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Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Saturday, September 8, 2018 Birth of Mary 1st Reading: Mic 5:1-4 or Rom 8:28-30 Gospel: Matthew 1:1-16,18-23 or 1:18-23 This is how Jesus Christ was born. Mary his mother had been given to Joseph in marriage but before they lived together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit. Then Joseph, her husband, […]

Joyous discipleship

Friday, September 07, 2018 22nd Week in Ordinary Time 1st Reading: 1 Cor 4:1-5 Gospel: Luke 5:33-39 The scribes and Pharisees asked Jesus, “The disciples of John fast often and say long prayers, and so do the disciples of the Pharisees. Why is it that your disciples eat and drink?” Then Jesus said to them, […]

Living life to the full

Wednesday, September 05, 2018 22nd Week in Ordinary Time 1st Reading: 1 Col 3:1-9 Gospel: Luke 4:38-44 Leaving the synagogue, Jesus went to the house of Simon. His mother-in-law was suffering from high fever and they asked him to do something for her. Bending over her, he rebuked the fever, and it left her. Immediately […]

The power of good over evil

Tuesday, September 04, 2018 22nd Week in Ordinary Time 1st Reading: 1 Cor 2:10-16 Gospel: Luke 4:31-37 Jesus went down to Capernaum, a town of Galilee, and began teaching the people at the Sabbath meetings. They were astonished at the way he taught them, for his word was spoken with authority. In the synagogue there […]

The rejection at Nazareth

September 03, 2018 Monday, 22nd Week in Ordinary Time 1st Reading: 1 Cor 2:1-5 Gospel: Lk 4:16–30 When Jesus came to Nazareth where he had been brought up, he entered the synagogue on the Sabbath as he usually did. He stood up to read and they handed him the book of the prophet Isaiah.Jesus then […]

Mere lip service

September 02, 2018 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time 1st Reading: Dt 4:1–2, 6–8 2nd Reading: Jas 1:17-18, 21-22, 27 Gospel: Mk 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 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 […]

Staying awake

Friday, August 31, 2018 21st Week in Ordinary Time 1st Reading: 1 Cor 1:17-25 Gospel: Matthew 25:1-13 This story throws light on what will happen in the king dom of heaven. Ten bridesmaids went out with their lamps to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were careless while the others were sensible. The careless bridesmaids […]

Beheading of John the Baptist

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 Beheading of John the Baptist 1st Reading: 2 Thes 3:6-10. 16-18 Gospel: Mark 6:17-29 For this is what had happened. Herod had ordered John to be arrested and had him bound and put in prison because of Herodias, the wife of his brother Philip. Herod had married her and John had […]

The spirit of the law

Monday, August 22, 2018 21st Week in Ordinary Time First Reading: 2 Thes 1: 1-5. 11-12 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 […]

Jesus’ body and blood

August 26, 2018 Sunday, 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time 1st Reading: Jos 24:1–2a, 15–17, 18b 2nd Reading: Eph 5:21–32 Gospel: Jn 6:60–69 After hearing his doctrine, many of Jesus’ followers said, “This language is very hard! Who can accept it?”Jesus was aware that his disciples were murmuring about this and so he said to them, […]

Woes against the Pharisees

Saturday, August 25, 2018 20th Week in Ordinary Time 1st Reading: Ezk 43:1-7 Gospel: Matthew 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, […]

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