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Woman of great faith

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 18th Week in Ordinary Time 1st Reading: Num 13:1-2, 25—14:1,26-29,34-35 Gospel: Matthew 15:21-28 Jesus withdrew to the region of Tyre and Sidon. Now a Canaanite woman came from those borders and began to cry out, “Lord, Son of David, have pity on me! My daughter is tormented by a demon.” But […]

Transfigured in faith

Tuesday, August 6, Feast of Transfiguration of the Lord 1st Reading: Dan 7:9-10, 13-14 2nd Reading: 2 P 1:16-19 Gospel: Luke 9:28-36. About eight days after he said this, he took Peter, John, and James and went up the mountain to pray.While he was praying his face changed in appearance and his clothing became dazzling […]

The Power to Share

Monday, August 5, 2019 18th Week in Ordinary Time 1st Reading: Num 11:4b-15 Gospel: Matthew 14:13-21 On hearing about the death of John the Baptist, Jesus set out secretly by boat for a secluded place. But the people heard of it, and they followed him on foot from their towns. When Jesus went ashore, he […]

Stewards of God’s blessings

Sunday, August 4, 2019 18th Week in Ordinary Time 1st Reading: Eccl 1:2, 2:21-23 2nd Reading Col 3:1-5, 9-11 Gospel: Luke 12:13-21 Someone in the crowd spoke to Jesus, “Master, tell my brother to share with me the family inheritance.” He replied, “My friend, who has appointed me as your judge or your attorney?” Then […]

The Grudge of Herodias

Saturday, August 3, 2019 17th Week in Ordinary Time 1st Reading: Lev 25:1, 8-17 Gospel: Matthew 14:1-12 On one occasion the news about Jesus reached King Herod. And he said to his servants, “This man is John the Baptist. John has risen from the dead, and that is why miraculous powers are at work in […]

Jesus Rejected

Friday, August 2, 2019 17th Week in Ordinary Time 1st Reading: Lev 23:1, 4–11, 15–16, 27, 34–37Gospel: Mt 13:54–58 Jesus went to his hometown and taught the people in their synagogue. They were amazed and said, “Where did he get this wisdom and these special powers? 55 Isn’t he the carpenter’s son? Isn’t Mary his […]

Weeds in our midst

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 17th Week in Ordinary Time 1st Reading: Ex 34:29-35 Gospel: Matthew 13:44-46 Jesus sent the crowds away and went into the house. And his disciples came to him saying, “Explain to us the parable of the weeds in the field.” He answered them, “The one who sows the good seed is […]

Weeds among Wheat

July 30, 2019 Tuesday, 17th Week in Ordinary Time 1st Reading: Ex 33:7-11, 34:5b-9, 28 Gospel: Mt 13:36–43 Jesus sent the crowds away and went into the house. And his disciples came to him saying, “Explain to us the parable of the weeds in the field.” He answered them, “The one who sows the good […]

The mustard seed

July 29, 2019 Monday, 17th Week in Ordinary Time 1st Reading: Ex 32:15-24,30-34 Gospel: Mt 13:31–35 Jesus put another parable before the people, “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, that a man took and sowed in his field. It is smaller than all other seeds, but once it has fully grown, it […]

Persistence in prayer

Sunday, July 28, 201917th Sunday in Ordinary Time First Reading: Gen 18:20-32 Second Reading: Col 2:12-14 Gospel Reading: Lk11:1-13 One day Jesus was praying in a certain place and when he had finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.” And Jesus said to […]

Life’s great treasures

Friday, July 26, 2019 16th Week in Ordinary Time Saints Joachim and Ann 1st Reading: Sir 44:1, 10–15 Gospel: Mt 13:16–17 Jesus said to his disciples, “But blessed are your eyes because they see, and your ears, because they hear. “For I tell you that many prophets and upright people would have longed to see […]

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