Msgr. John Fell

Gospel offers encouragement, challenge

by Msgr. John Fell

10th Sunday of the Year (B) By Msgr. John N. Fell We return this weekend to the Ordinary Sundays of the Church year. This is the first ordinary Sunday since just before Valentine’s Day. St. Mark’s Gospel has, up to … Continue reading

Jesus summarizes intent of his mission

by Msgr. John Fell

Seventh Sunday of Easter (B) By Msgr. John N. Fell Our Gospel reading this Sunday is taken from the 17th Chapter of St. John’s Gospel. Since the 16th Century, this chapter has been known as the High Priestly Prayer of … Continue reading

Fifth Sunday of Easter (B)

by Msgr. John Fell

Fifth Sunday of Easter (B) By Msgr. John N. Fell This Sunday’s Gospel comes from the section of St. John’s Gospel in which Jesus gives final words of comfort to his disciples immediately before his own passion and death. Set … Continue reading

Evil cannot overcome power, presence of Jesus

by Msgr. John Fell

First Sunday of Lent (B)   By Msgr. John N. Fell   This Sunday’s Gospel is a brief but powerful introduction to our Lenten journey. Immediately following the account of Jesus’ own baptism, this section of St. Mark’s Gospel begins … Continue reading

Building the Kingdom of God

by Msgr. John Fell

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (A) By Msgr. John N. Fell   In this Sunday’s Gospel, St. Matthew focuses our attention on the central theme of all Jesus’ preaching — the Kingdom of God. The Kingdom (Reign) of God refers … Continue reading

Christ vanquished sin, death forever

by Msgr. John Fell

Easter Sunday Gospel (A)   By Msgr. John N. Fell   While there is no account of the actual moment of Jesus’ resurrection, St. Matthew’s portrayal of the first Easter morning (28:1-10) captures well the bewilderment, majesty, and joy of … Continue reading