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The Immaculate Conception

Monday, December 9, 2019  Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary 1st Reading: Gen 3:9–15, 20 2nd Reading: Eph 1:3–6, 11–12 Gospel: Lk 1:26–38 The angel Gabriel came to Mary and said, “Rejoice, full of grace, the Lord is with you.” Mary was troubled at these words, wondering what this greeting could mean. But the […]

The two blind man

Friday, December 06, 2019 1st Week of Advent First Reading: Is 29:17-24 Gospel Reading: Mt 9:27-31 As Jesus moved on from Capernaum, two blind men followed him, shouting, “Son of David, help us!” When he was about to enter the house, the blind men caught up with him, and Jesus said to them, “Do you […]

On solid rock

First Reading: Is 26:1-6 Gospel Reading: 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 acts accordingly is like a wise […]

Jesus feeds his people

Wednesday, December 04, 2019 1st Week of Advent First Reading: Is 25:6-10 Gospel Reading: Mt 15:29-37 Jesus went to the shore of Lake Galilee, and then went up into the hills where he sat down. Great crowds came to him, bringing the dumb, the blind, the lame, the crippled, and many with other infirmities. The […]

Wisdom of God’s stewards

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 1st Week of Advent ST. FRANCIS XAVIER 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 […]

Humble faith

Monday, December 2, 2019 1st Week of Advent First Reading: Is 4:2-6 Gospel Reading: Mt 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, […]

The Destruction of the Temple

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 1st Reading: Dm 2:31-45 Gospel: Lk 21:5-11 While some people were talking about the Temple, remarking that it was adorned with fine stonework and rich gifts, Jesus said to them, “The days will come when there shall not be left one stone upon another of all that you now admire; all […]

The Poor Widow at the Temple

Monday, November 25, 2019 St. Catherine of Alexandria 1st Reading: Dn 1:1-6, 8-20 Gospel: Lk 21:1-4 Jesus looked up and saw rich people putting their gifts into the treasure box; he also saw a poor wi-dow dropping in two small coins. And he said, “Truly, I tell you, this poor widow put in more than […]

Feast of Christ the King

Sunday, November 24, 2019 CHRIST THE KING First Reading: 2 Sam 5:1-3 Second Reading: Col 1:12-20 Gospel Reading: Lk 23:35-43 The people stood by watching. As for the rulers, they jeered at him, saying to one another, “Let the man who saved others now save himself, for he is the Messiah, the chosen one of […]

Parable of the talents

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 33rd Week in Ordinary Time First Reading: 2Mac 7:1-31 Gospel Reading: Luke 19:11-28 Jesus was now near Jerusalem and the people with him thought that God’s reign was about to appear. So as they were listening to him. Jesus went on to tell them a parable. He said, “A man of […]

The story of Zaccheus

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 33rd Week in Ordinary Time First Reading: 2 Mac 6:18-31 Gospel Reading: Lk 19:1-10 When Jesus entered Jericho and was going through the city, a man named Zaccheus was there. He was a tax collector and a wealthy man. He wanted to see what Jesus was like, but he was a […]

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