September 1, 2019 – 22ndSunday in Ordinary time World day of Prayer for the Care of Creation A reading from the Book of Sirach (3:17-18,20,28-29) My child, conduct your affairs with humility, and you will be loved more than a giver of gifts. Humble yourself the more, the greater you are, and you will find favor with God. WhatContinue reading Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation
August 29, 2019 – The Passion of John the Baptist A reading from the Gospel according to Mark (6:17-29) Herod was the one who had John the Baptist arrested and bound in prisonon account of Herodias, the wife of his brother Philip, whom he had married.John had said to Herod,“It is not lawful for you toContinue reading To be honest even if others are not, to speak even if others are silent, to see even if others are blind
August 28, 2019 – Memorial of St. Augustine, bishop and doctor of the Church A reading from the Gospel of Matthew (23:27-32) Jesus said,“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites.You are like whitewashed tombs, which appear beautiful on the outside,but inside are full of dead men’s bones and every kind of filth.Even so, onContinue reading What are my hypocrite-attitudes?
August 25, 2019 – 21stSunday in Ordinary Time A Reading from the Book of Isaiah (66:18-21) Thus says the LORD:I know their works and their thoughts,and I come to gather nations of every language;they shall come and see my glory. I will set a sign among them;from them I will send fugitives to the nations:to Tarshish,Continue reading The Lord invites everyone including you! Yes, you!
August 24, 2019 – Saturday: Feast of St. Bartholomew, Apostle A reading from the Gospel according to John (1:45-51) Philip found Nathanael and told him,“We have found the one about whom Moses wrote in the law,and also the prophets, Jesus son of Joseph, from Nazareth.”But Nathanael said to him,“Can anything good come from Nazareth?”Philip saidContinue reading Have you been judged because of some particular opinions about you?
Memorial of the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary – August 22 A Reading from the Gospel of Luke (1:26-38) The angel Gabriel was sent from Godto a town of Galilee called Nazareth,to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph,of the house of David,and the virgin’s name was Mary.And coming to her, he said,“Hail,Continue reading TO BELIEVE
August 21, 2019 – Wednesday; Memorial of St. Pius X, pope A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew (20:1-16) Jesus told his disciples this parable:“The Kingdom of heaven is like a landownerwho went out at dawn to hire laborers for his vineyard.After agreeing with them for the usual daily wage,he sent them intoContinue reading Be God’s reflection of generosity today
August 18, 2019 – 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time A Reading from the Book of Prophet Jeremiah (38:4-6, 8-10) In those days, the princes said to the king: “Jeremiah ought to be put to death; he is demoralizing the soldiers who are left in this city, and all the people, by speaking such things toContinue reading Jesus, come to disturb us that we may have your peace
August 17, 2019 – Saturday of the 19th Week in Ordinary Time From the Book of Joshua (24:14-29) Joshua gathered together all the tribes of Israel at Shechem, and addressed them, saying: “Fear the LORD and serve him completely and sincerely. Cast out the gods your fathers served beyond the River and in Egypt, andContinue reading Be Childlike and put away your strange gods
August 14, 2019 – Wednesday 19th Week in Ordinary Time From the Gospel of Matthew (18:15-20) Jesus said to his disciples: “If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have won over your brother. If he does not listen, takeContinue reading When we gather, Jesus also resides in us