Reflections

NINETEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (2020)

NINETEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (2020) Readings:   1 Kings 19:9, 11-13 Psalms 85:9-14 Romans 9:1-5 Matthew 14:22-23 So often overlooked by the faithful, the responsorial psalm, which bridges the gap between our first and second readings, provides us with some of the oldest and most heartfelt prayers of humankind. The refrain we use today… Continue reading NINETEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (2020)

Reflections

EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (2020)

EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (2020) Readings:   Isaiah 55:1-3 Psalms 145:8-9, 15-18 Romans 8:35, 37-39 Matthew 14:13-21 Today’s gospel begins “when Jesus heard of the death of John the Baptist.” Ponder for a moment that short phrase, and recognize the level of upset this surely caused Jesus and His disciples. Not only was Jesus’… Continue reading EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (2020)

Weekly Prayers of the Faithful

Eighteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time, August 2, 2020

Eighteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time, August 2, 2020 O God, our minds are distracted these days by the pandemic that threatens the well-being and lives of your people throughout the world.  In this time when we hunger for safety, normalcy, and community, we offer our prayers knowing that your hand feeds us and you answer… Continue reading Eighteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time, August 2, 2020

Weekly Prayers of the Faithful

Seventeenth Sunday of Ordinary Time, July 26, 2020

Seventeenth Sunday of Ordinary Time, July 26, 2020 We live our lives searching for various treasures, finding occasional pearls, and knowing that our labors yield a mix of the good and the bad.  We come to the Father with our needs praying that we will recognize his presence in all our activities. That bishops and… Continue reading Seventeenth Sunday of Ordinary Time, July 26, 2020