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The spirit of the law

Monday, August 26, 2019 21st Week in Ordinary Time First Reading: 1Thes 1:1-5, 8b-10 Gospel Reading: Mt. 23: 13-22 Jesus said, “Woe to you, teachers of the Law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You shut the door to the kingdom of heaven in people’s faces. You yourselves do not enter, nor do you allow others to […]

Feast of St. Bartholomew

Saturday, August 24, 2019 Feast of Saint Bartholomew Apostle First Reading: Rev 21:9-14 Gospel Reading: John 1:45-51 Philip found Nathanael and said to him, “We have found the one that Moses wrote about in the Law, and the prophets as well: he is Jesus, son of Joseph, from Nazareth.” Nathanael replied, “Can anything good come […]

God and Neighbor

Friday, August 23, 2019 20th Week in Ordinary Time 1st Reading: Ru 1:1, 3-6, 14b-16, 22 Gospel: Mt 22:34-40 When the Pharisees heard how Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, they came together. One of them, a teacher of the Law, tried to test him with this question, “Teacher, which is the most important commandment in […]

Justice and Mercy

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 20th Week in Ordinary Time 1st Reading: Jdg 9: 6-15 Gospel: Mt 20:1-16 Jesus said to his disciples, “This story throws light on the kingdom of heaven. A landowner went out early in the morning to hire workers for his vineyard. He agreed to pay the workers a salary of a […]

Spirit of Detachment

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 20th Week in Ordinary Time 1st Reading: Jdg 6: 11-24 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 […]

The rich young man

August 19, 2019 Monday, 20th Week in Ordinary Time 1st Reading: Jdg 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 […]

Inner Peace

Sunday, August 18, 2019 20th Sunday Week in Ordinary Time 1st Reading; Jer 36:4-6,8-10 2nd Reading: Heb 12:1-4 Gospel: Luke 12:49-53 Jesus said to his disciples, “I have come to bring fire upon the earth and how I wish it were already kindled; but I have a baptism to undergo and what anguish I feel […]

Children in our midst

Saturday, August 17, 2019 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 […]

Let no man put asunder

Friday, August 16, 2019 19th Week in Ordinary Time 1st Reading: Jos 24:1-13 Gospel: Matthew 19:3-12 Some Pharisees approached him. 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 […]

Heirs of heaven

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 19th Week in Ordinary Time 1st Reading: Dt 31:1-8 Gospel: Matthew 18:1-5, 10, 12-14 The disciples came to Jesus and asked him, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” Then Jesus called a little child, set the child in the midst of the disciples, and said, “I assure you […]

Ready for His coming

Sunday, August 11, 2019 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time First Reading: Wis 18:6-9 Second Reading: Heb 11:1-2, 8-19 or 11:1-2, 8-12 Gospel Reading: Lk. 12:32-48 or 12:35-40 Jesus said to his disciples: (…) “Sell your belongings and give alms. Provide money bags for yourselves that do not wear out, an inexhaustible treasure in heaven that […]

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