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Blog posts October 2014

Friday of the Thirtieth Week in Ordinary Time


Gospel                                                   Luke 14:1-6

On a sabbath Jesus went to dine
at the home of one of the leading Pharisees,
and the people there were observing him carefully.
In front of him there was a man suffering from drop…

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Thursday of the Thirtieth Week in Ordinary Time

Reading 1                     Ephesians 6:10-20

Brothers and sisters:
Draw your strength from the Lord and from his mighty power.
Put on the armor of God so that you may be able to stand firm
against the tactics of the Devil.
For our struggle is not with flesh and blood
but with …

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Wednesday of the Thirtieth Week in Ordinary Time

Reading                      1 Ephesians 6: 1-9

Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.
Honor your father and mother.
This is the first commandment with a promise,
that it may go well with you
and that you may have a long life on earth.

Fathers, do not pr…

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Feast of Saint Simon & Jude, Apostles

Gospel                               Luke 6:12-16

Jesus went up to the mountain to pray,
and he spent the night in prayer to God.
When day came, he called his disciples to himself,
and from them he chose Twelve, whom he also named Apostles:
Simon, whom he named Peter, an…

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Monday of the Thirtieth Week in Ordinary Time

Gospel                        Luke 13:10-17

Jesus was teaching in a synagogue on the sabbath.
And a woman was there who for eighteen years
had been crippled by a spirit;
she was bent over, completely incapable of standing erect.
When Jesus saw her, he called to her and said,

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Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost

Gospel                                             Matthew 22:34-40

When the Pharisees heard that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees,
they gathered together, and one of them,
a scholar of the law tested him by asking,
"Teacher, which commandment in the law i…

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Friday of the Twenty-ninth Week in Ordinary Time

Gospel                                               Luke 12:54-59

Jesus said to the crowds,
“When you see a cloud rising in the west
you say immediately that it is going to rain–and so it does;
and when you notice that the wind is blowing from the s…

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Do Not Worry


"Do Not Worry" is the heading in my Possibility Thinkers King James Bible of Luke 12: 22-34. Not worrying is hard to do living in this crazy world that is just getting crazier and crazier. Now a study has found that a pregnant mother's stress can enter the DNA of her baby.


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Thursday of the Twenty-ninth Week in Ordinary Time

Gospel                                           Luke 12:49-53

Jesus said to his disciples:
“I have come to set the earth on fire,
and how I wish it were already blazing!
There is a baptism with which I must be baptized,
and how great is my anguish until it…

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Wednesday of the Twenty-ninth Week in Ordinary Time


Gospel       Luke 12:39 -48

Jesus said to his disciples:
“Be sure of this:
if the master of the house had known the hour
when the thief was coming,
he would not have let his house be broken into.
You also must be prepared,
for at an hour you do not expect, the Son of Man will come.”

Then Pe…

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Tuesday of the Twenty-ninth Week in Ordinary Time

Gospel     Luke 12:35-38

Jesus said to his disciples:
“Gird your loins and light your lamps
and be like servants who await their master’s return from a wedding,
ready to open immediately when he comes and knocks.
Blessed are those servants
whom the master finds vigilant on his arrival.
Amen, I…

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Monday of the Twenty-ninth Week in Ordinary Time

Gospel                                            Luke 12:13-21

Someone in the crowd said to Jesus,
“Teacher, tell my brother to share the inheritance with me.”
He replied to him,
“Friend, who appointed me as your judge and arbitrator?”
Then he said …

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Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Reading 1      Isaiah 45:1, 4-6

Thus says the LORD to his anointed, Cyrus,
whose right hand I grasp,
subduing nations before him,
and making kings run in his service,
opening doors before him
and leaving the gates unbarred:
For the sake of Jacob, my servant,
of Israel, my chosen one,
I have ca…

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Feast of St. Luke

Gospel    Luke 10:1-9

The Lord Jesus appointed seventy-two disciples
whom he sent ahead of him in pairs
to every town and place he intended to visit.
He said to them,
“The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few;
so ask the master of the harvest
to send out laborers for his harvest.
Go on yo…

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Memorial of Saint Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop and Martyr


Gospel                   Luke 12:1-7

At that time:
So many people were crowding together
that they were trampling one another underfoot.
Jesus began to speak, first to his disciples,
“Beware of the leaven–that is, the hypocrisy–of the Pharisees.

“There is nothing concealed…

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Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque

Portrait of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque

1647 - 1690

Feast Day - October 16th

People despised Margaret Mary because she was an odd ball in a religious community  steeped in tradition.  Research her life on the internet but this  quote from Jesus' third Visitation  set…

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Thursday of the Twenty-eighth Week in Ordinary Time

Reading 1                       Ephesians 1:1-10

Paul, an Apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God,
to the holy ones who are in Ephesus
and faithful in Christ Jesus:
grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Blessed be the God and Father of ou…

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Memorial of Saint Teresa

Gospel                                    Luke 11:42-46

The Lord said:
“Woe to you Pharisees!
You pay tithes of mint and of rue and of every garden herb,
but you pay no attention to judgment and to love for God.
These you should have done, without overlooking the …

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Tuesday of the Twenty-eighth Week in Ordinary Time

Gospel                                 Luke 11:37-41

After Jesus had spoken,
a Pharisee invited him to dine at his home.
He entered and reclined at table to eat.
The Pharisee was amazed to see
that he did not observe the prescribed washing before the meal.
The Lord sa…

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Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost


Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Matthew 22:1-14.
Jesus again in reply spoke to the chief priests and the elders of the people in parables saying,
“The kingdom of heaven may be likened to a king who gave a wedding feast for his son.
He dispatched his servants to summon the invi…

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