Daily Reflections

January 30, 2022 –
The Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Jeremiah 1:4-5,17-19  +  1 Corinthians 12:31—13:13 [or 1 Cor 13:4-13]  +  Luke 4:21-30 But I shall show you a still more excellent way. While the Scripture readings of any given… Read More
January 29, 2022 –
Saturday of the Third Week in Ordinary Time
II Samuel 12:1-7,10-17  +  Mark 4:35-41 “Who then is this whom even wind and sea obey?” Is today’s lesson not to wake Jesus?  The miracle in today’s Gospel passage seems… Read More
January 28, 2022 –
St. Thomas Aquinas, Priest & Doctor of the Church
II Samuel 11:1-4,5-10,13-17  +  Mark 4:26-34 “This is how it is with the Kingdom of God ….” Jesus today proclaims two parables about the Kingdom of God.  In wanting to… Read More
January 27, 2022 –
Thursday of the Third Week in Ordinary Time
II Samuel 7:18-19,24-29  +  Mark 4:21-25 “The measure with which you measure will be measured out to you ….” Jesus proclaims two truths for reflection today.  Both might at first… Read More
January 26, 2022 –
Sts. Timothy & Titus, Bishops
2 Timothy 1:1-8 [or Titus 1:1-5]  + Mark 4:1-20 “The mystery of the Kingdom of God has been granted to you.” Given that Saint Mark’s Gospel account—the shortest of the… Read More
January 25, 2022 –
The Conversion of St. Paul the Apostle
Acts 22:3-16 [or Acts 9:1-22]  +  Mark 16:15-18 “Go into the whole world and proclaim the Gospel to every creature.” The Conversion of St. Paul might seem difficult for us… Read More
January 24, 2022 –
St. Francis de Sales, Bishop & Doctor of the Church
II Samuel 5:1-7,10  +  Mark 3:22-30 “And if a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand.” Jesus’ parables most often describe the Kingdom of… Read More
January 23, 2022 –
The Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
Nehemiah 8:2-4,5-6,8-10  +  1 Corinthians 12:12-30 [or 12:12-14,27]  +  Luke 1:1-4;4:14-21 Now the body is not a single part, but many. Today’s Gospel passage begins with the first four verses… Read More
January 22, 2022 –
Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children
II Samuel 1:1-4,11-12,19,23-27  +  Mark 3:20-21 PLEASE NOTE:  In the United States, there are many other Scripture options for this day.  Please consult the local ordo. “He is out of… Read More
January 21, 2022 –
St. Agnes, Virgin Martyr
I Samuel 24:3-21  +  Mark 3:13-19 Jesus went up the mountain and summoned those whom He wanted …. The Gospel account of Saint Mark the Evangelist is by far the… Read More
January 20, 2022 –
Thursday of the Second Week in Ordinary Time
I Samuel 18:6-9;19:1-7  +  Mark 3:7-12 A large number of people followed from Galilee and from Judea. At the end of today’s Gospel passage, after healing many persons, Jesus “warned… Read More
January 19, 2022 –
Wednesday of the Second Week in Ordinary Time
I Samuel 17:32-33,37,40-51  +  Mark 3:1-6 They watched Jesus closely to see if He would cure him on the Sabbath …. In today’s Gospel passage Jesus asks, “Is it lawful… Read More