Daily Reflections

August 1, 2019 –
St. Alphonsus Liguori
Exodus 40:16-21,34-38  +  Matthew 13:47-53     Moses did exactly as the Lord had commanded him.    In our First Reading today we hear about Moses being obedient to the Lord.… Read More
July 31, 2019 –
St. Ignatius of Loyola
Exodus 34:29-35  +  Matthew 13:44-46    “Again, the Kingdom of Heaven is like a merchant searching for fine pearls.”    Jesus offers us two brief parables today, both metaphors describing… Read More
July 30, 2019 –
Tuesday of the 17th Week in Ordinary Time
Exodus 33:7-11;34:5-9,28  +  Matthew 13:36-43    “Whoever has ears ought to hear.”    In today’s Gospel passage Jesus offers a point-by-point explanation of the parable that He preached in the… Read More
July 29, 2019 –
St. Martha
Exodus 32:15-24,30-34  +  John 11:19-27 [or Luke 10:38-42]    “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and worried about many things.”    On this feast of Saint Martha, the Gospel Reading must… Read More
July 28, 2019 –
The 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Genesis 18:20-32  +  Colossians 2:12-14  +  Luke 11:1-13 click on the line above for the day’s Scriptures    “…how much more will the Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit… Read More
July 27, 2019 –
Saturday of the 16th Week in Ordinary Time
Exodus 24:3-8  +  Matthew 13:24-30    “Where have the weeds come from?”    “Let them grow together until harvest,” the sower in Jesus’ parable says, referring to the weeds and… Read More
July 26, 2019 –
Sts. Joachim & Anne, Parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Exodus 20:1-17  +  Matthew 13:18-23    “But the seed sown on rich soil is the one who hears the word and understands it….”    If you work on a computer… Read More
July 25, 2019 –
St. James the Apostle
2 Corinthians 4:7-15  +  Matthew 20:20-28    …so that the life of Jesus may be manifested in our mortal flesh.    Today the Church celebrates the feast of the apostle… Read More
July 24, 2019 –
Wednesday of the 16th Week in Ordinary Time
Exodus 16:1-5,9-15  +  Matthew 13:1-9    And He spoke to them at length in parables….    Jesus paints four illustrations in today’s parable.  The first three are pictures of the… Read More
July 23, 2019 –
Tuesday of the 16th Week in Ordinary Time
Exodus 14:21—15:1  +  Matthew 12:46-50    “Here are my mother and my brothers.”    For at least two reasons, today’s Gospel Reading may be used (erroneously) to criticize Catholic beliefs. … Read More
July 22, 2019 –
St. Mary Magdalene
Songs 3:1-4 [or 2 Cor 5:14-17]  +  John 20:1-2,11-18    …while it was still dark….    Early in the morning on the first day of the week… that is to… Read More
July 21, 2019 –
The 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Genesis 18:1-10  +  Colossians 1:24-28  +  Luke 10:38-42 click on the line above for the day’s Scriptures    “Mary has chosen the better part and it will not be taken… Read More