Lenten Resources

  • Tuesday of the Fifteenth Week of Ordinary Time

    [button style="btn-primary btn-lg" type="link" target="true" title="Today's Mass Readings" link="http://usccb.org/bible/readings/071420.cfm" linkrel=""]   I don’t know about you, but sometimes it can feel like that the walls are closing in around me. There are times when I just want to give up...

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  • Monday of the Fifteenth Week of Ordinary Time

    [button style="btn-primary btn-lg" type="link" target="true" title="Today's Mass Readings" link="http://usccb.org/bible/readings/071320.cfm" linkrel=""]   Today in the Gospel, we hear these troubling words from Jesus, “do not think that I have come to bring peace upon the earth. I have come to bring...

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  • Fifteenth Sunday of Ordinary time

    [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EerhJyL0XXg[/embedyt]   [button style="btn-primary btn-lg" type="link" target="true" title="Today's Mass Readings" link="http://usccb.org/bible/readings/071220.cfm" linkrel=""]   In today’s Gospel, we hear the parable of the sower, and one verse caught my attention, “The seed sown among thorns is the one who hears...

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  • Saturday of the Fourteenth Week of Ordinary Time

    [button style="btn-primary btn-lg" type="link" target="true" title="Today's Mass Readings" link="http://usccb.org/bible/readings/071120.cfm" linkrel=""]   Today we celebrate the life and legacy of St. Benedict, the spiritual father of Benedictines, and the patron saint of Europe. Two documents have come down to us about...

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  • Friday of the Fourteenth Week of Ordinary Time

    [button style="btn-primary btn-lg" type="link" target="true" title="Today's Mass Readings" link="http://usccb.org/bible/readings/071020.cfm" linkrel=""]   Foreword: Please join me this week on a journey, as we follow the Church's readings through the Book of Hosea, an ancient prophet to the northern kingdom of Israel....

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  • Thursday of the Fourteenth Week of Ordinary Time

    [button style="btn-primary btn-lg" type="link" target="true" title="Today's Mass Readings" link="http://usccb.org/bible/readings/070920.cfm" linkrel=""]   Foreword: Please join me this week on a journey, as we follow the Church's readings through the Book of Hosea, an ancient prophet to the northern kingdom of Israel....

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  • Wednesday of the Fourteenth Week of Ordinary Time

    [button style="btn-primary btn-lg" type="link" target="true" title="Today's Mass Readings" link="http://usccb.org/bible/readings/070820.cfm" linkrel=""]   Foreword: Please join me this week on a journey, as we follow the Church's readings through the Book of Hosea, an ancient prophet to the northern kingdom of Israel....

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  • Tuesday of the Fourteenth Week of Ordinary Time

    [button style="btn-primary btn-lg" type="link" target="true" title="Today's Mass Readings" link="http://usccb.org/bible/readings/070720.cfm" linkrel=""]   Foreword: Please join me this week on a journey, as we follow the Church's readings through the Book of Hosea, an ancient prophet to the northern kingdom of Israel....

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  • Monday of the Fourteenth Week of Ordinary Time

    [button style="btn-primary btn-lg" type="link" target="true" title="Today's Mass Readings" link="http://usccb.org/bible/readings/070620.cfm" linkrel=""]   Foreword: Please join me this week on a journey, as we follow the Church's readings through the Book of Hosea, an ancient prophet to the northern kingdom of Israel....

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  • Fourteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time

    [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFg1QzLx-9E[/embedyt]   [button style="btn-primary btn-lg" type="link" target="true" title="Today's Mass Readings" link="http://usccb.org/bible/readings/070520.cfm" linkrel=""]   Foreword: Please join me this week on a journey, as we follow the Church's readings through the Book of Hosea, an ancient prophet to the northern...

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  • Saturday of the Thirteenth Week of Ordinary Time

    [button style="btn-primary btn-lg" type="link" target="true" title="Today's Mass Readings" link="http://usccb.org/bible/readings/070120.cfm" linkrel=""]   Today is Independence Day (for those of you who receive this message in the United States)! What a wonderful day to give thanks for the blessings we have. These...

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  • Friday of the Thirteenth Week of Ordinary Time

    [button style="btn-primary btn-lg" type="link" target="true" title="Today's Mass Readings" link="http://usccb.org/bible/readings/070320.cfm" linkrel=""]   I used to watch a lot of episodes of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. In one episode an innocent man was accused of murder, and a priest was attempting to...

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  • Thursday of the Thirteenth Week of Ordinary Time

    [button style="btn-primary btn-lg" type="link" target="true" title="Today's Mass Readings" link="http://usccb.org/bible/readings/070220.cfm" linkrel=""]   Amos faces the wrath of people who are unwilling to listen to the truth, these being Amaziah and King Jeroboam. Amos tells them the truth about what will befall...

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  • Wednesday of the Thirteenth Week of Ordinary Time

    [button style="btn-primary btn-lg" type="link" target="true" title="Today's Mass Readings" link="http://usccb.org/bible/readings/070120.cfm" linkrel=""]   I can never figure out, for the life of me, why the demons requested being sent into the swine. They know that Jesus is the Son of God and...

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  • Tuesday of the Thirteenth Week of Ordinary Time

    [button style="btn-primary btn-lg" type="link" target="true" title="Today's Mass Readings" link="http://usccb.org/bible/readings/063020.cfm" linkrel=""]   We read from the prophet Amos how God favored the people of Israel, and they did not return God’s love.           Do two walk together...

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  • Monday of the Thirteenth Week of Ordinary Time

    [button style="btn-primary btn-lg" type="link" target="true" title="Today's Mass Readings" link="http://usccb.org/bible/readings/062920.cfm" linkrel=""]   Now we have the celebration of the two greatest Christian apostles. These two men, despite their weaknesses and shortcomings, helped to lay the foundation that the Church was built...

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  • Thirteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time

    [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cI1JD8uw5Z0[/embedyt]   [button style="btn-primary btn-lg" type="link" target="true" title="Today's Mass Readings" link="http://usccb.org/bible/readings/062820.cfm" linkrel=""]   After reading today’s selected passages, I thought about the promises God makes and how they are fulfilled. God has promised us His love for all ages....

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  • Saturday of the Twelfth Week of Ordinary Time

    [button style="btn-primary btn-lg" type="link" target="true" title="Today's Mass Readings" link="http://usccb.org/bible/readings/062720.cfm" linkrel=""]   As we finish this week or reflecting upon our call to fearlessness and proclamation, we would benefit from recognizing that we, at times, must be the recipient of the...

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  • Friday of the Twelfth Week of Ordinary Time

    [button style="btn-primary btn-lg" type="link" target="true" title="Today's Mass Readings" link="http://usccb.org/bible/readings/062620.cfm" linkrel=""]   Our first reading today is a sad story. It is the recounting of the destruction of the Temple and the Babylonian exile. Along with this story, I wish to...

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  • Thursday of the Twelfth Week of Ordinary Time

    [button style="btn-primary btn-lg" type="link" target="true" title="Today's Mass Readings" link="http://usccb.org/bible/readings/062520.cfm" linkrel=""]   Shifting gears today, let us briefly examine this often-heard Gospel passage, “Not everyone who says, Lord, Lord, will enter the Kingdom of Heaven.” We might be tempted, as many...

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  • Wednesday of the Twelfth Week of Ordinary Time

    [button style="btn-primary btn-lg" type="link" target="true" title="Today's Mass Readings" link="http://usccb.org/bible/readings/062420.cfm" linkrel=""]   “In the spirit and power of Elijah, John will go before the Lord to prepare a people worthy of him.” This antiphon, taken from Lauds for today’s feast, beautifully...

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  • Tuesday of the Twelfth Week of Ordinary Time

    [button style="btn-primary btn-lg" type="link" target="true" title="Today's Mass Readings" link="http://usccb.org/bible/readings/062320.cfm" linkrel=""]   Continuing our journey toward fearless proclamation of the truth, we hear in today’s Gospel a very familiar phrase known as the Golden Rule, “Do to others whatever you would...

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  • Monday of the Twelfth Week of Ordinary Time

    [button style="btn-primary btn-lg" type="link" target="true" title="Today's Mass Readings" link="http://usccb.org/bible/readings/062220.cfm" linkrel=""]   In yesterday’s reflection, the twelfth Sunday of Ordinary Time, we reflected on the need to fear no one and to boldly proclaim the truth. Today, we continue along that...

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  • Twelfth Sunday of Ordinary Time

    [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOiAkx4YqGo[/embedyt]   [button style="btn-primary btn-lg" type="link" target="true" title="Today's Mass Readings" link="http://usccb.org/bible/readings/062120.cfm" linkrel=""]   "Fear no one." That's a bold statement of Christ, fear no one. In life, we are confronted by many things and many people who challenge this...

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  • Saturday of the Eleventh Week of Ordinary Time

    [button style="btn-primary btn-lg" type="link" target="true" title="Today's Mass Readings" link="http://usccb.org/bible/readings/062020.cfm" linkrel=""]   Foreword: During Ordinary Time, the entrance and communion antiphons of the Sunday liturgy are repeated throughout the week. In this way, the themes developed at the Sunday mass are...

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  • Friday of the Eleventh Week of Ordinary Time

    [button style="btn-primary btn-lg" type="link" target="true" title="Today's Mass Readings" link="http://usccb.org/bible/readings/061920.cfm" linkrel=""]   Foreword: During Ordinary Time, the entrance and communion antiphons of the Sunday liturgy are repeated throughout the week. In this way, the themes developed at the Sunday mass are...

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  • Thursday of the Eleventh Week of Ordinary Time

    [button style="btn-primary btn-lg" type="link" target="true" title="Today's Mass Readings" link="http://usccb.org/bible/readings/061820.cfm" linkrel=""]   Foreword: During Ordinary Time, the entrance and communion antiphons of the Sunday liturgy are repeated throughout the week. In this way, the themes developed at the Sunday mass are...

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  • Wednesday of the Eleventh Week of Ordinary Time

    [button style="btn-primary btn-lg" type="link" target="true" title="Today's Mass Readings" link="http://usccb.org/bible/readings/061720.cfm" linkrel=""]   Foreword: During Ordinary Time, the entrance and communion antiphons of the Sunday liturgy are repeated throughout the week. In this way, the themes developed at the Sunday mass are...

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  • Tuesday of the Eleventh Week of Ordinary Time

    [button style="btn-primary btn-lg" type="link" target="true" title="Today's Mass Readings" link="http://usccb.org/bible/readings/061620.cfm" linkrel=""]   Foreword: During Ordinary Time, the entrance and communion antiphons of the Sunday liturgy are repeated throughout the week. In this way, the themes developed at the Sunday mass are...

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  • Monday of the Eleventh Week of Ordinary Time

    [button style="btn-primary btn-lg" type="link" target="true" title="Today's Mass Readings" link="http://usccb.org/bible/readings/061520.cfm" linkrel=""]   Foreword: During Ordinary Time, the entrance and communion antiphons of the Sunday liturgy are repeated throughout the week. In this way, the themes developed at the Sunday mass are...

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  • Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ

    [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncGQ_7DkKMQ[/embedyt]   [button style="btn-primary btn-lg" type="link" target="true" title="Today's Mass Readings" link="http://usccb.org/bible/readings/061420.cfm" linkrel=""]   Today’s liturgy begins with a quotation from Psalm 81: He fed them with the finest wheat and satisfied them with honey from the rock. This entrance...

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  • Saturday of the Tenth Week of Ordinary Time

    [button style="btn-primary btn-lg" type="link" target="true" title="Today's Mass Readings" link="http://usccb.org/bible/readings/061320.cfm" linkrel=""]   “But I say to you...” With these words, we hear a turn from the Old to the New Covenant. What kind of mentality, what kind of attitude does one...

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  • Friday of the Tenth Week of Ordinary Time

    [button style="btn-primary btn-lg" type="link" target="true" title="Today's Mass Readings" link="http://usccb.org/bible/readings/061220.cfm" linkrel=""]   “But I say to you…” Jesus is talking about lust in our Gospel today. And what He has to say points right to the center of a person: to...

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  • Thursday of the Tenth Week of Ordinary Time

    [button style="btn-primary btn-lg" type="link" target="true" title="Today's Mass Readings" link="http://usccb.org/bible/readings/061120.cfm" linkrel=""]   “I tell you, unless your righteousness surpasses that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will not enter into the Kingdom of heaven.” The righteousness that our loving Jesus calls...

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  • Wednesday of the Tenth Week of Ordinary Time

    [button style="btn-primary btn-lg" type="link" target="true" title="Today's Mass Readings" link="http://usccb.org/bible/readings/061020.cfm" linkrel=""]   “I have come not to abolish but to fulfill.” Jesus did not come to fulfill a text; he came to fulfill His Father’s will! When we translate this into...

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  • Tuesday of the Tenth Week of Ordinary Time

    [button style="btn-primary btn-lg" type="link" target="true" title="Today's Mass Readings" link="http://usccb.org/bible/readings/060920.cfm" linkrel=""]   “(Y)our light must shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your heavenly Father.” To be of Christ, with Christ, a disciple of Christ –...

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  • Monday of the Tenth Week of Ordinary Time

    [button style="btn-primary btn-lg" type="link" target="true" title="Today's Mass Readings" link="http://usccb.org/bible/readings/060820.cfm" linkrel=""]   “Blessed are…” The Gospel today is about the Beatitudes. They are Christ’s way of showing us our true greatness! Pope Francis tells us that they are Christ’s way of...

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  • Solemnity of the Most Blessed Trinity

    [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzu9tZf61i8[/embedyt]   [button style="btn-primary btn-lg" type="link" target="true" title="Today's Mass Readings" link="http://usccb.org/bible/readings/060720.cfm" linkrel=""]   As we celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Blessed Trinity, it is helpful to recall what we hear in our first reading today. Moses is addressing...

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  • Saturday of the Ninth Week of Ordinary Time

    [button style="btn-primary btn-lg" type="link" target="true" title="Today's Mass Readings" link="http://usccb.org/bible/readings/060620.cfm" linkrel=""]   Today is one of my favorite Gospel passages. We read of the poor widow who put her two cents in the collection. I see through my work in Conception’s...

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  • Friday of the Ninth Week of Ordinary Time

    [button style="btn-primary btn-lg" type="link" target="true" title="Today's Mass Readings" link="http://usccb.org/bible/readings/060520.cfm" linkrel=""]   When I read today’s readings, the first word that comes to my mind is perseverance. We all go through many trials and difficulties throughout our lives, sometimes on a...

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