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August 13th – Let go, Reach out

Scripture Reflection . . . Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time First Reading: 1 Kings 19:9 – 13 Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 85 “Lord, let us see your kindness and grant us your salvation.” Second Reading: Romans 9:1-5 Gospel: Matthew 14:22-33 Today we read of three individuals who experience some form of anguish and desperation. Elijah fearing… Continue reading August 13th – Let go, Reach out

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August 6th – Love transfigures

Scripture Reflection . . . Transfiguration of the Lord First Reading: Daniel 7:9-14 Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 97, “The Lord is king, the Most High over all the earth.” Second Reading: 2 Peter 1:16-19 Gospel; Matthew 17:1-9 A beautiful feast today recalling the transfiguration of Jesus in the presence of his closest disciples. They get a… Continue reading August 6th – Love transfigures

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July 23rd – The kingdom of heaven is like . . .

Scripture Reflection . . . First Reading:  Wisdom 12:13-19 Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 86 “Lord, you are good and forgiving.” Second Reading: Romans 8:26-27 Gospel: Matthew 13:24-43 This week, Jesus continues using parables to share what the kingdom of heaven and God is like.  He uses images the people of that time would connect with and… Continue reading July 23rd – The kingdom of heaven is like . . .

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July 16th – hEARt connection

Scripture Reflection . . . Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time First Reading:  Isaiah 55:10-11 Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 65 “The seed that falls on good ground will yield a fruitful harvest.” Second Reading: Romans 8:18-23 Gospel: Matthew 13:1-23 “Listen with the ear of your heart” is a phrase and practice made known by St. Benedict that… Continue reading July 16th – hEARt connection

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July 9th – An invitation from God

Scripture Reflection . . . Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time First  Reading: Zechariah 9:9-10 Responsorial Psalm: 145 “I will praise your name forever, my king and my God.” Second Reading: Romans 8:9,11-13 Gospel: Matthew 11:25-30 The Reading today are filled with contradictions, all of which reveal something of who God is. The Prophet Zechariah describes… Continue reading July 9th – An invitation from God

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July 2 – Simple gestures

Scripture Reflection . . . Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time First Reading: 2 Kings 4-11;14-16 Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 89 “Forever I will sing the goodness of the Lord.” Second Reading:Romans 6:3-4;8-11 Gospel: Matthew 10:37-42 In today’s First Reading a woman and her husband provide hospitality to the prophet Elisha. Yesterday’s Scripture from Genesis (18:1-15) was… Continue reading July 2 – Simple gestures