AD SENSE

2nd Week of Advent, Saturday, Dec 10

  2nd Week of Advent, Saturday, Dec 10

Ecclesiasticus 48: 1-4, 9-11 / Matthew 17: 10-13

Great are you, Elijah:  You are destined to return.

2nd Week of Advent, Friday, Dec 9

  2nd Week of Advent, Friday, Dec 9

Isaiah 48:17-19 / Matthew 11:16-19

I am your God; I will show you the path to follow.

THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION - Dec 8 - Liturgical Prayers

Paradise Restored in Mary

Greeting (See Second Reading)

Immaculate Conception of Mary - Dec 8

Popular imagination has added an interesting slant to the story of the woman taken in adultery.

2nd Week of Advent, Wednesday, Dec 7

Isaiah 40:25-31 / Matthew 11:28-30 

God strengthens the weary: They will rise on wings like eagles.

2nd Week of Advent, Tuesday, Dec 6

 2nd Week of Advent, Tuesday, Dec 6

Isaiah 40:1-11 / Matthew 18:12-14

God is indeed coming; He will gather the lambs in his arms.

2nd Week of Advent, Monday, Dec 5

 2nd Week of Advent, Monday, Dec 5

Isaiah 35:1-10 / Luke 5:17-26

Our God is coming; He will save us.

Advent 1st Week: Nov 28-Dec 3

 Advent 1st Week: Nov 28-Dec

Nov 28 Monday: Mt 8: 5-11: 

Advent 2nd Sunday A: John the Baptist

 

Advent 2 Sunday A - Liturgical Prayers

 Greeting (See Second Reading)

United in mind and voice we give glory to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. The Lord be with you.

St. Francis Xavier, Patron of Missions and Missionaries, Dec 3

St. Francis Xavier, Patron of Missions and Missionaries, Dec 3

1 Cor 9:16-19, 22-23 / Mark 16:15-20 

Today the Church celebrates the feast of St Francis Xavier, the Co-patron of India and of all missions and missionaries all over the world.

1st Week of Advent, Saturday, Dec 3

 1st Week of Advent, Saturday, Dec 3

Isaiah 30:19-21, 23-26 / Matthew 9:35 - 10:1, 6-8    

Isaiah foresees more things; When you cry out, he will answer you.

1st Week of Advent, Friday, Dec 2

 1st Week of Advent, Friday, Dec 2

Isaiah 29:17-24 / Matthew 9:27-31                  

Isaiah talks about messianic times; Then the eyes of the blind will see.

1st Week of Advent, Thursday, Dec 1

 1st Week of Advent, Thursday, Dec 1

Isaiah 26:1-6 / Matthew 7:221, 24-27    

There will be a day of reckoning; He humbles those who are proud.

Thanksgiving (US): Nov 24

Introduction: Today is a day of national thanksgiving in the USA 1) for the blessings and protection God has given us. 2) for our democratic government and prosperity, we enjoy 3) for our freedom of speech and religion, and 4) for the generosity and goodwill of our people.

St. Andrew, Apostle, Wednesday, Nov 30

 Romans 10:9-18 / Matthew 4:18-22

 Confess that Jesus is Lord: Believe that God raised Jesus from death. 

1st Week of Advent, Tuesday, Nov 29

1st Week of Advent, Tuesday, Nov 29

Isaiah 11:1-10 / Luke 10:21-24

The Spirit rests upon him; He will defend the rights of the helpless.

1st Week of Advent, Monday, Nov 28

 1st Week of Advent, Monday, Nov 29

Isaiah 2:1-3 / Matthew 8:5-11

Isaiah looks to the future; All nations will live in peace. 

34th Week, Saturday, Nov 26: Bl James Alberione

Revelation 22:1-7 / Luke 21:34-36 

There will be no more night: The Lord God shall be their light.

34th Week: Nov 21-26

 Nov 21 Monday: (The Presentation of Blessed Virgin Mary)

34th Week, Friday, Nov 25: St. Catherine of Alexandria


Revelation 20:1-4, 11 - 21:2 / Luke 20:29-33

 

I saw the dead: They were judged according to their deeds.

34th Week, Thursday, Nov 24: St. Andrew Dung

 Apocalypse 18:1-2, 21-23; 19:1-3, 9 / Luke 21:20-28

 Babylon has fallen!: "Praise God"'

34th Week, Wednesday, Nov 23: St. Clement 1

Revelation 15:1-4 / Luke 21:12-19 

I saw the faithful ones: They were singing a victory song. 

34th Week, Tuesday, Nov 22: St. Cecelia

Revelation 14:14-19 / Luke 21:5-13 

The Son of Man appeared: He wore a crown and carried a sickle

34th Week, Monday, Nov 21: The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Revelation 14:1-5 / Luke 21:1-4 

I saw 144,000 people: They bore the Lamb's name and followed him. 

Advent 1 Sunday A - Liturgical Prayers

 A. The Lord Comes B. Christ Brings Us Hope  

Readings: Is 2:1 - 5; Rom 13:11 - 14; Ps 122:1-9; Mt 24:37 - 44 

Christ the King - 34th Sunday C - Liturgy

 SOLEMNITY OF CHRIST THE KING 

1. Was I There When They Crucified My King?

2. Reigning from a Cross 

33rd Week: Nov 14-19

 33rd Week: Nov 14-19

Nov 14 Monday:

34th Sunday C: Christ the King: Nov 20th

 

33rd Week, Saturday, Nov 19th

 


33rd Week, Saturday, Nov 19th

Apocalypse 11:4-12 / Luke 20:27-40

The two prophets heard a voice; "Come up here - to heaven!" 

33rd Week, Friday, Nov 18: Dedication of the Basilicas of Sts Peter and Paul

Apocalypse 10:8-11 / Luke 19:45-48 

33rd Week, Thursday, Nov 17: St. Elizabeth of Hungary

Revelation 5:1-10 / Luke 19:41-44

 I saw the Lamb: By his death he bought us.

33rd Week, Wednesday, Nov 16: St. Margaret of Scotland

 33rd Week, Wednesday, Nov 16

Apocalypse 4:1-11 / Luke 19:11-28

I found myself in heaven Everyone was praising God. 

33rd Week, Tuesday, Nov 15: St. Albert the Great

 33rd Week, Tuesday, Nov 15

Rev 3:1-6, 14-22 / Luke 19:1-10

I knock at the door; If anyone answers, I will enter. 

33rd Week, Monday, Nov 14

 33rd Week, Monday, Nov 14

Apocalypse 1:1-4; 2:1-5 / Luke 18:35-43   

Do not grow discouraged; Return to your former deeds.

33rd Week: Nov 7-12

 33rd Week: Nov 7-12

33rd Sunday C: Liturgical Prayers

 Greetings

Neither death nor life, neither the present nor the future nor any other creature can separate us from the love of God, the love he has made visible in Christ Jesus our Lord. May the Lord Jesus be always with you. R/ And also with you.

32nd Week, Saturday, Nov 12

 3 John 5-8 / Luke 18:1-8 

On November 16, 1989, a horrifying injustice occurred in El Salvador against two powerless people and their six significantly more powerful companions.  Yet persistence has brought little justice. 

32nd Week, Friday, Nov 11: St. Martin of Tours

2 John 4-9 / Luke 17:26-37 

32nd Week, Thursday, Nov 10: Saint Leo, the Great

 Philemon 7-20 / Luke 17:20-25 

The Coming of the Kingdom of God 

The Dedication of the Lateran Basilica, November 9

The Dedication of the Lateran Basilica, November 9

Ezekiel 47:1-2, 8-9, 12 / 1 Cor 3:9-11, 16-17 / John 2:13-22 

We are God's chosen people; He called us out of darkness into light.

32nd Week, Tuesday, Nov 8

 The Letter to Titus lists those domestic virtues that are conducive to a good home life and a strong Christian community.

32nd Week, Monday, Nov 7, Saint Willibrord

 32nd Week, Monday, Nov 7: Titus 1:1-9 / Luke 17:1-6

31st Week: Oct 31st to Nov 5th

 31st Week: Oct 31st to Nov 5th

Oct 31:

31st Week, Saturday, Nov 5

Philippians 4:10-19 / Luke 16:9-15 

Paul speaks about life: I have learned to cope with all situations.

31st Week, Friday, Nov 4

 Philippians 3:17 - 4:1 / Luke 16:1-8 

We await Christ's final coming: He will refashion our mortal bodies.

31st Week, Thursday, Nov 3: St. Martin de Porres

 Philippians 3:3-8 / Luke 15:1-10 

I seek only Christ: All else counts as nothing.

31st Sunday C - Liturgical Prayers

 Greetings

The Lord God loves all that exists and he is merciful to all. He overlooks our sins, so that we can repent. May our Lord, the lover of life, be always with you. R/ And also with you.

30th Week: Oct 24-29

 Oct 24 Monday: (St. Anthony Mary Claret, Bishop):

Nov 2: All Souls' Day



Nov 1st: All Saints Day

 All Saints Day: Rv 7:2-4, 9-14; 1 Jn 3:1-3; Mt 5:1-12a

The feast and its objectives:

31st Week, Monday, Oct 31st

  31st Week, Monday, Oct 31st

Philippians 2:1-4 / Luke 14:12-14

Look to each other's interests; Be united in spirit.

30th Week, Saturday, Oct 29

Philippians 1:18-26 / Luke 14:1, 7-11

 Paul speaks about life: To me, life is Christ.

Saints Simon and Jude, Apostles, Oct 28

 Saints Simon and Jude, Apostles, Oct 28

Ephesians 2:19-22 / Luke 6:12-19

We are part of a holy building; Christ holds the building together. 

30th Week, Thursday, Oct 27

 Ephesians 6:1-20 / Luke 13:31-35

 Paul asks for prayers: Pray that I may proclaim the Gospel well.

30th Week, Wednesday, Oct 26

 30th Week, Wednesday, Oct 26

Ephesians 6:1-9 / Luke 13:22-30Paul addresses parents; Instruct your children in Christian living.

30th Week, Tuesday, Oct 25

Ephesians 5:21-33 / Luke 13:18-21

Paul talks about marital love: Love and respect each other.

30th Week, Monday, Oct 24: St. Anthony Claret

 Ephesians 4:12 - 5:8 / Luke 13:10-17 

Paul talks about Christian life: Live like people who belong to the light. 

MISSION SUNDAY

During the American Revolution, a man in civilian clothes rode past a group of soldiers who were busy pulling out a horse carriage stuck in deep mud.

Mission Sunday - Oct 23 - Liturgical Prayers

 Introduction by the Celebrant
Today’s celebration of Mission Sunday deeply concerns all of us, for mission is the task given to all. The whole Church is mission. We want Christ to be brought to all peoples,

29th Week: Oct 17-22

 Oct 17 Monday: (St. Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop, Martyr) 

29th Week, Saturday, Oct 22: St. John Paul II

Ephesians 4:7-16 / Luke 13:1-9

Paul talks about Christ: Through him, the body is built up in love.

29th Week, Friday, Oct 21: St. Hilarion the Great

 Ephesians 4:1-6 / Luke 12:54-59

Paul talks about unity: Preserve your unity in the Spirit.

29th Week, Thursday, Oct 20

Ephesians 3:14-21 / Luke 12:49-53

Paul talks about charity: Make love the root and foundation of life.

29th Week, Wednesday, Oct 19


Ephesians 3:2-12 / Luke 12:39-48

Paul talks about his call: God called me, the least of all his people.

St. Luke, Evangelist, Oct 18


St. Luke, Evangelist, Oct 18

2 Tim 4:10-17 / Luke 10:1-9

29th Week, Monday, Oct 17: St. Ignatius of Antioch

 29th Week, Monday, Oct 17: St. Ignatius of Antioch

Ephesians 2:1-10 / Luke 12:13-21

Paul talks about Christians: We were saved by God’s grace.

29th Sunday C: Liturgical Prayers

 Greetings (See Responsorial Psalm)

The Lord will guard you against evil; he will guard your soul. The Lord will guard your going and coming. May the Lord be always with you. R/ And also with you.

28th Week: Oct 10-15

 Oct 10 Monday: 

The context: Since there had been many false prophets and false messiahs in the past,

28th Week, Saturday, Oct 15: St. Teresa of Avila

Ephesians 1:15-23 / Luke 12:8-12

Paul prays for Christians: May God enlighten your innermost vision.

28th Week, Friday, Oct 14: St. Callistus 1

Ephesians 1:11-14 / Luke 12:1-7 

We are sealed by the Holy Spirit: We belong to Christ. 

28th Week, Thursday, Oct 13th: St Edward, the Confessor

Ephesians 1:1-10 / Luke 11:47-54

Paul talks about blessings: Christ is the source of great blessings to us.

28th Week, Wednesday, Oct 12; Bl. Carlo Acutis

Galatians 5:18-25 / Luke 11:42-46 

Paul talks about the Spirit: Generosity is a fruit of the Spirit,

29th Sunday C: Persistent Widow

 

28th Week, Tuesday, Oct 11: St. John XXIII

Galatians 5:1-6 / Luke 11:37-41

 Paul talks about faith: Faith must be accompanied by love. 

28th Week, Monday, Oct 10: St. Francis Borgia


Galatians 4:22-24, 26-27, 31 - 5:1 / Luke 11:29-32

Paul talks about Christians: We are children of the new covenant.

28th Sunday C: 10 Lepers: Liturgical Prayers

 Greetings

May all of you who are chosen by God, be saved by Jesus Christ, our Risen Lord, and share in his eternal glory. May Jesus our Lord be with you. R/ And also with you.

27th Week, Saturday, Oct 8

 Galatians 3:22-29 / Luke 11:27-28

Paul speaks about faith: Faith in Christ makes us children of God. 

27th Week, Friday, Oct 7: Our Lady of the Rosary


Galatians 3:7-14 / Luke 11:15-26

Paul speaks about salvation: Faith, not the Law, saves us.  

27th Week, Thursday, Oct 6: St Bruno


Galatians 3:1-5 / Luke 11:5-13

Paul challenges the Galatians: Your life comes from the Gospel, not the Law. 

27th Week, Wednesday, Oct 5: St. Faustina Kowalska

Galatians 2:1-2, 7-14 / Luke 11:1-4

Paul rebukes Peter: You are not being straightforward.

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

 

Galatians 1:13-24 / Luke 10:38-42

Paul talks about life: God has called me to conversion.  

27th Week, Monday, Oct 3

Galatians 1:6-12 / Luke 10:25-37 

Paul reproaches the Galatians: Hold fast to the Gospel I preached to you.  

27 Sunday C - Liturgical Prayers

 TWENTY-SEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME 

1. Faith the Size of a Mustard Seed

2. Faith of the Servant 

St. Therese of Child Jesus - Oct 1st

October 1 (Theresa) Isaiah 66:10-14 

Isaiah speaks in God's name; As a mother comfort you, so will I.

26th Week, Friday, Sept 30, St. Jerome

  26th Week, Friday, Sept 30, St. Jerome

Job 38:1, 12-21; 40:3-5 / Luke 10:13-16

Job talks about God; God's wisdom far surpasses ours.

Sept 29: Archangels, Feast Day

 St. MICHAEL, GABRIEL, RAPHAEL, Thursday, September 29

Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14 or Apocalypse 12:7-12a / John 1:47-51 

Daniel describes a vision: Myriads upon myriads attended him. 

26th Week, Wednesday, Sept 28

 Job 9:1-12, 14-16 / Luke 9:57-62

Job speaks about God:  God is beyond our comprehension. 

26th Week, Tuesday, Sept 27, St. Vincent de Paul

 26th Week, Tuesday, Sept 27, St. Vincent de Paul

Job 3:1-3, 11-17, 20-23 / Luke9:51-56

Job speaks about his suffering; He didn't hold back on his feelings. 

26th Week: Monday, Sept 26: Saints Cosmos and Damian

 Job 1:6-22 / Luke 9:46-50 

Suffering comes to Job: Job remained faithful to God. 

26 Sunday C - Liturgical Prayers

 Greetings

Blessed be our Lord Jesus Christ: to him be honour and everlasting power. May his grace and peace be always with you.  R/ And also with you.

25th Week: Sept 19-24:

 Sept 19-24: 

Sept 19, Monday: (St. Januarius, Bishop, Martyr):

26th Sunday: Lazarus and the Rich man

 Amos speaks to the wealthy people in Zion close to the mountains of Samaria, who feel secure with their wealth and riches.

25th Week, Saturday, Sept 24

 25th Week, Saturday, Sept 24

Ecclesiastes 11:9 - 12:8 / Luke 9:43-45

Ecclesiastes talks about death; God is going to judge you.

25th Week, Friday, Sept 23

 Ecclesiastes 3:1-11 / Luke 9:18-22

Ecclesiastes talks about time: Everything happens at the time God chooses. 

25th Week, Thursday, Sept 22

 Ecclesiastes 1:2-11 / Luke 9:7-9

Ecclesiastes talks about human nature: There is nothing new in the whole world. 

Sept 21: St. Matthew, the Apostle

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

There is one Lord over all: Preserve your unity.  

25th Week, Tuesday, Sept 20

Proverbs 21:1-6. 10-13 / Luke 8:19-21

Proverbs talks about the poor: If you ignore them, you will be ignored.  

25th Week, Monday, Sept 19

 25th Week, Monday, Sept 19

Proverbs 3:27-34 / Luke 816-18

Proverbs speaks about humble people; God treats humble people kindly. 

24th Week, Saturday, Sept 17

1 Corinthians 15:35-37, 42-49 / Luke 8:4-15

Paul speaks about the dead: They will be raised to new life.  

25th Sunday C: Stewardship: God or Mammon

  

25 Sunday C - Liturgical Prayers

 Greetings

We have come together to offer petitions and thanksgiving through our Lord Jesus Christ, the only mediator between God and people. May the Lord Jesus be always with you.  R/ And also with you.

24th Week, Friday, Sept 16

 1 Cor 15:12-20 / Luke 8:1-3

Paul talks about our resurrection: Christ has been raised. 

BASIL MOREAU: LIFE HISTORY AND THE MYSTERY OF THE CROSS


1. Basil Anthony Moreau (1799-1873): LIFE HISTORY
2. PRAYER SERVICE
3. Stories
4. 7 Sorrows of Mary
5. Video links

Beginnings

Sept 15, Mary and Moreau

For Resources, go to: http://www.holycrosssindia.blogspot.com    

Sept 15: OL of Sorrows - Feast of Holy Cross

 

Sept 15  (Our Lady of Sorrows or Mother of Sorrows) https://www.franciscanmedia.org/our-lady-of-sorrows/: Jn 19:25-27 or Lk 2:33-35: 

Sept 14: Exaltation of the Holy Cross

  The Triumph of the Cross

 Paul talks about Jesus; He humbled himself to death on the cross.    

Numbers 21:4-9; Philippians 2:6-11; John 3:13-17 

24th Week, Tuesday, Sept 13: St. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM

 24th Week, Tuesday, Sept 13: St. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM

1 Cor 12:12-14, 27-31 / Luke 7:11-17

Paul speaks about Christ's body; We are all members of one body.

24th Week, Monday, Sept 12

 24th Week, Monday, Sept 12

1 Cor 11:17-26, 33 / Luke 7:1-10

Paul rebukes the Corinthians; Your meetings do more harm than good.

24th Sunday C: Good Shepherd: Liturgy

 Greetings 

Let us give thanks to the Father through our Lord Jesus Christ, for he has given us strength and he came to forgive us our sins. May his mercy and love be always with you.  R/ And also with you.

24th Sunday C: Good Shepherd: Seek the Lost and Find

 

23rd Week: Sept 5-10: Mother Teresa, Labour Day, Birth of Mary

  23rd Week: Sept 5-10:

Sept 5 Monday (St. Teresa of Calcutta= Mother Teresa) 

23rd Week: Sept 5-10: Birth of Mary, Labour Day, Mother Teesa

 23rd Week: Sept 5-10:

Sept 5 Monday (St. Teresa of Calcutta= Mother Teresa) 

23rd Week, Saturday, Sept 10

 23rd Week, Ordinary Time, Saturday, Sept 10

1 Corinthians 10:14-22 / Luke 6:43-49 

Paul talks about the body of Christ: We are one body. 

23rd Week, Friday, Sept 9

1 Cor 9:16-19, 22-27 / Luke 6:39-42
Paul talks about discipline:

The Nativity of the BVM, September 8

The Nativity of the BVM, September 8
Micah 5:1-4 or Romans 8:28-30 / Matthew 1-16, 18-23

23rd Week, Wednesday, Sept 7

1 Cor 7:25-31 / Luke 6:20-26
Paul speaks about life: The time is short.

23rd Week, Tuesday, Sept 6

 23rd Week, Tuesday, Sept 6

1 Cor 6:1-11 / Luke 6:12-19

Paul speaks about disputes: Settle your disputes among yourselves.

23rd Week, Monday, Sept 5

 1 Cor 5:1-8 / Luke 6:6-11

Paul talks about sin: Remove the old yeast of sin. 

22nd Week: Aug 29-Sept 3

 Aug 29 Monday: (The Passion of St. John the Baptist): 

22nd Week, Saturday, Sept 3: St Gregory the Great

1 Cor 4:6-15 / Luke 6:1-5
Paul rebukes the Corinthians: We are fools; you are wise. 

22nd Week, Friday, Sept 2

1 Cor  4: 1-5 / Luke 5:33-39
Paul talks about judgment: Don't pass judgment ahead of time. 

22nd Week, Thursday, Sept 1

1 Cor 3:18-23 / Luke 5:1-11
Paul speaks about wisdom: The world's wisdom is nonsense to God. 

22nd Week, Wednesday, Aug 31

1 Cor 3:1-9 / Luke 4:38-44 
Paul talks about ministry: We plant, but God gives the growth. 

22nd Week, Tuesday, Aug 30

1 Cor 2:10-16 / Luke 4:31-37
Paul speaks about the Spirit: The Spirit helps us appraise everything. 

Aug 29: MARTYRDOM OF JOHN THE BAPTIST

 Aug 29: MARTYRDOM OF JOHN THE BAPTIST  

Jeremiah 1:17-19; Mk 6:17-29

God instructs Jeremiah; Stand up to evil and oppose it.

22 Sunday C - Liturgical Prayers

Greetings
What do you have that you have not received?
If everything you have was received as a gift,
then why boast?
If anyone must boast,
let him boast of the Lord.
May the Lord, the giver of life, be with you.
R/ And also with you.

21st Week, Saturday, August 27: St. Monica

 21st Week, Friday, August 27: St. Monica

1 Thessalonians 2:1-8 / Matthew 23:23-26

Paul instructs the Thessalonians; God called us to holiness. 

21st Week, Friday, Aug 26

 1 Cor 1:17-25 / Matthew 25:1-13

Paul talks about Christ’s crucifixion: It was nonsense to the Gentiles.

21st Week, Thursday, Aug 25

1 Cor 1:1-9 / Matthew 24:42-51

Paul encourages the Corinthians: God will keep you firm to the end.

22nd Sunday C: Humility



The first reading from the book of Sirach is a lesson on humility.

21st Week: Aug 22-27

  21st Week: Aug 22-27:

Aug 22 Monday: (The Queenship of Blessed Virgin Mary): Lk 1:26-38:

St. Bartholomew, Apostle, Wednesday, Aug 24

August 24: Bartholomew: Rev 21:9-14 / John 1:45-51

The city rested on a foundation; The Apostles' names were written on it.

21st Week, Tuesday, Aug 23

2 Thess 2:1-3, 14-17 / Matthew 23:23-26
Don’t be misled by false prophets!

The Queenship of Mary, Monday, August 22

 The Queenship of Mary, Monday, August 22

Isaiah 9:1-6 / Lk 1:26-38 

21 Sunday C: Liturgical Prayers

 Greetings

The Lord has gathered us here, however different we may be from one another, to become one in him and to be a sample of the unity in variety of the whole Church. May the one Lord of all unite us and be always with you. R/ And also with you.

20th Week, Saturday, August 20

 20th Week, Saturday, August 20

Ezekiel 43:1-7 / Matthew 23:1-12

I saw God's glory; It filled the Temple once again.

20th Week, Friday, August 19

20th Week, Friday, August 19

Ezekiel 37:1-4 / Matthew 22:34-40

Behold these dry bones! "I will breathe life back into them!"

20 Week, Thursday August 18

 20th Week, Thursday, August 18

Ezekiel 36:23-28 / Matthew 22:1-14

God makes a promise; "I will give you a new heart and a new spirit."

20th Week, Wednesday, Aug 17

 20th Week, Wednesday, August 17

Ezekiel 34:1-11 / Matthew 20:1-16

20th Week, Tuesday, August 16

Ezekiel 28:1-10 / Matthew 19:23-30

It is quite surprising and amazing how we easily accept society's way of segregating us into classes. And we also subconsciously divide ourselves against each other.

19th Week: Aug 8-13

 Aug 8 Monday: (St. Dominic, Priest):

Aug 15: Assumption of Mary and Independence Day in India


 

Opening:

O God, our creator, you have made this world out of love and gathered us together as one family.

19th Sunday C: Liturgical prayers

 Greeting (See Heb 3:14)

The Lord Jesus is here with us. We are all partners with him if we hold on to the trust we had in the beginning. May he always be with you. R/ And also with you.

20th Sunday C: Set the Earth on Fire

 

 Tony De Melo:  Where's the Fire? 

19th Week, Saturday, August 13

 19th Week, Saturday, August 13

Ezekiel 18:1-10, 13, 30-32 / Matthew 19:13-15

God speaks about judgment; "I will judge each by what he has done."

19th Week, Friday, August 12

 Ezekiel 16:1-15, 60, 63 / Matthew 19:3-12

God speaks of Israel: “I loved you, but you deserted me.”

19th Week, Thursday, Aug 11: St. Clare

 19th Week, Thursday, August 11 

Ezekiel 12:1-12 / Matthew 18:21 - 19:1

God speaks to Ezekiel: “These rebellious people look but don’t see.”

Aug 10: Feast of St. Lawrence, Deacon and Martyr

St. Lawrence, Deacon and Martyr, August 10

2 Cor 9:6-10 / John 12:24-26

Paul talks about giving; God loves a cheerful giver. 

19th Week, Tuesday, Aug 9

 19th Week, Tuesday, August 9

Ezekiel 2:8 - 3:4 / Matthew 18:1-5, 10, 12-14

“Preach to the people of Israel.”:  God speaks to Ezekiel

19 Sunday C - Liturgy

1. Stand Ready in Faith
2. God Is with Us

Greeting (See Heb 3:14)
The Lord Jesus is here with us.
We are all partners with him
if we hold on to the trust
we had in the beginning.
May he always be with you. R/ And also with you.

19th Week, Monday, August 8

 19th Week, Monday, August 8

Ezekiel 1:2-5, 24-28 / Matthew 17:22-27

God appears to Ezekiel; The Lord appeared in a storm.

Transfiguration: August 6th

 The first reading from the Book of Daniel gives us a vision of the Son of Man being presented to the 'one of great age'.

18th Week, Friday, Aug 5

 Nahum 2:1, 3; 3:1-3, 6-7 / Matthew 16:24-25

God speaks through Nahum: The city was doomed.

18th Week, Thursday, Aug 4: St. John Vianney

 Jeremiah 31:31-34 / Matthew 16:13-23: St. John Vianney

God makes a promise: “I will make a new covenant

18th Week: Aug 1-6

 August 1-6: Aug 1 Monday (St. Alphonsus Liguori, Bishop, Doctor of the Church):

18th Week, Wednesday, Aug 3

  Jeremiah 31: 1-7 / Matthew 15: 21-28

God comforts his people: “Once again I will rebuild you.”

18th Week, Tuesday, August 2nd

 18th Week, Tuesday, August 2nd

Jeremiah 30:1-2, 12-15, 18-22; Matthew 14:22-36

God speaks to his people; "I will restore my people."

19th Sunday C - Be Awake and Alert

Michel de Verteuil
Textual comments

18th Week, Monday, Aug 1

 18th Week, Monday

Jeremiah 28:1-17 / Matthew 14:13-21

Two prophets: One was false; the other, true. 

18 Sunday C - Liturgical Prayers

 Greetings

There is only Christ: he is everything and he is in everything. He has brought us back to true life. May his grace and peace be with you. R/ And also with you. 

17th Week, Saturday, July 30

 17th Week, Saturday, July 30

Jeremiah 26:11-16, 24 / Matthew 14:1-12

God speaks through Jeremiah: "Reform your ways!"

St. Martha, July 29

 St. Martha, July 29

1 John 4:7-16 / John 11:19-27 or Luke 10:38-42   

17th Week, Thursday, July 28: St. Alphonsa

 17th Week, Thursday, July 28: St. Alphonsa

Jeremiah 18:1-6 / Matthew 13:47-53

We are clay in God's hands: He fashions us like a potter. 

17th Week, Wednesday, July 27

 17th Week, July 27

Jeremiah 15: 10, 16-21 / Matthew 13: 44-46  

Jeremiah is crushed and depressed; God promised to help him.

17th Week, Tuesday, July 26: Saints Joachim and Anne

17th Week, Tuesday, July 26: Saints Joachim and Anne

Jeremiah 14:17-22 / Matthew 13:36-43 

A disaster strikes Judah: The people wondered if God still loved them.

St. James, Apostle - Jul 25

St. James, Apostle,
2 Cor 4:7-15 / Matthew 20:20-28

17 Sunday C - Liturgical Prayers

 Greetings

Those are sons and daughters of God who are led by the Spirit of God. We have received a Spirit who makes us God's children and who make us cry out: Father! May this Spirit be always with you. R/ And also with you.

17 Sunday C - Teach us to Pray


16th Week, Saturday, July 23

 16th Week, Saturday, July 23

Jeremiah 7:1-11 / Matthew 13:24-30

 The Lord speaks; "Reform your ways and your deeds."

16th Week, Friday, July 22

16th Week, Friday, July 22

Jeremiah 3:14-17 / Matthew 13:18-23 

God speaks to the people of Jerusalem: “Return, rebellious children.”

16th Week, Thursday, July 21

 16th Week, Thursday, July 21

Jeremiah 2:1-3, 7-8, 12-13 / Matthew 13:10-17

My people have sinned: “They have forsaken me, their living water.”

16th Week, Wednesday, July 20

16th Week, Wednesday, July 20

Jeremiah 1:1, 4-10 / Matthew 13:1-9 

Jeremiah protests his calling: “I am too young!”

16th Week, Tuesday, July 19

 16th Week, Tuesday, July 19

Micah 7:14-15, 18-20 / Matthew 12:46-50 

God is forgiving: He casts our sins into the sea.

16th Week, Monday, July 18th

 16th Week, Monday, July 18th

Micah 6:1-4, 6-8 / Matthew 12:38-42 

The Lord instructs us: Walk humbly with your God.

16t Week: July 11-16:

 16t Week: July 11-16: 

 July 11 Monday: St. Benedict, Abbot:

16 Sunday C - Liturgical Prayers

 Greetings

To us is proclaimed in this assembly the mystery of God. That mystery is Christ among us. He speaks his word of wisdom to us. May we listen to his words and may Christ our Lord be with you.  R/ And also with you.

16 Sunday C: Mary and Martha: Contemplation and Action

Jesus & Martha

15th Sunday C - Liturgical Prayers

Greetings
To us is proclaimed in this assembly
the mystery of God.

15th Week, Saturday, July 16: Feast of OL of Mount Carmel

 15th Week, Saturday, July 16; Mount Carmel

Micah 2:1-5 / Matthew 12:14-21

Micah warns Judah: “What you take will be taken from you.”

15th Week, Friday, July 15

15th Week, Friday, July 15

Isaiah 38:1-6, 21-22, 7-8 / Matthew 12:1-8

Hezekiah prays to God: God answered his prayer.

15th Week, Thursday, July 14

15th Week, Thursday, July 14

Isaiah 26:7-9, 12, 16-19 / Matthew 11:28-30 

Isaiah holds out hope: Those sleeping in their graves will wake up.

15th Week. Wednesday. July 13

 15th Week. Wednesday. July 13

Isaiah 10:5-7, 13-16 / Matthew 11:25-27 

Isaiah rebukes Assyria: “Can an ax be greater than its user?”

15th Week, Tuesday, July 12

 15th Week, Tuesday, July 12

Isaiah 7:1-9 / Matthew 11:20-24 

God speaks through Isaiah: “If your faith is firm, you’ll be firm.”

15th Week, Monday, July 11

 15th Week, Monday, July 11

Isaiah 1:10-17 / Matthew 10:34-11:1 

Isaiah calls for reform: “Stop all this evil.”

14th Week, Saturday, Jul 9

Isaiah 6:1-8 / Matthew 10:24-33 
Isaiah has a vision of God: “Holy, holy, holy!”

14th Week, Friday, Jul 8

 Hosea 14:2-10 / Matthew 10:16-23 

Hosea concludes his prophecy: Return to the Lord, your God.

14th Week, Thursday, Jul 7

Hosea 11:1-4, 8-9 / Matthew 10:7-15 
Hosea talks about God’s love: “I was the one who taught you to walk. ”

14th Week, Wednesday, Jul 6

Hosea 10:1-3, 7-8, 12 / Matthew 10:1-7 
Hosea prophesies disaster: The people must suffer for their sins.

14th Week, Tuesday, July 5th

 14th Week, Tuesday, July 5th

Hosea 8:4-7, 11-13 / Matthew 9:32-38 

Hosea warns Israel: “Sow the wind; reap a storm.”

14th Week: July 4-9:

 14th Week: July 4-9: 

July 4 Monday:

14th Week, Monday, Jul 4

14TH Week, Monday, July 4

Hosea2:16-18, 21022 / Matthew 9:18-26

Hosea prophesies in Israel: I will speak to Israel’s heart

14 Sunday C - Liturgical Prayers

Greetings (See Second Reading)
Peace and mercy to all
who become new in Christ.
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
R/ And also with you.

13th Week, Thursday, June 30

Amos 7:10-17 / Matthew 9:1-8 
Amos is ordered out of Israel: “Go on back to Judah.”

13th Week, Ordinary Time, Saturday, July 2nd

 13th Week, Ordinary Time, Saturday, July 2nd

Amos 9:11-15 / Matthew 9:14-17

Amos holds out hope to Israel; God said, "I will rescue my people."

13th Week, Ordinary Time, Friday, July 1

13th Week, Friday, July 1st

Amos 8: 4-6, 9-12 / Matthew 9: 9-13

Amos foretells terrible days ahead; "People will hunger for God's Word."

13th Week: June 27- July 2:

 13th Week: June 27- July 2: 

 June 27 Monday (St. Cyril of Alexandria, Bishop, Doctor of the Church)

14 Sunday C - The Harvest is Plenty; but Few are the Labourers

Michel de Verteuil: General Textual Comments
In order to make a fruitful meditation on this passage, we must set ourselves some guidelines.

Saints Peter and Paul: Feast: June 29

  

Starter Story: God chooses ordinary people: Sinners who will become saints in order to understand other sinners and uplift them.

Saints Peter and Paul - Feast -Liturgical Prayers

Greeting

May the Lord stand by you and give you power. May he rescue you from all evil and bring you safely to his kingdom. May he always be with you.

13th Week, Tuesday, Jun 28

Amos 3:1-6; 4:11-12 / Matthew 8:23-27 
I treated you as special: “But you did not return to me.”

13th Week, Monday, June 27

 13th Week, Monday, June 27

Amos 2:6-11, 13-16 / Matthew 8:18-22 

Amos prophesies in Israel: “You trample on the poor!”

13th Sunday: Liturgical Prayers

 Greetings (See Second Reading)

Christ has called us to freedom, to serve God and one another. May his liberating Spirit be always with you. R/ And also with you. 

Immaculate Heart of Mary, Saturday, Jun 25th

 

The Immaculate Heart of Mary, Saturday, Jun 25th
Isaiah 61:9-11 / Luke 2:41-51

12th Week, Saturday, Jun 25th

12th Week, Saturday, June 25

Lamentations 2:2, 10-14, 18-19 / Matthew 8:5-17

Jerusalem’s glory is gone: The nation, king, and Temple lay in ruins.

Sacred Heart of Jesus - Patronal Feast of Holy Cross Priests

 


 “My son died in 1994 but his heart only stopped beating this year”. Yes, the American little boy Nicholas’s heart was beating in someone else' body in Italy for more than 25 years after his death.

12th Week, Thursday, June 23

12th Week, Thursday, June 23

2 Kings 24:8-17 / Matthew 7:21-29

Babylon attacks Judah the first time: Many Jews were led into exile.

12th Week: June 20-25:

 12th Week: June 20-25:

June 20 Monday:

The context: In today’s passage, taken from the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus condemns our careless, malicious, and rash judgments about others’ feelings, motives, behavior, or actions.

13 Sunday C - Radicality of Discipleship

Gospel Text: Luke  9:51-62

12th Week, Wednesday, June 22

 12th Week, Ordinary Time, Wednesday, June 22

Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18 / Matthew 7:15-20   

God covenants with Abraham; A flaming torch passed by. 

12th Week, Tuesday, Jun 21

12th Week, Tuesday, June 21

2 Kings 19:9-11, 14-21, 31-36 / Matthew 7:6, 12-14

Hezekiah prays: God heard his prayer.

Fathers' Day - Prayers

Praise Those Fathers

Let us praise those fathers who have striven to balance the demands of work, marriage, and children with an honest awareness of both joy and sacrifice.

Fathers' Day - Reflections and Quotes

More Materials posted under "Fathers' Day" category - TK
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Dads are different than Moms. They parent differently. They protect differently. They teach differently. Moms buy bumper pads. Dads buy Band-Aids. Moms schedule “play days.” Dads encourage “throw-downs.” Some of you are not going to be happy about this, and of course there are lots of exceptions, but overall there just do seem to be different styles inherent between Moms and Dads.  

12th Week, Monday, June 20

 2 Kings 17:5-8, 13-15, 18 / Matthew 7:1-5 

The tribes of Israel fall: Only Judah remained.

Corpus Christi Sunday - Liturgical Prayers

 Greetings

The Lord Jesus is here among us, he has brought us together. He speaks to us today; he gives himself to us to eat and to drink. May he always be with you R/ And also with you.

11th Week, Ordinary Time, Saturday, June 18

 11th Week, Ordinary Time, Saturday, June 18

2 Chronicles 24: 17-25 / Matthew 6 : 24-34 

Zechariah speaks out; Zechariah was murdered by the people.

11th Week, Ordinary Time, Friday, June 17

 11th Week, Ordinary Time, Friday, June 17

2 Kings 11:1-4, 9-18, 20 / Matthew 6:19-23

Athaliah plots evil; God's providence frustrated her plot.

11th Week, Ordinary Time, Thursday, June 16

 11th Week, Ordinary Time, Thursday, June 16

Sir/Ecclesiasticus 48:1-14 / Matthew 6:7-15

Sirach eulogizes Elijah and Elisha: Elisha worked many marvels. 

11th Week, Wednesday, June 15

 11th Week, Wednesday, June 15

2 Kings 2:1, 6-14 / Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18 

Elijah strikes the water: He and Elisha crossed the river dry-shod.

11th Week Ordinary time, Tuesday, June 14

 11th Week Ordinary time, Tuesday, June 14

1 Kings 21:17-29 / Matthew 5:43-48

Ahab’s wife leads him astray: Ahab sinned gravely against God.

11th Week: June 13-18:

 11th Week: June 13-18:

June 13 Monday: (St. Anthony of Padua, Priest, Doctor of the Church) https://www.franciscanmedia.org/saint-anthony-of-padua/ and https://www.atonementfriars.org/life-st-anthony-padua/): 

10th Week of Ordinary Time: June 6-11:

 10th Week: June 6-11:

June 6 Monday (Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church):

Holy Trinity - Liturgical Prayers

Greetings     The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,
    the love of the Father
    and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit
    be with you all.
    R/ And also with you.

Holy Trinity Sunday - 2022

11th Week, Monday, Jun 13

11th Week, Monday, Jun 13

1 Kings 21:1-16 / Matthew 9:36-42 

Jezebel plots Naboth’s death: Witnesses lied and Naboth was killed. 

St. Barnabas, Apostle, June 11

 Feast of St. Barnabas, Apostle, June 11

Acts 11:21-26; 13:1-3; Mt 10:7-13

Barnabas goes to Antioch; He was a man of faith.

10th Week, Friday, Jun 10

10th Week, Friday, Jun 10

1 Kings 19:9, 11-16 / Matthew 5:27-32 

There was a soft whisper: Elijah covered his face when he heard it. 

10th Week, Thursday, Jun 9

10th Week, Thursday, Jun 9

1 Kings 18:41-46 / Matthew 5:20-26 

Now, go and eat: Elijah sat with his head between his knees.

10th Week, Wednesday, Jun 8

10th Week, Wednesday, Jun 8

1 Kings 18:20-39 / Matthew 5:17-19 

Elijah prays: “Answer me, Lord!”

10th Week, Tuesday, June 7

10th Week, Tuesday, June 7

1 Kings 17:7-16 / Matthew 5:13-16 

A poor widow feeds Elijah: Her faith and generosity were rewarded.

10th Week, Monday, Jun 6

10TH Week, Monday: June 6th

1 Kings 17:1-6 / Matthew 5:1-12 

Elijah warns Ahab: “A drought will ravage the land.”

7th Week of Easter, Saturday, June 4

 7th Week of Easter, Saturday, June 4

Acts 28:16-20, 30-31 / John 21:20-25

Paul preaches in Rome: Ile taught about Jesus. 

7th Week of Easter: May 30 to June 4

 May 30- June 4:

May 30 Monday:

Context: Jesus is speaking to his apostles after the Last Supper.

7th Week of Easter, Friday, June 3

  7th Week of Easter, Friday, June 3

Acts 25:3-21 / John 21:15-19

Paul goes before King Agrippa; Paul claimed Jesus is alive.

7th Week of Easter, Thursday, June 2

 7th Week of Easter, Thursday, June 2

Acts 22:30; 23:6-11 / John 17:20-26 

The Lord speaks to Paul; "Keep up your courage!" 

7th Week of Easter, Wednesday, June 1

 7th Week of Easter, Wednesday, June 1

Acts 2028-36 / John 17:11-19

Paul recalls some words of Jesus: There's more joy in giving than in getting. "

Pentecost 2022 - Liturgical Prayers

Greeting (See Second Reading)
In the one Spirit we were all baptized,
and one Spirit was given
to us all to drink.
May the Holy Spirit be given to you
and be always with you.

Pentecost 2022


Visitation of the BVM, Tuesday, May 31

 Visitation of the BVM, Tuesday, May 31

Zephaniah 3:14-18 or Romans 12:9-16 / Luke 1:39-56 

Mary sings of God's goodness; "The Lord has exalted my lowliness. "

7th Week of Easter, Monday, May 30

  7th Week of Easter, Monday, May 30

Acts 19:1-8 / John 16:29-33 

Paul meets some incomplete Christians: He baptized them: in the name of Jesus 

Ascension Sunday C:

 Michel de VerteuilGeneral Textual comments


The Ascension of Jesus was an essential stage in his relationship with his followers. He had walked with them in their moments of strength and of weakness, and now he was leaving them.