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Jun 18, 2019 | God's gifts, Holy Spirit, Mass readings, Pentecost Sunday, reflections, Sacraments, Scripture
Image by Jeff Jacobs from PixabayReadings:1st Reading: Acts 2:1-11Resp. Psalm Psalm 104:1, 24, 29-30, 31, 342nd Reading: Romans 8:8-17Gospel: John 14:15-16, 23b-26Come Holy Spirit Fill the hearts of your faithful and enkindle in them the fire of your love. Send forth your spirit and they shall be created. And you shall renew the face of the earth.God gives
Sixth Sunday of Easter
May 31, 2019 | conversion, Holy Spirit, Jesus, Mass readings, peace, reflections, relationship with God, Sacraments, salvation, Scripture
Image by PublicDomainPictures from PixabayReadings:1st Reading: Acts 15: 12, 2229Resp. Psalm Psalm 67: 23, 5, 6, 82nd Reading: Revelation 21:1014, 2223Gospel: John 14:2329In the first reading, it was said to the Gentiles converting to Christianity that circumcision was no longer necessary, however being told that it was necessary by those from Judea.
First Sunday of Lent
Mar 12, 2019 | Gospel, Jesus, Lent, Lenten practices, reflections, sacramentals, Sacraments, Scripture
Readings: 1st Reading: Deuteronomy 26:4-10Resp.: Psalm 91:1-2, 10-11, 12-13, 14-152nd Reading: Romans 10:8-13 Gospel: Luke 4:1-13 Today's Gospel tells us that the three enemies that we have are the flesh, the world and the devil. When the devil tried to tempt Jesus, Jesus would counter that attack with the Scriptures. 1 Corinthians 10:13 tells us that when we are tempted, God provides
First Sunday of Advent
Dec 11, 2018 | Advent, Gospel, Jesus Christ, O Antiphons, prayer, reflections, Sacraments, Scripture, spiritual life
Readings:1st Reading: Jeremiah 33:14-16Resp.: Psalm 25:4-5, 8-9, 10, 14 (1b)2nd Reading: 1 Thessalonians 3:12-4:2Gospel: Luke 21:25-28, 34-36The Advent season has two parts. From the beginning of Advent until December 16, we are concerned with the Second Coming of Christ and the end of the world—the final or general judgement. During the second half we are reminded
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