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Corpus Christi Sunday
Jun 25, 2019 | Christ, communion, Corpus Christi Sunday, God's Kingdom, Gospel, heaven, Mass readings, reflections
Image by James Chan from PixabayReadings:1st Reading: Genesis 14:18-20Resp. Psalm Psalm 110:1, 2, 3, 42nd Reading: 1st Corinthians 11:23-26Gospel: Luke 9:11b-17The Feast of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ is very important because this is how Jesus chooses to sustain and nourish us spiritually and physically. Our bodies taste bread and wine but our spirits taste the Living God.
Readings: 1st Reading: Acts 10:34a, 37-43 Resp. Psalm Psalm 118:1-2, 16-17, 22-232nd Reading: Colossians 3:1-4 Gospel: John 20:1-9 Alleluia! The Lord has risen! After the penances during the Lenten season we can rejoice along with the rest of the Church and live even more deeply the depth of the Paschal Mystery.There are 4 qualities to the glorified body which Jesus has and which
Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Oct 02, 2018 | choosing God, faith, God's Kingdom, Gospel, grace, heaven, homily, Jesus, reflection, Scripture
Readings:1st Reading: Numbers 11:25-29Resp.: Psalm 19:8, 10, 12-13, 14 (9a)2nd Reading: James 5:1-6Gospel: Mark 9:38-43, 45, 47-48 This Sunday's readings remind us that we live for the next world, not for this one. What does it matter if we don't have things in our lives the way we would prefer? If we suffer these losses for the sake of God's Kingdom, that is,
Fifth Sunday of Lent
Mar 18, 2018 | dying to self, eternal life, Garden of Eden, God's Kingdom, heaven, Jesus, Paradise, trust
Readings:1st Reading: Jeremiah 31:31-34 Responsorial: Psalm 51:3-4, 12-13, 14-152nd Reading: Hebrews 5:7-9Gospel: John 12:20-33Jesus goes before us to show us the way. He told his disciples about the grain of wheat that must die if it is to bear much fruit. But why do we have to die? Because of the Sin of Adam and Eve. So Jesus takes us to a new level – if we die to our earthly desires,
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
Third Sunday of Lent
Mar 06, 2018 | Christians, conversion, endurance, God, gratefulness, heaven, Jesus, joy, Lent, peace, reflection, Ten Commandments
Readings:1st Reading: Exodus 20:117 Responsorial: 19:8, 9, 10, 112nd Reading: 1 Corinthians 1:2225 Gospel: John 2:1325God has perfect timing. The Israelites were not given the Ten Commandments until the right time. If God is truly God, then everything about Him is perfect. We unfortunately tend not to see this because of our sinfulness. God asks us to change,
Second Sunday of Lent Sunday of Lent
Feb 24, 2018 | blessings, faith, heaven, Jesus, Lent, light, obedience, peace, reflections, sacrifice, Transfiguration, transformation
Readings:1st Reading: Genesis 22:1-2, 9a, 10-13, 15-18 Responsorial: 116: 10, 15, 16-17, 18-19 2nd Reading: Romans 8:31b-34 Gospel: Mark 9:2-10The inner circle of Apostles, Peter James and John went up the mountain with Jesus where Jesus was transfigured. Jesus's appearance changed to what He is, light – the Light of the world. What we are called to on this earth is not