Daily Reflections

December 4, 2022 –
The Second Sunday of Advent
Isaiah 11:1-10  +  Romans 15:4-9  +  Matthew 3:1-12 Catechism Link: CCC 717 “A voice of one crying out in the desert, / Prepare the way of the Lord ….” St.… Read More
December 3, 2022 –
St. Francis Xavier
Isaiah 30:19-21,23-26  +  Matthew 9:35—10:1,5,6-8 … they were troubled and abandoned, like sheep without a shepherd. This morning’s Gospel Reading bears imagery that foreshadows Lent, the Sacred Triduum, and Eastertide. … Read More
December 2, 2022 –
Friday of the First Week of Advent
Isaiah 29:17-24  +  Matthew 9:27-31 The Lord is my light and my salvation. Advent corresponds roughly with the final weeks when the day grows shorter (at least, in the Northern… Read More
December 1, 2022 –
Thursday of the First Week of Advent
Isaiah 26:1-6  +  Matthew 7:21,24-27 “… only the one who does the will of my Father ….” The Apostle Paul is sometimes quoted in order to create a false division… Read More
November 30, 2022 –
St. Andrew
Romans 10:9-18  +  Matthew 4:18-22 “And how can they hear without someone to preach?” There are many things about a man entering the seminary that are misunderstood.  One important point… Read More
November 29, 2022 –
Tuesday of the First Week of Advent
Isaiah 11:1-10  +  Luke 10:21-24 The root of Jesse, / set up as a signal for the nations, /The Gentiles shall seek out …. Today’s First Reading is taken from the… Read More
November 28, 2022 –
Monday of the First Week of Advent
Isaiah 4:2-6  +  Matthew 8:5-11 Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord. Psalm 122 describes the image of “the house of the Lord”.  In this Old Testament… Read More
November 27, 2022 –
The First Sunday of Advent
Isaiah 2:1-5  +  Romans 13:11-14  +  Matthew 24:37-44 Catechism Link: CCC 2729 “For you do not know on which day your Lord will come.” “Mamma in her kerchief, and I… Read More
November 26, 2022 –
Saturday of the 34th Week in Ordinary Time
Revelation 22:1-7  +  Luke 21:34-36 “For that day will assault everyone who lives on the face of the earth.” The Responsorial Psalm on this final day of the liturgical year… Read More
November 25, 2022 –
Friday of the 34th Week in Ordinary Time
Revelation 20:1-4,11—21:2  +  Luke 21:29-33 “Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.” The last verse of today’s First Reading offers a key to understanding… Read More
November 24, 2022 –
St. Andrew Dũng-Lạc & Comp.
or Thanksgiving Day
WEEKDAY: Revelation 18:1-2,21-23;19:1-3,9  +  Luke 21:20-28 THANKSGIVING DAY: click HERE for some of the Scripture options “Blessed are those who have been called to the wedding feast of the Lamb.”… Read More
November 23, 2022 –
Wednesday of the 34th Week in Ordinary Time
Revelation 15:1-4  +  Luke 21:12-19 “By your perseverance you will secure your lives.” So many people grow fearful thinking about a cataclysmic end of the planet, even though the vast… Read More