Monthly Archives: August 2015

“The Heart of the Matter (Mark 7: 1-23)” by Fr. Michael Sparough, S.J.

This gospel reading from Mark addresses a time when the Pharisees observed some of Jesus’ disciples not washing their hands before eating. The Pharisees confronted Jesus, asking Him why His followers did not follow the Jewish law. Jesus responded calling … Continue reading

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“The Gift of Faith (John 6: 60-69)” by Fr. Michael Sparough, S.J.

This Sunday’s Gospel concludes the ‘Bread of Life’ discourse. Jesus speaks to His disciples, reminding them that faith is a gift from God. So many had turned away from Jesus because they misunderstood His message about how He is The … Continue reading

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“Jesus, The Living Bread (John 6: 51-58)” by Fr. Michael Sparough, S.J.

Fr. Michael Sparough shares his Gospel Study on this Sunday’s Gospel, which is a continuation on the ‘Bread of Life’ discourse from John, Chapter 6. This section of Chapter 6 refers to Jesus telling His disciples that He is the … Continue reading

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“Blessed Are The Persecuted” by Fr. Michael Sparough, S.J.

Fr. Michael Sparough, S. J.  shares the last of the 8 Beatitudes; “Blessed are the persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Fr. Michael explains how the beatitudes are radically counter cultural. How could we be … Continue reading

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