No Miracle is Needed

August 4, 2017 Memorial of Saint John Vianney, Priest The Gospel Today Matthew 13:54-58 Jesus came to his native place and taught the people in their synagogue. They were astonished and said, "Where did this man get such wisdom and mighty deeds? Is he not the carpenter's son? Is not…

Treasure of my Life

August 2, 2017 Wednesday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time The Gospel Today Matthew 13:44-46 Jesus said to his disciples: "The Kingdom of heaven is like a treasure buried in a field, which a person finds and hides again, and out of joy goes and sells all that he…

Sown to be Good

August 1, 2017 Memorial of Saint Alphonsus Liguori, Bishop and Doctor of the Church The Gospel Today Matthew 13:36-43 Jesus dismissed the crowds and went into the house. His disciples approached him and said, "Explain to us the parable of the weeds in the field." He said in reply, "He…

The Best Offer

July 30, 2017 Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time The Gospel Today Matthew 13:44-52 Jesus said to his disciples: "The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure buried in a field, which a person finds and hides again, and out of joy goes and sells all that he has and buys…

The Power of Faith

July 29, 2017 Memorial of Saint Martha The Gospel Today John 11:19-27 Many of the Jews had come to Martha and Mary to comfort them about their brother [Lazarus, who had died]. When Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went to meet him; but Mary sat at home. Martha…

PRESENCE

July 26, 2017 Memorial of Saints Joachim and Anne, Parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary The Gospel Today Matthew 13:1-9 On that day, Jesus went out of the house and sat down by the sea. Such large crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat down,…

Servant Leader

July 25, 2017 Saturday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time The Gospel Today Matthew 20:20-28 The mother of the sons of Zebedee approached Jesus with her sons and did him homage, wishing to ask him for something. He said to her, "What do you wish?" She answered him, "Command…

The Demand for a Sign

July 24, 2017 Monday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time The Gospel Today Matthew Mt 12:38-42 Some of the scribes and Pharisees said to Jesus, "Teacher, we wish to see a sign from you." He said to them in reply, "An evil and unfaithful generation seeks a sign, but…