Monday, July 16, 2018
Readings for Sunday, July 15 / 15th Sunday of Ordinary Time: Amos 7:12-15 | Psalm 85 | Ephesians 1:3-14 | Mark 6:7-13
God has chosen you. Rejoice in that fact. And then get to work doing the Lord's will for you as one of His chosen ones.
Sunday, July 8, 2018
Readings for Sunday, July 8 / 14th Sunday of Ordinary Time: Ezekiel 2:2-5 | Psalm 123 | 2 Corinthians 12:7-10 | Mark 6:1-6
When 'Thy Will be done' and my own personal will are not the same, how do I respond? Today's readings help us to see the 'how not to respond' and a beautiful of example of 'how to respond' in the person of St. Paul.
Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Monday, July 2, 2018
Faith in God can accomplish marvelous things. The Sacraments and sacramentals of the Church are invitations to us to express faith today and to experience those same miracles in our own life. Jesus, increase our faith!
Thursday, June 28, 2018
That priests, who experience fatigue and loneliness in their pastoral work, may find help and comfort in their intimacy with the Lord and in their friendship with their brother priests.
While we're at it....
V. Let us pray for Francis, our Pope.
R. May the Lord preserve him, give him life,
and make him blessed upon the earth,
and deliver him not up to the will of his enemies.
Our Father... Hail Mary...
O God, Shepherd and Ruler of all Thy faithful people, look mercifully upon Thy servant Francis, whom Thou hast chosen as shepherd to preside over Thy Church. Grant him, we beseech Thee, that by his word and example, he may edify those over whom he hath charge, so that together with the flock committed to him, may he attain everlasting life. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Monday, June 25, 2018
Readings for Sunday, June 24 / Nativity of St. John the Baptist: Isaiah 49:1-6 | Psalm 139 | Acts 13:22-26 | Luke 1:57-66, 80
The birth of John the Baptist brings his father Zechariah from doubt to faith. In his public ministry, John called the Israelites to repentance and deeper faith. He continues to do the same for us today.
Monday, June 4, 2018
Readings for Sunday, June 3 / Corpus Christi Sunday: Exodus 24:3-8 | Psalm 116 | Hebrews 9:11-15 | Mark 14:12-16, 22-26
The Miracle of Bolsena/Orvieto brings us to honor the great mystery we celebrate every Mass: the Body and Blood of Christ.