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In times of misfortune

Monday, February 19 , 2018 1st Week of Lent 1st Reading: Lev 19:1–2, 11–18 Gospel: Mt 25:31–46 Jesus said to his disciples, “When the Son of Man comes in his glory with all his angels, he will sit on the throne of his Glory. All the nations will be brought before him, and as a […]

Forty Days Temptation

Sunday, February 18, 2018 1st Sunday of Lent 1st Reading: Gen 9:8–15 2nd Reading: 1 P 3:18–22 Gospel: Mk 1:12–15 Then the Spirit drove him into the desert. Jesus stayed in the desert forty days and was tempted by Satan. He was with the wild animals, but angels ministered to him. After John was arrested, […]

The call of Levi

Saturday 17 February 2018 Saturday, After Ash Wednesday 1st Reading: Is 58:9b–14 Gospel: Lk 5:27–32 Jesus noticed a tax collector named Levi sitting in the tax-office, he said to him, “Follow me.” So Levi, leaving everything, got up and followed Jesus.Levi gave a great feast for Jesus, and many tax collectors came to his house […]

The question about fasting

Friday, February 16, 2018 1st Reading: Is 58:1–9a Gospel: Mt 9:14–15 The disciples of John came to Jesus 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 bridegroom is with […]

Requirements of discipleship

Thursday, February 15, 2018 1st Reading: Dt 30:15–20 Gospel: Lk 9:22–25 Jesus said, “The Son of Man must suffer many things. He will be rejected by the elders and chief priests and teachers of the Law, and put to death. Then after three days he will be raised to life.” Jesus also said to all […]

Ash Wednesday

Wednesday, 14 February 2018 Ash Wednesday 1st Reading: Jl 2:12–18 2nd Reading: 2 Cor 5:20–6:2Gospel: Mt 6:1–6, 16–18 Jesus said to his disciples, “Be careful not to make a show of your righteousness before people. If you do so, you do not gain anything from your Father in heaven. When you give something to the […]

Understanding heavenly truths

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 6th Week in Ordinary Time 1st Reading: Jas 1:12-18 Gospel: Mk 8:14–21 The disciples had forgotten to bring more bread and had only one loaf with them in the boat. Then Jesus warned them, “Keep your eyes open and beware of the yeast of the Pharisees and the yeast of Herod.” […]

Signs of God’s love

Monday, February 12, 2018 6th Week in Ordinary Time 1st Reading: Jas 1:1-11 Gospel: Mk 8:11–13 The Pharisees came and started to argue with Jesus. Hoping to embarrass him, they asked for some heavenly sign. Then his spirit was moved. He gave a deep sigh and said, “Why do the people of this present time […]

Option for the poor

Sunday, February 11, 2018 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time First Reading: Lev. 13:1-2, 44-46 Second Reading: 1 Cor 10:31 – 11:1 Gospel Reading: Mk 1:40-45 A leper came to Jesus and begged him, “If you so will, you can make me clean.” Moved with pity, Jesus stretched out his hand and touched him, saying, “I […]

The feeding of the multitude

Saturday, February 10, 2018 5th Week in Ordinary Time 1st Reading: 1 Kgs 12:26-32, 13:33-34 Gospel: Mk 8:1-10 Soon afterwards Jesus was in the midst of another large crowd that obviously had nothing to eat. So he called his disciples and said to them, “I feel sorry for these people because they have been with […]

God does all things well

Friday, February 9, 2018 5th Week in Ordinary Time 1st Reading: 1 King 11: 29-32; 12=19 Gospel: Mk 7:31–37 Again Jesus set out; from the country of Tyre, passed through Sidon and, skirting the sea of Galilee, he came to the territory of Decapolis. There a deaf man who also had difficulty in speaking was […]

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