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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.

18th Week, Wednesday, Aug 4 - St. John Vianney


 August 4


The prophet Jeremiah first reminds the people of the punishment for their infidelity, but then he opens the perspectives to a beautiful restoration, when Israel shall be again God’s people and God will be their God.

20th Week, Monday, Aug 17

Ezekiel 24:15-24 / Matthew 19:16-22

Sin is a fracture or a break in our relationship with God. Yet it must be said that it is us who initiated that fracture or break by our committing sin.

20 Sunday A: Jesus and the Canaanite Woman: Faith, Healing and Universality of Salvation

Gospel Text: Matthew 15:21-28

Michel DeVerteuil 
General Comments
This Sunday’s gospel passage is in two sections,
– an introduction in verse 21.
– the main story in verses 22-28
To get the significance of verse 21 we must look at the preceding passage which tells of the Pharisees’ continued hostility to Jesus. It was because he was rejected by the religious leaders then that Jesus decided to “leave that place” and “withdraw” to  a foreign environment, “the region of Tyre and Sidon”, ending up experiencing  a radically new dimension to his mission. So often  an experience of rejection leads to new possibilities being opened up. Our “region of Tyre and Sidon” turns out to be a place of new beginnings.

19th Week, Friday, Aug 14

Ezekiel 16:1-15, 60, 63 / Matthew 19:3-12
God speaks of Israel: “I loved you, but you deserted me.”

Some time ago America magazine carried an article entitled “Adult Runaway.” It dealt with the growing number of adults who desert their spouses and families. These adults almost always end up unhappy. Quoting the head of the Missing Person’s Bureau of Los Angeles, the article says: “The majority . . . would give anything to be back living their former lives. But they mistakenly figure there’s no way they can undo the past.”

19th Week, Wednesday, Aug 12

Ezekiel 9:1-7; 10:18-22 / Matthew 18:15-20
Ezekiel has a vision of Jerusalem: “Only those who mourn will be saved. ”

Five years after arriving in Babylon, Ezekiel is returned to Jerusalem in a vision. He finds himself beside the Temple. What he sees may have been actual or symbolic. In any event, the meaning is clear: He sees a breakdown of the religion of Israel.

18th Week, Saturday, Aug 8

Habakkuk 1:12-2:4 / Matthew 17: 14-20
Habakkuk questions God: God promised that justice would prevail.
The Book of Habakkuk is nearly as short as the Book of Nahum. Habakkuk prophesied shortly before the fall of Jerusalem and the Temple (587 B.C.). He wrestled with the same question Job did: Why do good people seem to suffer and evil people appear to prosper?

19 Sunday A: In the Storms of life with Jesus

J saves PFrom Fr. Donald Planty:

The world’s attention is unfortunately, but understandably, regularly focused on the destructive force of natural events like hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, and tsunamis, as well as on the violent human forces contending in conflicts in Central Europe, in the Middle East, in Africa, and in Latin America. 

Rain Man - Movie

How a greedy brother Charlie Babbitt (Tom Cruse)  abducts his autistic brother Raymond (Dustin Hoffman) to get his share of the 2 million dollars his father left in a will changes from an aggressive and manipulative guy into a caring brother.


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