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Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Today’s Mass Readings ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY August 15, 2017 Lifting up the lowly A recent study showed the power of a simple compliment. Telling a proficient sales clerk, “My, you’re good at your job!” or a co-worker, “I appreciate your thoughtfulness” can greatly alter their mood and improve their performance.   One […]

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Friday 19th Week of the Year

Today’s Mass Readings Friday 19th Week of the Year Matthew 19:3-12. May the Lord show his mercy on all who are struggling in their marriage and may all who experience divorce also experience his healing. Through a parable, Jesus taught us how incredibly gracious is God’s mercy! His mercy is open to all people everywhere […]

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Thursday 19th Week of the Year

Today’s Mass Readings Thursday 19th Week of the Year Matthew 18:21-19:1. “Lord Jesus, make my heart a merciful heart like yours.” Peter asked Jesus how many times he was to forgive and offered what seemed to gracious number – seven times. And Jesus responds, “Not seven times but I tell you, 77 times.” That is, […]

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Tuesday the 19th Week of the Year

Today’s Mass Readings Tuesday the 19th Week of the Year Matthew 18:1-5, 10, 12-14. The child, the lost sheep, and the anchor. It is not by accident that Jesus speaks about leaving the 99 sheep and going after the one who strayed in the same breath that he spoke about the child being the greatest […]

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Monday 19th Week of the Year

Today’s Mass Readings Monday 19th Week of the Year Matthew 17:22-27 Let us never underestimate the impact that our actions can have on another person. We have two scenes in today’s gospel that seem unrelated – the second prediction of Jesus Passion and the miraculous way Peter paid the temple tax. It seems that these […]

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Saturday 18th Week of the Year

Today’s Mass Readings Saturday 18th Week of the Year Matthew 17:14-20 Have any of us prayed for someone or something and are still waiting for the Lord to answer that prayer? Perhaps something comes to mind right now. The disciples had this experience in today’s gospel.   After kneeling before Jesus and explaining to him […]

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Friday 18th Week of the Year

Today’s Mass Readings Friday 18th Week of the Year Matthew 16:24-28 Letting go of ourselves can be the most freeing experience of our lives. It is common practice for someone to ask a priest to anoint them with the Sacrament of the Sick before surgery. It’s also very common to be anxious before surgery. It […]

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Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord

Today’s Mass Readings Luke 9:28b – 36 Come to the Mountain with Jesus; sometimes Tabor, sometimes Calvary. But remember, both transfigure us. In the Gospel, Jesus is transfigured before Peter, James, and John. The Father’s voice is heard: This is my beloved Son. Listen to him. Let us pray for his mercy now that nothing […]

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