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Feast of St. Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist ~ September 21, 2021

Posted by Team Missio on Sep 14, 2021 12:38:53 PM

Two words changed the life of St. Matthew

Reflections on the readings for the Feast of St. Matthew (September 21, 2021): 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. 

“With all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another through love,striving to preserve the unity of the spirit through the bond of peace.”  (Ephesians 4:2-3)  

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Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ September 19, 2021

Posted by Team Missio on Sep 14, 2021 11:53:24 AM

To be a sincere disciple of Jesus, we must show our faith in love for others as well as for God

Reflections on the readings for the Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time (September 19, 2021): WIS 2:12,17-20; PS 54:3-4,5,6,9; JAS 3:16 – 4:3; MK 9:30-37

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

“Whoever receives one child such as this in my name, receives me; and whoever receives me, receives not me but the One who sent me.”  (Mark 9:37)    

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Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross ~ September 14, 2021

Posted by Team Missio on Sep 8, 2021 9:57:04 AM

‘Christ Jesus … humbled Himself, becoming obedient to death, even death on a cross’ (Philippians 2:6, 8)

Reflections on the readings for the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross (September 14, 2021): 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 cross that at one time was the symbol of a cruel and ignominious death has come to be the very symbol of Christian belief.   

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Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ September 12, 2021

Posted by Team Missio on Sep 8, 2021 9:21:21 AM

Today we hear vital Scripture messages about faith and living out each day as a true follower of Christ

Reflections on the readings for the Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time (September 12, 2021): IS 50:5-9; PS 116:1-2,3-4,5-6,8-9; JAS 2:14-18; MK 8:27-35

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

Our Lord expects us to venerate and spread His mercy, not in making miracles happen, but in simply sharing that same mercy with others.   

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Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary ~ September 8, 2021

Posted by Team Missio on Sep 1, 2021 10:30:04 AM

Today we celebrate the feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary’s birth – a true gift to the whole world

Reflections on the readings for the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (September 8, 2021): 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. 

In the Byzantine liturgy, there is a lovely reference to Mary’s birth: “Today God welcomes on earth the holy throne which He had prepared for Himself...”   

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Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ September 5, 2021

Posted by Team Missio on Sep 1, 2021 10:07:20 AM

Let us allow ourselves to ‘be opened’ 

Reflections on the readings for the Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time (September 5, 2021): IS 35:4-7; PS 146:6-7,8-9,9-10; JAS 2:1-5; MK 7:31-37

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

Through original sin our souls became splintered and self-absorbed. But God never abandoned us.   

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Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ August 29, 2021

Posted by Team Missio on Aug 24, 2021 10:50:58 AM

Love God by loving our neighbors…  

Reflections on the readings for the Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time (August 29, 2021): DT 4:1-,6-8; PS 15:2-3,3-4,4-5; JAS 1:17-18,21-22,27; MK 7:1-8,14-15,21-23

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

As followers of Jesus, we, too, are asked to embrace all that our Redeemer wants from us each day. In accepting the profound and divine gift of faith we must realize that God desires us to grow ever closer to Him.   

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Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ August 22, 2021

Posted by Team Missio on Aug 17, 2021 10:47:59 AM

Today we contemplate again how Christ desires to share Himself with us – Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity  

Reflections on the readings for the Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time (August 22, 2021): JOS 24:1-2,15,18; PS 34:2-3,16-17,18-19,20-21; EPH 5:21-32; JN 6:60-69

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

Faith is a gift from the Father. We can choose to embrace it, but we cannot create it for ourselves.  

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Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary ~ August 15, 2021

Posted by Team Missio on Aug 10, 2021 5:29:00 PM

The unique role Mary played and continues to play in the salvation of the world  

Reflections on the readings for the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (August 15, 2021): REV 11:19;12:1-6;10; PS 45:10,11,12,14; 1 COR 15:20-27; LK 1:39-56

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

Jesus is the Anointed one, the King of the Universe, and our Redeemer. He has given His own mother to us for our own.  

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Memorial of St. Maximilian Kolbe, Priest and Martyr ~ August 14, 2021

Posted by Team Missio on Aug 10, 2021 5:11:08 PM

 

St. Maximilian served and praised God with his entire life

Reflections on the readings for the Memorial of St. Maximilian Kolbe (August 14, 2021): JOS 24:14-29; PS 16:1-2,5,7-8,11; MT 19:13-15

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

He later took the name Maximilian Maria and was ordained in 1918... He was beatified in 1971 and canonized in 1982.  

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