Daily Reflections

November 29, 2020 –
The First Sunday of Advent
Isaiah 63:16-17,19; 64:2-7  +  1 Corinthians 1:3-9  +  Mark 13:33-37 “Be watchful!  Be alert!” The entire Gospel is filled with paradox, but the Gospel narratives of Advent and Christmas seem… Read More
November 28, 2020 –
Saturday of the Thirty-fourth 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 27, 2020 –
Friday of the Thirty-fourth 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 26, 2020 –
Thursday of the Thirty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time [II]
Revelation 18:1-2,21-23;19:1-3,9  +  Luke 21:20-28 “Blessed are those who have been called to the wedding feast of the Lamb.” Jesus issues a sharp challenge to you today.  His words might… Read More
November 25, 2020 –
Wednesday of the Thirty-fourth 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
November 24, 2020 –
St. Andrew Dũng-Lạc & Comp.
Revelation 14:14-19  +  Luke 21:5-11 “Teacher, when will this happen?” Everything that’s built by human beings can be destroyed.  That’s why something like the Great Pyramids of Egypt are so… Read More
November 23, 2020 –
Monday of the Thirty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time
Revelation 14:1-3,4-5  +  Luke 21:1-4 “… but she, from her poverty, has offered her whole livelihood.” We live in a society in which values that are contrary to the Gospel… Read More
November 22, 2020 –
Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe
Ezekiel 34:11-12,15-17  +  1 Corinthians 15:20-26,28  +  Matthew 25:31-46 “… all the nations will be assembled before him.  And he will separate them one from another ….” If a poll… Read More
November 21, 2020 –
The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Revelation 11:4-12  +  Luke 20:27-40 And they no longer dared to ask Him anything. In today’s Gospel passage, Our Lord tries to make clear to the Sadducees the meaning of… Read More
November 20, 2020 –
Friday of the Thirty-third Week in Ordinary Time
Revelation 10:8-11  +  Luke 19:45-48 “… but you have made it a den of thieves.” The Temple was the holiest place in the entire world for Jews of Jesus’ day. … Read More
November 19, 2020 –
Thursday of the Thirty-third Week in Ordinary Time
Revelation 5:1-10  +  Luke 19:41-44 “Worthy are you to receive the scroll / and break open its seals ….” Today’s passage from Revelation focuses on Jesus Christ.  Yet it also… Read More
November 18, 2020 –
Wednesday of the Thirty-third Week in Ordinary Time
Revelation 4:1-11  +  Luke 19:11-28 After He had said this, He proceeded on His journey up to Jerusalem. Those who think of Jesus as a “teddy bear” are challenged by… Read More