2019

October 18

Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time 2019

Ex 17:8-13

2 Tm 3:14—4:2

Lk 18:1-8

 

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October 17

Saint Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop and Martyr 2019

Rom 3:21-30

Lk 11:47-54

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October 16

Wednesday of the Twenty-eighth in Ordinary Time 2019

Rom 2:1-11

Lk 11:42-46

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October 15

Saint Teresa of Jesus, Virgin and Doctor of the Church 2019

Rom 1:16-25

Lk 11:37-41

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October 14

Monday of the Twenty-eighth week in Ordinary Time 2019

Rom 1:1-7

Lk 11:29-32

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October 11

Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time 2019

2 Kgs 5:14-17

2 Tm 2:8-13

Lk 17:11-19

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October 10

Thursday of the Twenty-seventh week in Ordinary Time 2019

Mal 3:13-20b

Lk 11:5-13

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October 9

Wednesday of the Twenty-seventh week in Ordinary Time 2019

Jon 4:1-11

Lk 11:1-4

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October 8

Tuesday of the Twenty-seventh week in Ordinary Time 2019

Jon 3:1-10

Lk 10:38-42

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October 7

Our Lady of the Rosary 2019

Jon 1:1—2:2, 11

Lk 10:25-37

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October 4

TWENTY-SEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Hb 1:2-3; 2:2-4

2 Tm 1:6-8, 13-14

Lk 17:5-10

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October 3

Thursday in the 26th Week in Ordinary Time

Neh 8:1-4a, 5-6, 7b-12

Lk 10:1-12

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October 2

The Holy Guardian Angels

Neh 2:1-8 (457)

Mt 18:1-5, 10

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October 1

Saint Therese of the Child Jesus, Virgin and Doctor of the Church

Zec 8:20-23

Lk 9:51-56

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September 30

Saint Jerome, Priest and Doctor of the Church

Zec 8:1-8

Lk 9:46-50

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September 27

Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time 2019

Am 6:1a, 4-7

1 Tm 6:11-16

Lk 16:19-31

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September 26

Thursday of Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Hg 1:1-8

Lk 9:7-9

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September 25

Wednesday of Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Ezr 9:5-9

Lk 9:1-6

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September 24

Tuesday of Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Ezr 6:7-8, 12b, 14-20

Lk 8:19-21

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September 23

Saint Pius of Pietrelcina, Priest

Ezr 1:1-6
Lk 8:16-18

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September 20

Twenty-fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time 2019

Am 8:4-7

1 Tm 2:1-8

Lk 16:1-13 or 16:10-13

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September 19

Thursday of Twenty-fourth week in Ordinary Time 2019

1 Tm 4:12-16

Lk 7:36-50

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September 18

Wednesday of Twenty-fourth week in Ordinary Time 2019

1 Tm 3:14-16

Lk 7:31-35

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September 17

Tuesday of Twenty-fourth week in Ordinary Time 2019

1 Tm 3:1-13/

Lk 7:11-17

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September 16

Saints Cornelius, Pope, and Cyprian, Bishop, Martyrs 2019

1 Tm 2:1-8

Lk 7:1-10

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September 13

Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time 2019

Ex 32:7-11, 13-14

1 Tm 1:12-17

Lk 15:1-32 or 15:1-10

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September 12

Thursday of 23rd Week in Ordinary Time 2019

Col 3:12-17

Lk 6:27-38

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September 11

Wednesday of 23rd Week in Ordinary Time 2019

Col 3:1-11

Lk 6:20-26

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September 10

Tuesday of 23rd Week in Ordinary Time 2019

Col 2:6-15

Lk 6:12-19

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September 9

Saint Peter Claver, Priest

Col 1:24—2:3

Lk 6:6-11

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September 6

Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time 2019

Wis 9:13-18b

Phlm 9-10, 12-17

Lk 14:25-33

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September 5

Thursday of 22nd Week in Ordinary Time 2019

Col 1:9-14

Lk 5:1-11

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September 4

Wednesday of 22nd Week in Ordinary Time 2019

Col 1:1-8

Lk 4:38-44

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September 3

Saint Gregory the Great, Pope and Doctor of the Church 2019

1 Thes 5:1-6, 9-11

Lk 4:31-37

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September 2

Monday of 22nd Week in Ordinary Time 2019

1 Thes 4:13-18
Lk 4:16-30

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August 30

Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time 2019

Sir 3:17-18, 20, 28-29

Heb 12:18-19, 22-24a

Lk 14:1, 7-14

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August 29

The Passion of Saint John the Baptist 2019

1 Thes 3:7-13 (428)

Mk 6:17-29  

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August 28

Saint Augustine, Bishop and Doctor of the Church 2019

1 Thes 2:9-13

Mt 23:27-32

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August 27

Saint Monica 2019

1 Thes 2:1-8

Mt 23:23-26

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August 26

Monday of Twenty-first Week in Ordinary Time 2019

1 Thes 1:1-5, 8b-10

Mt 23:13-22

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August 23

Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time 2019

Is 66:18-21

Heb 12:5-7, 11-13

Lk 13:22-30

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August 22

The Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary 2019

Jgs 11:29-39a

Mt 22:1-14

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August 21

Saint Pius X, Pope 2019

Jgs 9:6-15

Mt 20:1-16

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August 20

Saint Bernard, Abbot and Doctor of the Church 2019

Jgs 6:11-24a

Mt 19:23-30

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August 19

Monday of Twentieth Week in Ordinary Time 2019

Jgs 2:11-19

Mt 19:16-22

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August 16

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time 2019

Jer 38:4-6, 8-10

Heb 12:1-4

Lk 12:49-53

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August 15

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary 2019

Rv 11:19a; 12:1-6a, 10ab

1 Cor 15:20-27

Lk 1:39-56

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August 14

Saint Maximilian Kolbe, Priest and Martyr 2019

Dt 34:1-12

Mt 18:15-20

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August 13

Tuesday of the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time 2019

Dt 31:1-8

Mt 18:1-5, 10, 12-14

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August 12

Monday of the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time 2019

Dt 10:12-22
Mt 17:22-27

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August 9

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time 2019

Wis 18:6-9

Heb 11:1-2, 8-19 or 11:1-2, 8-12

Lk 12:32-48 or 12:35-40

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August 8

Saint Dominic, Priest 2019

Nm 20:1-13

Mt 16:13-23

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August 7

Wednesday of the Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time 2019

Nm 13:1-2, 25—14:1, 26-29a, 34-35

Mt 15:21-28

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August 6

The Transfiguration of the Lord 2019

Dn 7:9-10, 13-14

2 Pt 1:16-19

Lk 9:28b-36

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August 5

Monday of the Eighteenth Week in Ordinary Time 2019

Nm 11:4b-15

Mt 14:13-21

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August 2

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time 2019

Eccl 1:2; 2:21-23

Col 3:1-5, 9-11

Lk 12:13-21

 

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August 1

Saint Alphonsus Liguori, Bishop and Doctor of the Church 2019

Ex 40:16-21, 34-38

Mt 13:47-53

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July 31

Saint Ignatius of Loyola, Priest 2019

Ex 34:29-35

Mt 13:44-46

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July 30

Tuesday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time 2019

Ex 33:7-11; 34:5b-9, 28

Mt 13:36-43

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July 29

St. Martha 2019

Ex 32:15-24, 30-34 (401)

Jn 11:19-27 or Lk 10:38-42

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July 26

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time 2019

Gn 18:20-32

Col 2:12-14

Lk 11:1-13

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July 25

St. James, Apostle 2019

2 Cor 4:7-15

Mt 20:20-28

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July 24

Wednesday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time 2019

Ex 16:1-5, 9-15

Mt 13:1-9

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July 23

Tuesday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time 2019

Ex 14:21—15:1

Mt 12:46-50

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July 22

St. Mary Magdalene

Sg 3:1-4b or 2 Cor 5:14-17

Jn 20:1-2, 11-18

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July 19

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time 2019

Gn 18:1-10a

Col 1:24-28

Lk 10:38-42

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July 18

Thursday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time 2019

Ex 3:13-20

Mt 11:28-30

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July 17

Wednesday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time 2019

Ex 3:1-6, 9-12

Mt 11:25-27

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July 16

Tuesday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time 2019

Ex 2:1-15a

Mt 11:20-24

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July 15

Saint Bonaventure, Bishop and Doctor of the Church

Ex 1:8-14, 22

Mt 10:34—11:1

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July 12

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dt 30:10-14

Col 1:15-20

Lk 10:25-37

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July 11

Saint Benedict, Abbot

Gn 44:18-21, 23b-29; 45:1-5

Mt 10:7-15

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July 10

Wednesday of Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time 2019

Gn 41:55-57; 42:5-7a, 17-24a

Mt 10:1-7

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July 9

Tuesday of Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time 2019

Gn 32:23-33

Mt 9:32-38

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July 8

Monday of Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time 2019

Gn 28:10-22a

Mt 9:18-26

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July 5

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time 2019

Is 66:10-14c
Gal 6:14-18
Lk 10:1-12, 17-20 or 10:1-9

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July 4

Thursday of Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time

Gn 22:1b-19

Mt 9:1-8

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July 3

Saint Thomas, Apostle

Eph 2:19-22

Jn 20:24-29

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July 2

Tuesday of Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time 2019

Gn 19:15-29

Mt 8:23-27

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July 1

Monday of Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time 2019

Gn 18:16-33

Mt 8:18-22

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June 28

Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

1 Kgs 19:16b, 19-21

Gal 5:1, 13-18

Lk 9:51-62 (99)

 

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June 27

Thursday of Twelfth Week of Ordinary Time 2019

Gn 16:1-12, 15-16 or 16:6b-12, 15-16

Mt 7:21-29

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June 26

Wednesday of Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time 2019

Gn 15:1-12, 17-18

Mt 7:15-20

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June 25

Tuesday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time 2019

Gn 13:2, 5-18

Mt 7:6, 12-14

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June 24

THE NATIVITY OF SAINT JOHN THE BAPTIST 2019

Is 49:1-6

Acts 13:22-26

Lk 1:57-66, 80

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June 21

Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi)

Gn 14:18-20

1 Cor 11:23-26

Lk 9:11b-17

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June 20

Thursday of Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time 2019

2 Cor 11:1-11

Mt 6:7-15

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June 19

Wednesday of Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time 2019

2 Cor 9:6-11

Mt 6:1-6, 16-18

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June 18

Tuesday of Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time 2019

2 Cor 8:1-9

Mt 5:43-48

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June 17

Monday of Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time 2019

2 Cor 6:1-10

Mt 5:38-42

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June 14

The Most Holy Trinity 2019

Prv 8:22-31

Rom 5:1-5

Jn 16:12-15

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June 13

Saint Anthony of Padua, Priest and Doctor of the Church 2019

2 Cor 3:15—4:1, 3-6

Mt 5:20-26

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June 12

Wednesday of Tenth Week in Ordinary Time 2019

2 Cor 3:4-11

Mt 5:17-19

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June 11

Saint Barnabas, Apostle 2019

Acts 11:21b-26; 13:1-3

Mt 5:13-16

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June 10

The Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church 2019

The readings below are for the new memorial - The Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church - and thus will not correspond with the reflections on the Classic program, which introduces the season of Pentecost.

Gn 3:9-15, 20
Acts 1:12-14
Jn 19:25-34

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June 7

Pentecost Sunday 2019

Acts 2:1-11

1 Cor 12:3b-7, 12-13 or Rom 8:8-17

Jn 20:19-23

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June 6

Thursday of the Seventh Week of Easter 2019

Acts 22:30; 23:6-11

Jn 17:20-26

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June 5

Saint Boniface, Bishop and Martyr 2019

Acts 20:28-38

Jn 17:11b-19

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June 4

Tuesday of the Seventh week of Easter 2019

Acts 20:17-27

Jn 17:1-11a

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June 3

Saint Charles Lwanga and Companions, Martyrs 2019

Acts 19:1-8

Jn 16:29-33

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May 31

Feast of the Ascension 2019

Acts 1:1-11

Eph 1:17-23 or Heb 9:24-28; 10:19-23

Lk 24:46-53

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May 30

Thursday of the Sixth Week of Easter 2019

Acts 18:1-8/Jn 16:16-20

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May 29

Wednesday of the Sixth Week of Easter 2019

Acts 17:15, 22—18:1

Jn 16:12-15

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May 28

Tuesday of the Sixth Week of Easter 2019

Acts 16:22-34

Jn 16:5-11

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May 27

Monday of the Sixth Week of Easter 2019

Acts 16:11-15

Jn 15:26—16:4a

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May 24

Sixth Sunday of Easter 2019

Acts 15:1-2, 22-29

Rv 21:10-14, 22-23

Jn 14:23-29

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May 23

Thursday of Fifth Week of Easter 2019

Acts 15:7-21

Jn 15:9-11

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May 22

Wednesday of Fifth Week of Easter 2019

Acts 15:1-6

Jn 15:1-8

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May 21

Tuesday of Fifth Week of Easter 2019

Acts 14:19-28

Jn 14:27-31a 

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May 20

Monday of Fifth Week of Easter 2019

Acts 14:5-18/Jn 14:21-26

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May 17

Fifth Sunday of Easter 2019

Acts 14:21-27

Rv 21:1-5a

Jn 13:31-33a, 34-35

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May 16

Thursday of Fourth Week of Easter 2019

Acts 13:13-25

Jn 13:16-20 

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May 15

Wednesday of Fourth Week of Easter 2019

Acts 12:24—13:5a

Jn 12:44-50

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May 14

Saint Mathias, Apostle 2019

Acts 1:15-17, 20-26

Jn 15:9-17

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May 13

Monday of Fourth Week of Easter 2019

Acts 11:1-18

Jn 10:1-10 

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May 10

Fourth Sunday of Easter 2019

Acts 13:14, 43-52

Rv 7:9, 14b-17

Jn 10:27-30

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May 9

Thursday of Third Week of Easter 2019

Acts 8:26-40

Jn 6:44-51

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May 8

Wednesday of Third Week of Easter 2019

Acts 8:1b-8

Jn 6:35-40

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May 7

Tuesday of Third Week of Easter 2019

Acts 7:51—8:1a

Jn 6:30-35

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May 6

Monday of Third Week of Easter 2019

Acts 6:8-15

Jn 6:22-29

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May 3

Third Sunday of Easter 2019

Acts 5:27-32, 40b-41

Rv 5:11-14

Jn 21:1-19 or 21:1-14 

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May 2

Saint Athanasius, Bishop and Doctor of the Church 2019

Acts 5:27-33

Jn 3:31-36

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May 1

Wednesday of Second Week of Easter 2019

Acts 5:17-26

Jn 3:16-21 

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April 30

Tuesday of Second Week of Easter 2019

Acts 4:32-37

Jn 3:7b-15 

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April 29

Saint Catherine of Siena, Virgin and Doctor of the Church 2019

Acts 4:23-31

Jn 3:1-8 

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April 26

Second Sunday of Easter 2019 (Divine Mercy Sunday)

Acts 5:12-16

Rv 1:9-11a, 12-13, 17-19

Jn 20:19-31 

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April 25

Thursday of Octave of Easter 2019

Acts 3:11-26

Lk 24:35-48

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April 24

Wednesday of Octave of Easter 2019

Acts 3:1-10

Lk 24:13-35

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April 23

Tuesday in Octave of Easter 2019

Acts 2:36-41

Jn 20:11-18

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April 22

Monday in Octave of Easter 2019

Acts 2:14, 22-33

Mt 28:8-15

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April 19

Good Friday 2019

Is 52:13—53:12

Heb 4:14-16; 5:7-9

Jn 18:1—19:42 

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April 18

Holy Thursday 2019

 Ex 12:1-8, 11-14

1 Cor 11:23-26

Jn 13:1-15 

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April 17

Wednesday of Holy Week 2019

Is 50:4-9a

Mt 26:14-25

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April 16

Tuesday of Holy Week 2019

Is 49:1-6

Jn 13:21-33, 36-38

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April 15

Monday of Holy Week 2019

Is 42:1-7

Jn 12:1-11

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April 12

For Sunday April 14, 2019 - Palm Sunday

Lk 19:28-40 (37)/Is 50:4-7

Phil 2:6-11

Lk 22:14—23:56 or 23:1-49 

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April 11

Saint Stanislaus, Bishop and Martyr 2019

Gn 17:3-9

Jn 8:51-59

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April 10

Wednesday of 5th Week of Lent, 2019

Dn 3:14-20, 91-92, 95

Jn 8:31-42

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April 9

Tuesday of 5th Week of Lent, 2019

Nm 21:4-9

Jn 8:21-30 

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April 8

Monday of 5th Week of Lent, 2019

Dn 13:1-9, 15-17, 19-30, 33-62 or 13:41c-62

Jn 8:12-20 

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April 5

for Sunday April 7, 2019 Fifth Sunday of Lent

Is 43:16-21

Phil 3:8-14

Jn 8:1-11 (36) 

or, from Year A,

Ez 37:12-14

Rom 8:8-11

Jn 11:1-45 or 11:3-7, 17, 20-27, 33b-45 

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April 4

Thursday of the Fourth Week of Lent 2019

Ex 32:7-14

Jn 5:31-47

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April 3

Wednesday of the Fourth Week of Lent 2019

Is 49:8-15

Jn 5:17-30

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April 2

Tuesday of the Fourth Week of Lent 2019

Ez 47:1-9, 12

Jn 5:1-16

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April 1

Monday of Fourth Week of Lent 2019

Is 65:17-21

Jn 4:43-54

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March 29

for Sunday March 31,2019 Fourth Sunday of Lent

Jos 5:9a, 10-12

2 Cor 5:17-21

Lk 15:1-3, 11-32 (33)

or, from Year A

1 Sm 16:1b, 6-7, 10-13a

Eph 5:8-14

Jn 9:1-41 or 9:1, 6-9, 13-17, 34-38 

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March 28

Thursday of Third Week of Lent 2019

Jer 7:23-28

Lk 11:14-23

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March 27

Wednesday of Third Week of Lent 2019

Dt 4:1, 5-9

Mt 5:17-19 

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March 26

Tuesday of Third Week of Lent 2019

Dn 3:25, 34-43

Mt 18:21-35 

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March 25

The Annunciation of the Lord (2019)

Ex 3:1-8a, 13-15

1 Cor 10:1-6, 10-12

Lk 13:1-9 (30)

or, from Year A, Ex 17:3-7

Rom 5:1-2, 5-8

Jn 4:5-42 or 4:5-15, 19b-26, 39a, 40-42  

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March 22

for Sunday March 24, 2019 - Third Sunday of Lent

Ex 3:1-8a, 13-15

1 Cor 10:1-6, 10-12

Lk 13:1-9 (30)

or, from Year A, Ex 17:3-7/Rom 5:1-2, 5-8/Jn 4:5-42 or 4:5-15, 19b-26, 39a, 40-42 

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March 21

Thursday of the Second Week of Lent, 2019

Jer 17:5-10

Lk 16:19-31 

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March 20

Wednesday of the Second Week of Lent, 2019

Jer 18:18-20

Mt 20:17-28

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March 19

SAINT JOSEPH, SPOUSE OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY

2 Sm 7:4-5a, 12-14a, 16

Rom 4:13, 16-18, 22

Mt 1:16, 18-21, 24a or Lk 2:41-51a

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March 18

Saint Cyril of Jerusalem, Bishop and Doctor of the Church

Dn 9:4b-10

Lk 6:36-38

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March 15

for Sunday March 17, 2019 - Second Sunday of Lent

Gn 15:5-12, 17-18

Phil 3:17—4:1 or 3:20—4:1

Lk 9:28b-36 

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March 14

Thursday After the First Sunday of Lent 2019

Est C:12, 14-16, 23-25

Mt 7:7-12

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March 13

Wednesday After the First Sunday of Lent 2019

Jon 3:1-10

Lk 11:29-32 

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March 12

Tuesday After the First Sunday of Lent 2019

Is 55:10-11

Mt 6:7-15

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March 11

Monday After First Sunday of Lent 2019

Lv 19:1-2, 11-18

Mt 25:31-46

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March 8

for Sunday March 10th, 2019 First Sunday of Lent

Dt 26:4-10

Rom 10:8-13

Lk 4:1-13

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March 7

Saints Perpetua and Felicity, Martyrs 2019

Dt 30:15-20

Lk 9:22-25

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March 6

Ash Wednesday 2019

Jl 2:12-18

2 Cor 5:20—6:2

Mt 6:1-6, 16-18 

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March 5

8th Tuesday in Ordinary Time 2019

Sir 35:1-12

Mk 10:28-31

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March 4

8th Monday in Ordinary Time 2019

Sir 17:20-24

Mk 10:17-27 

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March 1

for Sunday March 3, 2019, Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sir 27:4-7

1 Cor 15:54-58

Lk 6:39-45 

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February 28

Thursday of the Seventh Week in Ordinary Time 2019

Sir 5:1-8

Mk 9:41-50 

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February 27

Wednesday of the Seventh Week in Ordinary Time 2019

Sir 4:11-19

Mk 9:38-40 

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February 26

Tuesday of the Seventh Week in Ordinary Time 2019

Sir 2:1-11

Mk 9:30-37 

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February 25

Monday of Seventh Week in Ordinary Time 2019

Sir 1:1-10

Mk 9:14-29 

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February 22

for Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, Feb 24, 2019

1 Sm 26:2, 7-9, 12-13, 22-23

1 Cor 15:45-49

Lk 6:27-38

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February 21

Saint Peter Damian, Bishop and Doctor of the Church 2019

Gn 9:1-13

Mk 8:27-33

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February 20

Wednesday of the Sixth Week of Ordinary Time 2019

Gn 8:6-13, 20-22

Mk 8:22-26

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February 19

Tuesday of the Sixth Week in Ordinary Time 2019

Gn 6:5-8; 7:1-5, 10

Mk 8:14-21 

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February 18

Monday of the 8th Week in Ordinary Time 2019

Gn 4:1-15, 25

Mk 8:11-13

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February 15

for Sunday Feb 17th, 2019 - Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jer 17:5-8

1 Cor 15:12, 16-20

Lk 6:17, 20-26 

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February 14

Saints Cyril, Monk, and Methodius, Bishop 2019

Gn 2:18-25

Mk 7:24-30

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February 13

Wednesday of the Fifth Week in Ordinary Time 2019

Gn 2:4b-9, 15-17

Mk 7:14-23

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February 12

Tuesday of the Fifth Week in Ordinary Time 2019

Gn 1:20—2:4a

Mk 7:1-13

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February 11

Monday of Fifth Week in Ordinary Time 2019

Gn 1:1-19
Mk 6:53-56 

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February 8

for Sunday February 10, 2019 Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Is 6:1-2a, 3-8

1 Cor 15:1-11 or 15:3-8, 11
Lk 5:1-11 
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February 7

Thursday of the Fourth Week in Ordinary Time 2019

Heb 12:18-19, 21-24

Mk 6:7-13
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February 6

Saint Paul Miki and Companions, Martyrs

Heb 12:4-7, 11-15

Mk 6:1-6
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February 5

Saint Agatha, Virgin and Martyr

Heb 12:1-4

Mk 5:21-43 
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February 4

Monday of Fourth Week in Ordinary Time 2019

Heb 11:32-40

Mk 5:1-20
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February 1

for Sunday February 3, 2019 - Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jer 1:4-5, 17-19

1 Cor 12:31—13:13 or 13:4-13
Lk 4:21-30 
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January 31

Saint John Bosco, Priest

Heb 10:19-25

Mk 4:21-25 
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January 30

Wednesday of Third Week in Ordinary Time 2019

Heb 10:11-18

Mk 4:1-20
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January 29

Tuesday of Third Week in Ordinary Time 2019

Heb 10:1-10

Mk 3:31-35
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January 28

Saint Thomas Aquinas, Priest and Doctor of the Church

Heb 9:15, 24-28

Mk 3:22-30
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January 25

for Sunday Jan 27 2019, Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Neh 8:2-4a, 5-6, 8-10

1 Cor 12:12-30

Lk 1:1-4; 4:14-21 

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January 24

Saint Francis de Sales, Bishop and Doctor of the Church

Heb 7:25—8:6

Mk 3:7-12
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January 23

Wednesday in Second Week of Ordinary Time 2019

Heb 7:1-3, 15-17

Mk 3:1-6
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January 22

Day of Prayer for Legal Protection of Unborn Children

Heb 6:10-20

Mk 2:23-28 
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January 21

Saint Agnes, Virgin and Martyr

Heb 5:1-10

Mk 2:18-22
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January 18

for Sunday Jan 20, 2019 Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Is 62:1-5

1 Cor 12:4-11
Jn 2:1-11 
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January 17

St. Anthony, Abbot

Heb 3:7-14

Mk 1:40-45
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January 16

First Wednesday in Ordinary Time 2019

Heb 2:14-18

Mk 1:29-39
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January 15

First Tuesday in Ordinary Time 2019

Heb 2:5-12

Mk 1:21-28
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January 14

First Monday in Ordinary Time 2019

Heb 1:1-6

Mk 1:14-20
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January 11

Friday after Epiphany 2019

1 Jn 5:5-13

Lk 5:12-16
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January 10

Thursday after Epiphany 2019

1 Jn 4:19—5:4

Lk 4:14-22a
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January 9

Wednesday after Epiphany 2019

1 Jn 4:11-18

Mk 6:45-52
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January 8

Tuesday after Epiphany 2019

1 Jn 4:7-10

Mk 6:34-44
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January 7

Monday after Epiphany 2019

1 Jn 3:22—4:6
Mt 4:12-17, 23-25

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January 4

for Sunday Jan 6, 2019 THE EPIPHANY OF THE LORD

Is 60:1-6

Eph 3:2-3a, 5-6
Mt 2:1-12 
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January 3

Thursday Jan 3, 2019 Most Holy Name of Jesus

1 Jn 2:29—3:6

Jn 1:29-34
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January 2

Saints Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzen, 2019

1 Jn 2:22-28

Jn 1:19-28 
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January 1

SOLEMNITY OF MARY, THE HOLY MOTHER OF GOD, 2019

Nm 6:22-27

Gal 4:4-7
Lk 2:16-21
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2018

December 31

Seventh Day within the Octave of the Nativity of the Lord, 2018

1 Jn 2:18-21

Jn 1:1-18 
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December 28

for Sunday Dec 30, 2018 The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph

Sir 3:2-6, 12-14

Col 3:12-21 or 3:12-17
Lk 2:41-52
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December 27

Saint John, Apostle and Evangelist, 2018

1 Jn 1:1-4

Jn 20:1a, 2-8
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December 26

Martydom of St. Stephen 2018

Acts 6:8-10; 7:54-59

Mt 10:17-22
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December 25

Christmas Day 2018

Is 9:1-6

Ti 2:11-14

Lk 2:1-14 
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December 24

Christmas Eve 2018

2 Sm 7:1-5, 8b-12, 14a, 16

Lk 1:67-79 
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December 21

for Sunday Dec 23rd, 2018- Fourth Sunday in Advent

Mi 5:1-4a

Heb 10:5-10
Lk 1:39-45 
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December 20

Third Thursday of Advent

Is 7:10-14

Lk 1:26-38
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December 19

Third Wednesday of Advent

Jgs 13:2-7, 24-25a

Lk 1:5-25
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December 18

Third Tuesday of Advent

Jer 23:5-8

Mt 1:18-25 
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December 17

Third Monday of Advent

Gn 49:2, 8-10

Mt 1:1-17 
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December 14

for Dec 16, 2018 Third Sunday of Advent

Zep 3:14-18a
Phil 4:4-7

Lk 3:10-18 
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December 13

2nd Thursday of Advent

Is 41:13-20

Matt. 11:11-15  

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December 12

2nd Wednesday of Advent

Is 41:13-20

Mt 11:11-15
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December 11

2nd Tuesday of Advent

Is 40:1-11

Mt 18:12-14
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December 10

2nd Monday in Advent

Is 35:1-10

Lk 5:17-26 
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December 7

for 2nd Sunday of Advent

Bar 5:1-9

Phil 1:4-6, 8-11
Lk 1:26-38
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December 6

1st Thursday of Advent/St. Nicholas

Is 26:1-6
Mt 7:21, 24-27

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December 5

1st Wednesday of Advent

Is 25:6-10a
Mt 15:29-37

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December 4

First Tuesday of Advent

Is 11:1-10
Lk 10:21-24

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December 3

St. Francis Xavier, Priest

Is 25:6-10
Mt 15:29-37

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November 30

for Dec 2, First Sunday of Advent

Jer 33:14-16

1 Thes 3:12—4:2
Lk 21:25-28, 34-36
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November 29

Thursday in last week of Ordinary Time

Rv 18:1-2, 21-23; 19:1-3, 9a

Lk 21:20-28 
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November 28

Wednesday in last week of Ordinary Time

Rv 15:1-4

Lk 21:12-19

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November 27

Tuesday last week of Ordinary Time

Rv 14:14-19
Lk 21:5-11 (504)

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November 26

Monday last week of Ordinary Time

Rv 14:1-3, 4b-5

Lk 21:1-4 (503) 
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November 23

for Sunday Nov 25th, Feast of Christ the King

Dn 7:13-14

Ps 93:1, 1-2, 5
Rv 1:5-8
Jn 18:33B-37
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November 22

Thanksgiving Day

Sir 50:22-24
Ps 145
1 Cor 1:3-9

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November 21

Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Rv 4:1-11
Ps 150:1b-2, 3-4, 5-6

Lk 19:11-28
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November 20

Tuesday

Rv 3:1-6, 14-22
Ps 15:2-3a, 3bc-4ab, 5

Lk 19:1-10

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November 19

Monday

Rv 1:1-4, 2:1-5
Ps 1:1-2, 3, 4 and 6

Lk 18:35-43
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November 16

for Sunday, Nov. 18th—33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Daniel 12:1-3

Psalm 16 You are my inheritance, O Lord

Hebrews 10:11-14, 18

Mark 13:24-32

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November 15

Love has the power to unite and transform

Philemon 7-20

Palm 146  Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob

Luke 17:20-25  The God of Israel will come…

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November 14

Mercy and Gratitude

Titus 3:1-7

Psalm 23  The Lord is my Shepherd

Luke 17:11-19

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November 13

St. Francis Xavier Cabrini

Titus 2:1-8, 11-14

Psalm 37 The salvation of the just comes from the Lord

Luke 17:7-10 Don’t let pride determine who you think you are

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November 12

Grow in faith

Titus 1:1-9

Psalm 24  Lord, this is the people that longs to see your face

Luke 17:1-6

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November 9

for Sunday, Nov. 11-32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

1Kings 17:10-16

Psalm 146  Praise the Lord, my soul

Hebrews 9:24-28

Mark 12:38-44

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November 8

Gods heart for us

Philippians 3:3-8

Psalm 105  Let hearts rejoice who search for the lord

Luke 15:1-10   Joy in heaven over ONE sinner who repents

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November 7

God gives grace to obey; to put Him first

Philippians 2:12-18  Follow Jesus closely

Psalm 27 The Lord is my light and my salvation

Luke 14:25-33  Put Jesus and His will first

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November 6

Do I know who I really am?

Opening prayer—Philippians 2:5-11  Look at what God did for us

Psalm 22  I will praise you Lord, in the assembly of your people

Luke 14:15-24    Taking our rightful place before God

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November 5

God first, Others second; me third

Philippians 2:1-4  concern for others

Psalm 131  In you O Lord, I have found my peace.

Luke 14:12-14  Care for others before self

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November 2

Feast of All Souls and Nov. 4 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time

Commentary on All Souls  3minutes

Deuteronomy 6:2-6

Psalm 18  I love you Lord, my strength

Hebrews 7:23-28                          Mark 12:28-34

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November 1

All Saints Day

Rev. 7:2-4, 9-14

Psalm 24 Lord, this is the people who long to see your face

John 3:1-3   and Matthew 5:1-12

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October 31

The last, first; the first last

Ephesians 6:1-9

Psalm 145  The Lord is faithful in all His words

Luke 13:22-30

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October 30

Blessed are those who fear the Lord (meaning)

Ephesians 5: 2, 25-32

Psalm 128  Blessed are those who fear the Lord

Luke 13:18-21  See also pp. 408-9  St. Ambrose

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October 29

Be kind and compassionate to others

Ephesians 4:32-5:8

Psalm 1 Behave like God as His very dear Children

Luke 13: 10-17

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October 26

for Sunday, October 28—30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jeremiah 31: 7-9

Psalm 126  The Lord has done great things for us; we are filled with joy!

Hebrews 5:1-6

Mark 10:46-52 Humility and courage to cry out for help!!

4:32-5:8

Psalm 1 Behave like God as His very dear Children

Luke 13: 10-17

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October 25

Division between followers of Jesus and those who don’t

Eph. 3:14-21

Psalm 33 The earth is full of the goodness of the Lord

Luke 12:49-53

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October 24

Be prepared

Ephesians 3:2-12

Psalm  (Is. 12)  You will draw water joyfully…

Luke 12:39-48

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October 23

Ready and willing

Eph. 2:12-22

Psalm 85  The Lord speaks of peace to His people

Luke 12:35-38

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October 22

Saint John Paul II

Ephesians 2:1-10

Psalm 100  The lord made us, we belong to Him

Luke 12;13-21  See JPII  p. 317

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October 19

for Sunday, Oct. 21—29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Isaiah 53:10-11

Psalm 33  Lord, let your mercy be on us…

Hebrews 4:14-16

Mark 10:35-45  True humility

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October 18

Feast of St. Luke

Timothy 4:10-17

Psalm 145   Your friends make known, O Lord…

Luke 10:1-9

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October 17

St. Ignatius of Antioch

See intro   p. 253

Galatians 5:18-25

Psalm 1  Those who follow you Lord will…  LUKE 11:42-46

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October 16

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque &St. Hedwig

Galatians 5:1-6

Psalm 119 Let your mercy come to me, O Lord

Luke 11:37-41   p. 246 Commentary on surrender  p. 246 Magnificat

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October 15

Feast of St. Teresa of Avila

Galatians 4:22-24, 26-27, 31-5:1

Psalm 113  Blessed be the name of the Lord forever

Luke 11:29-32

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October 12

for Sunday, October 14—28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Wisdom 7:7-11

Psalm 90  Fill us with your love…

Hebrews 4:12-13

Mark 10: 17-30

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October 11

St. John XXIII

Galatians 3:1-5

Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel

Luke 11:5-13

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October 10

Teach me how to pray

Galatians 2:1-2, 7-14

Psalm 117  Go out to all the world…

Luke 11:1-4     See also p. 140 Magnificat  Pseudo-Macarius

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October 9

Receive what God is offering

Galatians 1:13-24

Psalm 139  Guide me Lord along the everlasting way

Luke 10:38-42

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October 8

Reach out to those in need

Galatians 1:6-12

Psalm 111 The Lord will remember His covenant forever

Luke 10:25-37

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October 5

for Sunday, October 7 27th Sunday in Ord. Time

Genesis 2:18-24

Psalm 128  May the Lord bless us all the days of our lives

Hebrews 2:9-11

Mark 10:2-16

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October 4

St. Francis of Assisi

Job 19:21-27

Psalm 27  I believe that I shall see the Lord in the land of the living

Luke 10:1-12  Depend on ME!

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October 3

Offering one’s life totally

Job 9:1-12, 14-16

Psalm 88 Let my prayer come before you, O Lord

Luke 9:57-62   Quote pope emeritus p. 59

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October 2

Feast of the Guardian Angels

Exodus 23:20-23

Psalm 91  The Lord has put his angels…

Matthew 18: 1-5, 10

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October 1

Feast of St, Therese of the Child Jesus

Job 1:6-20

Psalm 17 Incline your ear to me and hear my word

Luke 9:46-50

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September 28

for Sunday, September 30—26th Sun, in Ordinary Time

Numbers 11:23-29

Psalm 19-The precepts of the Lord give joy to the heart

James 5:1-6

Mark 9:43, 45, 47-48

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September 27

Saint Vincent de Paul

Ecclesiastes 1:2-11 vanity

Psalm 90  In every age, O Lord, you have been our refuge

Luke 9:7-9

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September 26

Saints Cosmas and Damian

Proverbs 30: 5-9  (Illustration of a true disciple)

Psalm 119 Your word, O Lord, is a lamp for my feet

Luke 9:1-6

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September 25

Obedience to the Lord produces fruit

Proverbs 21:1-6, 10-13

Psalm 119  Guide me Lord in the way of your commands

Luke 8:19-21

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September 24

Be good to one another

Proverbs 3:27-34

Psalm 15  The just one shall live on your holy Mountain, O Lord

Luke 8:16-18

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September 21

for Sunday, September 23—25th Sunday in Ord. Time

Wisdom 2:12, 17-20      Psalm 54 The Lord upholds my life!

James 3:16-4:3How generous am I or do I want my own way most of the time?

Mark 9:30 37

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September 20

Korean Saints/other saints and martyrs

1Cor. 15:1-11  and 

Psalm 118  Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good

Luke 7:36-50  See Magnificat, p. 294

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September 19

Comparison and conflict

1Cor. 12:31-13:13  (memorize)

Psalm 33 Blessed the people the lord has chosen to be His own

Luke 7:31-35   We are always finding fault…God has no fault and those who follow Him become more like Him.  (See p. 202 Magnificat)

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September 18

The mercy, compassion of God

1Corinthians 12:12-14, 27-31

Psalm 100 We are His people, the Sheep of His flock

Luke 7:11-17  (reference to Jesus and His own mother…)

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September 17

Obedience and care for one another

1Cor. 11:17-26, 33

Psalm 40 Proclaim the death of the Lord until He comes! (ears open)

Luke 7:1-10  Trust in the Lord with all your heart

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September 14

for Sunday, Sept.16, 24th Sun in Ord. Time

Is. 50:1-9(Mention Friday-Triumph of the Cross; Sat. Our Lady of Sorrow).

Psalm 116 I will walk before the Lord in the land of the living

James 2:14-18

Mark 8:27-35

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September 13

Love your brother/your sister

1Corinthians 8:1-7, 11-13  Feast of St. John Chrysostom

Psalm 139  Guide me, Lord, along the everlasting way

Luke 6:27-38

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September 12

The most holy name of MARY

1Corinthians 7:25-31

Psalm 45  Listen to me daughter and bend your ear

Luke 6:20-26

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September 11

Depth of relationship in Christ?

1Cor. 6:1-11How do you handle difficult situations? Ones which challenge you

Psalm 149 The Lord takes delight in His people

Luke 6:12-19  (to be WITH him…)

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September 10

What guides your life?

1Corinthians 5:1-8

Psalm 5  Lead me in your justice, Lord

Luke 6:6-11  What pride can do!

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September 7

for Sunday Sept. 9th—23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Is. 35:4-7a

Psalm 146 Praise the Lord, my soul

James 2;1-5

Mark 7:31-37 Does the Lord have THE rightful place in your life?  Gratitude?

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September 6

Is your life being shaped by God’s Word?

1Cor. 3:18-23

Psalm 24 To the lord belongs the earth and all that fills it

Luke 5:1-11   (“At your command…”)   The call to catch…

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September 5

Life’s Journey as a Disciple of Christ

1Corinthians 3:1-9

Psalm 33 Blessed the people the lord has chosen to be his own

Luke 4:38-44

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September 4

The Gift of the Holy Spirit

1Corinthians 2:10b-16

Psalm 145  The Lord is just in all His ways

Luke 4:31-37

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September 3

The cost of following the Messiah

1Corinthians 2:1-5

Psalm 119  Lord, I love your commands

Luke 4:16-30

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August 31

for Sunday, September 2, 2018

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August 30

Readiness for God’s action; spirit of gratitude

1Cor, 1:1-9

Psalm 145:2-3, 4-5, 6-7

Mt. 24:42-51

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August 29

Feast of St. John the Baptist

Jeremiah 1:17-19

Psalm 71  I will sing your salvation

Mark 6:17-29

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August 28

Feast of St. Augustine

2Thess. 2:1-3a, 14-17  (refer to Monica)

Responsorial psalm:  Ps. 96:10, 11-12, 13

Mt. 23;23-26  

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August 27

Feast of St. Monica

2Thess. 1:1-5, 11-12

Ps. 96: 1-2, 2b-3, 4-5

Mt. 23:13-22

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August 24

for Sunday August 26: 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time

Joshua 24:1-2, 15-17, 18

Psalm 34  Taste and see the goodness of the Lord

Ephesians 5:21-32

John 6:60-69  We need to ask ourselves the same questions

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August 23

Listen and Obey

Ezekiel 36:23-28

Psalm 51  I will pour clean water upon you and wash away all your sin

Matthew 22: 1-14  God is generous; follow Him that may know eternal life

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August 22

Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Ezekiel 34:1-11)  Strong word to Pastors, priests…

Psalm 23  The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want

Matthew 20:1-16  The generosity of God!

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August 21

St. Pius X

Ezekiel 28:1-10

Responsorial psalm Deut 32:  It is I who deal death and give life

Matthew 19:23-30   

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August 20

Do I believe enough to give all?

Ezekiel 24:15-24

Psalm Deut. 32 You have forgotten the God who gave you birth

Matt.19:16-22  Obedience to God’s commandments AND to His personal call

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August 17

for Sun. August 19, the 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

See opening prayer and Proverbs 9:1-6

Psalm 34 Taste and see the goodness of the Lord

Ephesians 5:15-20

John 6:51-58

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August 16

Forgiveness

Ezekiel 12:1-12

Psalm 78 Do not forget the works of the Lord

Matthew 18: 21-19:1  Fr. Jacques Philippe

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August 15

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Revelation 11:19; 12:1-6, 10ab

Psalm 45  The queen stands at your right hand, arrayed in gold

Luke 1:39-56   See Sr. Ruth Burrows  p. 201

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August 14

St. Maximilian Kolbe

Ezekiel 2:8-3:4

Psalm 119  How sweet to my taste is your promise

Matthew 18:1-5, 10, 12-14    See Maximilian Kolbe’s meditation p. 182-83

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August 13

Embrace the truth and help others to do so

Ezek. 1:2-5, 24-28

Psalm 148  Heaven and earth are filled with your glory

Matthew 17:22-27

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August 10

for Sunday, August 12 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

1Kings 19:4-8

Psalm 34 2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9 Taste and see the goodness of the lord

Ephesians 4:30-5:2

John 6:41-51

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August 9

Create in me a clean heart

Jeremiah 31: 31-34

Psalm 51:12-13, 14-15, 18-19  Create a clean heart in me, O God

Mt. 16:13-23

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August 8

Feast of St. Dominic

Jeremiah 31:1-7

Jer. 31:10-12  The Lord will guard us as a Shepherd guards his flock

Matthew 15:21-28

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August 7

Your wound is incurable but I will heal

Jeremiah 30:1-2, 12-15, 18-22

Psalm 102: 16-18, 19-21

Matthew 14:22-36

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August 6

Feast of the Transfiguration

Deut. 7:9-10, 13-14

Psalm 97  1-2,5-6,9  The Lord is King, the Most Hight over all the earth

2nd Reading:  2 Peter 1:16-19    Mark 9:2-10 refer to Luminous mysteries

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August 3

For Sun. August 5 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Ex. 16:2-4, 12-15

Psalm 78: 3-4, 23-24, 25, 54

Ephesians 4: 17, 20-24

John 6:24-35

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August 2

Faith: malleable in the hands of God

Jer. 18:1-6

Psalm 146: 1-2, 2-4. 5-6

Mt. 13:47-53

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August 1

Again the theme of Faith

Jer. 15:10, 16-21

Psalm 59: 2-3, 4, 10-11, 17-19

Mt. 13:44-46

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July 31

Feast of St. Ignatius

Jeremiah 14: 17-22

Psalm 79  For the glory of your name, O Lord, deliver us

Matthew 13:36-43

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July 30

Faith and trust

Jeremiah 13:1-11

Psalm Dt. 32  You have forgotten God who gave you birth

Matthew 13:31-35  See Father Dajczer  on Faith  p. 395 

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July 27

for Sunday, July 29 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

2 kings 4:42-44

Psalm 145  The hand of the Lord feeds us; he answers all our needs

Ephesians 4:1-6

John 6:1-15 

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July 26

Sts. Joachim and Anne

Jeremiah 2: 1-3, 7-8, 12-13

Psalm 36 with you is the fountain of life, O Lord

Matthew 13:10-17

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July 25

Feast of St. James

2Cor. 4:7-15

Psalm 126  Those who sow in tears shall reap rejoicing (repentance)

Matthew 20:20-28

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July 24

Do I seek to do the will of God in my daily life?

Micah 7:14-15, 18-20

Psalm 85  Lord show us your mercy and love

Matthew 12:46-50

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July 23

Do we accept God’s words to us?

Micah 6: 1-4, 6-8

Psalm 50  To the upright  I will show the saving power of God

Matthew 12:38-42

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July 20

for Sunday, July 22 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jeremiah 23:1-6

Psalm 23  The Lord is my Shepherd

Ephesians 2:13-18

Mark 6:30-34

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July 19

God the source of life—not us!

Isaiah 26:7-9, 12, 16-19

Psalm 102  From heaven the Lord looks down on the earth

Matthew 11:28-30  See Merikakis

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July 18

Do I serve for God’s glory or mine?

Isaiah 10 5-7, 13-16

Psalm 94  The Lord will not abandon His people

Matthew 11:25-27

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July 17

Judgment

Isaiah 7:1-9

Psalm 48  God upholds His city forever

Matthew 11:20-24  repentance

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July 16

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel

Isaiah 1:10-12

Psalm 50  To the upright, I will show the saving power of God

Matthew 10:34-11:1

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July 13

for Sunday, July 15 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Amos 7:12-15

Psalm 85 Lord, let us see your kindness, and grant us your salvation

Eph. 1:3-14

Mark 6:7-13

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July 12

The more I called, the further they went

Hosea 11:1-4, 8-9

Psalm 80  Let us see your face, Lord

Matthew 10:7-15

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July 11

St. Benedict

Hosea 10:1-3, 7-8, 12

Psalm 105  Seek always the face of the Lord

Matthew 10:1-7

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July 10

Be light in the darkness

Hosea 8:4-7, 11-13

Psalm 115 The house of Israel trusts in the Lord

Matthew 9:32-38

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July 9

The Martyrs

Hosea 2:16, 17 18, 21-22

Psalm 145  The Lord is gracious and merciful

Matthew 9:18-26

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July 6

for July 8 14th Sunday in Ordinary

Ezekiel 2:2-5

Psalm 123  Our eyes are fixed on the Lord, pleading for His mercy

2Cor. 12:7-10

Mark 6:1-6

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July 5

Faith of St. Elizabeth of Portugal

Amos 7:10-17

Psalm 19  The judgments of the Lord are true and all of them are just

Matthew 9:1-8

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July 4

Independence

Amos 5:14-15, 21-24

Psalm 50  To the upright I will show the saving power of God

Matthew 8:28-34  Preface for July 4 an  Bishop John Carroll p. 65 reading

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July 3

Feast of St. Thomas

Ephesians 2:19-22

Psalm 117  Go out to all the world

John 20:24-29

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July 2

Where does God fit in your priorities?

Amos 2:6-10, 13-16

Psalm 50  Remember this, you who never think of God

Matthew 8:18-22

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June 29

for Sunday, July 1: 13th week in Ordinary Time

Wisdom 1:13-15; 2:23-24

Psalm 30:2,4,5-6, 11,12,13

2Cor. 8: 7,9, 13-15

Mark 5:21-43

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June 28

Doing the Father’s will

2Kings 24:8-17

Psalm 79  For the glory of your name, O Lord, deliver us

Matthew 7:21-29     See p. 393

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June 27

Teach me your ways O God

2Kings  22:8-13, 23:1-3

Psalm 119  Teach me the way of your decrees…

Matthew 7:15-20

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June 26

Enter through the narrow gate

2Kings 19:9-11. 14-21. 31-35, 36

Psalm 48  God upholds his city forever

Matthew 7:6, 12-14

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June 25

Recognize evil in self but don’t judge your brother

1Kings 17:5-8, 13-15, 18

Psalm 60  Help us with your right hand, O God

Matthew 7:1-5  What does it mean to see faults but not judge

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June 22

For Sun. June 24 Nativity of John the Baptist

Isaiah 49:1-6

Psalm 139  I praise you for I am fearfully, wonderfully made

Acts 13:22-26

Luke 1:57-66, 80 See also p. 339  Why do we celebrate birthday of John?

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June 21

How do I pray?

Sirach 48:1-14

Psalm 97  Rejoice in the Lord, you just!

Matthew 6:7-15   See commentary—John XX111, p. 309

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June 20

How do I serve? Motive?

2Kings 2:1, 6-14

Psalm 31 let your hearts take comfort, all who hope in the Lord

Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18 Motivation for service

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June 19

Love your enemies

1Kings 21:17-29

Psalm 51  Be merciful, O God, for we have sinned…

Matthew 5:43-48  Thomas Merton  p.287

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June 18

Forgiveness and reconciliation

1Kings 21:1-16

Psalm 5  Lord, listen to my groaning

Matthew 5:38-42  Erasmo Merikakis  Father Simon-

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June 15

for Sun. June 17, 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time

See opening prayer  and Ezekiel 17:22-24

2Cor. 5:6-10

Mark 4:26-34   (See also Seed of Grace, p. 265  Magnificat)

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June 14

Every aspect of our lives belongs to God for His Glory

1Kings 18:41-46

Psalm 65  It is right to praise you in Zion O God

Matthew 5:20-26

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June 13

One who obeys and teaches

St. Anthony of Padua        1Kings 18:20-39

Psalm 16  Keep me safe o God you are my hope

Matthew 5:17-19

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June 12

Give, share what you have

1Kings 17:7-16

Psalm 4  Lord, let your face shine on us

Matthew 5:13-16

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June 11

God’s saving power - do you experience it?

Acts 11:21-26, 13:1-3

Psalm 98  The Lord has revealed to the nations his saving power

Matthew 10:7-13  Matthew 5:1-12 

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June 8

for Sunday, June 10: 10th Sun. in Ord.Time and preceding

Gen. 3:9-15   Psalm 130: 1-8

2Cor. 4:13-5:1

Mark 3:20-35

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June 7

Love the Lord with your whole heart and your neighbor as yourself

2Tim. 2: 8-15

Psalm 25: 4-5, 8-9, 10, 14   Mark 12:28-34

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June 6

What did God give us through His Spirit?

2Tim. 1:1-3, 6-12

Psalm. 123

Mark 12: 18-27

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June 5

Live in this world in light of eternity, again!

2Peter 3:12-15,17-18

Psalm 90:2, 3-4, 10, 14&16

Alleluja  (See Eph. 1:17-18)

Mark 12:13-17

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June 4

Live in this world in light of eternity

2Peter 1:2-7

Psalm 91:1-2, 14-15, 15c-16

Mark 12:1-12

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June 1

for Sunday June 3, 2018

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May 31

Feast of the Visitation

Zephaniah 3:14-18  Romans 12:9-16

Respon. Psalm  Among you is the great and holy one of Israel

Luke 1:39-56 and   reflection p. 452  Magnificat

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May 30

Selfish - surrendered

1Peter 1:18-25

Psalm 147  Praise the Lord, Jerusalem

Mark 10:32-45

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May 29

Sell all

1Peter 1:10-16

Psalm 98  The Lord has made known his salvation

Mark 10:28-31(give, live all for His glory—not your own…)

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May 28

Do I want Gods will?

1Peter 1:3-9

Psalm 111 The Lord will remember his covenant forever

Mark 10:17-27—Ready for God’s will?  To embrace it?

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May 25

for Sunday May 27 Feast of the Most Holy Trinity

Deut. 4:32-34, 39-40

Psalm 33 Blessed the people the Lord has chosen to be His own!

Romans 8:14-17  God is your Father

Matthew 28: 16-20

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May 24

What is truly important?

James 5:1-6

Psalm 49  Blessed are the poor in Spirit; the kingdom of God is theirs

Mark 9:41-50  Receive the word of God, not as the word of men, but as it truly is the word of God

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May 23

By their fruits

(See 1John 4:10-11)

James 4:13-17  Psalm 49  Blessed are the poor in spirit…

Mark 9:38-40 (By their fruits…)

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May 22

Follow the Lord in Spirit and in Truth!

James 4:1-10

Psalm 55 Throw your cares on the Lord and he will support you!

Mark 9:30-37

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May 21

Cleanse your lives

James 3:13-18

Psalm 19  The precepts of the Lord give joy to the heart

Mark 9:14-29

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May 18

for Sunday, May 20 PENTECOST

Acts 2:1-11

Psalm 104  Lord, send out your spirit…

1Cor. 12: 3-7, 12-13

John 15:2-27, 16:12-13  Then: John 20:19-23

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May 17

Witness to Christ

Acts 22:30, 23: 6-11

Psalm 16:Keep me safe, O God; you are my hope

John 17:20-26

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May 16

The priorities of the two farewell addresses

Acts 20:28-38  (Paul)

Psalm 68  Sing to God O kingdoms of the earth

John 17:11-19 (Christ)

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May 15

St. Isidore

Acts 20:17-27

Psalm 68  Sing to God, O kingdoms of the earth

John 17:1-11

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May 14

St. Matthias

Acts 1:15-17, 20-26

Psalm 113  The Lord will give him a seat with the leaders…

John 15:9-17

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May 11

for Sun. May 13 Feast of the Ascension

Acts 1:1-11

Psalm 47 God mounts his throne to shouts of joy

Ephesians 1:17-23

Mark 16:15-20    Sr. Ruth? Burrows P. 144, Magnificat

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May 10

The Feast of the Ascension (Feast transferred to Sun.)

Acts 18:1-8  pp. 140-141

Psalm 98 The Lord has revealed to the nations his saving power…

John 16:16-20 

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May 9

Willingness to follow the path God marks out for us

Acts 17:15, 22-18:1

Psalm 148  Heaven and earth are full of your glory

John 16:12-15  See. Fr. Bede Jarrett  p. 122 Magnificat The Spirit of Truth

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May 8

Sin and righteousness

Acts 16:22-34  grace and conversion

Psalm 138  Your right hand saves me O Lord

John 16:5-11  See commentary sheet

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May 7

Preparation for Ascension and Pentecost

Acts 16:11-15

Psalm 149  The Lord takes delight in His people

John 15:26-16:4

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May 4

for Sunday May 6, Sixth Sunday of Easter

Intro: see Leviticus 26:3-5

Acts 10:25-26 34-35, 44-48

Psalm 98  The Lord has revealed to the nations His saving power

John 15:9-17

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May 3

Feast of Sts. Philip and James

1Corinthians 15:1-8

Psalm 19 Their message goes out to all the earth

John 14:6-14

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May 2

St. Anthanasius

Acts 15:1-6

Psalm 122 Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord

John 15:1-8

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May 1

St. Joseph the Worker

Acts 14:19-28

Psalm 145—Your friends make known, O Lord, the glory…

John 14:27-31

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April 30

Become a true disciple

Acts 14:5-18

Psalm 115  Not to us, O Lord, but to your name…

John 14:21-26

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April 27

for April 29 Fifth Sunday of Easter

Acts 9:26-31

Psalm 22  I will praise you Lord…

1John 3:18-24

John 15:1-8 Am I bearing fruit?

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April 26

Am I a man or woman after Gods own heart?

Acts 13:13-25

Psalm 89  Forever I will sing the goodness of the Lord

John 13:16-20  HE IS!  Am I faithful to Him or not?  Really faithful?

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April 25

Feast of St. Mark

1Peter 5:5-14

Psalm 89  Forever I will sing the goodness of the Lord

Mark 16:15-20  God cares for his flock; for those who follow Him

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April 24

Am I part of the sheepfold?

Acts 11:19-26

Psalm 87  All you nations, praise the Lord

John 10:22-30

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April 23

Following Jesus

Acts 11:1-18

Psalm 42-43 Athirst is my soul for the living God

John 10:1-10

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April 20

for Sunday April 22 4th Sunday of Easter

Acts 4:8-12

Psalm 118 The stone rejected by the builders has become the cornerstone

1John 3:1-2

John 10:11-18---Pope John Paul on the Good Shepherd, p. 333

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April 19

Living Bread

Acts 8:26-40  Evangelism

Psalm 66  Let all the earth cry out to God with joy!

John 6:44-51

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April 18

Eucharist

Acts 8:1-8

Psalm 66 Let all the earth cry out to God with joy!

John 6:35-40  See Father Bede’s commentary p. 281

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April 17

Power of the Eucharist

Acts 7:51-8:1

Psalm 31  Into your hands, Lord, I commend my spirit

John 6:30-35

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April 16

Why do you seek God?

Acts 6:8-15

Psalm 119  Blessed are they who follow the law of the Lord

John 6:22-29  Seek God for the right reasons

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April 13

For Sunday, April 15 3rd Sunday of Easter

Acts 3:13-15, 17-19

Psalm 4  Lord, let the light of your face shine on us

1John 2:1-5  Open their minds to understand the Scriptures

Luke 24:35-48

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April 12

We must obey God rather than men

Acts 5:27-33

Psalm 34  The Lord hears the cry of the poor

John 3:31-36

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April 11

that the world might be saved

Acts 5:17-26

Psalm 34  The Lord hears the cry of the poor

John 3:16-21  Ann Voskamp  p. 159  Magnificat

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April 10

Eternal life!

Acts 4:32-37

Psalm 93  The Lord is king; he is robed in majesty

John 3:7-15

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April 9

Feast of the Annunciation

Opening prayer p. 133

Isaiah 7:10-14, 8:10

Psalm 40 Here I am Lord, I come to do your will  Hebrews 10:4-10

Luke 1:26-38

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April 6

for Sunday, April 8 2nd Sunday of EasterDivine Mercy

Acts 4:32-35   St. Faustina  p. 125

Psalm 118  Give thanks to the Lord…  1John 5:1-6

John 20:19-31   

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April 5

Transformation of Peter

Acts 3:11-26

Psalm 8 O Lord our God, how wonderful your name

Luke 24:35-48    If time, see Fr. Jacques Philippe—Be at peace!

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April 4

The spreading of and the fruit of the word

Acts 3:1-10

Psalm 105  Rejoice O hearts that seek the Lord

Luke 24:-13-35  Disciples on the road to Emmaus

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April 3

The tragedy and the Glory!

Acts 2:36-41  See intro  p. 60  and Gospel

Psalm 33  The earth is full of the goodness of the Lord

John 29;11-18

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April 2

Rejoice, rejoice believersdeath is conquered

Easter Sunday—Read out loud

Acts 10:34, 37-43   Col. 3:1-4  John 20:1-9

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March 30

Good Friday

Opening prayer P. 137  This is the day to deal with your sin; to see the sins of the disciples/&our sins…Be willing to repent of your sin—now-before God—even now you bring Him solace

Read pp. 148-49  Magnificat John 18:1-19:42  Silence, loss, emptiness, fear,

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March 29

Holy Thursday

Opening prayer: Power of the Eucharist—heals, restores, makes well…

Exodus 12:1-8, 11-14  Psalm 116  Our blessing cup is a communion with the blood of Christ

1Cor. 11:23-26  and John 13:1-15  Watch and wait with Him

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March 28

How easily sin can blind us

Is. 50:4-9  ( See intro by Pope Benedict—see p. 73)

Psalm 69  Lord, in your great love, answer me

Matthew 26:14-25  See St. Ambrose  p. 77

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March 27

The human condition

Isaiah 49:1-6

Psalm 71  I will sing of your salvation 

John 13;21-33, 36-38  (Need for the Holy Spirit to strengthen…)

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March 26

Pride/ self righteousness: How do you handle it?

Is. 42:1-7   Week set apart for God=Holy

Psalm 27  The Lord is my light and my salvation

John 12:1-11  Anger, jealousy, arrogance=pride

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March 23

for Sunday March 25 Palm Sunday

See page 359  Magnificat Commentary by Fr. Richard Veras, p. 359

Is. 50:4-7  Ps. 22: Phil 2:6-11, Mark 14: 1-15,47--what would I have done…?

Read Gospel aloud (encourage people to do so)

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March 22

Am I obedient? Do I keep Gods word?

Genesis 17:3-9

Psalm 105  The Lord remembers His covenant forever

John 8:51-59

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March 21

Do I abide in His word? Am I obedient?

Daniel 3:14-20

DN 3  Responsorial psalm

John 8:31-42

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March 20

How obedient am I to Gods word?

Numbers 21:4-9

Psalm 102  O Lord hear my prayer and let my cry come to you

John 8:21-30

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March 19

Feast of St. Joseph

2Samuel 7:4-5, 12-14. 16  (Speak here of Conscience/sin)

Psalm 89  The Son of David will live forever

Romans 4:13, 16-18, 22  Gospel: Mt. 1:16, 18-21, 24

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March 16

for Sunday March 185th Sunday of Lent

Jeremiah 31:31-34

Psalm 51 Create a clean heart in me, O God

Hebrews 5:7-9

John 12:20-33

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March 15

You do not want to come to me to have life

Exodus 32:7-14

Psalm 106  Remember us, O Lord, as you favor your people

John 5:31-47—Do we have the humility to change our direction?

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March 14

I will never forget you!

Isaiah 49:8-15

Psalm 145  The Lord is gracious and merciful

John 5:17-30  Attack and the incredible response…

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March 13

Our refuge and our strength

Ezekiel 47:1-9, 12—in the presence of the lord and his gifts, we flourish

Psalm 46  The Lord of Hosts is with us…our strength and help

John 5:1-16  man ill for 38 years—“Do you WANT to be well?”

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March 12

How does God rescue His sons and daughters?

Isaiah 65:17-21

Psalm 30  I will praise you Lord for you have rescued me

John 4:43-54

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March 9

for Sunday, March 11 4th Sunday in Lent

2nd Chronicles 36:14-16, 19-23

Psalm 137  Let my tongue be silenced if I ever forget you!

Ephesians 2:4-10

John 3:14-21

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March 8

Whoever is not with me is against me

Jeremiah 7:23-28

Psalm 95  If today you hear His voice, harden not your hearts…

Luke 11:14-23  The clarity we don’t like…

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March 7

Our willingness to obey makes the difference

Deuteronomy 4:1, 5-9

Psalm 147 Praise the Lord, Jerusalem

Matthew 5:17-19

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March 6

The vastness of Gods mercy

Daniel 3:25, 34-43

Psalm 25 Remember your mercies, O Lord

Matthew 18:21-35

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March 5

What is faith and forgiveness?

2Kings 5:1-15

Psalms 42-43  Athirst is my soul for the living God; when shall I go &behold…

Luke 4:24-30  see page 85 Magnificat

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March 2

3rd Sunday of Lent

Exodus 20:1-17  Commandments!

Psalm 19  Lord, you have the words of everlasting life

1Corinthians 1:22-25  Don’t judge by your standards but God’s

John 2:13-25  What is the basis of our judgments?—Popular opinion or God’s?  What other people say or what Scripture says?

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March 1

Do I reach out to the needs of others?

Jeremiah 17:5-10

Psalm 1  Blessed are they who hope in the Lord

Luke 16:19-31  Meditation on Lazarus and the rich man

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February 28

Motivation

Jeremiah 18:18-20

Psalm 31 Save me O Lord in your kindness

Matthew 20:17-28  Contrast of Jesus’ words and the motivation of the mother

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February 27

Whoever humbles himself will be exalted

Is. 1:1-10, 16-20

Psalm 50  To the upright I will show the saving power of God

Matthew 23:1-12

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February 26

Repentance from sin and the compassion of God

Daniel 9:4-10

Psalm 79  Lord, do not deal with us according to our sin

Luke 6:36-38

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February 23

for Sun.February 25 Theme:for the 2nd Sunday of Lent

Genesis 22:1-2. 9, 10-13, 15-18

Psalm 116  I will walk before the Lord in the land of the living

Romans 8:31b-34

Mark 9:2-10

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February 22

The teaching authority of Christ

Peter 5:1-4

Psalm 23 The Lord is my Shepherd

Matthew 16:13-19  Who do you say that I am??

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February 21

Genuine repentance

Jonah 3:1-10

Psalm 51  A heart, contrite and humbled, O God, you will not spurn

Luke 11:29-32  Everyone repent!

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February 20

This is how you are to pray

Is. 55:10-11

Psalm 34  From all their distress God rescues the just

Matthew 6:7-15

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February 19

Give of yourself to those in need

Leviticus 19:1-2, 11-18

Psalm 19: Your words Lord are spirit and life

Matthew 25:31-46  Spirit and life; your life is eternal—in HIM

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February 16

for Fri. Feb. 18 Theme: First Sunday of Lent

Genesis 9:8-15

Psalm 25:4-5, 6-7, 8-9

1Peter 3:18-23   Gospel: Mark 1:12-15

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February 15

Thursday after Ash Wednesday

Deut. 30:15-20

Psalm 1:1-2, 3, 4&6 Blessed are they who hope in the Lord

Luke 9:22-25  What does it mean to lose your life?

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February 14

Ash Wednesday

Joel 2:12-18

Psalm 51:3-4, 5-6, 12-13, 14,17

2Cor. 5:20-6:2

Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18

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February 13

Growing in faith

James 1;12-18  bewilderment is not synonymous w/arrogance/pride

Psalm 94  Blessed the man you instruct, O Lord

Mark 8:14-21

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February 12

Pride and arrogance will not discover truth

James 1:1-11

Psalm 119  Be kind to me, Lord, and I shall live

Mark 8:11-13  (seeking to disprove and humiliate for the sake of power)

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February 9

for Feb. 11 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Leviticus 13:1-2, 44-46; Ps 32;  1Cor. 10:31-11:1  Mark 1:40-45 

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renewalministries.net/ffj. (CD 40 Day Journey: Encountering the love of God)

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February 8

Obedience to God

1Kings 11:4-13

Psalm 106  Remember us, O Lord, as you favor your people

Mark 7:24-30   (check Healy, The Gospel of Mark)

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February 7

Lord, consecrate us in the truth

1Kings 10:1-10    Wisdom to see, to understand from God’s perspective

Psalm 37 The mouth of the just murmurs wisdom;  

Mark 7:14:23

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February 6

Faith life of the Japanese

1Kings 8:22-23, 27-30

Psalm 84  how lovely is your dwelling place, Lord, mighty God!

Mark 7:1-13

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February 5

Trust in the Lord; grow in faith

1Kings 8:1-7, 9-13

Psalm 132 Lord, go up to the place of your rest

Mark 6:53-56  for some, a real act of faith to touch just the tassel…

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February 2

for Sunday February 4: 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Job 7:1-4, 6-7  Psalm 147  Praise the Lord, who heals the brokenhearted

1Cor. 9:16-19, 22-23  Mark 1:29-39  (Notice how Jesus moves on…) to meet the needs of others; not ALL

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February 1

What is the place that the Lord holds in your life?

1Kings 2:1-4, 10-12

Responsorial psalm  1Chron. 29—Lord, you are exalted all

Mark 6:7-13 They cast our demons and healed the sick…

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January 31

St. John Bosco

2Samuel 24:2, 9-17

Psalm 32  Lord, forgive the wrong I have done

Mark 6:1-6  

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January 30

Willingness to learn

2Samuel 18:9-10, 14, 24-25, 30-91:1

Psalm 86  Listen Lord, and answer me

Mark 5:21-43—grow in faith and discernment

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January 29

Humility

2Samuel 15:13-14, 30; 16:5-13

Psalm 3: Lord, rise up and save me  Mark 5:1-20  How to deal with accusations; false and true. CD: 40 Day Journey - Encountering the Love of God

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January 26

for Sunday, Jan. 28, 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Deuteronomy 18:15-20

Psalm 95  If today you hear His voice…

1Cor. 7:32-35

Mark 1:21-28  power to heal and destroy evil

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January 25

Conversion of St. Paul

Acts 22:3-16  (See also acts 9:1-22)

Psalm 117 God out to all the world and tell the Good News

Mark 16:15-18

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January 24

St. Francis de Sales; the sower and the seed

2Samuel 7:4-17

Psalm 89 Forever I will maintain my love for my servant

Mark 4:1-20

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January 23

Whoever does the will of God

2Samuel 6:12-15, 17-19

Psalm 24  Who is this king of glory?

Mark 3:31-35  

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January 22

Obstacles we face

Prayer for legal protection of the unborn

2Sam. 5:1-7, 10; Obstacles we face; Ps 89 My faithfulness and my mercy…

Mark 3:22-30  (Check Mary Healy)

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January 19

3rd Sunday in O.T.

Jonah 3:1-5, 10

Psalm 25 Teach me your ways, O Lord

1Cor. 7:29-31

Mark 1:14-20  The call of God  see p. 319 Fr. Jacques Philippe

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January 18

The problem of pride

1Samuel 18: 3rd Sunday in 6-9; 19:1-7

Psalm 56 In God I trust, I shall not fear

Mark 3:7-12  The power of forgivenenss

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January 17

Trust in the Lord

1Samuel 17:32-33, 37, 40-51

Psalm 144 Blessed be the Lord, my Rock

Mark 3:1-6

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January 16

Obedience of Samuel

1Samuel 16:1-13

Psalm 89 I have found David, my servant

Mark 2:23-28

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January 15

New wine in new wine skins

1Samuel 15: 16-23

Psalm 50

Mark 2:18-22

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January 12

for Sunday, January 14

1Sam. 3:3-10, 19

Psalm 40  Here am I, Lord; I come to do your will

1Corinthians 6:13-15, 17-20

John 1:35-42

 

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January 11

God cares for uscare for one another

1Samuel 4:1-11

Psalm 44 Redeem us Lord, because of your mercy

Mark 1:40-45   

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January 10

I come to do your will

1Samuel 3:1-10, 19-20

Psalm 40  Here I am, Lord. I come to do your will…

Mark 1:29-39  Is your purpose in life clear?

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January 9

God is faithful!

1Samuel 1:9-20

1Sam. 2  My heart exults in the Lord, my Savior

Mark 1:21-28

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January 8

The Baptism of the Lord

Is. 42: 1-4, 6-7

Psalm 29  The Lord will bless His people with peace

Mark 1:7-11  

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January 5

The Epiphany of the Lord

Isaiah 60:1-6

Psalm 72  Lord, every nation on earth will adore you

Ephesians 3:2-3a, 5-6

Matt. 2:1-12 See Merikakis-p. 75 ask ourselves where pride blocks truth

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January 4

St. Elizabeth Seton

1John 3:7-10

Psalm 98  All the ends of the earth have seen…

John 1:35-42  (about four in the afternoon…significance…

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January 3

I decrease that HE may increase

1John 2:29-3:6

Psalm 98  All the ends of the earth have seen

John 1:29-34

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January 2

Sts Basil and Gregory

See p. 35 for their contributions  fought the Arian heresy

1John 2:22-28  Psalm 98 All the ends of the earth have seen the…

John 1:19-28  Our need to recognize our reliance on God…

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January 1

Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God

Numbers 6:22-27

Psalm 67  May God bless us in his mercy

Gal. 4:4-7

Luke 2:16-21  

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2017

December 29

for Sunday December 31 Feast of the Holy Family

Sirach 3:2-6, 12-14

Ps 128 Blessed are those who fear the Lord…

Colossians 3:12-21              

Luke 2:22-40

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December 28

Feast of the Holy Innocents

1John 1:5—2:2

Ps. 124  Our soul has been rescued like a bird from the fowler’s snare

Matthew 2:13-18   See also p. 423  Magnificat

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December 27

Saint John

1John 1:1-4

Psalm 97  Rejoice in the Lord, you just

John 20:1a, 2-8

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December 26

Feast of St. Stephen

Acts 6:8-10, 7:54-59

Psalm 31  Into your Hands , Lord, I commend my spirit

Matthew 10:17-22   

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December 25

CHRISTMAS DAY

p. 372—The Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ (fr. Roman Martyrology)

Is. 9:1-6     Psalm 96  “Today is born…”

Titus 2:11-14    &  Luke 2: 1-14  

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December 22

Immediate preparation for Christmas

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December 21

We cannot fathom Gods love for us

Song of Songs 2:8-14  or  Zephaniah 3:14-18 (God’s love for his people)

Psalm 33 Exalt you just in the Lord; Sing to Him a new song…

Luke 1:39-43

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December 20

Growth in faith

Is. 7:10-14  Explain—I will not ask…)

Psalm 24  Let the Lord enter

Luke 1:26-38

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December 19

Gods promises bearing fruit

Judges 13:2-7, 24-25

Psalm 71  My mouth shall be filled with your praise…

Luke 1:5-25 (long Gospel)!

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December 18

Glad Tidings

Jeremiah 23:5-8

Psalm 72  Justice shall flourish in his time…

Matthew 1:18-25

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December 15

for December 17: 3rd Sunday of Advent

Is. 61: 1-2, 10-11  Resp. psalm Luke 1  My soul rejoices in my God

1Thess. 5:16-24   John 1:6-8, 19-28

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December 14

St. John of the Cross (God draws near)

Isaiah 41: 13-20

Psalm 145  The Lord is gracious and merciful

Matt. 11:11-15  John sacrificed all for Jesus…So did John of the Cross 

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December 13

God gives true rest

Isaiah 40:25-31 God often raises up the weak and the lowly…because they do not depend on themselves…

Psalm 103  O bless the Lord, my soul    Matthew 11:28-30

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December 12

Our Lady of Guadalupe

Are you a faithful son/daughter of Mary? Zechariah 2:14-17 or Revelation 11:19-12:1-6, 10

Judith 13  You are the highest honor of our race

Luke 1:39-47 Mary’s gift of herself   (see also Luke 1:26-38 Call on her as mother this Advent…Ask for her prayer for you)

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December 11

Faith in Gods love, mercy, forgiveness

Isaiah 35:1-10

Psalm 85  Our God will come to save us

Luke 5:17-26

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December 8

2nd Sunday of Advent December 10

Is. 40:1-5, 9-11Make ready the way of the Lord…make straight path

Psalm 85  Lord, let us see your kindness…

2 Peter 3:8-14

Mark 1:1-8

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December 7

Pearl Harbor (horrors of war)

Isaiah 26:1-6

Psalm 118  Blessed is he who come in the name of the Lord

Matthew 7:21, 24-27  Speak of the Immaculate Conception  

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December 6

The food that is life I am the bread of life

Isaiah 25:6-10

Psalm 23  The Lord is my Shepherd

Matthew 15:29-37

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December 5

What God has in store for us!

Isaiah 11:1-10

Psalm 72  Justice shall flourish in his time and fullness of peace…

Luke 10:21-24

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December 4

Walk in the light

Isaiah 2:1-5  Let us walk in the light of the Lord

Psalm 122 Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord

Matthew 8:5-11  CD

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December 1

for Sun. Dec. 3 Theme: First Sunday of Advent

INSERT Program already recorded for December 3

Is. 63:16-17, 19; 64:2-7  (or insert)

Psalm 80  Lord, make us turn to you; let us see your face…

1Cor. 1:3-9  Mark 13:33-37

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November 30

Feast of St. Andrew

Romans 10:9-18  (see intro. P. 416-17)  CD for Advent

Psalm 19  The judgments of the lord are true…just

Matthew 4:18-22  How did God call you?  Learn to listen…

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November 29

The time is near at hand

Daniel 5:1-6, 13-14, 161-7, 23-28  CD for Advent

Daniel 3 Give glory and praise to HIM

Luke 21:12-19  St. Catherine of Siena pp. 409-10

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November 28

Do we heed his word?

Daniel 2: 31-45  CD for Advent

Dn 3  Responsorial psalm

Luke 21: 5-11 God uses these calamities to warn us—do we heed?

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November 27

God looks at the heart: the motive

Dan. 1:1-6, 8-20Physical and spiritual preparation—for life, Advent

Deut. 3  Blessed are you!   CD for Advent

Stay awake!  Be ready; Luke 21:1-4  (God looks at the heart) Advent 

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November 24

Feast of Christ the King

Ez. 34:11-12, 15-17   CD for ADVENT

Psalm 23 The Lord is my Shepherd

1Corinthians 15:20-26, 28  (Advertise for the 1st Sunday of Advent)

Matthew 25:31-46  A Kingdom of Love, of Justice and mercy and peace

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November 23

thank God today(Thanksgving Day)

See opening prayer p. 334  CD for ADVENT

Sirach 50:22-24

1Cor. 1:3-9        Luke 17:11-19  Advertise the CD for Advent

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November 22

Am I sold out for God?

Maccabees 7:1, 20-31: to be “sold out” for God

Psalm 17  Lord, when your glory appears, my joy will be full

Luke 19:11-28  Your life may be like the coin stored in a handkerchief

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November 21

Presentation of Mary in the Temple

Maccabees 6:18-31     See also Fr. Sullivan, p. 301, Com. On Mary

Psalm 3  The Lord upholds me

Luke 19:1-10  

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November 20

Who is your God?

Maccabees 1:10-15, 41-43, 54-57, 62-63

Psalm 119  Give me life, O Lord and I will do your commands

Luke 18:35-43  (tell story of woman in Indonesia)

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November 17

for Sunday, November 1933rd Sun. in O.T.

Proverbs 31:10-13, 19-20. 30-31

Ps. 128  Blessed are those who fear the Lord      1st Thess. 5:1-6

Matthew 25:14-30  What have you done with what I have given you?

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November 16

The gift of Wisdom

Wisdom 7: 22-8:1

Psalm 119  Your word is forever O Lord…

Luke 17:20-25

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November 15

How grateful am I ?

Wisdom 6:1-11

Psalm 82 Rise up, O God, bring judgment to the earth

Luke 17:11-19

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November 14

In the time of their visitationshine

Wisdom 2:23-3:9

Psalm 34  I will bless the Lord at all times

Luke 17:7-10 See Sr. Ruth Burrows p. 185

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November 13

Feast of St. Frances Cabrini

Wisdom 1:1-7

Psalm 139  Guide me, Lord, along the everlasting way

Luke 17:1-6

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November 10

for Sunday, Nov.12: 32th Sunday in O.T.

Wisdom 6:12-16

Psalm 63  My soul is thirsting…

1Thess.  4:13-18

Matthew 25:1-13  Be watchful, ready, prepared…for the Lord

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November 9

What is the fruit of my life?My family?The church?

Ezekiel 47: 1-2, 8-9, 12

Psalm 46  The waters of the river gladden the city of God

1Cor. 3:9c-11, 16-17    John 2:13-22    

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November 8

Love one another

Romans 13:8-10

Psalm 112  Blessed is the man who is generous…

Luke 14:25-33

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November 7

Self-centered

Romans 12:5-16      Psalm 131 In you, O Lord, I have found my peace

Luke 14:15-24 (How many times do we excuse ourselves from prayer, others?)

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November 6

God first, others second, me third

Romans 11: 29-36   Psalm 69  Lord, in your great love, answer me!

Luke 14:12-14 reach out the needy--get “me”  into 2nd, 3rd place? P. 88

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November 3

St. Martin de Porres and 31st Sun. in O.T.(Nov. 5)

Friday:  Martin de Porres (the contrast)

Sunday: Malachi 1:14-2;2, 8-10 Ps. 131  In you, Lord, I have found …

1st Thess. 2:7-9, 13 and Matthew 23:1-12

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November 2

Feast of All Souls

Wisdom 3:1-9

Psalm 23  The Lord is my Shepherd

Romans 5:5-11

John 6:37-40  to do the will of the one who sent me

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November 1

Feast of All Saints

Rev. 7:2-4, 9-14

Psalm 24  Lord, this is the people that longs to see your face

John 3:1-3

Matthew 5:1-12  Beatitudes –read the material you put together

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October 31

The importance of the seed and the yeast

Romans 8:18-25

Ps. 126  The Lord has done marvels for us

Luke 13:18-21  The hiddenness of God’s work   

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October 30

The fatherhood of God

Romans 8:12-17

Psalm 68:2-4,6-7, 20-21

Luke 13:10-17 

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October 27

for Sun. Oct. 29th: 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Ex. 22:20-26

Psalm 18  I love you Lord my strength

1Thess. 1:5-10

Matthew 22:34-40

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October 26

Gift of God is eternal life!

Romans 6:19-23

Psalm 1  Blessed are they who hope in the Lord

Luke 12:49-53 Will you be faithful to Him at all cost?

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October 25

Be a good steward, Stay awake!

Romans 6:12-18

Psalm 124 Our help is in the name of the Lord

Luke 12:39-48

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October 24

Gods will? Do I love it?

Romans 5:12,15, 17-19, 20-21

Psalm 40  Here I am, Lord, I come to do your will

Luke 12:35-38

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October 23

God is faithful

Romans 4:20-25

Responsorial Psalm (Luke 1)  Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel…

Luke 12:13-21 

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October 20

29 Sunday in O. T. October 22

Isaiah 45 :1, 4-6

Psalm 96  Give the Lord glory and honor

1Thess. 1:1-5

Matthew 22:15-21

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October 19

Canadian Martyrs

Romans 3:21-30

Psalm 130

Luke 11:47-54

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October 18

Feast of St. Luke

2Timothy 4:10-17b

Psalm 145  Your friends make known, O Lord…

Luke 10:1-9   

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October 17

St. Ignatius of Antioch (Letters of)

Romans 1:16-25

Psalm 19  The heavens proclaim the glory of God

Luke 11:37-41 Do you live for appearance sake? Commitment?

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October 16

Are you a son/daughter/disciple?

Romans 1:1-7

Psalm 98  The Lord has made known his salvation

Luke 11:29-32

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October 13

for Sun. Oct. 1528th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Is. 25:6-10

Psalm 23  I shall live in the house of the Lord…

Philippians 4:12-14, 19-20

Matthew 22:1-14

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October 12

Ask, Seek, Knock

Malachi 3:13-20

Psalm 1  Blessed are they who hope in the Lord

Luke 11:5-13

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October 11

What is most important in life?

Jonah 4 :1-11

Psalm 86  Lord, you are merciful and gracious

Luke 11:1-4—Prayer!!

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October 10

Wait upon, rely upon the Lord! Not self

Jonah 3: 1-10

Psalm 130 If you, O Lord, mark iniquities, who can stand?

Luke 10:38-42  What is most important in life?

FFJ pocast cover

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October 9

Mercy, mercy

Jonah 1:1-2; 2, 11

Psalm Jonah 2---You will rescue my life from the pit, O Lord

Luke 10:25-37  Go and do likewise…

FFJ pocast cover

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October 6

Mass for Our Lady-7th; 8th 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

See first p. 103 JPII  (Sat. Oct. 7)   Then: Isaiah 5:1-7

Psalm 80  The vineyard of the Lord is the house of Israel

Philippians 4:6-9

Matthew 21:33-43

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October 5

Proclaim the mighty works of God!

Nehemiah 8:1-4, 5-6, 7-12

Psalm 19 The precepts of the Lord give joy to the heart

Luke 10:1-12  relationship/sacraments the key to everything/

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October 4

St. Francis of Assisi

Nehemiah  2:1-8

Psalm 137  Let my tongue be silenced if I ever forget you

Luke 9:57-62   See also p. 69

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October 3

Is Jesus welcome in your midst?always?

Zechariah 8:20-23

Psalm 87 God is with us!

Luke 9:51-56

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October 2

Feast of the Guardian Angels

Exodus 23:20-23   Place of suffering Col 1:24…(speak of present time)

Psalm 91  The Lord has put angels in charge of you, to guard…

Matthew 18:1-5

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September 29

for Sunday October 1st 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday Oct 1

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September 28

Place of God in your daily life?

Haggai 1:1-8    Psalm 149  Luke 9:7-9

What priority does God and His will have in your daily life?

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September 27

Repentance and suffering

Ezra 9:5-9  St. Vincent de Paul

He scourges and then has mercy—important in the midst of suffering

Luke 9:1-6 Faith and trust in God in the midst of difficulties

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September 26

The issue of faith

Ezra 6:7-8, 12, 14-20

Psalm 122

Luke 18:19-21—To hear the word of God and act on it; lack of faith

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September 25

Sufferingwhy does God allow it?

Suffering and the Body of Christ: Mental, Emotional, Physical: the endurance of the suffering of those you love: Physical suffering; emotional suffering; rejection; betrayal; torture…

Ezra 1:1-6 (Offering of self and family Luke 8:16-18 How you hear…

          Christ suffered and died for you and me…JPII His suffering and the humiliation of it all  See Colossians 1:24…

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September 22

for Sunday Sept. 24, 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Isaiah 55:6-9

Psalm 145  The Lord is near to all who call upon Him  Phil. 1:20-24, 27

Matthew 20:1-16

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September 21

St. Matthew

Eph. 4:1-7,11-13  (not membership in an organization…but a disciple

Psalm 19  Their message goes out through the Earth

Matthew 9:9-13

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September 20

Feast of Korean Martyrs

1Tim 3:14-16

Psalm 111  How great are the works of the Lord

Luke 7:31-35  All the opposition Jesus met?? Why do we think it should be less for us?

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September 19

God can and does bring good out of suffering for those who trust in Him

God’s plan Psalm 145  The Lord is near to all who call upon him

Philippians 1:20-24, 27  Matthew 20: 1-16 Yield to God’s way; his priorities

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September 18

Faith and suffering

To understand the purpose of suffering, our faith needs to grow

Timothy 2:1-8

Psalm 28 Blessed be the Lord for he has heard my prayer

Luke 7:1-10 See Ratzinger p. 269 Sharing in Jesus’ vision

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September 15

Our Lady of Sorrows; Sun. Sept. 17, 24th Sun. O.T.

See John 19:25-27      Then to Sunday readings Sirach 27:30-28:7

Psalm 103 The Lord is kind and merciful…

Romans 14:7-9

Matthew 18:21-35  Are you ready to forgive?  

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September 14

The Exaltation of the Holy Cross

Numbers 21:4-9

Psalm 78  Do not forget the works of the Lord

Philippians 2:6-11

John 3:13-17  Announce new series

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September 13

The Compassion of Jesus

Colossians 3:1-11

Psalm 145 The Lord is compassionate toward all his works

Luke 6:20-26

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September 12

The Most Holy Name of Mary

Col. 2:6-15

Psalm 145  The Lord is compassionate toward all his works

Luke 6:12-19   See intro p. 156

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September 11

Does God challenge you?

Col. 1:24-2:3

Psalm 62  God is my safety and my glory

Luke 6:6-11

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September 8

for Sunday September 10 23rd Sun. in O.T.

Ezekiel. 33: 7-9

Psalm 95 If today you hear His voice, harden not your hearts

Romans 13:8-10

Matthew 18:15-20  

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September 7

How is your faith?

Col. 1:9-14

Psalm 98  The Lord has made known his salvation

Luke 5:1-11   

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September 6

The mercy of God

Col. 1:1-8

Psalm 52  I trust in the mercy of God forever

Luke 4:38-44  See p. 86-87

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September 5

He commands and they obeyWhat do we do?

Opening prayer and 1Thess. 5:1-6.9-11

Psalm 27  I believe that I shall see the good things of the Lord…

Luke 4:31-37 

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September 4

Your priorities and Gods

1Thess. 4:13-18..those who have no hope

Psalm 96 The Lord comes to judge the earth

Luke 4:16-30

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September 1

for Sunday, September 3: 22nd Sun. in Ord. Time

Jeremiah 20:7-9

Psalm 63

Rom 12:1-2 

Mt 16:21-27 (124) 

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August 31

The reward for those who obey

1Thessalonians 3:7-13

Psalm 90  Fill is with your love, O Lord, and we will sing for joy

Matthew 24: 42-51

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August 30

Power of the Word

1Thessalonians 2:9-13

Psalm 139  Is the word of God at work in you?

Matthew 23:27-32

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August 29

How willing am I to put myself in Gods hands?

Jeremiah 1:17-19 The Passion of John the Baptist

Psalm 71  I will sing your salvation

Mark 6:17-29

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August 28

Feast of St. Augustine

1Thess. 1:1-5, 8-10

Psalm 149 The Lord takes delight in His people

Matthew 23:13-22  p. 615-616 Merikakis

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August 25

for 21st Sunday in O.T. August 27

Isaiah 22:19-23

Psalm 138  Lord, your love is eternal…

Romans 11:33-36

Matthew 16:13-20  Jesus asks each of us this question?

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August 24

No Double-mindedness

Revelation 21:9-14

Psalm 145  Your friends make known, O Lord, …

John 1:45-51

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August 23

Who do you choose as leader?

Judges 9:6-15

Psalm 21  Lord, in your strength the king is glad

Matthew 20:1-16  

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August 22

Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary (316)

Judges 6:11-24

Psalm 85  The Lord speaks of peace to his people

Matthew 19:23-30

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August 21

Feast of St. Pius X

Judges 2:11-19

Psalm 106  Remember us, Lord, as you favor your people

Matthew 19:16-22 

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August 18

for 20th Sunday in O.T., August 20

Is. 56:1, 6-7

Psalm 67  O God let all the nations praise you!

Romans 11:13-15, 29-32

Matthew 15:21-28

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August 17

Reconciliation

Joshua 3:7-10, 11, 13-17

Psalm 114  Allelujia

Matthew 18:21-19:1

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August 16

Reconciliation

Deuteronomy 34:1-12

Psalm 66 Blessed be God who filled my soul with fire!

Matthew 18:15-20

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August 15

Feast of the Assumption

Revelation 11:19;12:1-6,10

Psalm 45 The queen stands at your right hand, arrayed in gold

1Cor. 15:20-27

Luke 1:39-56 Read John Paul II  p. 199

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August 14

Feast of Maximilian Kolbe

Deuteronomy 10:12-22  (My experience in Auschwitz)

Psalm 147 Praise the Lord, Jerusalem

Matthew 17:22-27   See essay on p. 170 Magnificat (faith)

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August 11

for Sunday, August 13 the 19th Sunday in Ord.Time

1Kings 19:9, 11-13

Psalm 85  Lord, let us see your kindness

Romans 9:1-5  

Matthew 14:22-33  

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August 10

Martyrs and faith

2Cor. 9:6-10

Psalm 112  Blessed the man who is gracious and lends

John 12:24-26

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August 9

Feast of St. Theresa Benedicta

Numbers 13:1-2,25-14:1 26, 29, 34-35

Psalm 106  Remember us, O Lord, as you favor your people

Matthew 15:21-28

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August 8

Feast of St. Dominic

Numbers 12:1-13

Psalm 51  Be merciful O God for we have sinned

Matthew 14:22-36

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August 7

Living faith

Numbers 11:4-15

Psalm 81  Sing with joy to God our help

Matthew 14:13-21

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August 4

for Sunday, August 6th Theme: Feast of the Transfiguration

Daniel 7,9-10, 13-14

Psalm 97  The Lord is king, the most high over all the earth

2Peter 1:16-19

Matthew 17:1-9  

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August 3

Our lack of faith

Exodus 40:16-21, 34-38

Psalm 84  How lovely is your dwelling place

Matthew 13:47-53

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August 2

Orient your daily life to Him

Ex. 34:29-35

Psalm 99 Holy is the Lord our God

Matthew 13: 44-46

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August 1

Ears to hear

Exodus 33:7-11, 34:5-9,28

Psalm 103  The Lord is kind and merciful

Matthew 13:36-43

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July 31

St. Ignatius of Loyola

Exodus: 32:15-24, 30-34

Psalm 106  Give thanks to the Lord…

Matthew 13:31-35

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July 28

for Sunday, July 30 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

1Kings 3:5, 7-12 (Prayer to know right from wrong)

Psalm 119  Lord, I love your commands…

Romans 8:28-30  love God; called according to HIS purpose…

Matthew 13:44-52

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July 27

What makes one pure of heart?

Exodus 19:1-2. 9-11, 16-20

Dn 3 Glory and praise forever

Matt. 13:10-17  purity of heart and intention; give up jealousy, hatred

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July 26

Whoever has ears to hear ought to hear

Exodus 16:1-5, 9-15  (feast of St. Joachim and Anne)

Psalm 78 The Lord gave them bread from heaven

Matt 13:1-9Cultivate ability to hear when/God speaks: sin, quiet, reading of the word

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July 25

Come to serve, not to be served

2Cor. 4:7-15

Psalm 126  Those who sow in tears…

Matthew 20:20-28 

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July 24

Put all your trust in Him!

Exodus 14:5-18

Responsorial psalm Exodus 15

Matthew 12:38-42  See pages 138-140  Father Simon

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July 21

for Sunday July 2316th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Wisdom 12:13, 16-19

Psalm 86 Lord, you are good and forgiving

Romans 8:26-27     Matthew 13:24-43  The smallest of all the seeds—the mustard seed—how deep is your faith?

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July 20

The Lord is Faithful

Exodus 3:13-20

Psalm 105  The Lord remembers His covenant forever

Matthew 11:28-30

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July 19

Who am I that I should goHumility of Moses

Exodus 3: 1-6, 9-11

Psalm 103  The Lord is kind and merciful

Matthew 11:25-27

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July 18

Source of a loss of faith (lack of gratitude&obedience)

Exodus 2:1-15  Psalm 69  Turn to the Lord in your need and you will live…

Matthew 11:20-24—More graces given and NOT responded to; little gratitude for the ways God has blessed us…

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July 17

Real faith in practice

See intro  p. 264  Exodus 1:8-14, 22

Psalm 124  Our help is in the name of the Lord

Matthew 10: 34-11:1

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July 14

for 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Is. 55:10-11

Psalm 65  The seed that falls on good ground…

Romans 8:18-23

Matthew 13: 1-23  Hear the parable of the seed and the sower

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July 13

The kingdom is at hand

Genesis 44:18-21, 23-29; 45:1-5

Psalm 105  Remember the marvels the Lord has done

Matthew 10:7-15

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July 12

Gods plan for Joseph

Genesis 41:55-57, 42: 5-7, 17-24

Psalm 33  Lord, let your mercy be on us, as we place our trust in you

Matthew 10:1-7

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July 11

Feast of St. Benedict

Genesis 32:23-33

Psalm 17  In justice I shall see your face

Matthew 9:32-38  The laborers are few…

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July 10

Faith

Genesis 28:10-22a

Psalm 91  In you, my God, I place my trust

Matthew 9:18-26

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July 7

For July 9--14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Zechariah 9:9-20—His reign extends over all the earth

Psalm 145 I will praise your name forever, my king and my God

Romans 8:9, 11-13  Matthew 11:25-30  (Order book on Deeper Conversion)

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July 6

Faith put to the test before the hypocrites

Genesis 22:1-19

Psalm 115 I will walk in the presence of the Lord in the land of the living

Matthew 9:1-8

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July 5

Begging Jesus to leavegood idea?

Genesis 21:5, 8-20

Ps. 34  The Lord hears the cry of the poor…

Matthew 8:28-34 –be humble to receive help

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July 4

July 4th Independence day

Prayer:  Father of all nations and ages… p. 67

Is. 9:1-6  Phil. 4:6-9

Palm 72: 2:3-4, 7-8, 11-12, 13-14

Matthew 5:1-12 (Culture coarse, even violent, hatred, injustice) 

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July 3

Feast of St. Thomas

Eph. 2:19-22

Psalm 117 Go out to all the world and tell the Good News

John 20:24-29

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June 30

for Sunday July 2 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

2Kings 4:8-11, 14-16

Psalm 89 Forever I will sing…Romans 6:3-4, 8-11

Matthew 10:37-44  pp. 611-612 Fr. Simon Fire of Mercy; Heart of the Word

Read my latest booklet: The Mercy of God and the Joy Repentance Brings

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June 29

Sts. Peter and Paul

Acts 12:1-11

Psalm 34  The angel of the lord will rescue those who fear Him

Tim 4:6-8, 17-18  Recommend Eph. 3:14-19  Romans 8  

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June 28

Faith and Obedience

Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18

Psalm 105  The Lord remembers His covenant forever

Matthew 7:15-20   (See Sr. Wendy  p. 413  Magnificat)

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June 27

Understand the sacredness of your call

Genesis 13:2,5-18

Psalm 15  He who does justice shall live in the presence of the Lord

Matthew 7:6, 12-14   See pp. 293-294  Father Simon

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June 26

Power of faith

Genesis 12:1-9    (Read poem of Fr. Killian)

Psalm 33 Blessed the people the Lord has chosen to be His own

Matthew 7:1-5  Read Fr. Simon  Volume 1, p. 289

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June 23

for Sunday June 25, 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jer. 20:10-13

Psalm 69  Lord, in your great love, answer me

Romans 5:12-15

Matthew 10:26-33

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June 22

Genuine motivationwhat does it look like?

2Cor. 11:1-11

Psalm 111 Your works O Lord, are justice and truth

Matthew 6:7-15

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June 21

Gods provision for us

2Cor. 9:6-11

Psalm 112  Blessed the man who fears the Lord

Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18  p. 243

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June 20

Genuineness of Love?

2Cor. 8:1-9

Psalm 146  Praise the Lord my soul

Matthew 5:43-48

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June 19

Gifts of the Holy Spirit

see More of H.S. on pages 89-92)

2Corinthians 6:1-10  Psalm 98  The Lord has made known His salvation

Matthew 5:38-42 Forgiveness  See Fr. Simon  p. 234-5  Carry over…

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June 16

The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood/Christ

Deut. 8:2-3, 14-16  Ps, 147 Praise the Lord, Jerusalem

1Corinthians 10:16-17—The cup of blessing and Sequence: Laud, O Zion

John 6:51-58   Read Jennifer Hubbard’s meditation, p. 279 

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June 15

Simple, clear, repentance and clarity

2Cor. 3:15—4:1, 3-6

Psalm 85  The glory of God will dwell in our land

Matthew 5:20-26  See p. 223 Father Simon: The Christian sacrifice of praise cannot occur at arm’s length

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June 14

Give yourself that Christ may fulfill His promises, in part, in you

2Cor. 3:4-11   Psalm 99 Holy is the Lord our God

Matthew 5:17-19

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June 13

To be salt and light to the world

1Cor. 1:18-22

Psalm 119  Lord, let your face shine on me

Matthew 5:13-16  Salt and light  P. 205  Father Simon

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June 12

Identification with Christ

2Cor. 1:1-7

Psalm 34  Taste and see the goodness of the Lord

Matthew 5:1-12 the Blessed, Fortunate= Beatitudes, see p. 183  Merikakis

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June 9

For Sunday, June 11, Feast of the Most Holy Trinity

Exodus 34:4-6, 8-9

Dn 3  Glory and praise for ever

2Cor. 13:11-13

John 3: 16-18  

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June 8

Faith and love

Tobit 6:10-11, 7:ibede,9-17, 8:1-9

Psalm 128  Blessed are those who fear the Lord

Mark 12:28-34

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June 7

True repentance

Tobit 3:1-11, 16-17…and the power of prayer

Psalm 25  To you O Lord, I lift my soul

Mark 12:18-27—Here, again, the question of faith: Do I believe?

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June 6

Am I obedient?

Tobit 2:9-14

Psalm 112  The heart of the just one is firm, trusting…

Mark 12:13-17

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June 5

Fear of the Lorda great gift!

Tobit  1:3; 3:1-8

Psalm 112  Blessed the man who fears the Lord

Mark 12:1-12  Urge More of the Holy Spirit

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June 2

for SundayJune 4th Feast: Readings for Pentecost

Acts 2:1-11

Psalm 104:  Lord, Send out your Spirit and renew the face of the earth!

1 Cor. 12:3b -7, 12-13   Sequence: Come, Holy Spirit, come!

John 20:19-23

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June 1

Selfish and unselfish love

Acts 22:30, 23:6-11

Psalm 16:1-2, 5,7-8, 9-10,11

John 17:20-26—May all be one, Father—need for repentance where we have sown division

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May 31

Visitation

Zephaniah 3: 14-18—care for one another

Romans 12:9-16 –love as Christ loved

Luke 1:39-56  Mary’s gift/ability to praise God

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May 30

Relationship and call!

Acts 20:17-27

Psalm 68  Sing to God O Kingdoms of the earth

John 17:1-11

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May 29

What God has given us!

Acts 19:1-8  Baptism of repentance and Baptism where the fruit of Jesus death on the cross imparts new life to us  and Psalm 68

John 16:19-23  Christ IS our peace   

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May 26

for Sunday May 28 Celebration of the Ascension

Acts 1:1-11

Psalm 47  God mounts his throne with shouts of joy…

Ephesians 1:17-23

Matthew 28:16-20  I am with you always!

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May 25

God is with His peopleAscension transferred (Sunday)

Acts 18:1-8

Psalm 98  The Lord has revealed…His saving power

John 16:16-20

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May 24

The spirit of Truth

Acts 17:15, 22-18:1

Psalm 148  Heaven and earth are full with your glory

John 16:12-15

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May 23

The Lord provides and saves His people

Acts 16:22-34

Psalm 138  Your right hand saves me, O Lord

John 16:5-11

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May 22

The Lord loves His people

(mention Ascension Thursday(May 25 and Pentecost (June 4)

Acts 16:11-15           Psalm 149—The Lord takes delight in his people

John 15: 26-16:4  

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May 19

For May 216th Sunday of Easter

Acts 8:5-8, 14-17

Psalm 8  Let all the earth cry out to God with joy

1Peter 3:15-18

John 14:15-21

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May 18

Love Gods law and obey but dont make it an idol

Acts 15:7-21

Psalm 96  Proclaim God’s marvelous deeds to all the nations…

John 15:9-11  Live in the love of God

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May 17

Without me you can do nothing

Acts 15:1-6

Psalm 122 Let us go rejoicing…

John 15:1-8

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May 16

Willingness to share in the suffering of Christ

Acts 14:19-28

Psalm 145  Your friends make known, O Lord, the splendor of your kingdom

John 14:27-31

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May 15

Focus on God not self

Acts 14:5-18

Psalm 115  Not to us, O Lord, but to your name be the glory

John 14:21-26  whoever loves me will keep my word—see also Acts 3:6-10

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May 12

for Sunday May 14 5th Sunday OF Easter

FATIMA (1st five min. words of Mary-final bat.); final battle; then--Acts 6:1-7

Lord, let your mercy be on us as we place our trust in you! Ps. 33

1Peter 2:4-9

John 14:1-12  (Spoken to each of us)

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May 11

The receiving of God

Acts 13:13-25

Psalm 89  Forever I will sing the goodness of the Lord

John 13:16-20

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May 10

They laid down their lives

Acts 12:24-13:5a

Psalm 67  O God let all the nations praise you

John 12:44-50  Look at Jesus’ obedience to the Father

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May 9

Follow the Good Shepherds voice

Acts 11:19-26

Psalm 87 all you nations, praise the Lord

John 10:22-30  Hear Jesus on forgiveness  Read from Magnificat again…

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May 8

The Good Shepherd

Acts 11:1-18  Jew and Gentile

Psalms 42-43

John 10:11-18

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May 5

for Sunday May 7, Fourth Sunday of Easter

Acts 2:14, 36-41

Psalm 23  The Lord is my Shepherd

1Peter 2:20-25

John 10:1-10   See John Paul, p. 101 Magnificat

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May 4

Let all the earth cry out to God with Joy

Acts 8:26-40

Psalm 66 Let all the earth cry out to God with Joy

John 6:44-51

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May 3

Sts. Philip and James

Corinthians 15:1-8

Psalm 19  Their message goes out through all the earth

John 14:6-14

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May 2

St. Athanasius

Acts 7:51-8:1

Psalm 51  Into your hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit

John 6:30-35  Everything we truly need is found in Him

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May 1

St. Joseph the Worker

Acts 6:8-15

Psalm 119  Blessed are they who follow the law of the Lord

John 6:22-29

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April 28

for Sunday, April 30 Third Sunday of Easter

Acts 2:14, 22-33

Psalm 16  Lord, you will show us the path of life

1Peter 1:17-21  faith is imperishable because it is founded on the risen Christ

Luke 24:13-35

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April 27

He does not ration the gift of the Holy Spirit

Acts 5:27-33

Psalm 34  The lord hears the cry of the poor

John 3:31-36

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April 26

Do I prefer darkness?

Acts 5:17-26

Psalm 34  The Lord hears the cry of the poor

John 3:16-21

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April 25

Feast of St. Mark

1Peter 5:5-14  (see Intro)

Psalm 89  Forever I will sing the goodness of the Lord

Mark 16:15-20   

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April 24

The power of Gods love for us

Note Opening prayer p. 262       Acts 4:23-31   See also p.255 Magnificat—Mercy  Psalm 2  Blessed are all who take refuge in the Lord!

John 3:1-8   Baptism and confirmation  (baptism in the Holy Spirit)

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April 21

for Divine Mercy Sunday, April 23

Acts 2:42-47  Unity born from the pierced side of Christ

Psalm 118 Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, His love everlasting!

Peter 1:3-9  In His mercy He gave us a new birth…

John 20:19-31  

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April 20

The Eucharist

Acts 3:11-26—Turn from your evil ways

Psalm 8  How wonderful is your Name in all the earth!

Luke 24:15-48

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April 19

Revelation on the road to Emmaus

Acts 3:1-10

Psalm 105  Rejoice O hearts that seek the Lord

Luke 24:13-35 power of the Eucharist

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April 18

Gods grace at work; power of the resurrection

Acts 2:36-41

Psalm 33 The earth is full of the goodness of the Lord

John 20:11-18  Mary Magdalene—one of the first to announce the Good News

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April 17

He is Risen! The witnesses speak

Acts 2:14, 22-33  

Psalm 16:  Keep me safe, O God; you are my hope

Matthew 28:8-15Attempts by Satan the Father of Lies to confuse, deny…

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April 14

The death of Jesus

Is. 52: 13-53:12 and Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9, p. 141. Then read passion…

The quiet, the waiting, the despair, the hope…

Mary Magdalene rises before it is light and came to the tomb…They have taken him; “Mary!” “Rabboni” —they saw and believed; Mt. 28:1-10 (p. 240 of Holy Week booklet) or p. 179 (April 2017)

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April 13

Forever I will sing the goodness of the Lord

Exodus 12:1-8, 11-14

Psalm 116 Our blessing cup…1Cor. 11:23-26

John 11:1-15

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April 12

Have we not betrayed Him too?

Isaiah 50:4-9

Psalm 69  Lord, in your great love, answer me

Matthew 26: 14-25 

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April 11

Faith in Jesus Christ

Isaiah 49:1-6

Psalm 71  I will sing of your salvation  --God is our refuge

John 13:21-33, 36-38  See also p. 63

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April 10

Real faith and that of the scribes/disciples

Is. 42:1-7

Psalm 27  The Lord is my light and my salvation

John 12:1-11  rash judgment can result in death—reputation/physical death

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April 7

For Sunday April 9 Palm Sunday

Isaiah 50:4-7  Psalm 22  My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?

Philippians 2:6-11

Matthew 26:14-27:66  How deep is you faith  See Francis de Sales, Magnificat, pp. 42-43

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April 6

What is the level of your faith?

Genesis 17:3-9  (covenant)

Psalm 105  The Lord remembers his covenant forever

John 8:51-59—He who keeps my word will never see death…See also p. 93

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April 5

In Christ we can be free

Daniel 3: 14-20, 91-92, 95   (a kind of conversion)

Responsorial psalm  (Daniel 3)

John 8:31-42  (lack of faith—pride based on family lines)

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April 4

Is our faith alive?

Numbers 21:4-9 Complaint

Psalm 102  O Lord hear my prayer…

John 8:21-30  If you do not believe who I am you will die in your sins…

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April 3

Sin and virtue in combat

Daniel 13: 1-9, 15-17, 19-30, 33-62

Psalm 23-

John 8:1-11—God always looks at the intention; the heart of the person

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March 31

for April 2, 2017 5th Sunday of Lent

Ez. 37:12-14; Ps. 130 With the Lord there is mercy and fullness of redemption

Romans 8:8  

John 11:1-45

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March 30

Power of Intercession

Exodus 32:7-14

Psalm 106  Remember us Lord as you favor your people…

John 5:31-47

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March 29

I do not seek my own will

Isaiah 49:8-15

Psalm 145  The Lord is gracious and merciful

John 5:17-30

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March 28

How clear is my spiritual vision?

Ez. 47:1-9, 12

Psalm 46  The Lord of hosts is with us…

John 5:1-16  Get so caught up in our own agendas that we can’t see Christ

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March 27

Signs of the life to come

Isaiah 65 : 17-21

Psalm 30  I will praise you, Lord, for you have rescued me

John 4:43-54  Jesus is everything for us

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March 24

The Annunciation and Fourth Sunday of Lent

Read meditation on Annunciation, p. 364  Then1Samuel 16: 1, 6-7, 10-13

Psalm 23 Eph. 5: 8-14;

John 9:1-41  Struggling w/ miracles when faith is weak or nonexistent

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March 23

To conquer the enemy

Jeremiah 7:23-28  Listen to my voice

Psalm 95  If today you hear His voice, harden not your hearts

Luke 11:14-23  Spiritual warfare—recommend Be Strong in the Lord

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March 22

Live and teach the truth

Deuteronomy 4:1, 5-9—teach the truth…

Psalm 147  Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem

Matthew 5:17-19

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March 21

Giving and receiving forgiveness-essential

Daniel 3:25-43  Azariah is about to be burned to death and he trust God…

Psalm 25  remember your mercies O Lord…

Matthew 18:21-35  See also Magnificat, p.314-15

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March 20

Feast of St. Joseph

John 4:5-42—For Monday’s program  mercy and my food is to do the will…

2 Samuel 7:4-5, 12-14, 16

Psalm 89  The son of David will live forever

Matthew 1:16, 18-21, 24   See intro p. 298-99

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March 17

for Sunday March 19 Theme: 3rd Sunday of Lent

Ex. 17:3-7  (Note: feast  Joseph—moved to the 20th)

Psalm 95  If today you hear His voice, harden not your hearts

Romans 5:1-2, 5-8  Hope does not disappoint!  While we were still sinners

John 4:5-42—For Monday’s program  mercy and my food is to do the will…

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March 16

Look for Him in others

Jeremiah 17:5-10

Psalm 1  Blessed are they who hope in the Lord…

Luke 16:19-31  See Father Donald Haggerty, p. 248-49

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March 15

Save me, O Lord, in your kindness

Jeremiah 18:18-20

Psalm 31  Save me, O Lord, in your kindness

Matthew 20:17-28

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March 14

Come, let us set things right/pride and humility

Isaiah 1:10, 16-20

Psalm 50 To the upright I will show the saving power of God

Matthew 23:1-12

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March 13

Rebellion, Sin and Forgiveness

Announcements on approach to Lent and prayer—decisions

Daniel 9:4-10

Psalm 79  Lord, do not deal with us according to our sins

Luke 6: 36-38     Go after one sin; once one sin is subdued, gets easier

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March 10

for March 122nd Sunday of Lent

Genesis 12:1-4

Psalm 33  Lord, let your mercy be on us…

Timothy 1:8-10

Matthew 17:1-9 See also The Transfiguration…p. 167-8 

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March 9

Trust in the Lord

Book of Esther  C12, 14-16, 23-25

Psalm 138  Lord, on the day I called, you answered me

Matthew 7:7-12  See Sr. Ruth Burrows, p. 127-28

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March 8

What is a contrite heart?

Jonah 3:1-10  genuine repentance and God heard…

Psalm 51  A heart contrite and humbled, O God you will not spurn

Luke 11:29-32—Genuine repentance

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March 7

Sts. Perpetua and Lucy

Isaiah 55: 10-11  the power of the word

Psalm 34  From all their distress, the Lord rescues the just

Matthew 6:7-15

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March 6

Live a holy life!

Leviticus 19:1-2. 11-18

Psalm 19  Your words, Lord, are spirit and life

Matthew 25:31-46

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March 3

for Sun. March 5 Theme: First Sunday of Lent

Genesis 2:7-9, 3:1-7

Psalm 51:3-4,5-6, 12-13, 17  Be merciful, O Lord, for we have sinned

Romans 5:12-19

Matthew 4:1-11 Dependence on God or on self?

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March 2

Will you follow Him?

Dt. 30:15-20

Psalm 1:1-2,3,4 and 6  Blessed are they who hope in the Lord

Luke 9:22-25

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March 1

Ash Wednesday

JL 2:12-18

Psalm 513-4,5-6, 12-13, 14, 17  Be merciful O Lord, for we have sinned…make one decision Now is the day of salvation         2 Cor. 5:20-6:2

Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18

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February 28

Have you given up everything to follow Christ?

Sirach 35:1-12   Desires, hopes, dreams?

Psalm 50  To the Upright I will show the saving power of God

Mark 10:28-31

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February 27

Be free to serve

Sirach 17:20-24

Psalm 32  Let the just exult and rejoice in the Lord

Mark 10:17-27  To make the decisions that set you free

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February 24

for Feb. 26 8th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Is. 49:14-15

Psalm 62  Rest in God alone, my soul

1Corinthians 4:1-5

Matthew 6:24-34—We cannot serve two masters

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February 23

St. Polycarp

See intro  p. 333   Sirach 5:1-8

Psalm 1  Blessed are they who hope in the Lord

Mark 9:41-50

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February 22

Chair of St. Peter

See Intro  p. 323  1 Peter 5:1-4

Psalm 23 The Lord is my Shepherd…

Matthew 16:13-19  Who do you say that I am?

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February 21

Do whatever He tells you!

Sirach 2:1-11

Psalm 37  Commit your life to the Lord, and He will help you

Mark 9:30-37

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February 20

Faith, dependence on God and the power of prayer

Sirach 1:1-10  Learning God’s priorities through prayer…

Psalm 93  The Lord is king; he is robed in majesty

Mark 9:14-29

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February 17

for Sun. Feb. 19 7th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Leviticus 19:1-2, 17-18

Psalm 103  The Lord is kind and merciful

1Corinthians 3:16-23  We are temples of God—do we know that?

Matthew 5:38-48  Jesus “ups the ante”:  Love your enemies

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February 16

Who do YOU say that I am?

Genesis 9:1-13—a covenant with God…

Psalm 102  From heaven the lord looks down

Mark 8:27-33

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February 15

God blesses our trust

See Entrance Antiphon and opening prayer Genesis 8:6-13, 20-22

Psalm 116  To you, Lord, I will offer a sacrifice of praise

Mark 8:22-26

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February 14

May we grasp the words of your teaching

Genesis 6:5-8; 7:1-5, 10

Psalm 29  The Lord will bless His people with peace

Mark 8:14-21—always relating first to what physical senses tell us; how to grow in faith…

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February 13

Always seeking; never believingwithout proof

Genesis 4:1-15, 25  Cain and Abel

Psalm 50  Offer to God a sacrifice of praise

Mark 8:11-13

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February 10

for Sunday, Feb. 12 Theme:6th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Read collect. P. 166   Sirach 15:15-20

Psalm 119  Blessed are they who follow the law of the Lord

1Cor. 2:6-10…what God has prepared for those who love Him!

Matthew 5:17-37

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February 9

Faith

Genesis 2:18-25

Psalm 128  Blessed are those who fear the Lord

Mark 7:24-30  Tested her faith  Gospel of Mark, Healy, pp. 144-145

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February 8

Josephine Bakhita

Genesis 2:4-9, 15-17  Creation:  God’s law and our response

Psalm 104  O, Bless the Lord, my soul

Mark 7:14-23  What comes out of a man defiles him—see St. Josephine

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February 7

Their hearts are far from me

Genesis 1:20-2:4

Psalm 8  O Lord our God how wonderful is your name in all the earth

Mark 7:1-13

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February 6

Disordered affection

Genesis 1:1-19

Psalm 104 May the Lord be glad in His works

Mark 6:53-56 See Magnificat pp. 94-5

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February 3

for Sunday, February 5:Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Is. 58:7-10 and Psalm 112 The just man is a light in the darkness to the upright

1Corinthians 2:1-5

Matthew 5:13-16

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February 2

Feast of the Presentation

Malachi 3:1-4

Psalm 24  Who is this King of Glory?

Hebrews 2:14-18  Luke 2:22-40

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February 1

How deep is your faith?

Hebrews 12:4-7, 11-15  

Psalm 103  The Lord’s kindness…Mark 6:1-6  Amazed at their lack of faith

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January 31

St. John Bosco

Hebrews 12:1-4

Psalm 22 They will praise you, Lord, who long for you

Mark 5:21-43

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January 30

Do His will; put ALL your trust in Him

Hebrews 11:32-40

Psalm 31 Let your hearts take comfort, all who hope in the Lord

Mark 5:1-20    Do what God wills

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January 27

for Sunday, January 29 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Zephaniah 2:3; 3:12-13  Humility, justice and truth

Psalm 146  Blessed are the poor in spirit; the kingdom of heaven is theirs!

1Cor. 1:26-31 God chose the weak of the world…

Matthew 5:1-12

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January 26

Do Gods will

Paul to Timothy 1:1-8 and Paul to Titus 1:1-5

Psalm 96  Proclaim God’s marvelous deeds to all the Nations

Luke 10:1-9  

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January 25

The Conversion of St. Paul

Acts 22:3-16  (Read also Acts 9:1-22)

Psalm 117Go out to all the world and tell the Good news

Mark 16:15-18—power of God for conversion—who do you pray for?

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January 24

Your will, not mine, be done!! Feast of St. Francis de Sales

Hebrews 10:1-10  I come to do your will…Psalm 40 Here I am, Lord, I come to do your will

Mark 3:31-35 whoever does the will of God…can mature into a deep relationship with God

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January 23

Day of Prayer for legal Protection of the unborn

Hebrews 9:15, 24-28   (power of prayer) in Christ

Psalm 98  Sing to the Lord a new song, for He has done marvelous deeds

Mark 3:22-30 strong man defends the home, etc. (work of evil; work of God)

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January 20

for January 22, Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Isaiah 8:23-9:3

Psalm 27  The Lord is my light and my salvation

1Cor, 1:10-13, 17

Matthew 4:12-23  See JPII, p.318-19 Magnificat Mag.

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January 19

I come to do your will, not mine

Hebrews 7:25-8:6—Speaking of Jesus

Psalm 40 Here I am, Lord, I come to do your will

Mark 3:7-12  WORK OF THE ENEMY  p.278-79  Recommend Be Strong…CD

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January 18

Jesus healing met by hardness of heart

See opening prayer  Hebrews 7:1-3, 15-17 

Psalm 110  You are a priest forever, in the line of Melchizedek

Mark 3:1-6  How about us?

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January 17

Jesus is LORD!

Hebrews 6:10-20  Hope an anchor of the soul (confident assurance in Christ)

Psalm 111 The Lord will remember His covenant forever

Mark 2:23-28

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January 16

Old wineskinsnew wine?

Hebrews 5:1-10  Jesus’ intercession

Psalm 110  You are a priest forever…

Mark 2:18-22  We need to be made new in Christ.  Is He central in your life?

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January 13

for Jan. 15 Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Is. 49:3, 5-6

Psalm 40  Do you reject what the Lord asks?

1Cor. 1:1-3  Called to be holy

John 1:29-34—I am living as I am to proclaim Christ?  Do I? Do we?

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January 12

God desires to heal us and we shun Him

Hebrews 3:7-14 

Psalm 95  If today you hear his voice…

Mark 1:40-45—leprosy in our minds and souls…See p. 160

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January 11

Gods love

Hebrews 2:14-18

Psalm 105  The Lord remembers His covenant forever

Mark 1:29-39  

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January 10

Let the word of God

Hebrews 1:1-6 and Hebrews 2:5-12 

Psalm 8  You have given your son rule over the works of your hands

Mark 1: 21-28  Father Dajczer  pp. 138-139  Magnificat

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January 9

The Baptism of the Lord

Entrance antiphon  p. 122 and opening prayers

Is. 42:1-4, 6-7   Psalm 29  The Lord will bless his people with peace.

Matthew 3:13-17 See Merikakis; Bede Jarrett p. 127

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January 6

Feast of the Epiphany (Jan. 8th)

See Pope Benedict’s intro p. 109  Isaiah 60:1-6

Psalm 72  Lord, every nation on earth will adore you!

Ephesians 3:2-3, 5-6 revelation to you!! 

Matthew 2:1-12—Magi—longing, found Him, protected Him, adored Him

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January 5

Faith of John Neumann

John 3:11-21  love so essential to the Christian life

Psalm 100  Let all the earth cry out to God with joy

John 1:43-51—Again, proclamation of who Jesus is!!

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January 4

St. Elizabeth Seton

1John 3:7-10

Psalm 98  All the ends of the earth have seen…

John 1:35-42  (about four in the afternoon…significance…

January 4

Draw closer to Jesus

1John 3:7-10  mention ongoing sin/ongoing temptation

Psalm 98  All the ends of the earth have seen the saving power of God

John 1:35-42 

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January 3

Holy Name of Jesus

1John 2:29-3:6

Psalm 98  All the ends of the earth…

John 1:29-34   (Speak of Phil 2:3-11 and Phil. 3: 7-11—faith!)

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January 2

Faith

John 2:22-28  How deep is your faith in Christ? Do something about it…

Psalm 98 All the ends of the earth have seen…

John 1:19-28—Make straight our lives—intention and purpose

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2016

December 30

New Years Day (Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God)

Numbers 6:22-27   Psalm 67 May God bless us in His mercy

Gal. 4:4-7

Luke 2:16-21  Mary and God’s will  Available books

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