Monday of the Seventh Week of Ordinary Time – Presidents’ Day

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Today’s readings So the disciples are waiting for Jesus to come down the mountain after the Transfiguration.  They have attempted to cure a man’s son from the hold of a demon, but they were apparently unable to do so.  This seems to have led to an argument between them and the scribes.  You can almost… Continue reading Monday of the Seventh Week of Ordinary Time – Presidents’ Day

The Sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time: Complete Reversal!

Today’s readings So what’s wrong with being rich, full and not hungry, laughing, and having people speak well of you?  After all, God told us to go forth and fill the earth and subdue it, so attaining riches is really just the realization of that, right?  And constantly being hungry is unpleasant, and even unhealthy. … Continue reading The Sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time: Complete Reversal!

Tuesday of the Fifth Week of Ordinary Time: Right Worship

Today’s readings Today’s readings are a call to right worship, to righteousness, or right relationship with God and others.  Worship of God, properly understood and properly performed, does not allow singing and praying and invoking God’s name in church and then cursing at someone in the parking lot, or even sending a tersely-written email the… Continue reading Tuesday of the Fifth Week of Ordinary Time: Right Worship

The Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time: Put Out Into Deep Water

Today’s readings “Put out into deep water and lower your nets for a catch.” A command to do something, and a promise – that  is what happens in this early interaction Simon Peter has with Jesus.  And it had to be exasperating for Simon, because, as he says, they’ve been hard at it all night… Continue reading The Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time: Put Out Into Deep Water

Friday of the Fourth Week of Ordinary Time

Today’s readingsMass for the school children. The readings for daily Mass usually follow in a series.  So we read from a certain book of the Bible for a while, and then we move on to another one for a while.  So for the last couple of weeks, we have been listening to the story of… Continue reading Friday of the Fourth Week of Ordinary Time

Saint Blase, Bishop and Martyr

Today we celebrate the memorial of Saint Blase, and all that we really know about him was that he was the bishop of Sebaste in Armenia during the fourth century.  Everything else is legend.  But, even if the entire story isn’t true, there is Truth in the legend, because it points us to Christ.  Saint… Continue reading Saint Blase, Bishop and Martyr

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