Daily Reflections

August 25, 2019 –
The 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time
Isaiah 66:18-21  +  Hebrews 12:5-7,11-13  +  Luke 13:22-30 click on the line above for the day’s Scriptures    … He scourges every son He acknowledges.    In today’s Second Reading,… Read More
August 24, 2019 –
St. Bartholomew, Apostle
Revelation 21:9-14  +  John 1:45-51    “Come and see.”    When Philip points out Jesus as the promised Messiah, what does Nathaniel—also known as Bartholomew—say?  We can almost see Nathaniel… Read More
August 23, 2019 –
Friday of the 20th Week in Ordinary Time
Ruth 1:1,3-6,14-16,22  +  Matthew 22:34-40    “The whole law and the prophets depends on these two commandments.”    When we were little we were expected to memorize the basic truths… Read More
August 22, 2019 –
The Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Judges 11:29-39  +  Matthew 22:1-14    “Many are invited, but few are chosen.”    Today’s feast of Mary’s Queenship falls one week after the feast of her Assumption.  Seven days… Read More
August 21, 2019 –
St. Pius X
Judges 9:6-15  +  Matthew 20:1-16    “…the last will be first, and the first will be last.”    Clarity emerges from Jesus’ parable in today’s Gospel.  He teaches us who… Read More
August 20, 2019 –
St. Bernard of Clairvaux
Judges 6:11-24  +  Matthew 19:23-30    “What will there be for us?”    Peter often comes across as a less than stellar candidate for the college of apostles, much less… Read More
August 19, 2019 –
Monday of the 20th Week in Ordinary Time
Judges 2:11-19  +  Matthew 19:16-22    “Teacher, what good must I do to gain eternal life?”    The young man in today’s Gospel Reading knows that something more is needed. … Read More
August 18, 2019 –
The 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Jeremiah 38:4-6,8-10  +  Hebrews 12:1-4  +  Luke 12:49-53 click on the line above for the day’s Scriptures    “No, I tell you, but rather division.”    The family is the… Read More
August 17, 2019 –
Saturday of the 19th Week in Ordinary Time
Joshua 24:14-29  +  Matthew 19:13-15    “Let the children come to me, and do not prevent them….”    Our spiritual need for humility is like our body’s need for water: … Read More
August 16, 2019 –
Friday of the 19th Week in Ordinary Time
Joshua 24:1-13  +  Matthew 19:3-12    “So they are no longer two, but one flesh.”    In raising the institution of marriage to the dignity of a sacrament, Christ transformed… Read More
August 15, 2019 –
The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
VIGIL MASS:  I Chr 15:3-4,15-16;16:1-2  +  1 Cor 15:54-57  +  Lk 11:27-28 MASS OF THE DAY:  Rev 11:19;12:1-6,10  +  1 Cor 15:20-27  +  Lk 1:39-56 click on either line above for… Read More
August 14, 2019 -St. Maximilian Mary Kolbe
Deuteronomy 34:1-12  +  Matthew 18:15-20    “…where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.”    Jesus, in today’s Gospel Reading,… Read More