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Like a needle’s eye

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 20th Week in Ordinary Time First Reading: Judges 6.11-24a Gospel: Matthew 19:23-30 Jesus said to his disciples, “Truly I say to you: it will be hard for one who is rich to enter the kingdom of heaven. Yes, believe me: it is easier for a camel to go through the eye […]

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The rich young man

August 21, 2017 Monday, 20th Week in Ordinary Time 1st reading: Judges 2.11-19 Gospel: Mt 19:16–22 A young man approached him and asked, “Master, what good work must I do to receive eternal life?” Jesus answered, “Why do you ask me about what is good? Only one is Good. If you want to enter eternal […]

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Woman of great faith

Sunday, August 20, 2017 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time 1st Reading: Isaiah 56:1.6-7 2nd Reading: Romans 11:13-15. 29-32Gospel: Matthew 15:21-28 Jesus withdrew to the region of Tyre and Sidon. Now a Canaanite woman came from those borders and began to cry out, “Lord, Son of David, have pity on me! My daughter is tormented by […]

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Children in our midst

Saturday, August 19, 2017 19th Week in Ordinary Time 1st Reading: Jos 24:14-29 Gospel: Matthew 19:13-15 Little children were brought to Jesus that he might lay his hands on them with a prayer. But the disciples scolded those who brought them. Jesus then said, “Let them be! Do not stop the children from coming to […]

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No to Divorce

August 18, 2017 Friday, 19th Week in Ordinary TimeFirst reading: Joshua 24.1-13 Gospel: Mt 19:3–12 Some Pharisees approached Jesus. They wanted to test him and asked, “Is a man allowed to divorce his wife for any reason he wants?” Jesus replied, “Have you not read that in the beginning the Creator made them male and […]

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Forgiveness

Thursday, August 17, 2017 19th Week in Ordinary Time 1st Reading: Joshua 3.7-10a, 11, 13-17 Gospel: Matthew 18:21—19:1 Peter asked Jesus, “Lord, how many times must I forgive the offenses of my brother or sister? Seven times?” Jesus answered, “No, not seven times, but seventy-seven times. “This story throws light on the kingdom of heaven. […]

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Church at work

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 19th Week in Ordinary Time 1st Reading: Dt 34:1-12 Gospel: Matt. 18:15-20 Jesus said to his disciples, “If your brother or sister has sinned against you, go and point out the fault when the two of you are in private, and if he listens to you, you have won your brother. […]

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Feast of the Assumption of Mary

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 Assumption of Mary 1st Reading: Rev 11:19; 12:1-6,10 2nd Reading: 1 Cor 15:20-26 Gospel: Luke 1:39-56 Mary set out for a town in the Hills of Judah. She entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leapt in her womb. Elizabeth was filled with […]

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On Paying taxes

Monday, August 14, 2017 19th Week in Ordinary Time 1st Reading: Dt 10:12-22 Gospel: Matthew 17:22-27 (…) When they returned to Capernaum, the Temple tax collectors came to Peter and asked him, “Does your master pay the temple tax?” He answered, “Certainly.” Peter then entered the house, but immediately Jesus asked him, “What do you […]

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Jesus walks over the water

Sunday, August 13, 2017 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time 1st Reading: 1 Kgs 19:9.11-13 2nd Reading: Romans 9:1-5 Gospel: Mt 14:22-33 Immediately Jesus obliged his disciples to get into the boat and go ahead of him to the other side, while he sent the crowd away. And having sent the people away, he went up […]

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Healing of a possessed boy

August 12, 2017 Saturday, 18th Week in Ordinary Time 1st Reading: Dt 6: 4-13 Gospel: Mt 17:14–20 A man approached Jesus, knelt before him and said, “Sir, have pity on my son who is an epileptic and is in a wretched state. He has often fallen into the fire and at other times into the […]

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