Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph (Cycle C)

Our readings for this Sunday, the Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph are here. (https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/122621.cfm).  The readings are again ABC, so I have used the notes from 2017 (Cycle A). These are my notes and interpretations of Fr Dennis’ homily from the 10AM Mass on December 31, 2017.  And a coupleContinue reading “Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph (Cycle C)”

Christmas, the Nativity of the Lord

Our readings for this Sunday, the Nativity of the Lord are here. (https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/122521.cfm). The gospel readings for Christmas are tied to the Mass, e.g., Vigil, Night, Dawn, or Day, and come from the gospels of Matthew, Luke, and John.  The readings are listed for ABC, rather than a single cycle, like we read during Advent,Continue reading “Christmas, the Nativity of the Lord”

Fourth Week of Advent Cycle C

Our readings for this Sunday, the Fourth Sunday of Advent are here. (https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/121921.cfm). Again, these are my notes and interpretations of Fr Dennis’ homilies from the December 20, 2015 5PM and December 23, 2018 masses.  And a surprise selection from Fr Eric Sundrup in 2015.  So … many poems to help light our path throughContinue reading “Fourth Week of Advent Cycle C”

Third Sunday of Advent Cycle C

Our readings for this Sunday, the Third Sunday of Advent are here. (https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/121221.cfm). These are my notes and interpretations of Fr Dennis’ homily from the 8:30AM on December 13, 2015. ______ Gaudete Sunday is a brief relaxation during Advent.  All of Advent is waiting in hope, but Gaudete Sunday emphasizes the hope. In the gospel,Continue reading “Third Sunday of Advent Cycle C”

Second Sunday of Advent Cycle C

Welcome to our Into the Light Reflection site for the Second Sunday of Advent!  We should be about Day 6 into our chocolate Advent calendars. Our readings for this Sunday, the Second Sunday of Advent are here. (https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/120521.cfm). Again, these are my notes and interpretations from the 8:30 and 10 (or Noon) Mass homily ofContinue reading “Second Sunday of Advent Cycle C”

First Sunday of Advent Cycle C

Welcome to our Into the Light Reflection site for Advent!  As we each prepare ourselves for the season of Lent, let us remember the reflection of David Steindl Rast, OSB: It’s not joy that makes us grateful, it’s gratitude that makes us joyful. Our readings for this Sunday, the First Sunday of Advent are here.Continue reading “First Sunday of Advent Cycle C”

You know you’re in Montana when …

… it looks like a straight shot on the map from Gardiner to Great Falls via US 89 … and .. you misread those contours and misread the actual vertical experience of the trip!  Travel from Gardiner to Livingston was as much a delight on the way out, as the way in — elk, osprey,Continue reading “You know you’re in Montana when …”