27th Week, Monday: St. Francis of Assisi: Oct 4

 27th Week, Monday, Oct 4

Jonah 1:1 - 2:1, 11 / Luke 10:25-37 

God calls Jonah: Jonah fled from God.

27 Sunday B: Marital Covenant

 Current Scenario:

The grim picture presented by divorce statistics. We are told that during the last three years the divorce rate in the U.S has gone above 43%, although it is still less than that in Russia (65%), Sweden (63%), U.K (49%) and Australia (49%).   In 1998 there were 19.4 million divorced adults in the U.S.A. 

27 Sunday B - Marital Commitment: Liturgical Prayers

All praise be to God our Father
for creating people in his likeness
and making them capable of faithfulness
through the self-giving love of his Son
and the unifying power of the Spirit.
May the Lord be always with you in his love.
R/ And also with you.

26th Week: Sept 27- Oct 2

 Sept 27 Monday (St. Vincent de Paul, Priest) 

The context: Today’s Gospel describes Jesus’ criterion for greatness with advice to be accepting of others who do good in ways different from ours.

Guardian Angels, Oct 2

 Guardian Angels, Oct 2

Exodus 23:20-23 / Matthew 18:1-5, 10

God protects his people; "My angel will guard you."

Guardian Angels - October 2:

 Who your Guardian Angel is and what they do:  10 things you should know

Who your Guardian Angel is and what they do: 10 things you should know

According to Christian tradition,  every one of us has a guardian angel  who accompanies us from the moment we’re born until the moment  of our death, and stays at our side at every moment of our life. The idea of ​​a spirit, of a supernatural entity that follows and supervises every human being,  was already present in other religions and in Greek philosophy. 

St. Theresa of Lisieux, Oct 1

 St. Theresa of Lisieux, Oct 1

Isaiah 66:10-14/ Matthew 18:1-5

God makes a promise to Israel; "You will rejoice.

26th Week, Thursday, Oct 5: Saint Faustina Kowalska

26th Week, Thursday, Oct 5, St. Faustina

Nehemiah 8:1-12 / Luke 10:1-12   

Ezra reads God's law to the people; The people answered, "Amen!"

26 Sunday B - Liturgical Prayers

Greetings (see 1 Cor 12:4-7)
There is a variety of gifts,
but they come from the same Spirit,
all sorts of service, but to the same Lord,
many forms of work, but all of them, in all people,
the work of the same God.
In each one the Spirit manifests himself
for the good of all.
May the Lord Jesus give you this Spirit
and always be with you. R/ And also with you.

26th Week, Monday, Sept 27

 26th Week, Monday, Sept 27

Zechariah 8:1-8 / Luke 9:46-50

God makes a promise; “I will rescue my people.”

25th Week, Saturday, Sept 25

 25th Week, Saturday, Sept 25

Zechariah 2:5-9, 14-15 / Luke 9:43-45 

God speaks through Zechariah; I am coming to dwell among you.

25th Week, Friday, Sept 24

 25th Week, Friday, Sept 24

Haggai 1:15 - 2:9 / Luke 9:18-22          

God speaks through Haggai; My spirit is with you; fear not!

25th Week, Thursday, Sept 23

25th Week, Thursday, Sept 23

Haggai 1:1-8 / Luke 9:7-9     

Haggai rebukes the people; Seek God's will, not your own.

25th Week, Wednesday, Sept 22

 25th Week, Wednesday, Sept 22

Ezra 9:5-9 / Luke 9:1-6     

Ezra prays to God; We sinned, but you forgave us.

26th Sunday B: Discipleship - Radicality


25th Week: Sept 20-25:

 25th Week: Sept 20-25: 

Sept 20 Monday (St. Andrew Kim Tae-gon, Priest and Paul Chong Ha-sang, and companion Martyrs): 

25th Sunday B: Liturgical Prayers

 Greeting (see Responsorial Psalm)

We have God for our help.
The Lord upholds our life.
May the Lord Jesus be always with you. R/ And also with you.

St. Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist, Sept 21

 Ephesians 4:1-7, 11-13 / Matthew 9:9-13

There is one Lord over all: Preserve your unity.  

John Howard Griffin dyed his skin black, shaved his head, and posed as a black man in the South in the pre-civil-rights days. One day he asked for a Catholic church. He was told that the nearest "colored Catholic church" was on Drysades Street. 

UCA Asia News - Sept 13


Thousands flee Myanmar’s conflict-stricken Chin state

Military airstrikes, shelling force people to seek refuge at nearby villages


24th Week: Sept 13-18:

 24th Week: Sept 13-18: 

 Sept 13 Monday (St. John Chrysostom, Bishop, Doctor of the Church) 

24th Week, Friday, Sept 22: St. Thomas Villanova

 24th Week, Friday, Sept 22

1 Tim 6:2-12 / Luke 8:1-3  

Paul talks about temptation; Love of money is the root of evil. 

24th Week, Thursday, Sept 16

 24th Week, Thursday, Sept 16

1 Tim 4:12-16 / Luke 7:36-50

Paul exhorts Timothy; Be an example of faith and love.

25 Sunday B - Liturgical Prayers

Greetings (see Responsorial Psalm)
We have God for our help.
The Lord upholds our life.
May the Lord Jesus be always with you. R/ And also with you.
Introduction by the Celebrant

23rd Week: Sept 6-11:

 23rd Week: Sept 6-11:

 Sept 6 Monday: (Labor Day in the U. S. –homily below):

Context: After the sad experience in Nazareth, Jesus used the city of Capernaum on the shore of the Sea of Galilee, the center of the fishing business, as a base for a teaching, healing, and preaching ministery. The people were impressed by the authority with which Jesus taught.

23rd Week, Friday, Sept 10

 23rd Week, Friday, Sept 10

1 Tim 1:1-2, 12-14 / Luke 6:39-42

I was an arrogant blasphemer; But God forgave me.

25th Sunday B: who's the Greatest?

23rd Week, Thursday, Sept 9

 23rd Week, Thursday, Sept 9

Colossians 3:12-17 / Luke 6:27-38

Bear with one another; Forgive as the Lord forgives you.

23rd Week, Tuesday, Sept 7

 23rd Week, Tuesday, Sept 7

Colossians 2:6-15 / Luke 6:12-19

Live in Christ; Abound with thanksgiving.

23rd Week, Monday, Sept 6

 23rd Week, Monday, Sept 6

Colossians 1:24 - 2:3 / Luke 6:6-11

Paul suffers for the Colossians; I suffer gladly

24 Sunday B: You are the Messiah

24 Sunday B - Liturgical Prayers

We trust in the Lord
who keeps us from lasting death,
who stands by our side
in sorrow and distress,
and keeps our feet from stumbling.
The Lord be always with you. R/ And also with you.