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(Sunday XX OT — A) What Great Faith You Have
Saturday, 13 Aug, 2011 – 22:00 | No Comment
(Sunday XX OT — A) What Great Faith You Have

Today’s Readings

Reading I:  Isaiah 56:1.6-7
Responsorial Psalm:  Psalm 67
Reading II: Romans 11:13-15.29-32
Gospel Reading: Matthew 15:21-28

The story about the Canaanite woman can be taken in two ways.  In the Catechism it is …

The Centurion’s Faith (Mt. 8:5-11)
Monday, 29 Nov, 2010 – 0:00 | No Comment
The Centurion’s Faith (Mt. 8:5-11)

Reading I:  Isaiah 4:2-6
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 122:1-2,3-4b, 4cd-5, 6-7, 8-9
Gospel Reading: Matthew 8:5-11

The story of the centurion’s faith is something that Matthew has in common with Luke (7:1-10) and is similar to John 4:46-54. As …

Wisdom’s Children
Friday, 11 Dec, 2009 – 0:00 | One Comment
Wisdom’s Children

Reading I: Isaiah 48:17-19
Resp. Psalm: Psalm 1:1-2,6
Gospel Reading: Matthew 11:16-19

In Matthew 11:16-19 Jesus compares the towns where he has been preaching to children playing in the marketplace: they won’t respond to the dirge of …

Feast of St. Andrew
Monday, 30 Nov, 2009 – 20:32 | No Comment
Feast of St. Andrew

Reading I: Romans 10:9-18
Resp. Psalm:  Psalm 19:
Gospel Reading: Matthew 4:18-22

This year, the feast of St. Andrew falls on Monday of the first week of Advent.  The Gospel reading recalls to us …

A Strong City Have We
Thursday, 4 Dec, 2008 – 0:00 | No Comment
A Strong City Have We

Reading I: Isaiah 26:1-6
Resp. Psalm: Psalm 118:1 and 8-9, 19-21, 25-27a
Gospel Reading: Matthew 7:21,24-27

A city in ruins especially when it has recently fallen is not an edifying site.  The selection from Isaiah …

The Bathe of Rebirth and the Christian in the World
Wednesday, 12 Nov, 2008 – 21:59 | No Comment
The Bathe of Rebirth and the Christian in the World

Reading I: Titus 3:1-7
Resp. Psalm:  Psalm 23:1-3,5-6
Gospel Reading: Luke 17:11-19

It is interesting how the Christian’s baptism empowers him to be a leaven for society.  Note how 2:11-14 and 3:4-7 on the one hand and 2:14c …