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Blog posts June 2014

Monday of the Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time

Gospel                                       Matthew 8:18-22

When Jesus saw a crowd around him,
he gave orders to cross to the other shore.
A scribe approached and said to him,
“Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go.”
Jesus answered him, “Foxes have dens…

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Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles

Gospel jn 21:15-19

Jesus had revealed himself to his disciples
and, when they had finished breakfast, said to Simon Peter,
“Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?”
Simon Peter answered him, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.”
Jesus said to him, “Feed my lambs.”
He then …

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Memorial of the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Gospel based on Luke 2: 41-51

Each year Jesus’ parents went to Jerusalem for the feast of Passover,
and when he was twelve years old,
they went up according to festival custom.
After they had completed its days, as they were returning,
the boy Jesus remained behind in Jerusalem,
but his parents di…

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Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus


Matthew 11:25-30

Dear friends, let us love one another,h for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of Godi and knows God.j Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.k This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Sonl into the w…

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Thursday of the the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time

 

 

Matthew 7: 21 - 29


21"Not every one who says to me, `Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.
22On that day many will say to me, `Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in y…

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Wednesday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time

Responsorial Psalm

Psalm 119: 33-37, 40

R. (33a) Teach me the way of your decrees, O Lord.
Instruct me, O LORD, in the way of your statutes,
that I may exactly observe them.
R. Teach me the way of your decrees, O Lord.
Give me discernment, that I may observe your law
and keep it with all my heart.

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Solemnity of St. John the Baptist

Gospel Luke 1:5-17

New International Version (NIV)

The Birth of John the Baptist Foretold

In the time of Herod king of Judea there was a priest named Zechariah, who belonged to the priestly division of Abijah; his wife Elizabeth was also a descendant of Aaron. Both of them…

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Monday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time

Gospel mt 7:1-5

Jesus said to his disciples:
“Stop judging, that you may not be judged.
For as you judge, so will you be judged,
and the measure with which you measure will be measured out to you.
Why do you notice the splinter in your brother’s eye,
but do not perceive the wooden beam in your o…

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Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi)

 

 

What stories do you remember as a child from your religious training?  Moses just came into my head as I looked at my iPhone and the Gospel of the day...the words- forty years and journeying in the desert caught my eye immediately and instantly Moses came to mind.  Today's Reading Deuteronom…

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Memorial of St. Aloysius Gonzaga

Gospel mt 6:24-34

Jesus said to his disciples:
“No one can serve two masters.
He will either hate one and love the other,
or be devoted to one and despise the other.
You cannot serve God and mammon.

“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life,
what you will eat or drink,
or about your body, …

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Friday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time

Gospel mt 6:19-23

Jesus said to his disciples:
“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth,
where moth and decay destroy, and thieves break in and steal.
But store up treasures in heaven,
where neither moth nor decay destroys, nor thieves break in and steal.
For where your treasure is, there …

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Thursday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time

Gospel mt 6:7-15

Jesus said to his disciples:
“In praying, do not babble like the pagans,
who think that they will be heard because of their many words.
Do not be like them.
Your Father knows what you need before you ask him.

“This is how you are to pray:

‘Our Father who art in heaven,
hallowed …

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Wednesday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time

I live my life with this simple tenet- "There is no such thing as a coincidence!"  The Lord has shown me that plus it's FBI 101.  Today, I watched what was on the channel when I awakened and it turned out to be Joyce Meyer talking about how King Saul disobeyed God ISamuel 15:1 - 9 and God regret…

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Tuesday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time

Based on Matthew 5:43-48

Jesus said to his disciples:

"You have heard that it is said,

'You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.'

But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those that persecute you,

that you may be children of your heavenly Father,

for he makes his sun rise on…

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Monday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time

 

Based on Matthew 5:38-42-

Jesus said to his disciples:

"You have heard that it was said,

An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.

But I say to you, offer no resistance to one who is evil.  When someone strikes you on your right cheek, turn the other one to him as well.  If anyone wants …

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The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  He was with God in the beginning.  Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.  In him was life, and that life was the light of men.

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Saturday of the Tenth Week in Ordinary Time

 

 

 Saturday in the Tenth Week of Ordinary Time

 Based on Matthew 5:33-37: 

Jesus said to his disciples:

“You have heard that it was said to your ancestors,

Do not take a false oath,

But make good to the Lord all that you vow.  But I say to you, do not swear at all”

Not by h…

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Memorial of St. Anthony of Padua

 

 

St. Anthony of Padua (1195-1231), PATRON OF THE POOR & Doctor of the Church. He was a member of the religious order founded by St. Francis of Assisi, The Francisans.  Pope Gregory IX called him "The Ark of the Covenant" so powerful was his faith and canonized him in 1232.  Say this prayer to…

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Thursday of the Tenth Week in Ordinary Time

 

 

Based on Matthew 15: 20-26

Jesus said to his disciples:

“I tell you, unless your righteousness surpasses that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will not enter into the Kingdom of heaven.  You have heard that it was said to your ancestors, ‘You shall not kill; and whoever kills will …

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Memorial of St. Barnabas

Based on Matthew 5:17-19 Jesus said to his disciples: "Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets, I have come not to abolish but to fulfill. Amen, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or the smallest part of a letter will pass from the law, u…

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