Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe - November 24, 2019

Posted by Team Missio on Nov 18, 2019 3:07:52 PM

Today we praise and adore our Savior and King in a special way 

Reflections on the readings for the Solemnity of Our Lord, Jesus Christ, King of the Universe (November 24, 2019): 2 SM 5:1-3; PS 122:1-2,3-4,4-5; COL 1:12-20; LK 23:35-43 

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This great feast day that celebrates Jesus Christ as the King of the Universe was established by Pope Pius XI in 1925.

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Presentation of the Virgin Mary - November 21, 2019

Posted by Team Missio on Nov 18, 2019 2:56:54 PM


 

Reminding ourselves that God wants each of us to remain devoted to Him in all we are and do   

Reflections on the readings for the Memorial of the Presentation of the Virgin Mary (November 21, 2019): ZEC 2:14-17; LK 1:46-47,48-49,50-51,52-53,54-55; MT 12:46-50

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

On this memorial we honor the Blessed Virgin Mary on the occasion of her Presentation in the service of God. 

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Topics: blessed mother, homily helps, Presentation of the Virgin Mary

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time - November 17, 2019

Posted by Team Missio on Nov 11, 2019 12:33:52 PM


 

Living our lives with calm assurance of God's generous mercy...  

Reflections on the readings for the 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time  (November 17, 2019): MAL 3:19-20, PS 96:5-6,7-8,9; 2 THES 3:7-12; LK 21:5-19

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

As we approach the end of the Liturgical Year, our readings not only call us to look back at the life of Jesus and the early Christians, but also ahead to the end of the world.

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St. Frances Xavier Cabrini - November 13, 2019

Posted by Team Missio on Nov 11, 2019 12:30:26 PM


 

St. Frances Xavier Cabrini gave herself completely... 

Reflections on the readings for the Memorial of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini  (November 13, 2019): WIS 6:1-11; PS 82:3-4,6-7; 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. 

Today we celebrate the feast day of the first naturalized citizen of the United States: St. Frances Xavier Cabrini.

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32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time - November 10, 2019

Posted by Team Missio on Nov 4, 2019 10:50:13 AM

 

Looking forward to eternal life in His precious company... 

Reflections on the readings for the 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time  (November 10, 2019): 2 MC 7:1-2,9-14; PS 17:1,5-6,8,15; 2 THES 2:16-3:5; LK 20:27-38 

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

Both the Old Testament and the Gospel readings deal with the idea of eternal life. 

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31st Sunday in Ordinary Time - November 3, 2019

Posted by Team Missio on Oct 28, 2019 4:52:53 PM



A sinner changes his entire life through the compassion and generosity of Christ 

Reflections on the readings for the 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time  (November 3, 2019): WIS 11:22-12:2; PS 145:1-2, 8-9, 10-11, 13, 14; 2 THES 1:11-2:2; LK 19:1-10

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

Jesus and His disciples were making their way to Jerusalem. They were not planning to stop in Jericho, but Christ changed His mind after encountering a man who was staring down at Him from the branches of a sycamore tree.

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Topics: homily helps, Zacchaeus

All Souls - November 2, 2019

Posted by Team Missio on Oct 28, 2019 4:49:17 PM



Let us pray today for the souls in purgatory, asking God to gather them to Himself  

Reflections on the readings for The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed  (November 2, 2019): WIS 3:1-9; PS 23:1-3, 3-4, 5, 6; ROM 5:5-11; JN 6:37-40

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

Today we remember the souls of the Faithful Departed. They are still part of the Church just as we who live on earth and those who are already in God’s presence are members of the Body of Christ.

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Topics: homily helps, all souls

All Saints - November 1, 2019

Posted by Team Missio on Oct 28, 2019 4:44:43 PM



“Rejoice and be glad, for your reward will be great in heaven.” 

Reflections on the readings for the Solemnity of All Saints (November 1, 2019): RV 7:2-4, 9-14; PS 24:1-2, 3-4, 5-6; 1 JN 3:1-3; MT 5:1-12

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 all those who are in heaven. While we tend to think of those who have been canonized as saints, in truth, all people who have gone before us and who rejoice in God’s presence for all eternity are saints.

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30th Sunday in Ordinary Time - October 27, 2019

Posted by Team Missio on Oct 21, 2019 11:13:39 AM



All who are baptized are also sent… 

Reflections on the readings for the 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time (October 27, 2019): SIR 35:12-14,16-18; PS 34:2-3,17-18,19,23; 2 TM 4:6-8,16-18; LK 18:9-14

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

Today’s second reading offers what sounds like a final farewell from Paul to Timothy and the many Christians he welcomed to faith in Jesus.

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Topics: extraordinary missionary month, homily helps, baptized and sent

World Mission Sunday - October 20, 2019

Posted by Team Missio on Oct 14, 2019 12:49:42 PM



Remaining steadfast in belief, sharing our commitment to the Lord… 

Reflections on the readings for the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ World Mission Sunday (October 20, 2019): EX 17:8-13; PS 121:1-2,3-4,5-6,7-8; 2 TM 3:14-4:2; LK 18:1-8

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

The necessity for real perseverance in living out various aspects of our faith is expressed throughout today’s liturgy.

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Topics: homily helps, World Mission Sunday, one Sunday for the whole world, prayer, sacrifice

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