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Elijah and John the Baptist

December 15, 2018 Saturday, 2nd Week of Advent 1st Reading: Sir 48:1-4, 9-11 Gospel: Mt 17:9a, 10-13 As they were coming down the mountainside, the disciples then asked Jesus, “Why do the teachers of the Law say that Elijah must come first?” And Jesus answered, “So it is: first comes Elijah to set everything as […]

Proving wisdom right

December 14, 2018 Friday, 2nd Week of Advent St. John of the Cross1st Reading: Is 48:17–19 Gospel: Mt. 11:16-19 Jesus said to the crowds, “Now, to what can I compare the peopleof this day? They are like children sitting in the marketplace, aboutwhom their companions complain: ‘We played the flute for you but youwould not […]

Praying with Mary

December 12, 2018 Wednesday, 2nd Week of Advent 1ST Reading: Zec 2:14-17 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 angel said, “Do not fear, Mary, for God has looked […]

Lost sheep

December 11, 2018 Tuesday, 2nd Week of Advent 1st Reading: Is 40:1–11Gospel: Mt 18:12–14 Jesus said to his disciples, “What do you think of this? If someone has a hundred sheep and one of them strays, won’t he leave the ninety-nine on the hillside, and go to look for the stray one? And I tell […]

The faith of the paralytic

December 10, 2018 Monday, 2nd Week of Advent 1st Reading: Is 35:1–10 Gospel: Lk 5:17–26 One day Jesus was teaching and many Pharisees and teachers of the Law had come from every part of Galilee and Judea and even fromJerusalem. They were sitting there while the power of the Lord was at work to heal […]

The risk that God took on Mary

December 8, 2018 Saturday, 1st Week of Advent Imma-culate Conception 1st Reading: Gen 3:9-15, 202nd Reading: Eph 1:3-6, 11-12 Gospel: Luke 1:26-38 The angel 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 angel said, “Do […]

Restoration of sight

December 07, 2018 Friday, 1st Week of Advent St. Ambrose 1st Reading: Is 29:17–24Gospel: 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 thehouse, the blind men caught up with him, and Jesus said to them, “Doyou believe that I […]

God’s compassion

December 5, 2018 Wednesday, 1st Week of Advent 1st Reading: Is 25:6–10a Gospel: Mt 15:29–37 Jesus went to the shore of Lake Galilee, and then went up into thehills where he sat down. Great crowds came to him, bringing the dumb,the blind, the lame, the crippled, and many with other infirmities.The people carried them to […]

Childlike people

December 04, 2018 Tuesday,1st Week of Advent 1st Reading: Is 11:1–10Gospel: Lk 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 the little ones. Yes, Father, […]


Monday, December 03, 2018 1st Week of Advent 1st Reading: Is 2:1-5 Gospel: Matthew 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, “I […]

The need to watch and pray

December 02, 2018 1st Sunday of Advent 1st Reading: Jer 33:14–162nd Reading: 1 Thes 3:12–4:2 Gospel: Lk 21:25-28, 34-36 Jesus said, “Then there will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth anguish of perplexed nations when they hear the roaring of the sea and its waves. People will faint with […]

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