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Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Nov 01, 2019 | contrition, forgiveness, God's mercy, gratefulness, humility, Mass readings, reflections, St. Therese
Painting by Barent Fabritius: De Farizeeër en de tollenaar - 1661Readings:1st Reading: Sirach 35:12-14, 16-18Resp. Psalm Psalm 34:2-3, 17-18, 19, 23 2nd Reading: 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18 Gospel: Luke 18:9-14Doing good works in and of themselves is not a guarantee that one is holy or will go to Heaven. This is what the Pharisee seems to think. What is more important is why we do what we do.
Divine Mercy Sunday
Apr 30, 2019 | Divine Mercy, forgiveness, Gospel, healing, indulgence, Jesus, Mass readings, penance, reflections
Image by D Casp from PixabayReadings: 1st Reading: Acts 5:12-16 Resp. Psalm Psalm 118:2-4, 13-15, 22-24 2nd Reading: Revelation 1:9-11a, 12-13, 17-19 Gospel: John 20:19-31I hope all of you plan to receive the Divine Mercy indulgence. To receive the indulgence, you must on Divine Mercy Sunday: Receive Holy CommunionSay the Chaplet of Divine MercyPray for the intentions of the holy
Fourth Sunday of Lent
Readings: 1st Reading: Joshua 5:9a, 10-12 Resp.: Psalm 34:2-3, 4-5, 6-7 2nd Reading: 2 Corinthians 5:17-21 Gospel: Luke 15:1-3, 11-32 St Paul says that anyone who is in Christ is a new creation. This is certainly true of the prodigal son. As his father said, his son was dead but now he has been restored. While God does not want us to stray away from Him, in letting us stray,
Fourth Sunday of Lent
Mar 11, 2018 | forgiveness, free choice, happiness, heaven, Jesus, Laetare Sunday, Lent, light, mercy
Readings:1st Reading: 2 Chronicles 36:14-16, 19-23 Responsorial: Psalm 137:1-2, 3, 4-5, 62nd Reading: Ephesians 2:41-0Gospel: John 3:14-21 Jesus wants us to know that he came to sacrifice himself for all of us. St Paul tells us that even when we were dead in our transgressions, our sins, Jesus's sacrifice was ours for the taking. This is why in today's Gospel, John says that whoever believes