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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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Assumption of the Blessed  Virgin Mary

Today’s Readings Assumption of the Blessed  Virgin Mary August 15 Luke 1:39-56 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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Tuesday the 19th Week of the Year

Today’s Readings Tuesday the 19th Week of the Year Matthew 18:1-5, 10, 12-14. May we all have a childlike faith. 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 in the […]

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Monday 19th Week of the Year

Today’s Readings Monday 19th Week of the Year Matthew 17:22-27 Let us never under estimate 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 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 the […]

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Friday 18th Week of the Year

Today’s 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 can […]

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Wednesday 18th Week of the Year

Today’s Readings Wednesday 18th Week of the Year Matthew 15:21-28. We learn from the Canaanite woman in the gospel that however many strikes are against us, Jesus will show us mercy. Things are not always as they appear. At first look, Jesus does not seem at all interested in this woman who seeks a healing […]

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Tuesday 18th Week of the Year

Today’s Readings Tuesday 18th Week of the Year Matthew 14:22-36 We all know how good a gentle breeze feels on a hot afternoon. That’s nothing compared to that gentle breeze inside our spirits. After the disciples dismissed the crowds, Jesus dismisses the disciples. You can just hear his thoughts, “I need some peace and quiet.” […]

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