Daily Reflections

October 4, 2020 –
The Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time
Isaiah 5:1-7  +  Philippians 4:6-9  +  Matthew 21:33-43 The vineyard of the Lord is the house of Israel. Parables are often puzzling and intended to get under your skin.  This… Read More
October 3, 2020 –
Saturday of the Twenty-sixth Week in Ordinary Time
Job 42:1-3,5-6,12-17  +  Luke 10:17-24 “… you have revealed them to the childlike.” It’s rare for Jesus, in any of the four Gospel accounts, to speak directly to God the… Read More
October 2, 2020 –
The Holy Guardian Angels
Job 38:1,12-21;40:3-5  +  Matthew 18:1-5,10 “… their angels in Heaven always look upon the face of my heavenly Father.” Our Guardian Angels shed light upon the path that we must… Read More
October 1, 2020 –
St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus
Job 19:21-27  +  Luke 10:1-12 “The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few ….” The Church often quotes from today’s Gospel passage in her promotion of vocations.  However, these… Read More
September 30, 2020 –
St. Jerome
Job 9:1-12,14-16  +  Luke 9:57-62 “I will follow you wherever you go.” Teachers need to teach their students—and parents, their children—that the two most important moments of one’s life are… Read More
September 29, 2020 –
Sts. Michael, Gabriel & Raphael
Daniel 7:9-10,13-14 [or Revelation 12:7-12]  +  John 1:47-51 “… you will see Heaven opened and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man.” About a month… Read More
September 28, 2020 –
Monday of the Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Job 1:6-22  + Luke 9:46-50 “Whoever receives this child in My Name receives Me ….” During Christmastide we are used to thinking of Jesus—the divine Word made Flesh—dwelling among us… Read More
September 27, 2020 –
The Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Ezekiel 18:25-28  +  Philippians 2:1-11  +  Matthew 21:28-32 “Which of the two did his father’s will?” Likely you’ve seen those license plate frames with sayings on the top and bottom. … Read More
September 26, 2020 –
Saturday of the Twenty-Fifth Week in Ordinary Time
Zechariah 2:5-9,14-15  +  Luke 9:43-45 “The Son of Man is to be handed over to men.” Today’s Gospel passage, from fairly early in Luke’s Gospel account (in chapter 9 of… Read More
September 25, 2020 –
Friday of the Twenty-fifth Week in Ordinary Time
Ecclesiastes 3:1-11  +  Luke 9:18-22 There is an appointed time for everything …. Today’s First Reading is one of the Old Testament options for a Requiem Mass.  The first two-thirds… Read More
September 24, 2020 –
Thursday of the Twenty-fifth Week in Ordinary Time
Ecclesiastes 1:2-11   +   Luke 9:7-9 Nothing is new under the sun. In our First Reading today, we continue to hear from the Wisdom Literature of the Old Testament.  But we… Read More
September 23, 2020 –
St. Pius of Pietrelcina
Proverbs 30:5-9  +  Luke 9:1-6 … He sent them to proclaim the Kingdom of God and to heal the sick. The word “apostle” literally means “one who is sent”.  But… Read More