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Faith in the shadow of death

July 09, 2018 Monday, 14th Week in Ordinary Time 1st Reading: Ho 2:16-22 Gospel: Mt 9:18–26 While Jesus was speaking, an official of the synagogue came up to him, bowed before him and said, “My daughter has just died, but come and place your hands on her, and she will live.” Jesus stood up and […]

Despised by his own people

July 08, 2018 Sunday, 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time 1st Reading: Ezk 2:2-5 2nd Reading: 2 Cor 12:7-10 Gospel: Mk 6:1-6 Jesus returned to his own country, and his disciples followed him. When the Sabbath came, he began teaching in the synagogue, and most of those who heard him were astonished. They commented, “How did […]

The art of fasting

July 07, 2018 Saturday, 13th Week in Ordinary Time 1st Reading: Am 9:11-15 Gospel: Mt 9:14–17 The disciples of John came to him with the question, “How is it that we and the Pharisees fast on many occasions, but not your disciples?”Jesus answered them, “How can you expect wedding guests to mourn as long as […]

The need to show mercy

Friday, July 06, 2018 13th Week in Ordinary Time 1st Reading: Am 8:4-6, 9-12 Gospel: Matthew 9:9-13 As Jesus moved on from there, he saw a man named Matthew at his seat in the custom-house, and he said to him, “Follow me.” And Matthew got up and followed him. Now it happened, while Jesus was […]

The cure of the paralytic

July 05, 2018 Thursday, 13th Week in Ordinary Time 1st Reading: Am 7:10-17 Gospel: Mt 9:1–8 Jesus got back into the boat, crossed the lake again, and came to his hometown. Here they brought a paralyzed man to him, lying on a bed. Jesus saw their faith and said to the paralytic, “Courage, my son! […]

Believing without seeing

July 3, 2018 Tuesday, 13th Week in Ordinary TimeSt. Thomas, Apostle 1st Reading: Eph 2:19–22 Gospel: Jn 20:24–29 Thomas, the Twin, one of the Twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. The other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord.” But he replied, “Until I have seen in his hands the print of […]

Following Christ

Monday, July 02, 2018 13th Week in Ordinary Time 1st Reading: Amos 2:6-10; 13-16 Gospel: Mt 8:18-22 When Jesus saw the crowd press around him, he gave orders to cross to the other shore. A teacher of the Law approached him and said, “Master, I will follow you wherever you go.” Jesus said to him, […]

Twin healings

01 July 2018 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time 1st Reading: Wis 1:13–15; 2:23–24 2nd Reading: 2 Cor 8:7, 9, 13–15 Gospel: Mk 5:21–43 Jairus, an official of the synagogue, came up and seeing Jesus, (…) asked him earnestly, “My little daughter is at the point of death. Come and lay your hands on her so […]

The Church’s rock foundation

June 29, 2018 Friday Peter and Paul, Apostles 1st Reading: Acts 12:1–11 2nd Reading: 2 Tim 4:6–8, 17–18Gospel: Matthew 16:13-19 Jesus came to Caesarea Philippi. He asked his disciples, “What do people say of the Son of Man? Who do they say I am?” They said, “For some of them you are John the Baptist, […]

The evil of hypocrisy

June 28, 2018 Thursday 12th Week in Ordinary Time 1st Reading: 2 Kgs 24:8-17 Gospel: Matthew 7:21-29 Jesus said to his disciples, “Not everyone who says to me: Lord! Lord! will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my heavenly Father. Many will say to me on that day, […]

The fruits of a good tree

June 27, 2018 Wednesday 12th Week in Ordinary Time 1st Reading: 2 Kgs 22:8-13; 23: 1-3 Gospel: Mt 7:15–20 Jesus said to his disciples, “Beware of false prophets: they come to you in sheep’s clothing but inside they are wild wolves. You will recognize them by their fruits. Do you ever pick grapes from thorn bushes, […]

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