July 2017

Reflections on the
Sunday Mass Gospel Readings
for this month.


Gospel Reflections
Fr. Bill LaGrand, M.A.


July 2, 2017 – 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time: Jesus instructs his disciples, and us too, on the challenges, suffering, and support they will encounter on their missionary journeys.


July 9, 2017 – 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time: In the Gospel, Jesus praises God for revealing hidden things to simple people like his disciples, and he invites us to share his burden which is light.


July 16, 2017 – 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time: We are blessed to have heard the Word of God, yet often we resist this life saving message. For the times we have hardened our hearts, let us ask for forgiveness.


July 23, 2017 – 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time: Let us remember that St. Paul says that we don’t know how to pray as we ought. Let us use this time of prayer to ask the Holy Spirit to fill us with the grace of true prayer that will carry us through the week.


July 30, 2017 – 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time: God has given each of us a ‘true self’ made in God’s image. Let us turn to God to help us put aside the things that keep us from reflecting that image and likeness of God to those we encounter every day.