Reflections

FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (2023)

FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (2023) Readings: Zephania 2:3, 3:12-13 Psalms 146:6-10 1 Corinthians 1:26-31 Matthew 5:1-12 Matthew, writing to a Jewish audience, very much wanted Jesus to appear as the new Moses.  Just as the tablets of stone with the Ten Commandments were brought down from the mountain by Moses, Jesus ascends a mountain in… Continue reading FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (2023)

Weekly Prayers of the Faithful

Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time, A, January 29, 2023

Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time, A, January 29, 2023 As we have heard the teaching of Jesus in the Beatitudes, we come to the Father asking for the grace to live what he has taught us.     That the Church will seek the Lord, seek justice, and seek humility determined to observe his law, to do… Continue reading Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time, A, January 29, 2023

Weekly Prayers of the Faithful

Third Sunday of Ordinary Time, A, January 22, 2023

Third Sunday of Ordinary Time, A, January 22, 2023 On this day we come to the Father joined together as a united community to offer our prayers for the needs of all.     That on this Sunday of the Word of God, “the Church [may] experience anew how the risen Lord opens up for us the… Continue reading Third Sunday of Ordinary Time, A, January 22, 2023

Reflections

THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (2023)

THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (2023) Readings: Isaiah 8:23-9:3 Psalms 27:1, 4, 13-14 1 Corinthians 1:10-13, 17 Matthew 4:12-23 Although not particularly obvious, there is a very intimate connection between our first reading from the prophet Isaiah and our gospel reading from Matthew. Let’s parse the reading from Isaiah first in order that we might understand the… Continue reading THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (2023)

Weekly Prayers of the Faithful

Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God, January 01, 2023

Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God, January 01, 2023 On this World Day of Prayer for Peace, we ask that Mary, the Mother of God, will intercede on behalf of all her children and join with us as we offer our prayers to the Father.      That in the New Year the Church… Continue reading Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God, January 01, 2023

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SUNDAY WITHIN THE OCTAVE – THE FEAST OF THE HOLY FAMILY, THE FEAST OF MARY, MOTHER OF GOD

SUNDAY WITHIN THE OCTAVE - THE FEAST OF THE HOLY FAMILY, THE FEAST OF MARY, MOTHER OF GOD Readings: Numbers 6:22-27 Psalms 67:2-3 5-6, 8 Galatians 4:4-7 Luke 2:16-21 We begin a New Calendar Year, with all that lies hidden from our eyes, by celebrating Mary, the Mother of God. Theologians view Mary in this way:… Continue reading SUNDAY WITHIN THE OCTAVE – THE FEAST OF THE HOLY FAMILY, THE FEAST OF MARY, MOTHER OF GOD