Daily Reflections

October 8, 2023 –
The Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time [Year A]
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 7, 2023 –
Our Lady of the Rosary
Acts 1:12-14  +  Luke 1:26-38 “Hail, full of grace!  The Lord is with you.” Is there a better manner in which to offer prayer and sacrifices for Holy Mother Church… Read More
October 6, 2023 –
Friday of the Twenty-sixth Week in Ordinary Time
Luke 10:13-16 “Woe to you, Chorazin!  Woe to you, Bethsaida!” Jesus never says, “Woe is me!”  Not once in the four accounts of the Gospel does Jesus ever say such… Read More
October 5, 2023 –
Thursday of the Twenty-sixth Week in Ordinary Time
Luke 10:1-12 “I am sending you like lambs among wolves.” The Church often quotes verses from today’s Gospel passage in her promotion of vocations.  However, these seventy-two to whom Jesus… Read More
October 4, 2023 –
St. Francis of Assisi
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 now and the… Read More
October 3, 2023 –
Tuesday of the Twenty-sixth Week in Ordinary Time
Luke 9:51-56 He resolutely determined to journey to Jerusalem …. Jesus sets out for Jerusalem.  The name “Jerusalem” literally means “city of peace”.  It’s there that Jesus will be condemned… Read More
October 2, 2023 –
The Guardian Angels
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 walk.  When our… Read More
October 1, 2023 –
The Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time [Year A]
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 30, 2023 –
St. Jerome
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 24 chapters), helps… Read More
September 29, 2023 –
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, 2023 –
Thursday of the Twenty-fifth Week in Ordinary Time
Luke 9:7-9 “John I beheaded.  Who then is this about whom I hear such things?” Herod the Tetrarch was greatly perplexed about the testimony being given by various individuals about… Read More
September 27, 2023 –
St. Vincent de Paul
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 the reason for being… Read More