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The power of God’s love

June 19, 2018 Tuesday 11th Week in Ordinary Time1st Reading: 1 Kgs 21:17-29 Gospel: Matthew 5:43-48 Jesus said to his disciples, “You have heard that it was said: Love your neighbor and do not do good to your enemy. But this I tell you: Love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you, so […]

Conquering evil with love

June 18, 2018 Monday 11th Week in Ordinary Time 1st Reading: 1 Kgs 21:1-6 Gospel: Matthew 5:38-42 Jesus said to his disciples, “You have heard that it was said: An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. But I tell you this: do not oppose evil with evil; if someone slaps you […]

Life parables

June 17, 2018 Sunday 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time 1st Reading: Ezk 17:22-24 2nd Reading: 2 Corinthians 5:6-10 Gospel: Mark 4:26-34 Jesus also said, “In the kingdom of God it is like this. A man scatters seed upon the soil. Whether he is asleep or awake, be it day or night, the seed sprouts and […]

Prohibition against swearing

June 16, 2018 Saturday, Ordinary Time 1st Reading: 1 Kgs 19:19-21 Gospel: Mt 5:33–37 Jesus said to his disciples, “You have also heard that people were told in the past: Do not break your oath; an oath sworn to the Lord must be kept. But I tell you this: do not take oaths. Do not […]

Deepening our faith

June 15, 2018 Friday, Ordinary Time 1st Reading: 1 Kgs 19:9a. 11-16 Gospel: Mt 5:27–32 Jesus said to his disciples, “You have heard that it was said: Do not commit adultery. But I tell you this: anyone who looks at a woman to satisfy his lust has in fact already committed adultery with her in […]

Deeper spirituality

June 14, 2018 Thursday Ordinary Time 1st Reading: 1 Kgs 18:41-46Gospel: Matthew 5:20-26 Jesus said to the crowds, “I tell you, then, that if you are not righteous in a much broader way than the teachers of the Law and the Pharisees, you cannot enter the kingdom of heaven.“You have heard that it was said […]

The letter of the Law

June 13, 2018 Wednesday 10th Week in Ordinary Time 1st Reading: 1 Kgs 18:20-39 Gospel: Matthew 5:17-19 Jesus said to his disciples, “Do not think that I have come to remove the Law and the Prophets. I have not come to remove but to fulfill them. I tell you this: as long as heaven and […]

The salt of the earth

June 12, 2018Tuesday 10th Week in Ordinary Time 1st Reading: 2Cor 1:18-22Gospel: Matthew 5:13-16 Jesus said to his disciples, “You are the salt of the earth. But if salt has lost its strength, how can it be made salty again? It has become useless. It can only be thrown away and people will trample on […]

The Beatitudes

Monday, June 11, 2018 10th Sunday in Ordinary Time 1st Reading: Acts 11:21b-26;13:1-3 Gospel: Matthew5:1-12 When he saw the crowds, he went up the mountain, and after he had sat down, his disciples came to him.He began to teach them, saying:Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.Blessed are they […]

Salvation and brotherhood

Sunday, June 10, 2018 Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time First Reading: Gen. 3:9-15 Second Reading: 2 Cor. 4:13-;5:1 Gospel: Mark 3:20-35 Jesus came home with his disciples. Again the crowd gathered, making it impossible for them even to eat. When his relatives heard of this they set out to seize him, for they said, “He […]

Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

June 09, 2018 Saturday Immaculate Heart of Mary 1st Reading: 2Tim 4:1-8 Gospel: Luke 2:41-51 Every year the parents of Jesus went to Jerusalem for the Feast of the Passover, as was customary. And when Jesus was twelve years old, he went up with them according to the custom for this feast. After the festival […]

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