Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time September 28, 2014 Matthew 21:28-32 Opening Prayer Loving and merciful God, we thank you for second chances as we grow in our faith. Through the Holy Spirit, shower us with your grace and guide us to do your will here on earth. Give us the … Read more...

September 8, 2014

Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross September 14, 2014 John 3:13-17 Opening Prayer Jesus, we thank you for your willingness to be obedient to your Father, even to the point of your own death. Because of your selfless act of love, you have gained for us the opportunity … Read more...

August 18, 2014

Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time, Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time August 24, 2014 Matthew 16:13-30 Opening Prayer Jesus, we believe that you are the Messiah, the anointed one, sent by God the Father to restore humankind's relationship with God. May our actions and deeds give witness to this belief. Amen. Context Connection The setting for … Read more...

July 14, 2014

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time July 20, 2014 Matthew 13:24-30 Opening Prayer Jesus, you have sown the good seed of the Word of God among us. Help us to draw from this source of goodness and to be a positive influence in the world. Perhaps we will never understand why … Read more...

June 16, 2014

Corpus Christi, Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi) June 22, 2014 John 6:51-58 Opening Prayer Jesus, thank you for giving us the gift of your Body and Blood to nurture and sustain us. We are grateful that in receiving your Body and Blood through the Sacrament … Read more...

May 19, 2014

The Sixth Sunday of Easter and The Ascension of the Lord

The Sixth Sunday of Easter May 25, 2014 John 14:15-21 Opening Prayer Jesus, we thank you for the gift of the Holy Spirit, who lives among us. Through the power of your Spirit, continue to pour your grace upon us. Give us the strength to keep your commandments. Amen. Context … Read more...

May 5, 2014

The Fourth Sunday of Easter and The Fifth Sunday of Easter

The Fourth Sunday of Easter May 11, 2014 John 10:1-10 Opening Prayer Jesus, as the good shepherd you continue to guide us to restful waters and to feed us through the Eucharist. May we take your example of caring for others deeply and integrate it into our way of living. … Read more...

April 21, 2014

The Second Sunday of Easter and The Third Sunday of Easter

The Second Sunday of Easter April 27, 2014 John 20:19-31 Opening Prayer Jesus, help us in our doubting. As the disciples encountered you and believed in your risen glory, may we also experience you and believe in you. Bless us with grace so that we can believe you are the … Read more...

April 7, 2014

Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday

Palm Sunday April 13, 2014 Matthew 26:14-27:66 Opening Prayer Jesus, you freely chose to do the will of the Father, even though it led to death on a cross. We are grateful for your sacrifice because you have restored our relationship with the loving Father. Help us freely choose to … Read more...

March 24, 2014

The Fourth Sunday of Lent and The Fifth Sunday of Lent

The Fourth Sunday of Lent March 30, 2014 John 9:1-41 Opening Prayer Jesus, help us to be credible witnesses of the values of truth that you have revealed to us through the Gospels. May we be like the man born blind and never allow outside forces to diminish our witness … Read more...

March 10, 2014

The Second Sunday of Lent and The Third Sunday of Lent

The Second Sunday of Lent March 16, 2014 Matthew 17:1-9 Opening Prayer Jesus, we are grateful that you restored our potential to experience life after death through your death on the cross on Good Friday. Continue to strengthen us through the power of the Holy Spirit so that we can … Read more...

February 24, 2014

The Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time and The First Sunday of Lent

Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time March 2, 2014 Matthew 6:24-34 Opening Prayer Jesus, in your Gospel today, you challenge us to examine our priorities and recognize that true freedom and happiness can be found only in you. We pray that your Holy Spirit will strengthen us so that we may … Read more...

February 10, 2014

The Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time and The Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

The Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time February 16, 2014 Matthew 5:17-37 Opening Prayer Jesus, you came to fulfill the Law. You ask us as disciples to use the Ten Commandments as the foundation of our righteousness and then to take the next step to convert our stony hearts into fleshy … Read more...

January 27, 2014

The Presentation of the Lord and The Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

The Presentation of the Lord February 2, 2014 Luke 2:22-40 Opening Prayer Jesus, John the Baptist recognized your true identity when, at your baptism, the Holy Spirit came to rest on you and did not leave. We pray that your Holy Spirit will be with us always and help us, … Read more...

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