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

The Epiphany of the Lord - January 5, 2020

Posted by Team Missio on Dec 30, 2019 9:15:00 AM


Through the Epiphany of Jesus we see the King of Kings and Son of God among us    

Reflections on the readings for The Epiphany of the Lord (January 5, 2020): IS 60:1-6; PS 72:1-2,7-8,10-11,12-13; EPH 3:2-3,5-6; MT 2:1-12

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

Today’s feast of the Epiphany is one of the oldest celebrated by the Church. It focuses on the manifestation of the Holy Child to the Magi who represent all Gentiles.

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Topics: homily helps, Three Kings, Little Christmas, Epiphany

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton - January 4, 2020

Posted by Team Missio on Dec 30, 2019 9:05:00 AM


The first American-born saint sought to do everything God asked of her every day     

Reflections on the readings for the Memorial of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton  (January 4, 2020): 1 JN 3:7-10; PS 98:1,7-8,9; JN 1:35-42

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 life of the first American-born saint: Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton. The daughter of a prosperous New York family, she was raised in the Episcopal tradition and from an early age was drawn to a love of prayer, the Scriptures, and service to others.

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Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God - January 1, 2020

Posted by Team Missio on Dec 30, 2019 9:00:00 AM


Mary the Mother of God is waiting to guide us through the New Year and lead us to her Son     

Reflections on the readings for The Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God (January 1, 2020): NM 6:22-27; PS 67:2-3,5,6,8; GAL 4:4-7; LK 2:16-21

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

Today we revere the Blessed Virgin Mary under her title Mother of God.

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Topics: blessed mother, homily helps, Mary Mother of God, Blessed Virgin Mary

Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph - December 29, 2019

Posted by Team Missio on Dec 23, 2019 1:31:19 PM


Obedience to the will of God was the heart of the Holy Family’s life     

Reflections on the readings for The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph (December 29, 2019): SIR 3:2-6,12-14; PS 128:1-2,3,4-5; COL 3:12-21; MT 2:13-15,19-23

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

This feast day centering on the Holy Family invites us to contemplate the lives of Jesus, Mary and Joseph.

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Topics: homily helps, Holy Family

Holy Innocents - December 28, 2019

Posted by Team Missio on Dec 23, 2019 1:29:08 PM


Doing all we can to share God's mercy and love with all...     

Reflections on the readings for the Feast of the Holy Innocents (December 28, 2019): 1 JN 1:5–2:2; PS 124:2-3,4-5,7-8; MT 2:13-18

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, we venerate the youngest and earliest martyrs for Christ – the Holy Innocents.

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Topics: homily helps, Holy Innocents

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