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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Topics: homily helps, Lent, Easter, Resurrection

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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Topics: homily helps, Lent, Easter, Resurrection

Memorial of St. Francis Xavier, Priest - December 3, 2020

Posted by Team Missio on Dec 1, 2020 12:54:36 PM

St. Francis Xavier journeyed far from home to share the Gospel          

Reflections on the readings for the Memorial of St. Francis Xavier (December 3, 2020): IS 26:1-6; Psalm 118:1,8-9,19-21,25-27; MT 7:21,24-27

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

St. Francis Xavier was known for his long hours of hard work. He loved the poor and sick and showed great joy in their service. He had given his life to bringing the Good News to people who had never known Christ.  

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Topics: homily helps, Lent, Easter, Resurrection

Feast of St. Andrew, Apostle - November 30, 2020

Posted by Team Missio on Nov 24, 2020 3:30:29 PM

St. Andrew was a seeker of truth and a loyal child of God          

Reflections on the readings for the Feast of St. Andrew (November 30, 2020): ROM 10:9-18; PS 19:8,910,11; 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. 

St. Andrew is the patron of Greece, Russia, Romania, and Scotland, among others.   

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Topics: homily helps, Lent, Easter, Resurrection

First Sunday of Advent - November 29, 2020

Posted by Team Missio on Nov 24, 2020 2:58:34 PM


Watch! Christ is coming. Watch! He is already here.  
  

Reflections on the readings for the First Sunday of Advent (November 29, 2020): IS 63:16-17,19;64:2-7; PS 80:2-3,15-16,18-19; 1 COR 1:3-9; MK 13:33-37 

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

We know that we are mortal and that each day God gives us is precious – if we use it in His service,for the good of His people, and for our own eternal welfare. We need not be filled with dread at the thought of death.

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Topics: homily helps, Lent, Easter, Resurrection

Thanksgiving Day - November 26, 2020

Posted by Team Missio on Nov 24, 2020 1:47:19 PM

Let us thank God for His blessings and mercy in good times and bad          

Reflections on the readings for Thanksgiving Day (November 26, 2020): 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 in what has been a difficult year for so many people in this nation and around the world, we, too, offer thanks and express our faith.  

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Topics: homily helps, Lent, Easter, Resurrection

Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe - November 22, 2020

Posted by Team Missio on Nov 17, 2020 3:37:40 PM


A reminder that God must come first in our lives  
  

Reflections on the readings for the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe (November 22, 2020): EZ 34:11-12,15-17; PS 23:1-2,2-3,5-6; 1 COR 15:20-26,28; MT 25:31-46 

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

The Kingdom of God is one of love. We demonstrate our fitness to be part of it by the way we love Him. And that means caring for others, most especially those in greatest need..

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Topics: homily helps, Lent, Easter, Resurrection

Memorial of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary - November 21, 2020

Posted by Team Missio on Nov 17, 2020 3:23:46 PM

A call to emulate her beautiful, unfailing faith         

Reflections on the readings for the Memorial of the Presentation (November 21, 2020): RV 11:4-12; PS 144:1,2,9-10; LK 20:27-40 

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

The Eastern Church was honoring Mary’s presentation by the 6th century, although it would take another thousand years for it to become a feast for the Church around the world.   

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Topics: homily helps, Lent, Easter, Resurrection

Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time - November 15, 2020

Posted by Team Missio on Nov 10, 2020 2:35:54 PM


Use everything He gives us…  
  

Reflections on the readings for the Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time (November 15, 2020): PRV 31:10-13,18-20,30-31; PS 128:1-2,3,4-5; 1 THES 5:1-6; MT 25:14-30

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

God expects us to use everything He gives us in life as well as we can. This includes time, talent and treasure.

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Topics: homily helps, Lent, Easter, Resurrection

Memorial of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini - November 13, 2020

Posted by Team Missio on Nov 9, 2020 3:23:55 PM

‘Give Your peace to my soul…’        

Reflections on the readings for the Memorial of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini (November 13, 2020): 2 JN 4-9; PS 119:1,2,10,11,17,18; LK 17:26-37

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

Mother Cabrini’s tremendous energy and sense of deep purpose helped her in serving our Lord by ministering to the material and spiritual needs of His people.   

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Topics: homily helps, Lent, Easter, Resurrection

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