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Feast of St. Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist - September 21, 2020

Posted by Team Missio on Sep 15, 2020 4:37:49 PM


In St. Matthew we find someone who found hope and healing in Christ     
  

Reflections on the readings for the Feast of St. Matthew (September 21, 2020): EPH 4:1-7,11-13; PS 19:2-3,4-5; MT 9:9-13 

MISSIO offers “Preaching Mission,” as a homily help, providing connections to mission from the readings of Sundays, Feast Days and Holy Days. 

Matthew is a man of means, but he is also traitor to his people and, very likely, guilty of extortion... 

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Topics: homily helps, Lent, Easter, Resurrection

Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time - September 20, 2020

Posted by Team Missio on Sep 15, 2020 3:34:59 PM



In the kingdom of heaven, God’s way prevails...      
 

Reflections on the readings for the Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time (September 20, 2020): IS 55:6-9; PS 145:2-3,8-9; 17-18; PHIL 1:20-24,27; MT 20:1-16

MISSIO offers “Preaching Mission,” as a homily help, providing connections to mission from the readings of Sundays, Feast Days and Holy Days. 

We tend to calculate things on a personal scale of what is fair, and it may or may not be the same as other people.

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Topics: homily helps, Lent, Easter, Resurrection

Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross - September 14, 2020

Posted by Team Missio on Sep 8, 2020 4:06:34 PM


“God so loved the world that He gave His only Son”     
  

Reflections on the readings for the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross (September 14, 2020): NM 21:4-9; PS 78:1-2,34-35,36-37,38; PHIL 2:6-11; JN 3:13-17 

MISSIO offers “Preaching Mission,” as a homily help, providing connections to mission from the readings of Sundays, Feast Days and Holy Days. 

The followers of our Lord in the early centuries of the Church knew the cross primarily as a torturous form of capital punishment employed by the Romans. Over time, theyadopted it as the sign of salvation... 

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Topics: homily helps, Lent, Easter, Resurrection

Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time - September 13, 2020

Posted by Team Missio on Sep 8, 2020 3:23:47 PM



God’s mercy is overflowing and limitless      
 

Reflections on the readings for the Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time (September 13, 2020): SIR 27:30–28:7; PS 103:1-2,3-4,9-10,11-12; ROM 14:7-9; MT 18:21-35

MISSIO offers “Preaching Mission,” as a homily help, providing connections to mission from the readings of Sundays, Feast Days and Holy Days. 

“Peter approached Jesus and asked Him, ‘Lord, if my brother sins against me, how often must I forgive? As many as seven times?’ Jesus answered, ‘I say to you, not seven times but seventy-seven times’” (Matthew 18:21-22).

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Topics: homily helps, Lent, Easter, Resurrection

Memorial of St. Peter Claver, Priest - September 9, 2020

Posted by Team Missio on Sep 1, 2020 5:14:59 PM


He recognized and loved them as God’s children, and as his own brothers and sisters    
  

Reflections on the readings for the Memorial of St. Peter Claver (September 9, 2020): 1 COR 7:25-31; PS 45:11-12,14-15,16-17; LK 6:20-26 

MISSIO offers “Preaching Mission,” as a homily help, providing connections to mission from the readings of Sundays, Feast Days and Holy Days. 

In today’s Gospel, we hear Jesus tell His disciples about the Beatitudes: “Blessed are you who are poor, for the Kingdom of God is yours. 

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Topics: homily helps, Lent, Easter, Resurrection

Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary - September 8, 2020

Posted by Team Missio on Sep 1, 2020 4:40:12 PM


The nativity of Mary invites us to rejoice in her whole life    
  

Reflections on the readings for the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (September 8, 2020): MI 5:1-4; PS 13:6; MT 1:1-16,18-23 

MISSIO offers “Preaching Mission,” as a homily help, providing connections to mission from the readings of Sundays, Feast Days and Holy Days. 

The Gospel reading for today speaks of Mary in relation to her Son. 

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Topics: homily helps, Lent, Easter, Resurrection

Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time - September 6, 2020

Posted by Team Missio on Sep 1, 2020 2:54:22 PM



God will certainly answer us...      
 

Reflections on the readings for the Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time (September 6, 2020): EZ 33:7-9; PS 95:1-2,6-7,8-9; ROM 13:8-10; 2 COR 5:19; MT 18:15-20

MISSIO offers “Preaching Mission,” as a homily help, providing connections to mission from the readings of Sundays, Feast Days and Holy Days. 

Christ must be the center of our prayer. If we gather asking for what is good and holy and we entrust ourselves to God’s will and grace.

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Topics: homily helps, Lent, Easter, Resurrection

Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time - August 30, 2020

Posted by Team Missio on Aug 25, 2020 4:14:39 PM



Putting on the mind of God...      
 

Reflections on the readings for the Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time (August 30, 2020): JER 20:7-9; PS 63:2,3-4,5-6,8-9; ROM 12:1-2; MT 16:21-27

MISSIO offers “Preaching Mission,” as a homily help, providing connections to mission from the readings of Sundays, Feast Days and Holy Days. 

“Whoever wishes to come after Me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow Me. For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it. What profit would there be for one to gain the whole world and forfeit his life?” (Matthew 16:24-26)

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Topics: homily helps, Lent, Easter, Resurrection

Memorial of the Passion of St. John the Baptist - August 29, 2020

Posted by Team Missio on Aug 25, 2020 4:00:40 PM


Giving ourselves over to His will...    
  

Reflections on the readings for the Memorial of the Passion of St. John the Baptist (August 29, 2020): 1 COR 1:26-31; PS 33:12-13,18-19,20-21; MK 6:17-29

MISSIO offers “Preaching Mission,” as a homily help, providing connections to mission from the readings of Sundays, Feast Days and Holy Days. 

John the Baptist had a unique role in preparing the way for the long-awaited Messiah among the Jewish people. 

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Topics: homily helps, Lent, Easter, Resurrection

Feast of St. Bartholomew, Apostle - August 24, 2020

Posted by Team Missio on Aug 18, 2020 5:01:03 PM


Chosen to follow Him, to spread the Good News...    
 

Reflections on the readings for the Feast of St. Bartholomew (August 24, 2020): RV 21:9-14; PS 145:10-11,12-13,17-18; JN 1:45-51

MISSIO offers “Preaching Mission,” as a homily help, providing connections to mission from the readings of Sundays, Feast Days and Holy Days. 

Like so many of us, Bartholomew made a snap judgment based on his bias, whether personal or based on the attitudes of those around him. 

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Topics: homily helps, Lent, Easter, Resurrection

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