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The Pharisee and the Tax Collector

Saturday, March 21, 2020  3rd Week of Lent 1st Reading: Hos 6:1–6 Gospel: Lk 18:9–14 Jesus told another parable to some persons fully convinced of their own righteousness, who looked down on others, “Two men went up to the Temple to pray; one was a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood […]

Loving God in the neighbor

Friday, March 20, 2020 3rd Week of Lent 1st Reading: Hos 14:2–10 Gospel: Mk 12:28–34 One of the teachers of the Law came up to Jesus and asked him, “Which commandment is the first of all?” Jesus answered, “The first is: Hear, Israel! The Lord, our God, is One Lord; and you shall love the […]

WE GO ON SALE (Wednesday Gospel On Sacred Lent)

March 18, 2020 Wednesday, 3rd Week of Lent Title: Fulfilling the Law 1st Reading: Dt 4:1, 5–9 Gospel: Mt 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 […]

The need to forgive

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 3rd Week of Lent 1st Reading: Dan 3:25,34-43 Gospel: Matthew 18:21-35 Peter asked Jesus, “Lord, how many times must I forgive the offenses of my brother or sister? Seven times?” Jesus answered, “No, not seven times, but seventy-seven times. This story throws light on the kingdom of heaven. A king decided […]

The Living Water

March 15, 2020, 3rd Sunday of Lent  1st Reading: Ex 17:3–7 2nd Reading: Romans 5:1–2, 5–8 Gospel: Jn 4:5–16, 19–26, 39–42 Jesus came to a Samaritan town called Sychar… Tired from his journey, Jesus sat down by the well; it was about noon. Now a Samaritan woman came to draw water and Jesus said to […]

Parable of the Vineyard

Friday, March 13, 2020 2nd Week of Lent 1st Reading: Gen 37:3–4, 12–13a, 17b–28a Gospel: Mt 21:33-43; 45-46 Jesus said to the chief priests and elders, “Listen to another example: There was a landowner who planted a vineyard. When harvest time came, the landowner sent his servants to the tenants to collect his share of […]


Tuesday, March 10, 2020 2nd Week of Lent First Reading: Is 1:10, 16-20 Gospel Reading: Mt 23:1-12 Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples, “The teachers of the Law and the Pharisees sat on the seat of Moses. So you shall do and observe all they say, but do not do as they […]

Do not judge

March 9, 2020 Monday, 2nd Week of Lent First Reading: Dn 9:4b-10 Gospel Reading: Lk 6:36-38 Jesus said to his disciples, “Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful. “Don’t be a judge of others and you will not be judged; do not condemn and you will not be condemned; forgive and you will be […]

Transfiguration: An experience of Grace

Sunday Gospel March 8, 2020 2nd Sunday of Lent First Reading: Gen 12:1-4 Second Reading: 2 Tim 1:8-10 Gospel Reading: Mt 17:1-9 Jesus took with him Peter and James and his brother John and led them up a high mountain where they were alone. Jesus’ appearance was changed before them: his face shone like the […]

Broadening our virtue of righteousness

Friday, March 6, 2020 1st Week of Lent Reading: Ez. 18:21-28 Gospel: Mt 5:20-26 Jesus said to his disciples, “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 […]

The Lord’s Prayer

Tuesday March 3, 2020 1st Week of Lent 1st Reading: Is 55:10–11 Gospel: Mt 6:7–15 Jesus said to his disciples, “When you pray, do not use a lot of words, as the pagans do, for they hold that the more they say, the more chance they have of being heard. Do not be like them. […]

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