Third Sunday in Ordinary Time - January 26, 2020

Posted by Team Missio on Jan 21, 2020 1:28:43 PM

 

Live our lives in – and as – His light   

Reflections on the readings for the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time (January 26, 2020): IS 8:23–9:3; PS 27:1,4,13-14; 1 COR 1:10-13,17; MT 4:12-23

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On this Third Sunday of Ordinary Time, both the Old Testament and the Gospel readings emphasize that God will bless His people who have known darkness and hardship with both light and joy.

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Topics: Scripture reflection, Ordinary Time

Conversion of St. Paul - January 25, 2020

Posted by Team Missio on Jan 21, 2020 1:24:42 PM

 

Leaving our old selves behind... like St. Paul   

Reflections on the readings for the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul  (January 25, 2020): ACTS 22:3-16; PS 117:1,2; MK 16:15-18

MISSIO offers “Mission In Scripture” to nurture a missionary heart, providing reflections on the missionary themes in the readings of Sundays, Feast Days and Holy Days

Most adults who choose to become followers of Christ take time to discern their desire for conversion. But for St. Paul, then known as Saul, it started with a bolt from the blue.

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Topics: Scripture reflection, St. Paul

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time - January 19, 2020

Posted by Team Missio on Jan 13, 2020 12:38:41 PM

 

The opportunity to help others encounter Christ...  

Reflections on the readings for the Second Sunday in Ordinary Time  (January 19, 2020): IS 49:3,5-6; PS 40:2,4,7-8,8-9,10; 1 COR 1:1-3; JN 1:29-34

MISSIO offers “Mission In Scripture” to nurture a missionary heart, providing reflections on the missionary themes in the readings of Sundays, Feast Days and Holy Days

The very first chapter of the Gospel according to John the Evangelist emphasizes the role that John the Baptist played in preparing for the coming of the Messiah – and in his recognition of Jesus as that person.

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Topics: Scripture reflection, Ordinary Time

Baptism of the Lord - January 12, 2020

Posted by Team Missio on Jan 6, 2020 9:00:00 AM

 

Time to reflect on the Good News He reveals...  

Reflections on the readings for the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord  (January 12, 2020): IS 42:1-4; PS 29:1-2,3-4,9-10; ACTS 10:31-38; MT 3:13-17

MISSIO offers “Mission In Scripture” to nurture a missionary heart, providing reflections on the missionary themes in the readings of Sundays, Feast Days and Holy Days

The Baptism of the Lord has long been revered by Christians for its significance in the history of salvation.

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Topics: Scripture reflection, Baptism of the Lord, Baptism

The Epiphany of the Lord - January 5, 2020

Posted by Team Missio on Dec 30, 2019 9:15:00 AM

 

Celebrating the Magi today...  

Reflections on the readings for The Epiphany of the Lord (January 5, 2020): IS 60:1-6; PS 72:1-2,7-8,10-11,12-13; EPH 3:2-3,5-6; MT 2:1-12

MISSIO offers “Mission In Scripture” to nurture a missionary heart, providing reflections on the missionary themes in the readings of Sundays, Feast Days and Holy Days

The Epiphany of the Lord is generally considered the end of the Christmas season.

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Topics: Scripture reflection, Three Kings, Little Christmas, Epiphany

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton - January 4, 2020

Posted by Team Missio on Dec 30, 2019 9:05:00 AM

 

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton turned her life over to Christ and let Him use her to help build a young American nation  

Reflections on the readings for the Memorial of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton  (January 4, 2020): 1 JN 3:7-10; PS 98:1,7-8,9; JN 1:35-42

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Founder of the first religious order of women in America; founder of the first parish school in America, founder of the first Catholic home for orphaned children in America – this is St. Elizabeth Ann Seton.

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Topics: Scripture reflection, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

Mary, Mother of God - January 1, 2020

Posted by Team Missio on Dec 30, 2019 9:00:00 AM

 

Let us thank our Lord for the beautiful gift of His mother – who is now our own  

Reflections on the readings for The Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God (January 1, 2020): NM 6:22-27; PS 67:2-3,5,6,8; GAL 4:4-7; LK 2:16-21

MISSIO offers “Mission In Scripture” to nurture a missionary heart, providing reflections on the missionary themes in the readings of Sundays, Feast Days and Holy Days

On this first day of the New Year, we venerate Mary as the Mother of God.

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Topics: Scripture reflection, Mary Mother of God, Blessed Virgin Mary, New Year's Day

Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph - December 29, 2019

Posted by Team Missio on Dec 23, 2019 1:11:59 PM

 

Today we thank God for the gift of the Holy Family that we can embrace as our example  

Reflections on the readings for The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph (December 29, 2019): SIR 3:2-6,12-14; PS 128:1-2,3,4-5; COL 3:12-21; MT 2:13-15,19-23

MISSIO offers “Mission In Scripture” to nurture a missionary heart, providing reflections on the missionary themes in the readings of Sundays, Feast Days and Holy Days

As we move from the celebration of Christmas to the New Year, this lovely day venerating the Holy Family helps us focus our attention on our personal relationship with God and with our loved ones.

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Topics: Scripture reflection, Holy Family, Jesus, Mary and Joseph

Holy Innocents - December 28, 2019

Posted by Team Missio on Dec 23, 2019 1:08:23 PM

 

In recalling the Holy Innocents, let us commit ourselves to helping all families who endure the loss of a loved one   

Reflections on the readings for the Feast of the Holy Innocents (December 28, 2019): 1 JN 1:5–2:2; PS 124:2-3,4-5,7-8; MT 2:13-18

MISSIO offers “Mission In Scripture” to nurture a missionary heart, providing reflections on the missionary themes in the readings of Sundays, Feast Days and Holy Days

Today we revere the Holy Innocents who suffered martyrdom.

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Topics: Scripture reflection, Holy Innocents

St. John - December 27, 2019

Posted by Team Missio on Dec 23, 2019 1:04:27 PM

 

Responding like St. John...   

Reflections on the readings for the Feast of St. John (December 27, 2019): 1 JN 1:1-4; PS 97:1-2,5-6,11-12; JN 20:1,2-8

MISSIO offers “Mission In Scripture” to nurture a missionary heart, providing reflections on the missionary themes in the readings of Sundays, Feast Days and Holy Days

As we celebrate the feast of St. John the Apostle, we honor the writer of one of the Gospels, the Book of Revelation, and three letters.

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Topics: Scripture reflection, St. John

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