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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.

Easter 6th Week: May 23-28

 May 23 Monday:

Context: In his final discourse with the apostles at the Last Supper, Jesus assured them that he would not desert them. Instead, a powerful Divine Helper, the Holy Spirit, would come to them from Jesus and the Father in order to guide them and strengthen them.

6th Week of Easter, Saturday, May 28

 6th Week of Easter, Saturday, May 28

Acts 18:23-28 / John 16:23-28

Jesus gives final instructions; "Ask and you will receive. "

6th Week of Easter, Friday, May 27

6th Week of Easter, Friday, May 27

Acts 18:9-18 / John 16:20-23

Jesus speaks about the future: “Your grief will become joy.”

6th Week of Easter, Thursday, May 26

 Easter 6th Week, Thursday, May 26

Acts 18:1-8 / John 16:16-20 

Jesus speaks about his leaving: “In a little while and you will no longer see me” (Jn 16/16)

6th Week of Easter, Wednesday, May 25

  6th Week of Easter, Wednesday, May 25

Acts 17:15, 22 - 18:1 / John 16:12-15

 Jesus speaks more about the Spirit; "The Spirit will guide you.

6th Week of Easter, Tuesday, May 24

  6th Week of Easter, Tuesday, May 24

Acts 16:22-34 / John 16:5-11

Jesus speaks about the Spirit; "The Spirit will convict the world about sin. "

6th Week of Easter, Monday, May 23

 6th Week of Easter, Monday, May 23

Acts 16:13-15 / John 15:26 - 16:4   

Jesus instructs his disciples; "You must bear witness on my behalf. "

5th Week of Easter, Saturday, May 21

   5th Week of Easter, Saturday, May 21

Acts 16:1-10 / John 15:18-21 

Jesus warns his disciples; ' 'They will Persecute you as they did me. "

5th Week of Easter, Friday, May 20

5th Week of Easter, Friday, May 20

Acts 15:22-31 / John 15:12-17 

Jesus talks more about love; "No one has greater love than this. "

5th Week of Easter, Thursday, May 19

 5th Week of Easter, Thursday, May 19

Acts 15:7-21 / John 15:9-11

Jesus talks about love; "As the Father lows me, so I love you.”

5th Week of Easter, Wednesday, May 18

  5th Week of Easter, Wednesday, May 18

Acts 15:1-6 / John 15:1-6

Jesus talks about being one with him; "Remain in me, as I remain in you. " 

Easter 6th Sunday C: Liturgical Prayers

 Greetings

As the Spirit reminds us of Jesus' teaching, may the love of the Father and the Son and the peace of our risen Lord be always with you. R/ And also with you.

Easter 6 Sunday C - Peace I leave with you

Michel de Verteuil
General Textual comments
In this second extract from the last discourse of Jesus we see various aspects of the spiritual life being brought out. The aspects are interconnected, but you can look at them separately if you like.

5th Week of Easter, Tuesday, May 17

 5th Week of Easter, Tuesday, May 17

Acts 14:19-28 / John 14:27-31

Jesus calms his disciples; "Do not be troubled or afraid. " 

5th Week of Easter, Monday, May 16

 5th Week of Easter, Monday, May 16

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

Jesus gives parting advice: “Keep working on love." 

Easter 5th Week: May 16-21

 Easter 5th Week: May 16-21 

May 16 Monday:

The context: Today’s Gospel passage is taken from Jesus’ Last Super discourse.

Easter 5th Sunday - Liturgical Prayers

 Greeting (See Second Reading)

God lives among his people; he makes his home among us in his Son Jesus Christ. In Jesus, may he be our God-with-us? The Lord be with you. R/ And also with you.

St. Matthias, Apostle, May 14

 St. Matthias, Apostle, May 14

Acts 1:15-17, 20-26 / John 15:9-17

 

Jesus speaks about life; "Live in my love; keep my commandments. "

4th Week of Easter, Friday, May 13

   4th Week of Easter, Friday, May 13

Jesus makes a promise; "I will come back. " 

Easter 4th Week: May 9-14

 May 9 Monday: Through today’s Gospel, the Church reminds us of our call to become good shepherds of God’s flock and good sheep of His parishes and invites us to pray for vocations to the priesthood, the diaconate and the consecrated life.

4th Week of Easter, Thursday, May 12

 4th Week of Easter, Thursday, May 12

Acts 13:13-25 / John 13:16-20

Jesus teaches about service; "No slave is greater than his master." 

4th Week of Easter, Wednesday, May 11

  4th Week of Easter, Wednesday, May 11

Acts 12:24 - 13:5 / John 12:14-50 

Jesus talks about his mission; "1 came into the world as light. " 

4th Week of Easter, Tuesday, May 10

 4th Week of Easter, Tuesday, May 10

Acts 11:19-26 / John 10:22-30 

Jesus speaks about discipleship: "My sheep hear my voice and follow me. " 

4th Week of Easter, Monday, May 9

 4th Week of Easter, Monday, May 9

Acts 11:1-18 / John 10:1-10

Jesus talks about life; "I came to give you life in all its fullness." 

Easter 4th Sunday: Liturgical Prayers

 Greetings (See Second Reading)

The Lamb on the throne will be our shepherd and will lead us to springs of living water. God will wipe away all tears from our eyes. May this Lamb of God, Jesus our Lord, be always with you. R/ And also with you.

3rd Week of Easter, Saturday, May 7

3rd Week of Easter, Saturday, May 7

Acts 9:31-42 / John 6:60-69

Many people leave Jesus; Peter stayed with Jesus. 

Easter 3 Sunday C: Do you Love me?

 

3rd Week of Easter, Friday, May 6

 3rd Week of Easter, Friday, May 6

Acts 9:1-20 / John 6:52-59

 Jesus speaks about his body and blood; "My flesh is true food; my body is true drink. "

Feasts of the Apostles Philip and James, May 3

 Feasts of the Apostles Philip and James, May 3

1 Cor 15:1-8 / John 14:6-14

Jesus instructs his disciples; "I am the way, the truth, and the life. " 

Easter 4th Sunday: Good Shepherd


3rd Week of Easter, Thursday, May 5th

 3rd Week of Easter, Thursday, May 5th

Acts 8:26-48 / John 6:44-51

Jesus talks about the Father; "Only the Son has seen the Father." 

3rd Week of Easter, Wednesday, May 4th

 3rd Week of Easter, Wednesday, May 4th

Acts 8:1-8 / John 6:35-40 

Jesus speaks about eternal life; "Whoever believes in me will have eternal life. " 

Easter 3rd Week: May: 2-7

 May 2 Monday: (St. Athanasius, Bishop, Doctor of the Church) 

3rd Week of Easter, Tuesday, May 3rd

  3rd Week of Easter, Tuesday, May 3rd

Acts 7:51 - 8:1 / John 6:30-35

Jesus speaks about the Eucharist; "I am the bread of life. " 

3rd Week of Easter, Monday, May 2nd

 3rd Week of Easter, Monday, May 2nd

Acts 6:8-15 / John 6:22-29

Stephen is arrested; Stephen was the Church's first martyr.

Easter 2nd Week: Apr 25-30

 April 25 Monday: St. Mark, the Evangelist: 

Biography of St. Mark: Most of what we know about Mark comes directly from the New Testament. He is usually identified with the Mark of Acts 12:12.

2nd Week of Easter, Saturday, April 30

  2nd Week of Easter, Saturday, April 30

Acts 6:1-7 / John 6:16-21

The disciples run into trouble; The Lord was with them in their trouble. 

2nd Week of Easter, Friday, April 29

  2nd Week of Easter, Friday, April 29

Acts 5:34-42 / John 6:1-15

Jesus feeds 5,000 people; He multiplied five loaves. 

2nd Week of Easter, Thursday, April 28

2nd Week of Easter, Thursday, April 28

Acts 5:27-33 / John 3:31-36 

Jesus speaks about eternal life; Whoever believes has eternal life.

2nd Week of Easter, Tuesday, April 26

 2nd Week of Easter, Tuesday, April 26

Acts 4:32-37 / John 3:7-15

Jesus continues his instruction; "We must be born of the spirit. "

2nd Week of Easter, Monday, April 25

2nd Week of Easter, Monday, April 25

Acts 4:23-31 / John 3:1-8

Jesus speaks about spiritual birth; "You must be born from above. "

Easter 3 Sunday C - Liturgical Prayers

Greetings (See Second Reading)
To the One who is sitting on the throne
and to the Lamb
be all praise, honor, glory and power.
May the Risen Lord be with you all.
R/ And also with you.

Saturday within Octave of Easter, April 23

  Saturday within Octave of Easter, April 23

Acts 4:13-21 / Mark 16:9-15  

Jesus instructs his disciples; "Proclaim the gospel to all creatures. " 

Friday within Easter Octave, April 22

 Friday within Easter Octave, April 22

Acts 4:1-12 / John 21:1-14

They catch 153 fish; The net didn't break.

Thursday within the Octave of Easter, April 21

 Thursday within the Octave of Easter, April 21

Acts 3:11-26 / Luke 24:35-48

Jesus instructs his disciples; You are to be my witnesses. 

Easter Octave: Apr 18-23

 April 18 Monday: 

The context: Today’s Gospel describes how the two Marys who had been at the foot of the cross

Wednesday within Octave of Easter, April 20

   Wednesday within Octave of Easter, April 20

Acts 3:1-10 / Luke 24:13-45

Two disciples welcome a stranger; The stranger turned out to be Jesus. 

Tuesday Within Easter Octave, April 19

 Tuesday Within Easter Octave, April 19

Acts 2:36-41 / John 20:11-18

Jesus speaks to Mary of Magdala; "Stop holding on to me."

Monday within Easter Octave, April 18

 Monday within Easter Octave, April 18

Acts 2:14, 22-33 / Matthew 28:8-15 

Guards say Jesus' body was stolen; This story still circulates. 

Holy Saturday Night - Liturgy

PART I: SERVICE OF THE LIGHT
Introduction by the Celebrant
When there was sin, the world was in the grip of darkness. We celebrate tonight how Jesus came in that darkness to bring us the light of God's love by his death and resurrection. Now a new era could begin for the world and for all of us. This is why we light the fire, for Jesus came to light in us the fire of his love and hope. Let its flames leap up high in us and make us fervent. We kindle the light and profess that Jesus Christ is our light and the light of the world. We follow him and ask him to make us lights on the path of others. What a joy for us!
                            PART II: SERVICE OF THE WORD

Good Friday - Liturgical Prayers

Introduction by the Commentator
A. The Suffering Servant Wins
We are here to remember the passion and death of our Lord Jesus Christ. He stands before us as the Man of Sorrows, insulted, tortured, disfigured, crushed, finally dying on a cross the death of a criminal.

Holy Thursday - Liturgical Prayers

 Greeting
A. This Is I for You
“This is my body, which is for you,” says the Lord. “Do this as a memorial of me.” May the Lord Jesus be always with you.
B. You Must Wash Each Other's Feet
“If I, the Lord and Teacher,” says the Lord, “have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet.

Easter 2022

 

Holy Week: Apr 11-16

April 11 Monday: 

The context: The scene depicted in today’s Gospel reading took place exactly one week before the crucifixion of Jesus.

Good Friday: He paid our Price

 

Holy Thursday: The Stole and the Towel

 

Palm Sunday - Liturgical Prayers

I. BLESSING OF PALMS AND PROCESSION

Introduction by the Celebrant

A. Jerusalem: Place of Suffering and of Triumph

We know from the school of life that not every day is a day of joy and bliss:

Holy Week, Wednesday, April 13

   Holy Week, Wednesday, April 13

Isaiah 50:4-9 / Matthew 26:14-25 

Jesus speaks about his betrayer; Judas said, "Surely it is not I?" 

Tuesday of Holy Week, April 12

 Tuesday of Holy Week, April 12

Isaiah 49:1-6 / John 13:21-33, 36-38

Jesus talks about betrayal; The disciples were amazed at Jesus' words. 

Monday of Holy Week, April 11

 Monday of Holy Week, April 11

Isaiah 42:1-7 / John 12:1-11 

 Judas criticizes Mary; "Why was this oil not sold?"

5th Week of Lent, Saturday, April 9

5th Week of Lent, Saturday, April 9

Ezekiel 37:21-28 / John 11:45-56

 

Jesus does remarkable things: Many people put their trust in him.

5th Week of Lent, Friday, April 8

   5th Week of Lent, Friday, April 8

Jeremiah 20:10-13 / John 10:31-42 

The Jews rebuke Jesus; "You, a man, are making yourself God.” 

5th Week of Lent, Thursday, April 7

 5th Week of Lent, Thursday, April 7

Genesis 17:3-9 / John 8:51-59

God covenants Abraham; “I will be your God.”

Palm Sunday: April 10, 2022

 

 

Lent 5 Sunday C - Liturgical Prayers

Greetings (See Second Reading)

With St Paul we say today: "I forget the past and I strain ahead for what is still to come, for the prize to which God calls us." May the strength of the Lord Jesus be always with you. R/ And also with you. 

5th Week of Lent: April 4-9

 April 4 Monday: (St. Isidore, Bishop, and Doctor of the Church): 

Context: It was the first night of the Jewish Festival of the Tabernacles (Festival of Booths), and Jesus was standing in the Court of the Women in the Temple courtyard in Jerusalem.

5th Week of Lent, Wednesday, April 6th

5th Week of Lent, Wednesday, April 6th

Daniel 3:14-20, 24-25, 28 / John 8:31-42

Jesus talks about his teaching; "Keep my word and you will know the truth. "

5th Week of Lent, Tuesday, April 5

 Numbers 21:4-9 / John 8:21-30

Jesus warns the Pharisees; "Where I am going you cannot come. "

5th Week of Lent, Monday, April 4

 5th Week of Lent, Monday, April 4

Daniel 13:41-62 / John 8:12-20
People bring a sinner to Jesus; Jesus forgave the sinner.

Lent 4th Week: Mar 28th-Apr 2nd

 March 28 Monday:

The context: According to John’s Gospel, after facing rejection by his hometown, Nazareth,

Lent 5th Sunday C: Woman Caught in Adultery

 

4th Week of Lent, Saturday, April 2nd

4th Week of Lent, Saturday, April 2nd

Jeremiah 11:18-20 / John 7:40-52

The crowds speak out about Jesus; Some believed; others did not. 

4th Week of Lent, Friday, April 1st

 4th Week of Lent, Friday, April 1st

Wisdom 2:1, 12-22 / John 7:1-2, 10, 25-30

Jesus continues speaking to the Jews; "I did not come on my own."

4th Week of Lent, Thursday, March 31

 4th Week of Lent, Thursday, March 31

Exodus 32: 7-14; John 5: 31-47 

Jesus speaks to the Jews; "My works testify on my behalf. " 

4th Week of Lent, Wednesday, March 30

4th Week of Lent, Wednesday, March 30

Isaiah 49:8-15 / John 5:17-30

Jesus speaks to the people; "I seek not my will but God's." 

4th Week of Lent, Tuesday, Mar 29

4th Week of Lent, Tuesday, Mar 29

Ezekiel 47:1-9, 12 / John 5:1-3, 5-16

Jesus cures a man; The man never gave up hope. 

4th Week of Lent, Monday, March 28

4th Week of Lent, Monday, March 28

Isaiah 65:17-21 / John 4:43-54

Jesus saves a man's son; The man trusted Jesus.

3rd Week of Lent, Saturday, March 26

 3rd Week of Lent, Saturday, March 26

Hosea 5:15 -6:6 / Luke 18:9-14 

Jesus rebukes the self-righteous; "Whoever exalts himself will be humbled. " 

Annunciation of the Lord, March 25

Annunciation of the Lord, March 25

Isaiah 7:10-14; 8:10 / Hebrews 10:4-10 / Luke 1:26-38  

3rd Week of Lent, Thursday, March 24

 3rd Week of Lent, Thursday, March 24

Jeremiah 7:23-28 / Luke 11:14-23

People misjudge Jesus; "He drives out devils by Beelzebul."

Stations of the Cross - 4: Reality of our Lives Today

 Stations of the Cross - 4

 

WE BEGIN:  In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. 

 

If anyone wants to be a follower of mine, let him renounce himself and take up his cross every day and follow me.   LK 9:23

3rd Week of Lent, Wednesday, March 23

 3rd Week of Lent, Wednesday

Deuteronomy 4:1, 5-9 / Matthew 5:17-19 

Jesus instructs his disciples: ' 'Whoever teaches others the law is great. " 

3rd Week of Lent, Tuesday, Mar 22

  3rd Week of Lent, Tuesday, Mar 22

Daniel 3:25, 34-43 / Matthew 18:21-35 

Jesus speaks about forgiveness; "Forgive seventy-seven times."

4th Sunday of Lent C: Laetare Sunday (Rejoice): I lost him and Now Found him

3rd Week of Lent, Monday, Mar 21

 3rd Week of Lent, Monday, Mar 21

2 Kings 5:1-15 / Luke 4:24-30

Jesus repeats an old teaching: God is the God of all people. 

Sometimes people become so preoccupied with their own problems that they tend to see only themselves. Their vision shrinks and they forget that there are other people in the world.

Lent 3rd Week: March 21-26

 Lent 3rd Week: March 21-26 

March 21 Monday: 

The context: Today’s Gospel presents Jesus reacting with prophetic courage to the scepticism and criticism with which the people of Nazareth, his hometown, responded to his “Inaugural Address” in their synagogue that Sabbath.

St. Joseph, Spouse of the B.V.M., March 19

   

Introduction
Today’s gospel calls Joseph “a just man.”

2nd Week of Lent, Friday, Mar 18

2nd Week of Lent, Friday, Mar 18

Genesis 37:3-4, 12-13, 17-28 / Matthew 21:33-43, 45-46 

Jesus teaches the people; "Hear another Parable"

2nd Week of Lent, Thursday, Mar 17

 2nd Week of Lent, Thursday, Mar 17

Jeremiah 17:5-10 / Luke 16:19-31

Jesus talks about concern for the poor; "There was a rich man…. 

St. Patrick - March 17

Today is St. Patrick’s Day. Most people think of this day as a time for wearing green and that’s about it (unless you’re Irish!). St. Patrick gets relatively little attention on his day, so I thought I might offer a few thoughts in his honor, including a prayer that is attributed to him. 

2nd Week of Lent, Wednesday, Mar 16

 2nd Week of Lent, Wednesday, Mar 16

Jeremiah 18:18-20 / Matthew 20:17-28

Jesus talks about greatness; "The greatest is the one who serves"

STATIONS OF THE CROSS: #3: FOR VOCATIONS

 STATIONS OF THE CROSS FOR VOCATIONS 

PREPARATORY PRAYER 

ALL: Gracious God, each of us is called to discipleship with Your Son Jesus through the sacrament of Baptism.

Third Sunday of Lent C: The Fig Tree: Repentance and Renewal

  

2nd Week of Lent, Tuesday, Mar 15

 2nd Week of Lent, Tuesday, Mar 15

Isaiah 1:10, 16-20 / Matthew 23:1-12

Jesus rebukes the Pharisees; "They widen their phylacteries. "

2nd Week of Lent: March 14-19

 2nd Week of Lent: March 14-19

March 14 Monday:

The context: In today’s passage, taken from the Sermon on the Mount,

2nd Week of Lent, Monday, Mar 14

 2nd Week of Lent, Monday, Mar 14

Daniel 9:4-10 / Luke 6:36-38
Jesus teaches his disciples; ' 'Stop judging and you will not be judged. "
 

1st Week of Lent, Saturday, Mar 12

1st Week of Lent, Saturday, Mar 12

Deut 26:16-19 / Matthew 5:43-48 


Jesus teaches about love; "Pray for your Persecutors. " 

A father and his son were traveling by bus. The father inadvertently violated a minor safety regulation. The bus driver went berserk. He verbally abused the father, humiliating him in front of his little son and the rest of the passengers.

1st Week of Lent, Friday, Mar 11

  1st Week of Lent, Friday, Mar 11

Ezekiel 18:21-28 / Matthew 5:20-26

Jesus teaches about anger; "The angry Person is liable to judgment. 


The motor of a woman 's car died just as the traffic light turned green. She tried to restart it, but with no luck. Meanwhile, an impatient man behind her began honking his horn.

Stations of the Cross #2: With People Living in Poverty Around the World

 Stations of the Cross -2

With People Living in Poverty Around the World

 This Stations of the Cross takes us on a prayerful journey of transformation in solidarity with people living in poverty around the world. As we walk through the Stations, we also share their journey through a mixture of their stories, scripture and prayer.  

1st Week of Lent, Thursday, Mar 10

 1st Week of Lent, Thursday, Mar 10

Esther 4:10-12,17-19 / Matthew 7:7-12

Jesus talks about prayer; ' 'Ask and it will be given to you. "

1st Week of Lent, Wednesday, March 9

 1st Week of Lent, Wednesday, March 9

Jonah 3:1-10 / Luke 11:29-32

People asked Jesus for a sign; "No sign will be given. "

Lent 2 Sunday C - Transfiguration



1st Week of Lent, Tuesday, March 8th

 1st Week of Lent, Tuesday, March 8th

Isaiah 55:10-11 / Matthew 6:7-15 

Jesus teaches about prayer; "This is how you are to pray. "

Lent 1st Week, Monday, Mar 7th: Reflection & Liturgy

 Lent 1st Week, Monday, Mar 7th: Reflection & Liturgy

Leviticus 19:1-2, 11-18 / Matthew 25:31-46

Jesus talks about judgment; "I was hungry and you gave    me   food,"

Stations of the Cross - 1: For our Times

Stations of The Cross: For Our Times

 A stanza of any suitable hymn may be sung. 

AN INTRODUCTION: 

We gather on this day as Christians united in prayer. In the midst of our busy lives we pause to pray as we reflect on the suffering journey of Christ. 

Saturday after Ash Wednesday, March 5th

 Saturday after Ash Wednesday, March 5th

Isaiah 58: 9-14 / Luke 5: 27-32

Jesus talks about his mission: " "I came for those who need help.

Friday after Ash Wednesday, March 4th

  Friday after Ash Wednesday, March 4th

Isaiah 58:1-9 / Matthew 9:14-15

Jesus talks about fasting: "My disciples will fast after I go.”

Thursday after Ash Wednesday, March 3rd: Reflection and Liturgy

Thursday after Ash Wednesday, March 3rd

Deuteronomy 30:15-20 / Luke 9:22-25

Jesus talks about the cross: "Pick it up daily and follow me"

Lent - Reflections

 Lent is a season of soul-searching and repentance. It is a season for reflection and taking stock. Lent originated in the very earliest days of the Church as a preparatory time for Easter, when the faithful rededicated themselves and when converts were instructed in the faith and prepared for baptism.

Lent 1st Sunday C: Temptations

 Gospel Reading: Luke 4:1-13

Michel DeVerteuil 
General comments

8 Sunday C - Liturgical Prayers

 Greeting (See Second Reading)

Let us thank God for giving the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. May the Risen Lord Jesus be always with you. R/ And also with you.

Ash Wednesday - Liturgy

 1. "I Will Serve"

 Greeting

The peace and reconciliation of the merciful Father be always with you. R/ And also with you.

Ash Wednesday

 
Ash Wednesday

8th Week, Tuesday, March 1

  8th Week, Tuesday, March 1

1 Peter 1:10-16 / Mark 10:28-31

Recall Scripture's words; “Be holy because I am holy.”

7 Sunday C: Liturgical Prayers

Greetings
The Spirit of the Lord
makes flexible what is rigid,
kindles what is frigid,
and straightens what is wayward.
May the Lord give you this Spirit
and be always with you.

R/ And also with you.

8 Sunday C - Authenticity as a Disciple

 

Gospel text     Luke 6:39-45

Textual Comments
This passage can be read in the context of last week’s reading, as four parables, four concrete applications of the two central principles stated in last week’s passage – loving our enemies and sharing our possession with the poor:

7th Week: Feb 21-26

 7th Week: Feb 21-26

Feb 21 Monday: (St. Peter Damien, Bishop): 

8th Week, Monday, Feb 28th

 8th Week, Monday, Feb 28th

1 Peter 1:3-9 / Mark 10:17-27

You may have to suffer, But it will purify your faith.

7th Week, Saturday, Feb 26th

 7th Week, Saturday, Feb 26th

James 5:13-20 / Mark 10:13-16

Remember this! Whoever converts a sinner does great work.

7th Week, Friday, Feb 25th

 7th Week, Friday, Feb 25th

James 5:9-12 / Mark 10:1-12

Use the prophets as models; Be patient!

6Th Week: Feb 14-19

 6Th Week: Feb 14-19: 

 Feb 14 Monday: (St. Cyril, Monk, and Methodius, Bishop): 

7th Week, Thursday, Feb 24: Reflection & Liturgy

 7th Week, Thursday, Feb 24

James 5:1-6 / Mark 9:41-50

Your riches have rotted; Your gold is covered with rust.

7 Sunday C: True Christian Love - Radicality

From Fr. Tony Kadavil:
Introduction: The readings today are linked together by one main theme:  the power of Christian love, when exercised in unconditional forgiveness. 

7th Week, Wednesday, Feb 23: POLYCARP OF SMYRNA

 7th Week, Wednesday, Feb 23: POLYCARP OF SMYRNA

James 4:13-17 / Mark 9:38-40

Tomorrow is uncertain; “Life is brief like a puff of smoke.” 

Chair of St. Peter, February 22

Chair of St. Peter, February 22

1 Peter 5:1-4 / Matthew 16:13-19

Peter's Chair; “Who do you say lam?

7th Week, Monday, Feb 21st - Reflection & Liturgy

7th Week, Monday, Feb 21st - Reflection & Liturgy
James 3:13-18 / Mark 9:14-29 
True wisdom is from above: It is humble and filled with good sense.

6th Week, Saturday, Feb 19th: Reflection & Liturgy

 6th Week, Saturday, Feb 19th

James 3:1-10 / Mark 9:2-13

James talks about our speech; We ought not to curse our brothers.

6th Week, Friday, Feb 18th- Reflection & Liturgy

6th Week, Friday, Feb18th- Reflection & Liturgy
James 2:14-24, 26 / Mark 8:34 - 9:1 
James talks about helping people: Faith without words is dead.

6th Week, Thursday, Feb 17th - Liturgy & Reflection

6th Week, Thursday, Feb 17th - Liturgy & Reflection 
James 2:1-9 / Mark 8:27-33 
James talks about favoritism: Do not show favoritism to the rich.

6th Week, Wednesday, Feb 16th - Reflection & Liturgy

6th Week, Wednesday, Feb 16th - Reflection & Liturgy
James 1:19-27 / Mark 8:22-26
James talks about action: Be doers of the Word, not just hearers of it.

6th Week, Tuesday, Feb 15th - Reflection & Liturgy

James 1:12-18 / Mark 8:14-21
James talks about temptation: Temptation precedes sin.

6th Week, Monday: Feb 14th: Reflection & Liturgy

James 1:1-11 / Mark 8:11-13
James talks about death: Death comes to all, rich and poor alike.

5th Week, Saturday, Feb 12th: Reflection & Liturgy

1 Kings 12:26-32; 13:33-34 / Mark 8:1-10
Jeroboam fears tribal reunion: He thwarted worship in Jerusalem.

Bl. Basil Moreau: Mass Prayers & Reflection

5th Week, Friday: Feb 11th - Reflection & Liturgy

1 Kings 11:29-32; 12:19 / Mark 7:31-37

The twelve tribes split: Solomon’s sins affected the people.

5th Week, Thursday, Feb 10: Reflection & Liturgy

1 Kings 11:4-13 / Mark 7:24-30

 Solomon’s wives influence him: They turned his heart from God.

5th Week: Feb 7-12

 5th Week, Feb 7-12: 

Feb 7, Monday: The context: Gennesaret was a tract of land four miles long on the western border of the Sea of Galilee, lying between current day Tabgha and ancient Magdala. Known as the “Paradise of Galilee,” the land was rich soil for farmers to grow walnuts, dates, olives, figs, and grapes and it was a fishing center as well.

5th Week, Wednesday: Feb 9th: Reflection & Liturgy

1 Kings 10:1-10 / Mark 7:14-23 
The Queen speaks about Solomon: “Your people are fortunate to have you.”

“Not until I became a mother did I understand how much my mother sacrificed for me; not until I became a mother did I understand how hurt my mother was when I disobeyed; not until I became a mother did I understand how proud my mother was when I achieved; not until I became a mother did I understand how much my mother loved me.” Victoria Farnsworth.

5th Week, Tuesday, Feb 8th: Reflection & Liturgy

1 Kings 8:22-23, 27-30 / Mark 7:1-13
Solomon prays to God:  “Listen to my prayer!”

Henry Nouwen is an authority on the spiritual life. He makes this surprising statement in his book Prayer and Hope: “[The person] who prays with hope might ask for everything . . . like nice weather and advancement. This concreteness is a sign of authenticity. . . . “All those concrete requests are merely . . . ways of saying that we must trust in the fullness of God’s goodness. . . . Whenever we pray with hope we put our lives in the hands of God.”

6 Sunday C: Happy Are you --- Beatitudes

 From The Connections:

Gospel reading  Luke 6:17, 20-26

Michel DeVerteuil 
General comments

4th Week: Jan 31st - Feb 5th

 Jan 31 Monday: (St. John Bosco, Priest

The context: Today’s Gospel episode demonstrates Jesus’ power over the devil in a Gentile town of the Decapolis, east of the Jordan, called Gadara (Matthew), or Gerasa (Mark and Luke). A demon-possessed man (two men in Matthew) came out of a tomb-filled desolate place.

5 Sunday C: You'll be Catchers of People

Michel DeVerteuil
General comments

The miraculous catch of fish was a historical event in the life of Jesus, but also a symbol of the deep conversion experiences which God grants us from time to time and which set us on a new course in our lives. These experiences usually occur at times when we feel we are stagnating – as spouses, parents, friends, church leaders, ministers, or managers in the workplace.

5th Week, Monday, Feb 7th: Reflection & Liturgy

1 Kings 8:1-7, 9-13 / Mark 6:53-56

The ark is placed in the Temple: A cloud filled the Temple.

4th Week, Saturday, Feb 5th: Reflection & Liturgy

1 Kings 3:4-13 / Mark 6:30-34

God offers to bless Solomon: Solomon asked for an understanding heart.

4th Week, Friday, Feb 4th: Reflection & Liturgy

Ecclesiasticus 47:2-11 / Mark 6:14-29

Sirach eulogizes David: The Lord forgave him and exalted him.

4th Week, Thursday, Feb 3rd: Reflection & Liturgy

4th Week, Thursday, Feb 3rd

1 Kings 2:1-4, 10-12 / Mark 6:7-13

David gave advice to Solomon: David dies

4 Sunday C: Wanted - Prophets, Dead


Prophets comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable

Presentation of the Lord - Feb 2


John Littleton
Journeying through the year of Matthew

4 Sunday C - Liturgical Prayers

Greetings (See First Reading)

Before you were born, I knew you; I am with you to deliver you, says the Lord. May the Lord Jesus be your strength and may he always be with you. R/ And also with you.

4th Week, Tuesday: Feb 1st - Reflection & Liturgy

2 Sam 18:9-10, 14, 24-25, 30 - 19:3 / Mark 5:21-43

Absalom is killed: David mourned his son.

3rd Week: Jan 24-29

 Jan 24 Monday (St. Francis de Sales, Bishop, Doctor of the Church):

The context: Today’s Gospel passage gives Jesus’ crushing reply to the slander propagated by the observers from the Sanhedrin, that Jesus expelled devils using the assistance of the leader of devils.

Jan 26th: Indian Republic Day Celebration

 REPUBLIC DAY CELEBRATION 

(You may want to add hymns, reflections, prayer for the nation and the leaders and martyred soldiers in between)

Hymn:

 Introduction: 

Leader: Today on 26th January (2022), India celebrates her 72nd   Republic Day. In capital Delhi, the main attraction of the Republic Day festival is the military and cultural parade to celebrate the implementation of the Indian Constitution in 1950. Prior to the celebration,

4th Week, Monday, Jan 31st: Reflection and Liturgy

4th Week, Monday, Jan 31st: Reflection and Liturgy
2 Sam 15:13-14, 30; 16:5-13 / Mark 5:1-20
Shimei curses David: David ignored the curse.

3rd Week, Friday, Jan 28th- Reflection & Liturgy

2 Sam 11:1-10, 13-17 / Mark 4:26-34
David sins: David compounded his sin.

3rd Week, Saturday, Jan 29 - Reflection & Liturgy

2 Sam 12:1-7, 10-17 / Mark 4:35-41 
Nathan confronts David: David acknowledged his sin.

3rd Week, Thursday, Jan 27th

2 Sam 7:18-19, 24-29 / Mark 4:21-25
David sits before the Lord: David prayed to the Lord.