Christmas Eve - December 24, 2019

Posted by Team Missio on Dec 23, 2019 1:16:14 PM


Mary and Joseph arrived in Bethlehem...and the world changes forever...   

Reflections on the readings for the Nativity of the Lord at the Vigil Mass (December 24, 2019): IS 62:1-5; PS 89:4-5,16-17,27,29; ACTS 13:16-17,22-25; MT 1:1-25

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

We Catholics welcome Christmas with the Vigil Mass, often, although not always celebrated at midnight.

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Fourth Sunday of Advent - December 22, 2019

Posted by Team Missio on Dec 16, 2019 12:08:57 PM


It's almost time...  

Reflections on the readings for the Fourth Sunday of Advent (December 22, 2019): IS 7:10-14; PS 24:1-2,3-4,5-6; ROM 1:1-7; MT 1:18-24

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

Through each of the readings on this last Sunday of the Advent season, we contemplate the identity of the Holy Child who is about to live among His people.

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Third Sunday in Advent (Gaudete Sunday) - December 15, 2019

Posted by Team Missio on Dec 9, 2019 3:18:13 PM


“Rejoice in the Lord always” 

Reflections on the readings for the Third Sunday of Advent (December 15, 2019): IS 35:1-8,10; PS 146:6-7,8-9,9-10; JAS 5:7-10; MT 11:2-11

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 the imprisoned John the Baptist sending word to Jesus through his own disciples.

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Topics: homily helps, Third Sunday of Advent, Gaudete Sunday

Our Lady of Guadalupe - December 12, 2019

Posted by Team Missio on Dec 9, 2019 3:15:12 PM


A reminder of Mary's love and God's mercy for all... especially those in greatest need  

Reflections on the readings for the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe (December 12, 2019): ZEC 2:14-17; RV 11:19;12:1-6,10; Judith 13:18,19; LK 1:26-38

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

On this feast we show our reverence for Our Lady of Guadalupe, patron of the Americas.

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Topics: homily helps, Mary Mother of God, Our Lady of Guadalupe

Immaculate Conception - December 9, 2019

Posted by Team Missio on Dec 2, 2019 3:18:17 PM


God's great generosity to Mary...and all His children 

Reflections on the readings for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary (December 9, 2019): GN 3:9-15,20; PS 98:1,2-3,3-4; EPH 1:3-6,11-12; LK 1:26-38

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

On this holy day venerating the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we honor God’s special gift to her – and to the world.

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Second Sunday in Advent - December 8, 2019

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


John the Baptist’s words are still a vital call to each of us today 

Reflections on the readings for the Second Sunday of Advent (December 8, 2019): IS 11:1-10; PS 72:1-2,7-8,12-13,17; ROM 15:4-9; MT 3:1-12

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

This Sunday, as we enter more deeply into the Advent season, we think about our own preparation for the celebration of Jesus’ birth.

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St. Francis Xavier - December 3, 2019

Posted by Team Missio on Dec 2, 2019 2:57:41 PM


Halfway around the world...  

Reflections on the readings for the Memorial of St. Francis Xavier (December 3, 2019): IS 11:1-10; PS 72:1-2,7-8,12-13,17; LK 10:21-24

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

Today we honor St. Francis Xavier who, along with St. Ignatius Loyola, was one of the founders of the Society of Jesus.

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Topics: homily helps, St. Francis Xavier, Patron of the Missions

First Sunday in Advent - December 1, 2019

Posted by Team Missio on Nov 25, 2019 11:55:15 AM


During Advent, we prepare to welcome Jesus at Christmas – and at the end of the world 

Reflections on the readings for the First Sunday of Advent (December 1, 2019): IS 2:1-5; PS 122:1-2,3-4,4-5,6-7,8-9; ROM 13:11-14; MT 24:37-44 

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

On this first day of Advent, we prepare ourselves for the coming of the Son of God. 

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St. Andrew - November 30, 2019

Posted by Team Missio on Nov 25, 2019 11:10:46 AM


St. Andrew willingly left behind his nets... 

Reflections on the readings for the Feast of St. Andrew (November 30, 2019): ROM 10:9-18; PS 19:8,9,10,11; MT 4:18-22 

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

Today we honor St. Andrew who is honored in the Eastern Church as the Protoclete, or first-called among the Apostles. 

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Thanksgiving Day - November 28, 2019

Posted by Team Missio on Nov 25, 2019 10:56:52 AM


Thanking God and those generous to us... 

Reflections on the readings for Thanksgiving Day (November 28, 2019): SIR 50:22-24; PS 145:2-3,4-5,6-7,8-9,10-11; 1 COR 1:3-9; LK 17:11-19 

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

On this Thanksgiving Day, we join together with loved ones and all in America in celebrating this beloved national holiday. 

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Topics: homily helps, Thanksgiving

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