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Blog posts February 2015

Thursday of the First Week of Lent

Gospel                  Matthew 7:7-12

Jesus said to his disciples:
“Ask and it will be given to you;
seek and you will find;
knock and the door will be opened to you.
For everyone who asks, receives; and the one who seeks, finds;
and to the one who knocks, the door wi…

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Wednesday of the First Week of Lent

Gospel                          Luke 11:29-32

While still more people gathered in the crowd, Jesus said to them,
“This generation is an evil generation;
it seeks a sign, but no sign will be given it,
except the sign of Jonah.
Just as Jonah became a sign …

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Tuesday of the First Week of Lent

The Holy Gospel of Matthew 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:

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Monday of the First Week of Lent

Gospel            Matthew 25:31-46

Jesus said to his disciples:
“When the Son of Man comes in his glory,
and all the angels with him,
he will sit upon his glorious throne,
and all the nations will be assembled before him.
And he will separate them one from another,
as a…

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First Sunday of Lent

Verse Before the Gospel                       Matthew 4:4b

One does not live on bread alone,
but on every word that comes forth from the mouth of God.

Gospel                                       Mark 1:12-15

The Spirit drove …

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Saturday After Ash Wednesday

Gospel                                               Luke 5:27- 32

Jesus saw a tax collector named Levi sitting at the customs post.
He said to him, “Follow me.”
And leaving everything behind, he got up and followed him.
Then Levi g…

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Friday After Ash Wednesday

Gospel                     Matthew 9:14-15

The disciples of John approached Jesus and said,
“Why do we and the Pharisees fast much,
but your disciples do not fast?”
Jesus answered them, “Can the wedding guests mourn
as long as the bridegroom is with them?

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Thursday After Ash Wednesday

Gospel                         Luke 9:22 - 25

Jesus said to his disciples:
“The Son of Man must suffer greatly and be rejected
by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes,
and be killed and on the third day be raised.”

Then he said to all,
“If …

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Ash Wednesday

The Gospel of Matthew 6:1-6, 16 - 18


Good Deeds in Secret

Give in Secret

Pray to your Heavenly Father in Secret

Fast in Secret

Your Father who sees in Secret will repay you.

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Shrove Tuesday

Mark 8:11-13

:18 "Having eyes, do you not see?  And having ears, do you not hear?  And do you not remember? (Reference to feeding thousands with just a few bread and fish.)

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Monday of the Sixth Week in Ordinary Time

Mark 8:11-13

:12 Jesus sighed deeply in His Spirit, and said, "Why does this generation seek a sign? Assuredly, I say to you, no sign shall be given to this generation."

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The Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

The Gospel of Mark 1:40-45

Jesus is forced to go to deserted places because everyone is revealing who is healing them, making it impossible to enter the cities.

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Saturday of the Fifth Week in Ordinary Time

The Gospel of Mark 8:1-10

In those days when there again was a great crowd without anything to eat,
Jesus summoned the disciples and said,
“My heart is moved with pity for the crowd,
because they have been with me now for three days
and have nothing to eat.
If I send them away hungry t…

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Friday of the Fifth Week in Ordinary Time

The Holy Gospel of Mark 7:31-37

...He put his finger into the man’s ears
and, spitting, touched his tongue;
then he looked up to heaven and groaned, and said to him,
Ephphatha!” (that is, “Be opened!”)
And immediately the man’s ears were opened,
his speech impediment was rem…

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Thursday of the Fifthe Week in Ordinary Time

:27 Jesus said  to a Syrophoenician Greek woman , "Let the children be fed first.  For it is not right to take the food of the children and throw it to the dogs,"after she asked Him to release her daughter from demon possession.

:28 "Lord," she replied, "even dogs under the table eat the ch…

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Wednesday of the Fifth Week in Ordinary Time

The Holy Gospel of Mark 7:14-23   King James

:14...When He had called all the multitude to Him, He said to them, "Hear Me, everyone and understand:

:15 There is nothing that enters a man from outside which can defile him, but the things which come out of him, those are the things that defile…

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Memorial of Saint Scholastica, Virgin

In Mark 7:6 Jesus answers annoyed Pharisses, "Well, did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written,:

:7 'This people honors Me with their lips, But their heart is far from Me and in vain they worship me, Teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.'

:8 "For laying aside the commandm…

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Monday of the Fifth Week in Ordinary Time

In today's Gospel, Mark 6:53-56 it mentioned Jesus and His entourage crossing to the "other side", which was the gentile side and the eastern side of the Sea of Galilee.  It was a true hardship for the Jewish crowds to follow Him there because Kosher food was not available and they had to pay travel…

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Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time


Based on the Gospel of Mark 1:29-39

:33...the whole city was gathered together at the door...(of Simon & Andrew's) and Jesus cured them all...:35 before daylight He a solitary place; and there He prayed.

His disciples found Him and said,"Everyone is looking for you!"


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Saturday of the Fourth Week in Ordinary Time


Jesus wanted to reward the Apostles for working hard and said to them, "Come away by yourselves to a deserted place and rest awhile."

Leaving the crowds behind they crossed the sea but the people figured out where they were going and met  them. Jesus felt compassion for these sheep seeking …

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