Daily Reflections

February 23, 2020 –
The 7th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Leviticus 19:1-2,17-18  +  1 Corinthians 3:16-23  +  Matthew 5:38-48 “So be perfect, just as your heavenly Father is perfect.” Today’s Gospel Reading has three parts.  The first two are examples… Read More
February 22, 2020 –
The Chair of St. Peter the Apostle
1 Peter 5:1-4  +  Matthew 16:13-19 “Whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven….” Peter is one of those saints so important to the life of the Church… Read More
February 21, 2020 –
Friday of the 6th Week in Ordinary Time
James 2:14-24,26  +  Mark 8:34—9:1 “Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me.” In the Gospel today we hear Jesus say, “Whoever… Read More
February 20, 2020 –
Thursday of the 6th Week in Ordinary Time
James 2:1-9  +  Mark 8:27-33 He began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer greatly and be rejected…. Asking the right question is extremely important in many… Read More
February 19, 2020 –
Wednesday of the 6th Week in Ordinary Time
James 1:19-27  +  Mark 8:22-26 Then He laid hands on the man’s eyes a second time and he saw clearly…. An obvious question leaps out from today’s Gospel narrative.  Why… Read More
February 18, 2020 –
Tuesday of the 6th Week in Ordinary Time
James 1:12-18  +  Mark 8:14-21 “Do you still not understand?” Frustration in and of itself must not be a sin, or Jesus—according to the portraits painted by the evangelists—would not… Read More
February 17, 2020 –
Monday of the 6th Week in Ordinary Time
James 1:1-11  +  Mark 8:11-13 “Why does this generation seek a sign?” Do we search for heavenly signs as assurance that we are on the right path in life?  Today’s… Read More
February 16, 2020 –
The 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Sirach 15:15-20  +  1 Corinthians 2:6-10  +  Matthew 5:17-37 “Rather, we speak God’s wisdom, mysterious, hidden….” When we hear about wisdom in today’s First Reading, it’s spoken of in terms… Read More
February 15, 2020 –
Saturday of the 5th Week in Ordinary Time
I Kings 12:26-32;13:33-34  +  Mark 8:1-10 Then, taking the seven loaves He gave thanks…. That the miracle described in today’s Gospel account foreshadows the Sacrament of the Eucharist is clear. … Read More
February 14, 2020 –
Sts. Cyril & Methodius
I Kings 11:29-32;12:19  +  Mark 7:31-37 He ordered them not to tell anyone. Perhaps the difficulty that many of us modern persons have with prayer is nothing more than the… Read More
February 13, 2020 –
Thursday of the 5th Week in Ordinary Time
I Kings 11:4-13  +  Mark 7:24-30 “Lord, even the dogs under the table eat the children’s scraps.” St. Mark the Evangelist tells us that a Greek woman—that is, an outsider—came… Read More
February 12, 2020 –
Wednesday of the 5th Week in Ordinary Time
I Kings 10:1-10  +  Mark 7:14-23 The mouth of the just murmurs wisdom. Today’s Responsorial comes from Psalm 37.  The refrain—“The mouth of the just murmurs wisdom”—is the beginning of… Read More