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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,
Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Readings: 1st Reading: Wisdom 2:12, 17-20Resp.: Psalm 54: 3-4, 5, 6-8(6b)2nd Reading: James 3:16-4:3Gospel: Mark 9:30-37The reading from St James tells us a lot about what has been happening during the life of the world. So many times we ask for what we think we need but actually don't need those things. He says "You do not possess because you do not ask. You
Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Readings:1st Reading: Isaiah 50:4c-9aResp.: Psalm 116:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 8-9 (9) 2nd Reading: James 2:14-18Gospel: Mark 8:27-35In today's readings, Jesus is helping us to understand that we live in this world to determine where we will live for eternity. We must follow Jesus as we know, all the way to the Cross. This means that life on earth will be fraught with trials and adversity and unfortunately tragedy
Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time
Readings:1st Reading: Isaiah 35:47a Resp.: Psalm 146:7, 89, 910(1b) 2nd Reading: James 2:15 Gospel: Mark 7:3137During baptismal ceremonies the minister says to the one being baptized ephphatha or be opened. God wills that the ears of the person be opened to hear the word of God, the Scriptures. Being open to the Scriptures is a result of being cleansed from
Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
Readings:1st Reading: Deuteronomy 4:12, 68 Resp.: Psalm 15:23, 34, 45 (1a)2nd Reading: James 1:1718, 21b22, 27 Gospel: Mark 7:18, 1415, 2123Too many times we can be concerned with what we and other people see. In today's readings God is letting us know that what is on the inside is most important. As a people, we face a crisis in being. For instance when