For God’s Greater Glory

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July 31, 2017 Memorial of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, Priest The Gospel Today Matthew 13:31-35 Jesus proposed a parable to the crowds. “The Kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that a person took and sowed in a field. It is the smallest of all the seeds, yet when full-grown it is the largest […]

The Best Offer

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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 that field. Again, the kingdom […]

The Power of Faith

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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 said to Jesus, “Lord, if […]

PRESENCE

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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, and the whole crowd stood […]

Servant Leader

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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 that these two sons of […]

The Demand for a Sign

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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 no sign will be given […]

From weed to wheat

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July 23, 2017 Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time The Gospel Today Matthew 13:24-43 Jesus proposed another parable to the crowds, saying: “The kingdom of heaven may be likened to a man who sowed good seed in his field. While everyone was asleep his enemy came and sowed weeds all through the wheat, and then went […]

“CALLED BY NAME”

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July 20, 2017 Feast of Saint Mary Magdalene The Gospel Today John 20:1-2, 11-18 On the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early in the morning, while it was still dark, and saw the stone removed from the tomb. So she ran and went to Simon Peter and to the […]

Merciful Sacrifice Missed

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July 21, 2017 Friday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time The Gospel Today Matthew 12:1-8 Jesus was going through a field of grain on the sabbath. His disciples were hungry and began to pick the heads of grain and eat them. When the Pharisees saw this, they said to him, “See, your disciples are […]

“The Yoke That Frees”

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July 20, 2017 Thursday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time The Gospel Today Matthew 11:28-30 Jesus said: “Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart; and you will find […]