St. Matthias - May 14, 2019

Posted by Team Missio on May 13, 2019 3:08:29 PM


Being open to what God asks us this day 

Reflections on the readings for the Feast of St. Matthias, Apostle (May 14, 2019): ACTS 1:15-17,20-26; PS 113:1-2,3-4,5-6,7-8; JN 15:9-17

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Today we honor St. Matthias who was selected to become an Apostle after Judas Iscariot betrayed Jesus and died by his own hand.

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Fourth Sunday of Easter - May 12, 2019

Posted by Team Missio on May 6, 2019 9:46:25 AM


The message of salvation... 

Reflections on the readings for the Fourth Sunday of Easter (May 12, 2019): ACTS 13:14,43-52; PS 100:1-2,3,5; REV 7:9,14-17; JN 10:27-30 

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On this Sunday we find Paul and Barnabas preaching the word of God in a synagogue in Antioch. By the following Sabbath, they drew nearly the whole city to hear their message. 

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Third Sunday of Easter - May 5, 2019

Posted by Team Missio on May 3, 2019 2:15:36 PM


Jesus will always offer us a second chance (and more!) if we return to Him in love and contrition

Reflections on the readings for the Third Sunday of Easter (May 5, 2019): ACTS 5:27-32,40-41; PS 30:2,4,5-6,11-12,13; REV 5:11-14; JN 21:1-19 

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Since the night Jesus was arrested and Peter denied Him three times, this Apostle who had been singled out to become the rock of the Church must have been overwhelmed with remorse.

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SS. Philip and James - May 3, 2019

Posted by Team Missio on May 3, 2019 2:12:31 PM


SS. Philip and James followed Jesus and then led others to Him...

Reflections on the readings for the Feast of SS. Philip and James (May 3, 2019): 1 COR 15:1-8; PS 19:2-3,4-5; JN 14:6-14 

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Today we celebrate the lives of two of the Twelve: St. Philip and St. James. Philip, a fisherman and native of Bethsaida like Peter and Andrew, is mentioned in the Gospels a few times.

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St. Joseph the Worker - May 1, 2019

Posted by Team Missio on May 1, 2019 5:59:26 AM


Honoring all who work...

Reflections on the readings for the Wednesday of the Second Week of Easter – St. Joseph the Worker (May 1, 2019): ACTS 5:17-26; PS 34:2-3,4-5,6-7,8-9; JN 3:16-21 

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Today we venerate St. Joseph, the husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary and foster-father of Jesus Christ, in a particular way as the patron of workers. This feast honors the dignity of all whose honest work supplies the livelihood of men and women and those who depend on them. 

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Second Sunday of Easter (Divine Mercy Sunday) - April 28, 2019

Posted by Team Missio on Apr 22, 2019 5:40:50 PM


Gifts of peace, mercy...and new life

Reflections on the readings for the Second Sunday of Divine Mercy (April 28, 2019): ACTS 5:12-16; PS 118:2-4,13-15,22-24; REV 1:9-11,12-13,17-19; JN 20:19-31

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On this Sunday after we celebrated the Resurrection of the Lord, the Gospel reveals Him as He encountered His Apostles.

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Easter Sunday (Easter  Day) - April 21, 2019

Posted by Team Missio on Apr 15, 2019 5:32:47 PM


Looking back at Christ's Resurrection...and to our own

Reflections on the readings for The Resurrection of the Lord—The Mass of Easter Day (April 21, 2019): ACTS 10:34,37-43; PS 116:1-2,16-17,22-23; COL 3:1-4; JN 20:1-9

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As we listen to the liturgical readings for this Easter Sunday, we contemplate the rising of Jesus from the dead.

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Easter Vigil - April 20, 2019

Posted by Team Missio on Apr 15, 2019 5:28:43 PM


The night that broke the prison bars of death

Reflections on the readings for The Resurrection of the Lord at the Easter Vigil in the Holy Night of Easter (April 20, 2019): GN 1:1—2:2; PS 104:1-2,5-6,10,12,13-14,24,35; GN 22:1-18; PS 16:5,8,9-10,11; EX 14:15—15:1; EX 15:1-2,3-4,5-6,17-18; IS 54:5-14; PS 30:2,4,5-6,11-12,13; IS 55:1-11; IS 12:2-3,4,5-6; BAR 3:9-15,32—4:4; PS 19:8,9,10,11; EZ 36:16-17,18-28;PS 42:3,5; 43:3,4; ROM 6:3-11; LK 24:1-12

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Light and Word, Baptism and Eucharist… After the forty somber days of Lent and the three profound days of the Triduum, we meet at this Holy Vigil with the glory of God bursting out of the darkness of the tomb.

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Good Friday - April 19, 2019

Posted by Team Missio on Apr 15, 2019 5:24:58 PM


The Son of God did everything He said, everything He promised

Reflections on the readings for Good Friday of the Lord’s Passion (April 19, 2019): IS 52:13—53:12; PS 31:2,6,12-13,15-16,17,25; HEB 4:14-16; 5:7-9; JN 18:1—19:42

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And so we have arrived at Good Friday, when we look back on the day Jesus died.

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Holy Thursday - April 18, 2019

Posted by Team Missio on Apr 15, 2019 5:21:48 PM


“I have given you a model to follow”

Reflections on the readings for Holy Thursday – Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper (April 18, 2019): EX 12:1-8,11-14; PS 116:12-13,15-16,17-18; 1COR 11:23-26; JN 13:1-15

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At this celebration of the Mass of the Lord’s Supper we revere several extraordinary events that took place at the Passover meal that Jesus and His Apostles shared.

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