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Lord Save Me (XIX OT — A)
Saturday, 6 Aug, 2011 – 22:00 | No Comment
Lord Save Me (XIX OT — A)

The Sunday Readings

Reading I:  1 Kings 19:9.11-13
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 85
Reading II: Romans 9:1-5
Gospel Reading: Matthew 14:22-33

The first reading from the Elijah cycle is about the prophet Elijah’s encounter with God …

To Turn the Hearts of the Fathers
Saturday, 11 Dec, 2010 – 0:00 | No Comment
To Turn the Hearts of the Fathers

Reading I:  Sirach 48:1-4,9-11
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 80:2ac and 3b, 15-16, 18-19
Gospel Reading: Matthew 17:9a, 10-13

The Homage to Elijah
Sirach gives homage to Elijas as part of his review of the great men of Israel’s history. Those …

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 …

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 …