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Sunday Gospels

Through the Lens of the Eucharist

In this month of June, let’s look at the Gospels in the light of the Eucharist which gives the greatest gift we could ask or imagine: Jesus.

The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (June 2)

“Where is my guest room where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?” (Mk 14:12-16, 22-26)

Jesus truly has kept nothing for himself. On this day, we celebrate with great thanksgiving the gift of our generous Savior. He was not content to suffer, die, and rise for us. He wanted to give us everything that was his, even his Body and his last drop of Blood. We praise you, Jesus!

Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (June 9)

“For whoever does the will of God is my brother and sister and mother.” (Mk 3:20-35)

Jesus, who is our food, could not even eat because so many people gathered around him. But since his food was to do the will of his Father, he taught them many things. And the lessons he taught them are Eucharistic; the Eucharist is all about unity, it is our forgiveness unless we reject it, and it forms us into the family of God.

Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time (June 16)


“To what shall we compare the kingdom of God, or what parable can we use for it?” (Mk 4:26-34)

Jesus is the grain of wheat that falls to the ground in order to produce wheat to feed us all. He is also the seed that becomes large enough to gather all of us under his shade. In the Eucharist, he gives us all we need, because he gives himself.

Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time (June 23)

Jesus was in the stern, asleep on a cushion. (Mk 4:35-41)

Jesus lives both in the boat of the Church and in each individual Christian. Sometimes he seems to be sleeping. But when we receive him in the Eucharist, he is quietly and secretly working to increase our faith and transform our lives, even when everything seems stormy and uncertain.

Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (June 30)

“I say to you, arise!” (Mk 5:21-43 or 5:21-24, 35b-43)

Jesus has come to heal us and bring us new life. In the Eucharist, we can approach him and touch him. When we believe in his Presence and in his care for us he says, “Your faith has saved you.” Even if we appear to be dead, it is as easy for him to awaken us as it is for us to awaken someone who is sleeping.

We end our meditations on the Eucharist with the words that close today’s Gospel, “And he said that she should be given something to eat.”