Feast of the Holy Innocents, Martyrs - December 28, 2020

Posted by Team Missio on Dec 22, 2020 6:09:31 PM

 

Embrace lives that strive to do good...  

Reflections on the readings for the Feast of the Holy Innocents (December 28, 2020): 1 JN 1:5–2:2; PS 124:2-3,4-5,7-8; MT 2:13-18   

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The evil in the soul of Herod, the first person to threaten the life of Jesus still exists today. We must answer it with faith in our Savior, hope in His message... 

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The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph - December 27, 2020

Posted by Team Missio on Dec 22, 2020 5:41:44 PM

 

Making our own homes places where His message and mercy are welcomed

Reflections on the readings for The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph  (December 27, 2020): SIR 3:2-6,12-14; PS 128:1-2,3,4-5; COL 3:12-21; 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. 

To serve God means to put ourselves into His hands and allow Him to have His way with us. It means devotion and loyalty no matter what God asks because His way is always guided by love. Mary and Joseph had already shown that in their responses to God’s angelic messenger and their journey to Bethlehem.  

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Feast of St. Stephen, First Martyr - December 26, 2020

Posted by Team Missio on Dec 22, 2020 4:42:23 PM

 

Be open to the Spirit, like St. Stephen        

Reflections on the readings for the Feast of St. Stephen (December 26, 2020): ACTS 6:8-10; 7:54-59; PS 31:3-4,6,8,16,17; MT 10:17-22 

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, we hear Jesus addressing the Apostles. He had just told them about the ministry they will be undertaking to preach about the coming of the kingdom of heaven.  

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Topics: homily helps, Lent, Easter, Resurrection

Nativity of the Lord (Christmas) (Mass during the Day) - December 25, 2020

Posted by Team Missio on Dec 22, 2020 3:42:04 PM

 

Thanks-giving at Christmas        

Reflections on the readings for the Nativity of the Lord (Christmas) – Mass during the Day (December 25, 2020): IS 52:7-10; PS 98:1,2-3,3-4,5-6; HEB 1:1-6; JN 1:1-18 

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

Surely none of the long generations anticipating the coming of a Messiah could have imagined this scene. Here was no strong warrior or royal prince or anyone who wielded power in the way our human minds expect.  

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Topics: homily helps, Lent, Easter, Resurrection

Nativity of the Lord (Christmas) (Vigil Mass) - December 24, 2020

Posted by Team Missio on Dec 22, 2020 3:22:39 PM

 

Rejoicing in the very first meeting with Jesus Christ, the Son of God         

Reflections on the readings for the Nativity of the Lord (Christmas) – at the Vigil Mass (December 24, 2020): 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. 

Jesus came to save us from sin and death – to save us for Himself for all eternity. And, in the prophetic title Emmanuel, we learn that Jesus, the Messiah, will be with usforever. We will never be without the presence of our Savior and Lord.  

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Topics: homily helps, Lent, Easter, Resurrection

Fourth Sunday of Advent - December 20, 2020

Posted by Team Missio on Dec 15, 2020 3:47:49 PM


The true temple of God lies within all who follow the Lord 

Reflections on the readings for the Fourth Sunday of Advent (December 20, 2020): 2 SM 7:1-5,8-12,14,16; PS 89:2-3,4-5,27,29; ROM 16:25-27; 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. 

God prepared the world for the coming of His Son from before all the ages of the world, as we know them.

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Topics: homily helps, Lent, Easter, Resurrection

Third Sunday of Advent - December 13, 2020

Posted by Team Missio on Dec 8, 2020 3:56:40 PM


Rejoicing in the light of Jesus our Redeemer on this Gaudete Sunday

Reflections on the readings for the Third Sunday of Advent (December 13, 2020): IS 61:1-2,10-11; LK 1:46-48,49-50,53-54; 1 THES 5:16-24; JN 1:6-8,19-28

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

John the Baptist who is mentioned in each of the Gospels is an intrinsic part of Advent liturgy. Because this season both draws us back to the coming of Jesus Christ, the Son of God made man, we need to appreciate the careful plans the Father laid to let the Jewish people know the Messiah was among them.

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Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe - December 12, 2020

Posted by Team Missio on Dec 8, 2020 12:05:30 PM

 

We honor Mary under her title of Our Lady of Guadalupe – patron of the Americas         

Reflections on the readings for the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe (December 12, 2020): ZEC 2:14-17; JDT 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. 

The Blessed Mother expressed through her appearance to St. Juan Diego and the unique gift that she left behind, God’s deep love for the people of the Americas, especially those who were poor and powerless.  

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Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary-December 8, 2020

Posted by Team Missio on Dec 1, 2020 2:55:04 PM

 

“Hail, full of grace! The Lord is with you” (Luke 1:28)         

Reflections on the readings for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary (December 8, 2020): GN 3:9-15,20; PS 98:1,2-3,4; 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. 

The Blessed Virgin is actually closer to us and loves us more than any being besides the Holy Trinity.  

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Second Sunday of Advent - December 6, 2020

Posted by Team Missio on Dec 1, 2020 1:48:07 PM


Be ready for Him...  
 

Reflections on the readings for the Second Sunday of Advent (December 6, 2020): IS 40:1-5,9-11; PS 35:9-12,13-14; 2 PT 3:8-14; MK 1:1-8

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

Instead of taking our Lord for granted, we have to be the faithful followers He calls us to be...

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