The Good News Archives - Bandera

Doing things right

December 12, 2017 Tuesday, 2nd Week of Advent Our Lady of Guadalupe 1st Reading: Is 48:17–19Gospel: Mt 11:16–19 Jesus said to the crowds, “Now, to what can I compare the people of this day? They are like children sitting in the marketplace, about whom their companions complain: ‘We played the flute for you but you […]

The faith of the paralytic

December 11, 2017 Monday, 2nd Week of Advent1st Reading: Is 35:1–10Gospel: Lk 5:17–26 One day Jesus was teaching and many Pharisees and teachers of the Law had come from every part of Galilee and Judea and even from Jerusalem. They were sitting there while the power of the Lord was at work to heal the […]

Prepare the Way

Sunday, December 10, 2017 2nd Sunday of Advent 1st Reading: Is 40:1-5, 9-11 2nd Reading: 2 Pt 3:8-14 Gospel: Mk 1:1-8 This is the beginning of the Good News of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. It is written in the book of Isaiah, the prophet, “I am sending my messenger ahead of you to […]

The plenteous harvest

Saturday, December 9, 20171st Week of Advent 1st Reading: Is 30:19–21, 23–26Gospel:Mt 9:35—10:1, 5a, 6–8 Jesus went around all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the good news of the Kingdom, and he cured every sickness and disease. When he saw the crowds he was moved with pity, for they were […]

The risk that God took on Mary

December 8, 2017 Friday, 2nd Week of Advent Immaculate Conception of Mary 1st Reading: Gen 3:9-15, 202nd Reading: Eph 1:3-6, 11-12 Gospel: Luke 1:26-38 In the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town ofGalilee called Nazareth. He was sent to a young virgin who wasbetrothed to a man named Joseph, […]

Love incarnate

December 7, 2017 Thursday, 1st Week of Advent 1st Reading: Is 26:1–6Gospel: Mt 7:21, 24–27 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. “So, then, anyone who hears these words of mine and […]

God’s compassion

December 06, 2017 Wednesday, 1st Week of Advent 1st Reading: Is 25:6–10aGospel: Mt 15:29–37 Jesus went to the shore of Lake Galilee, and then went up into thehills where he sat down. Great crowds came to him, bringing the dumb,the blind, the lame, the crippled, and many with other infirmities.The people carried them to the […]

Wisdom of the humble

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 1st Week of Advent 1st Reading: Is 11:1-10 Gospel: Luke 10:21-24 Jesus was filled with the joy of the Holy Spirit and said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and made them known to the little ones. […]

Faith and humility

Monday, December 4, 2017 1st Week of Advent 1st Reading: Is 2:1-5 Gospel: Matthew 8:5-11 When Jesus entered Capernaum, an army captain approached him to ask his help, “Sir, my servant lies sick at home. He is paralyzed and suffers terribly.” Jesus said to him, “I will come and heal him.” The captain answered, “I […]

Awake in this season of Advent

Sunday, December 3, 2017 1st Sunday of Advent 1st Reading: Isaiah 63:16-17,19; 64:2-7 2nd Reading: 1st Corinthians 1:3-9 Gospel: Mark 13:33-37 Jesus said to his disciples, “Be alert and watch, for you don’t know when the time will come. When a man goes abroad and leaves his home, he puts his servants in charge, giving […]

Pray and Work

Saturday, December 2, 2017 34th Week in Ordinary Time 1st Reading: Dn 7:15-27 Gospel: Luke 21:34-36 Jesus said to his disciples, “Watch yourselves, or your hearts will be coarsened with debauchery and drunkenness and the cares of life, and that day will be sprung on you suddenly like a trap. For it will come down […]

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