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The leaven of the Pharisees

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 6th Week in Ordinary Time 1st Reading: Gen 6:5-8; 7:1-5, 10 Gospel: Mark 8:14-21 The disciples had forgotten to bring more bread and had only one loaf with them in the boat. Then Jesus warned them, “Keep your eyes open and beware of the yeast of the Pharisees and the yeast […]

Demand for a sign

Monday, February 18, 2019 6th Week in Ordinary Time 1st Reading: Gen 4:1-15, 25 Gospel: Mark 8:11-13 The Pharisees came and started to argue with Jesus. Hoping to embarrass him, they asked for some heavenly sign. Then his spirit was moved. He gave a deep sigh and said, “Why do the people of this present […]

The Beatitudes

Sunday, February 17, 2019 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time 1st Reading: Jeremiah 17:5-6 2nd Reading: 1 Corinthians 15:12, 16-20 Gospel: Luke 6:17, 20-26 Coming down the hill with them, Jesus stood on a level place. Many of his disciples were there and a large crowd of people who had come from all parts of Judea […]

Jesus heals

Friday, February 15, 2019 5th Week in Ordinary Time 1st Reading: Gen 3:1-8 Gospel: Mark 7:31-37 Again Jesus set out; from the country of Tyre, passed through Sidon and, skirting the Sea of Galilee, he came to the territory of Decapolis. There a deaf man who also had difficulty in speaking was brought to him. […]

Unclean hearts

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 5th Week in Ordinary Time 1st Reading: Gen 2:4-9, 15-17 Gospel: Mark 7:14-23 Jesus called the people to him again and said to them, “Listen to me, all of you, and try to understand. Nothing that enters one from outside can make that person unclean. It is what comes out from […]


February 12, 2019 Tuesday, 5th Week in Ordinary Time 1st Reading: Gen 1:20-2:4 Gospel: Mk 7:1–13 One day the Pharisees gathered around Jesus and with them were some teachers of the Law who had just come from Jerusalem.They noticed that some of his disciples were eating their meal with unclean hands, that is, without washing […]

The healing power of Jesus

February 11, 2019 Monday, 5th Week in Ordinary Time OUR LADY OF LOURDES 1st Reading: Gen 1:1-19 Gospel: Mk 6:53–56 Having crossed the lake, they came ashore at Gennesaret where they tied up the boat. As soon as they landed, people recognized Jesus and ran to spread the news throughout the countryside. Wherever he was […]

God’s power over human weakness

February 10, 2019 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time 1st Reading: Is 6:1–2a, 3–8 2nd Reading: 1 Cor 15:1–11 (or 1 Cor 15:3–8, 11) Gospel: Lk 5:1–11 One day, as Jesus stood by the Lake of Gennesaret, with a crowd gathered around him listening to the word of God, he caught sight of two boats left […]

Work and prayer

February 9, 2019 Saturday, 4th Week in Ordinary Time 1st Reading: Heb 13:15-17, 20-21 Gospel: Mk 6:30–34 The Apostles returned and reported to Jesus all they had done and taught. Then he said to them, “Go off by yourselves to a remote place and have some rest.” For there were so many people coming and […]

Death of the Baptizer

February 8, 2019 Friday, 4th Week in Ordinary Time 1st Reading: Heb 13:1-8 Gospel: Mk 6:14–29 King Herod also heard about Jesus because his name had become well-known. Some people said, “John the Baptist has been raised from the dead and that is why miraculous powers are at work in him.” (…) When Herod was […]

Mission of the disciples

February 7, 2019 Thursday, 4th Week in Ordinary Time 1st Reading: Heb 12:18-19, 21-24 Gospel: Mk 6:7–13 Jesus called the Twelve to him and began to send them out two by two, giving them authority over evil spirits. And he ordered them to take nothing for the journey except a staff; no food, no bag, […]

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