Second Sunday of Lent - March 17, 2019

Posted by Team Missio on Mar 11, 2019 8:35:12 AM


An epiphany, an exodus and the revelation of God’s Beloved Son…  

Reflections on the readings for the Second Sunday of Lent (March 17, 2019): GN 15:5-12,17-18; PS 27:1,7-8,8-9,13-14; PHIL 3:17 – 4:1; LK 9:28-36 

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

Today we hear the story of the Transfiguration of Christ when the Apostles who knew and loved Him best saw Him revealed in His divine glory.

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First Sunday of Lent - March 10, 2019

Posted by Team Missio on Mar 4, 2019 4:23:03 PM


The devil lies and tries to lure Jesus, but He trusts the Father... 

Reflections on the readings for the First Sunday of Lent (March 10, 2019): DT 26:4-10; PS 91:1-2,10-11,12-13,14-15; ROM 10:8-13; LK 4:1-13 

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 Sunday of Lent we meet Jesus just as He finishes a period of fasting and prayer. He is physically weakened and the devil makes his move – he will tempt Jesus into betraying His Father’s will.

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Ash Wednesday - March 6, 2019

Posted by Team Missio on Mar 4, 2019 4:15:00 PM


Lent is a time to change for the future – for always 

Reflections on the readings for Ash Wednesday (March 6, 2019): JL 2:12-18; PS 51:3-4,5-6,12-13,14,17; 2COR 5:20 – 6:2; MT 6:1-6,16-18 

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

As we begin this Lenten season, Catholics around the world go to church to have our foreheads marked with ashes because we need to be reminded that we are dust and to dust we will return. 

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Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time - March 3, 2019

Posted by Team Missio on Feb 25, 2019 11:23:13 AM


Asking for help... 

Reflections on the readings for the Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time (March 3, 2019): SIR 27:4-7; PS 92:2-3,13-14,15-16; 1COR 15:54-58; LK 6:39-45 

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

More than once, Jesus spoke out against hypocrites.

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Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time - February 24, 2019

Posted by Team Missio on Feb 18, 2019 4:28:14 PM


Who are we to withhold God's mercy?  

Reflections on the readings for the Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time (February 24, 2019): 1SM 26:2,7-9,12-13,22-23; PS 103:1-2,3-4,6,8,10,12-13; 1COR 15:45-49; LK 6:27-38 

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

The Gospel for this Sunday continues Jesus’ sermon on the plain.

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Chair of St. Peter - February 22, 2019

Posted by Team Missio on Feb 18, 2019 4:22:39 PM


The Keys of the Kingdom... 

Reflections on the readings for the Feast of the Chair of St. Peter (February 22, 2019): 1PT 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. 

Today we honor the authority of the Church as represented by the Chair of St. Peter.

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Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time - February 17, 2019

Posted by Team Missio on Feb 11, 2019 1:59:33 PM


Turning our usual way of looking at life upside down... 

Reflections on the readings for the Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time (February 17, 2019): JER 17:5-8; PS 1:1-2,3,4,6; 1COR 15:12,16-20; LK 6:17,20-26 

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

Today’s Gospel according to St. Luke offers the important message of Christ’s sermon on the plain.

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Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time - February 10, 2019

Posted by Team Missio on Feb 4, 2019 4:09:47 PM


Words of Hope and a Miracle... 

Reflections on the readings for the Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time (February 10, 2019): IS 6:1-2,3-8; PS 135:1-2,2-3,4-5,7-8; 1COR 15:1-11; LK 5:1-11 

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

The story of the encounter of Jesus with His earliest disciples is rich in meaning for all of us. 

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Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time - February 3, 2019

Posted by Team Missio on Jan 28, 2019 9:04:08 AM


Prophets lack the respect of their own neighbors – as Jesus knew too well

Reflections on the readings for the  Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time (February 3, 2019): JER 1:4-5,17-19; PS 71:1-2,3-4,5-6,15-17; 1COR 12:31-13:13; LK 4:21-30 

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 reading for this Sunday it seems that one minute the people listening to Him in the synagogue in Nazareth were impressed. The next minute they were trying to drive him out of town. 

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Presentation of the Lord - February 2, 2019

Posted by Team Missio on Jan 28, 2019 9:00:43 AM


“My eyes have seen Your salvation…”

Reflections on the readings for the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord (February 2, 2019): 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 we commemorate the first time Jesus was brought to the temple at Jerusalem.

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