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The Transfiguration of Jesus

Sunday, August 06, 2017 Transfiguration of Our Lord 1st Reading: Dan 7:9-10,13-14 2nd Reading: 2 P 1:16-19 Gospel: Matthew 17:1-9 Jesus took with him Peter and James and his brother John and led them up a high mountain where they were alone. Jesus’ appearance was changed before them: his face shone like the sun and […]

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Beheading of John the Baptist

Saturday, August 05, 2017 17th Week in Ordinary Time 1st Reading: Lv 25:1.8-17 Gospel: Matthew 14:1-12 On one occasion the news about Jesus reached King Herod. And he said to his servants, “This man is John the Baptist. John has risen from the dead, and that is why miraculous powers are at work in him.” […]

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Rejection at Nazareth

Friday, August 4, 2017 17th Week in Ordinary Time 1st Reading: Lv 23:1.4-11.15-16.27.34-37 Gospel: Mt 13:54–58 Jesus went to his hometown and taught the people in their synagogue. They were amazed and said, “Where did he get this wisdom and these special powers? Isn’t he the carpenter’s son? Isn’t Mary his mother and aren’t James, […]

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Parables of the kingdom

Thursday,  August 3,  2017 17th Week in Ordinary Time 1st Reading: Exodus 40:16-21 Gospel: Matthew 13:47-53 Jesus said to his disciples, “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a big fishing net let down into the sea, in which every kind of fish has been caught. When the net is full, it is dragged ashore. […]

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Wheat and Weeds

August 1, 2017 Tuesday, 17th Week in Ordinary Time 1st Reading: Exodus 33:7-11;34-5b-9,28 Gospel: Mt 13:36–43 Jesus sent the crowds away and went into the house. And his disciples came to him saying, “Explain to us the parable of the weeds in the field.” He answered them, “The one who sows the good seed is […]

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The parable of the mustard seed

July 31, 2017 Monday, 17th Week in Ordinary Time 1st Reading: Ex 32:15-24. 30-34 Gospel: Mt 13:31–35 Jesus put another parable before the people, “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, that a man took and sowed in his field. “It is smaller than all other seeds, but once it has fully grown, it […]

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The most precious treasure

Sunday, July 30, 2017 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time 1st Reading: 1st Kings 3:5,7-12 2nd Reading: Romans 8:28-30 Gospel: Matthew 13:44-52 Jesus said to the crowds, “The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hidden in a field. The one who finds it buries it again; and so happy is he, that he goes and […]

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The faith of Martha

Saturday, July 29, 2017 17th Week in Ordinary Time St. Martha 1st Reading: Ex 24:3-8 Gospel: Jn 11:19-27 Many Jews had come to Martha and Mary to offer consolation at their brother’s death. When Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went to meet him while Mary remained sitting in the house. And she said […]

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Parable of the Sower

Friday, 28 July 2017 16th Week in Ordinary Time Reading: Ex 20:1-17 Gospel: Matthew 13:18-23 Listen then to what the parable of the sower means: When anyone hears the message about the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what was sown in their heart. This is the seed […]

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Hearing without understanding

Thursday, July 27, 2017 16th Week in Ordinary Time 1st Reading: Ex 19-1-12. 9-11. 16-20 Gospel: Matthew 13:10-17 Jesus’ disciples came to him with the question, “Why do you speak to them in parables?” Jesus answered, “To you it has been given to know the secrets of the kingdom of heaven, but not to these […]

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Parable of the Sower

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 16th Week in Ordinary Time 1st Reading: Ex 16:1-5. 9-15 Gospel: Matthew 13:1-9 Jesus left the house and sat down by the lakeside. As many people gathered around him, he got in a boat. There he sat while the whole crowd stood on the shore, and he spoke to them in […]

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