August 2017

Reflections on the
Sunday Mass Gospel Readings
for this month.


Gospel Reflections
Fr. Bill LaGrand, M.A.

September 3, 2017 – 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time: Jesus predicts his future passion and instructs his disciples, and us, on the meaning of discipleship as the way of the cross. They are so closely connected that there cannot be one without the other. (Matthew 16: 21-27)


September 10, 2017 – 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time: Jesus sets forth a method for dealing with conflicts between community members. Families can sometimes be a messy business. As Christians, we are given to grace to forgive and be forgiven. (Matthew 18: 15-20)


September 17, 2017 – 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time: Jesus teaches us that there are no limits on forgiveness and God’s mercy. We have a tendency to look at God through our eyes, yet we know that his ways are not our ways.
(Matthew 18: 21-35)


September 24, 2017 – 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time: Jesus teaches us through a parable about a generous landowner who symbolizes the generosity of God that will take place at the last judgment.
(Matthew 20: 1-16A)