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Scripture Reflection for May 26, 2024, Solemnity of the Most Holy TrinityDeacon Greg Kandra

Dt 4:32-34, 39-40 Ps 33:4-5, 6, 9, 18-19, 20, 22 Rom 8:14-17 Mt 28:16-20 Periodically, people ask me, "What is your favorite part of being a deacon?" Near the top of my list would have to be the ...

Scripture reflection for May 12, 2024, Seventh Sunday of Easter Deacon Greg Kandra

Acts 1:1-11 Ps 47:2-3, 6-7, 8-9 Eph 1:17-23 or Eph 4:1-13 or 4:1-7, 11-13 Mk 16:15-20 This is a Sunday of beginnings and endings. We hear the very first words of the Acts of the Apostles -- and ...

Scripture Reflection for April 28, 2024, Fifth Sunday of EasterDeacon Greg Kandra

Acts 9:26-31 Ps 22:26-27, 28, 30, 31-32 1 Jn 3:18-24 Jn 15:1-8 The readings for this Fifth Sunday of Easter introduce us to someone we don't hear about very much. But he has a lot to say to us, ...

Scripture Reflection for April 14, 2024, Third Sunday of Easter Deacon Greg Kandra

Acts 3:13-15, 17-19 Ps 4:2, 4, 7-8, 9 1 Jn 2:1-5a Lk 24:35-48 "You are witnesses of these things." It almost sounds like an episode of "CSI: Jerusalem." But the case unfolding in this Sunday's ...

Scripture Reflection for March 31, 2024, Easter SundayDeacon Greg Kandra

Acts 10:34a, 37-43 Ps 118:1-2, 16-17, 22-23 Col 3:1-4 Jn 20:1-9 "Did you hear...?" In our modern information-saturated age, those three little words say a lot. They sum up so much of how we live. Face ...

Reflection for March 17, 2024, Fifth Sunday of Lent Deacon Greg Kandra

Jer 31:31-34 Ps 51:3-4, 12-13, 14-15 Heb 5:7-9 Jn 12:20-33 Whatever else we may be thinking about in these last days of Lent, the readings for this fifth Sunday make it clear: Something's coming. You ...

Reflection for March 3, 2024, Third Sunday of LentDeacon Greg Kandra

Ex 20:1-17 Ex: 20:1-3. 7-8, 12-17 (alternate) Ps 19:8, 9, 10, 11 1 Cor 1:22-25 Jn 2: 13-25 Incredibly, we're already entering the third week of Lent. The ashes are a distant memory. We've ...

Scripture reflection for Feb. 18, First Sunday of Lent Deacon Greg Kandra

Gn 9:8-15 Ps 25:4-5, 6-7, 8-9 1 Pt 3:18-22 Mk 1:12-15 Was that it? This weekend, the first Sunday of Lent, we hear Mark's account of Jesus going into the desert before he begins his earthly ...