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Solemnity of the Birth of John the Baptist
Thursday, 24 Jun, 2010 – 0:00 | No Comment
Solemnity of the Birth of John the Baptist

Reading I: Isaiah 49:1-6
Resp. Psalm: Psalm 139
Reading II:  Acts 13:22-26
Gospel Reading: Luke 1:57-66,80

John the Baptist and the Voice of the Bridegroom
There are only three persons in the liturgical calendar whose nativities …

Your Father Who Sees in Secret (Mt. 6:1-6.16-18)
Wednesday, 16 Jun, 2010 – 0:00 | No Comment
Your Father Who Sees in Secret (Mt. 6:1-6.16-18)

Reading I: 2 Kings 2:1.6-14
Resp. Psalm: Psalm 31
Gospel Reading: Matthew 6:1-6.16-18

In Matthew 6:1-6.16-18 Jesus tells his listeners how to have a spirituality that is higher than that of the Pharisees …

Be Perfect As Your Heavenly Father is Perfect (Mt. 5:43-48)
Tuesday, 15 Jun, 2010 – 3:13 | No Comment
Be Perfect As Your Heavenly Father is Perfect (Mt. 5:43-48)

Reading I: 1 Kings 21:17-29
Responsorial Psalm : Psalm 51
Gospel Reading: Matthew 5:43-48

1 Kings 21:17-29 is the second part of the Naboth incident. Here, Elijah is sent to confront Ahab of his sin …

The Vineyard of Naboth (1 Kgs. 21:1-16)
Monday, 14 Jun, 2010 – 16:29 | No Comment
The Vineyard of Naboth (1 Kgs. 21:1-16)

Reading I: 1 Kings 21:1-16
Resp. Psalm: Psalm 5
Gospel Reading: Matthew 5:38-42

The story is found in a section of 1 Kings about the reign of Ahab1) interspersed with the Elijah cycle of stories (1 Kgs. …

Thou Shall Not Kill (Matthew 5:20-26)
Thursday, 10 Jun, 2010 – 0:00 | No Comment
Thou Shall Not Kill (Matthew 5:20-26)

Reading I: 1 Kings 18:41-46
Resp. Psalm: Psalm 65
Gospel Reading: Matthew 5:20-26

After Elijah’s victory over the prophets of Baal, rain comes to Israel from the sea. The point of the narrative is …

Fulfilling the Law (Matthew 5:17-19)
Wednesday, 9 Jun, 2010 – 0:00 | No Comment
Fulfilling the Law (Matthew 5:17-19)

Reading I: 1 Kings 18:20-39
Resp. Psalm: Psalm 16
Gospel Reading: Matthew 5:17-19

The confrontation between Elijah and the prophets of Baal is not only a religious confrontation.  Baalism was after all the official religion …

You Are the Light of the World (Mt. 5:13-16)
Tuesday, 8 Jun, 2010 – 23:26 | No Comment
You Are the Light of the World (Mt. 5:13-16)

Reading I: 1 Kings 17:7-16
Resp. Psalm: Psalm 4
Gospel Reading: Matthew 5:13-16

 
Elijah’s episode with the widow of Zarephath is remembered in the gospels and linked to the Jesus’ work in Nazareth.  Jesus …

My Help Comes From The Lord
Monday, 7 Jun, 2010 – 0:00 | No Comment
My Help Comes From The Lord

Reading I: 1 Kings 17:1-6
Resp. Psalm: Psalm 121
Gospel Reading:  Matthew 5:1-12

 
Psalm 121 sets the tone for the liturgy.  It is a beautiful psalm about God’s providence.  It is used in the liturgy as …

Generous Service (2 Tim. 4:1-8)
Saturday, 5 Jun, 2010 – 0:00 | One Comment
Generous Service (2 Tim. 4:1-8)

 

Reading I: 2 Timothy 4:1-8
Resp. Psalm:  Ps. 71
Gospel Reading: Mark 12:38-44

 
A widow is presented by Jesus as an example of generosity and sincerity.  “She from her poverty”, says Jesus, “has contributed …

Learn from Me, Learn from Scriptures (2 Tim. 3:10-17)
Friday, 4 Jun, 2010 – 0:00 | 2 Comments
Learn from Me, Learn from Scriptures (2 Tim. 3:10-17)

Reading I: 2 Timothy 3:10-17
Resp. Psalm: Ps. 119
Gospel Reading: Mark 12:35-37

 
Fundamentalists claim that 2 Tim. 3:16-17 gives the ground for the absolute authority of Scriptures.
All scriptures is inspired by God and …

Jesus, Son of David (2 Tim. 2:8-15)
Thursday, 3 Jun, 2010 – 0:00 | One Comment
Jesus, Son of David (2 Tim. 2:8-15)

Reading I: 2 Timothy 2:8-15
Resp. Psalm: Ps. 25
Gospel Reading: Mark 12:28-34

 
The selection for the second reading begins with a Christological statement that Paul refers to as his gospel.  In Romans 1:3-4 …

The Deposit Entrusted to Me
Wednesday, 2 Jun, 2010 – 0:00 | 2 Comments
The Deposit Entrusted to Me

Reading I: 2 Timothy 1:1-3.6-12
Resp. Psalm:   Ps. 123
Gospel Reading: Mark 12:18-27

 
Today we begin reading from Paul’s second letter to Timothy.  Below are a few links to pages on the web about Timothy, …

Anticipating The End (2 Pet. 3:12-18)
Tuesday, 1 Jun, 2010 – 0:00 | No Comment
Anticipating The End (2 Pet. 3:12-18)

Reading I: 2 Peter 3:12-18
Resp. Psalm: Ps. 90
Gospel Reading: Mark 12:13-17

2 Peter was written to remind Christians that this world will pass away and it will happen like “a thief in …