2019 Daily Gospel Reflection Team

Gospel Reflections 800x800 blue outlineThank you for volunteering to be a part of our 2019 Daily Gospel Reflection Team! This project is always an opportunity for grace — we’re so grateful for your help in putting it together! Now we’ll be working diligently to give you the tools you need to participate in this mission.

Writing Your Reflection:

You signed up for three dates on the calendar – here is the link to that calendar again, so you can check your dates and Gospel reflection.  When your reflection runs on CatholicMom.com, we will link from your reflection to the USCCB daily readings website. Currently, only lectionary readings through May, 2019 can be found online at the USCCB website. Typically, the rest of 2019’s lectionary will be available by October.

Our friends at Ave Maria Press have offered our team of volunteers a special discount on their wonderful book Sacred Reading: The 2019 Guide to Daily Prayer. Purchase Sacred Reading for 2019 at Ave Maria Press and use offer code SR2019 to purchase this book for only $10 (shipping not included). This offer ends 11/30/18.

Please note that this is a Daily Gospel reflection. While you are free to mention the other readings or psalm for the day, your reflection should center on the Gospel passage.

Use the calendar on the right-hand side of the USCCB page to locate your assigned date and the readings for that day. View samples of our Daily Gospel Reflections.

IMPORTANT LITURGICAL NOTE: We are not using the readings for any memorials or optional memorials, even if the USCCB offers that option within the calendar for the day. Please use the main readings for the day. For example, May 1, 2019, is Wednesday of the Second Week of Easter. While the USCCB offers, at the bottom of the page, the readings for the Optional Memorial of St. Joseph the worker, you need to use the Easter-season readings for that date.

DEADLINE: All reflections for January through June 2019 will be due by November 1, 2018; all reflections for July through December 2019 will be due by December 1, 2018. But you can greatly assist us by submitting your reflection as early as possible!

We realize that there may be circumstances that cause you to miss your deadline. We will send one reminder, allowing a one-week extension, after a missed deadline. If the extended deadline is missed, your reflection date(s) will be reassigned.

CatholicMom.com reserves the right to replace reflections that do not meet our editorial or content standards.

Your reflection is comprised of three parts:

  1. The main reflection – Please reflect in your own words upon the daily gospel passage. This is not intended to be a scholarly or overly pious essay, but rather a personal reflection that will help our readers enter into a deeper understanding of this scripture in their own lives. Please limit your reflection to 300 words or less. All submissions will be edited for length and consistency, and proofread for accuracy. View samples of our Daily Gospel Reflections.
  2. Two-line prayer – Please write a simple, original two-line (or shorter) prayer inspired by the gospel of the day.
  3. Reflection question – Please pose a simple one- to two-line reflection question based upon the gospel to guide our readers in reflection and prayer.

When you have written these three parts of your reflection, please proceed to our submission form below or click herePlease complete the submission form for each of your reflections separately (you’ll end up submitting the form three times):

Questions?

For additional information or to ask any question, email editor@catholicmom.com.