Daily Reflections

September 26, 2021 –
The Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Numbers 11:25-29  +  James 5:1-6  +  Mark 9:38-43,45,47-48 “Would that all the people of the Lord were prophets!” The Scripture passages this Sunday speak to the importance of just and… Read More
September 25, 2021 –
Saturday of the Twenty-fifth Week in Ordinary Time
Zechariah 2:5-9,14-15  +  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… Read More
September 24, 2021 –
Friday of the Twenty-fifth Week in Ordinary Time
Haggai 2:1-9  +  Luke 9:18-22 Jesus was praying in solitude, and the disciples were with him. The first sentence of today’s Gospel passage shouldn’t be overlooked.  “Jesus was praying in… Read More
September 23, 2021 –
St. Pius of Pietrelcina
Haggai 1:1-8  +  Luke 9:7-9 Consider your ways!  You have sown much, but have brought in little …. Today’s First Reading consists of the first eight verses of the Book… Read More
September 22, 2021 –
Wednesday of the Twenty-fifth Week in Ordinary Time
Ezra 9:5-9  +  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… Read More
September 21, 2021 –
St. Matthew
Ephesians 4:1-7,11-13  +  Matthew 9:9-13 “I did not come to call the righteous but sinners.” Among the four evangelists, only Matthew and John were members of the Twelve apostles.  Mark… Read More
September 20, 2021 –
Sts. Andrew Kim Tae-gŏn, Paul Chŏng Ha-sang & Comp.
Ezra 1:1-6  +  Luke 8:16-18 “… he has also charged me to build him a house in Jerusalem, which is in Judah.” Tomorrow and the next two days, the First… Read More
September 19, 2021 –
The Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Wisdom 2:12,17-20  +  James 3:16—4:3  +  Mark 9:30-37 … He said to them, “Whoever receives one child such as this in My Name, receives Me ….” A priest serving in… Read More
September 18, 2021 –
Saturday of the Twenty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time
1 Timothy 6:13-16  +  Luke 8:4-15 “Whoever has ears to hear ought to hear.” The parable Jesus preaches to us today is well-known.  Its meaning is clear because Jesus Himself… Read More
September 17, 2021 –
Friday of the Twenty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time
1 Timothy 6:2-12  +  Luke 8:1-3 Jesus journeyed from one town and village to another …. Today’s Gospel passage doesn’t seem much like a passage!  There’s no narrative to speak… Read More
September 16, 2021 –
Sts. Cornelius & Cyprian
1 Timothy 4:12-16  +  Luke 7:36-50 “So I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven; hence, she has shown great love.” In today’s Gospel passage we witness a conflict… Read More
September 15, 2021 –
Our Lady of Sorrows
1 Timothy 3:14-16  +  John 19:25-27 “Woman, behold, your son.” All our joys, all our sorrows, all our glory is only found in Christ:  that is to say, because we… Read More