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Welcoming little children

September 23, 2018 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time 1st Reading: Wis 2:12, 17-20 2nd Reading: Jas 3:16—4:3 Gospel: Mk 9:30-37 Jesus and his disciples made their way through Galilee; but Jesus did not want people to know where he was because he was teaching his disciples. And he told them, “The Son of Man will […]

Parable of the Sower

Saturday, September 22, 2018 24th Week in Ordinary Time 1st Reading: 1 Cor 15:35-49 Gospel: Luke 8:4-15 (Jesus said): “The sower went out to sow the seed. And as he sowed, some of the grain fell along the way, was trodden on and the birds of the sky ate it up. Some fell on rocky […]

Matthew the tax collector

Friday, September 21, 2018 Matthew, Apostle 1st Reading: Eph 4:1-7,11-13 Gospel: Matthew 9:9-13 As Jesus moved on, he saw a man named Matthew at his seat in the custom-house, and he said to him, “Follow me.” And Matthew got up and followed him. Now it happened, while Jesus was at table in Matthew’s house, many […]

Deprived of wisdom

September 19, 2018 Wednesday, 24th Week in Ordinary Time1st Reading: 1 Cor 12:31-13:13 Gospel: Lk 7:31–35 Jesus said, “What comparison can I use for this people? What are they like? They are like children sitting in the marketplace, about whom their companions complain: ‘We piped you a tune and you wouldn’t dance; we sang funeral […]

The Lord’s compassion for the poor

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 24th Week in Ordinary Time 1st Reading: | 1 Cor 12: 12-31 Gospel: Luke 7:11-17 Jesus went to a town called Naim and many of his disciples went with him – a great number of people. As he reached the gate of the town, a dead man was being carried out. […]

The Captain’s faith

Monday, September 17, 2018 24th Week in Ordinary Time 1st Reading: 1 Cor 11: 17-26, 33 Gospel: Luke 7:1-10 There was a captain whose servant was very sick and near to death, a man very dear to him. So when he heard about Jesus, he sent some elders of the Jews to persuade him to […]

Peter’s profession of faith

September 16, 2018 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time 1st Reading: Is 50:5–9a 2nd Reading: Jas 2:14–18 Gospel: Mk 8:27–35 Jesus set out with his disciples for the villages around Caesarea Philippi; and on the way he asked them, “Who do people say I am?” And they told him, “Some say you are John the Baptist; […]

In the cross is our salvation

Friday, September 14, 2018 Triumph of the Cross 1st Reading: Num 21:4-9 2nd Reading: Phil 2:6-11 Gospel: John 3:13-17 Jesus said to Nicodemus, “No one has ever gone up to heaven except the one who came from heaven, the Son of Man. “As Moses lifted up the serpent in the desert, so must the Son […]

The Beatitudes

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 23rd Week in Ordinary Time 1st Reading: 1Cor 7:25-31 Gospel: Luke 6:20-26 Lifting up his eyes to his disciples, Jesus said, “Fortunate are you who are poor, the kingdom of God is yours. “Fortunate are you who are hungry now, for you will be filled. “Fortunate are you who weep now, […]

Scandalous Pharisees

September 10, 2018 Monday, 23rd Week in Ordinary Time 1st Reading: 1 Cor 5:1-8 Gospel: Luke 6:6-11 On a Sabbath Jesus entered the synagogue and began teaching. There was a man with a pa-ralyzed right hand and the teachers of the Law and the Pharisees watched him: Would Jesus heal the man on the Sabbath? […]

Deeper forms of healing

September 09, 2018 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time 1st Reading: Is 35:4–7 2nd Reading: Jas 2:1–5 Gospel: Mk 7:31–37 Again Jesus set out; from the country of Tyre he 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 […]

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