Monday of the Twenty-sixth Week of Ordinary Time

Today’s readings God’s salvation is radical.  Zechariah, in the first reading, is speaking to the broken Israel.  On account of its sins, it was taken into captivity and exiled to Babylon.  The fate they suffered was well deserved.  Generations had rejected the Lord’s covenant, had instead turned to the pagan gods worshipped by the people… Continue reading Monday of the Twenty-sixth Week of Ordinary Time

The Twenty-sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time: The new translation of the Creed

Over the next several weeks, Father Steve, our deacons, and I will be preaching about the upcoming changes to the Mass.  As you know, we will begin using a new translation of the Roman Missal beginning the first Sunday of Advent this year, which is November 27.  We’ve already begun teaching and using the newly-translated… Continue reading The Twenty-sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time: The new translation of the Creed

Monday of the Twenty-fifth Week of Ordinary Time

Today’s readings I love the little line in the gospel reading that says, “Take care, then, how you hear.”  It almost seems like a throw-away line, but really, I believe, it’s an essential instruction from Jesus.  We disciples are to take care how we hear.  Not what we hear, although that’s probably part of it,… Continue reading Monday of the Twenty-fifth Week of Ordinary Time

Monday of the Twenty-fourth Week of Ordinary Time

Today’s readings Today’s gospel reading gives me the opportunity to talk a bit about the new translation of the Roman Missal.  As you may know, we will begin using that translation at Mass beginning on the first Sunday of Advent this year, November 27th.  We have already begun using the sung parts of the Mass,… Continue reading Monday of the Twenty-fourth Week of Ordinary Time

Twenty-Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time

Today’s readings The Liturgy in these past summer months has been teaching us how to be disciples of Jesus.  Today, the readings give us another tool for the disciple, and that tool is forgiveness.  These readings come on the heels of what we heard last week, which was about the way the Christian disciple resolves… Continue reading Twenty-Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time