Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time - February 23, 2020

Posted by Team Missio on Feb 19, 2020 3:11:02 PM


Loving others, whoever they are...   

Reflections on the readings for the Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time (February 23, 2020): LV 19:1-2,17-18; PS 103:1-2,3-4,8,10,12-13; 1 COR 3:16-23; MT 5:38-48

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

In the Gospel for this final Sunday before Lent, Jesus is exhorting His disciples to understand the true meaning of love.

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Topics: homily helps, Ordinary Time

Chair of St. Peter - February 22, 2020

Posted by Team Missio on Feb 19, 2020 3:07:56 PM


Today we revere St. Peter as the first Vicar of Christ and recognize the authority of all the Popes who succeeded him  

Reflections on the readings for the Feast of the Chair of St. Peter (February 22, 2020): 1 PT 5:1-4; PS 23:1-3,4,5,6; MT 16:13-19

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

On this feast honoring the Chair of St. Peter, we venerate the man chosen by Christ to be the first leader of His Church on earth.

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Topics: homily helps, Ordinary Time, St. Peter, Pope Francis

Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time - February 16, 2020

Posted by Team Missio on Feb 10, 2020 3:09:49 PM

Taking time out to recognize everyday temptations – and ask God's help  

Reflections on the readings for the Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time (February 16, 2020): SIR 15:15-20; PS 119:1-2,4-5,17-18,33-34; 1COR 2:6-10; MT 5:17-37

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

Today’s readings call our attention to our relationship with God – and with one another.

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Topics: homily helps, Ordinary Time

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time - February 9, 2020

Posted by Team Missio on Feb 3, 2020 4:25:27 PM

God created us to be the light of His world  

Reflections on the readings for the Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time (February 9, 2020): IS 58:7-10; PS 112:4-5,6-7,8-9; 1 COR 2:1-5; MT 5:13-16

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

The New Testament readings for today speak about what it means to live a Christian life.

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Topics: homily helps, Ordinary Time

St. Paul Miki and Companions, Martyrs - February 6, 2020

Posted by Team Missio on Feb 3, 2020 4:20:54 PM

The martyrs we honor today imitated Christ through their faithful lives as well an in the manner of their death  

Reflections on the readings for the Memorial of St. Paul Miki and Companions (February 6, 2020): 1 KGS 2:1-4,10-12; 1 CHR 29:10,11-12; MK 6:7-13

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

Today we celebrate the 26 Martyrs of Japan. While Christianity had been introduced in that country earlier in the 16th century, less than 50 years later political leaders worried about the increasing influence of outsiders.

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Topics: homily helps, martyr, St. Paul Miki

Presentation of the Lord - February 2, 2020

Posted by Team Missio on Jan 27, 2020 2:33:53 PM

Looking for the Lord every day...  

Reflections on the readings for the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord (February 2, 2020): MAL 3:1-4; PS 24:7,8,9,10; HEB 2:14-18; LK 2:22-40

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

Today, forty days after Christmas, we celebrate the presentation of the Blessed Infant at the Temple in Jerusalem.

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Topics: homily helps, Ordinary Time, Presentation of the Lord, Anna, Simeon

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time - January 26, 2020

Posted by Team Missio on Jan 21, 2020 1:39:19 PM

Jesus called followers and traveled around Galilee showing His love and teaching His message of peace

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

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

As the Gospel reading opens today, Jesus learns that John the Baptist has been arrested, effectively ending his mission of preparing the way for Christ.

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Topics: homily helps, Ordinary Time

Conversion of St. Paul - January 25, 2020

Posted by Team Missio on Jan 21, 2020 1:34:55 PM

Changed – and helping change the world   

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

Today we honor St. Paul the Apostle as we recall his conversion from an enemy of Christ to His devout disciple.

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Topics: homily helps, St. Paul

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time - January 19, 2020

Posted by Team Missio on Jan 13, 2020 12:42:11 PM

'A light to the nations...'   

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

On this Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, we contemplate Jesus in the early days of His mission to His fellow Jews – and the world.

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Topics: homily helps, Ordinary Time

Baptism of the Lord - January 12, 2020

Posted by Team Missio on Jan 6, 2020 9:05:00 AM

When we reflect on and venerate the Lord’s Baptism, we can better appreciate our own  

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

As we honor the Baptism of Jesus, we enter into the days of Ordinary Time that continue until Lent.

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Topics: homily helps, Baptism of the Lord, Baptism

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