Third Sunday of Advent (Gaudete Sunday) - December 15, 2019

Posted by Team Missio on Dec 9, 2019 3:10:15 PM

 

Move forward with joy...  

Reflections on the readings for the Third Sunday of Advent (December 15, 2019): IS 35:1-8,10; PS 146:6-7,8-9,9-10; JAS 5:7-10; MT 11:2-11

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The Entrance Antiphon for this Third Sunday in Advent begins with the phrase “Rejoice in the Lord always.”

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Topics: blessed mother, Scripture reflection, Advent, Third Sunday of Advent, Gaudete Sunday

Our Lady of Guadalupe - December 12, 2019

Posted by Team Missio on Dec 9, 2019 2:58:29 PM

 

Thanking God for the gift of His mother to the whole world...  

Reflections on the readings for the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe (December 12, 2019): ZEC 2:14-17; RV 11:19;12:1-6,10; Judith 13:18,19; LK 1:26-38

MISSIO offers “Mission In Scripture” to nurture a missionary heart, providing reflections on the missionary themes in the readings of Sundays, Feast Days and Holy Days

In the 16th century, a beautiful young woman appeared to a 57-year-old widower on his way to Mass in what is now part of Mexico City.

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Topics: blessed mother, Scripture reflection, Our Lady of Guadalupe

Immaculate Conception - December 9, 2019

Posted by Team Missio on Dec 2, 2019 2:53:50 PM

 

We honor our Blessed Mother on this feast of her Immaculate Conception  

Reflections on the readings for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary (December 9, 2019): GN 3:9-15,20; PS 98:1,2-3,3-4; EPH 1:3-6,11-12; LK 1:26-38

MISSIO offers “Mission In Scripture” to nurture a missionary heart, providing reflections on the missionary themes in the readings of Sundays, Feast Days and Holy Days

Today the Church hails the Blessed Virgin Mary on this feast celebrating her Immaculate Conception.

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Topics: blessed mother, Scripture reflection, Mary Mother of God, Immaculate Conception

Second Sunday of Advent - December 8, 2019

Posted by Team Missio on Dec 2, 2019 2:49:37 PM

 

Remaining open to His grace to share His generous spirit...  

Reflections on the readings for the Second Sunday of Advent (December 8, 2019): IS 11:1-10; PS 72:1-2,7-8,12-13,17; ROM 15:4-9; MT 3:1-12

MISSIO offers “Mission In Scripture” to nurture a missionary heart, providing reflections on the missionary themes in the readings of Sundays, Feast Days and Holy Days

John the Baptist knew that he was not the Messiah.

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Topics: Scripture reflection, Advent, Second Sunday of Advent

St. Francis Xavier - December 3, 2019

Posted by Team Missio on Dec 2, 2019 2:43:32 PM

 

Traveling far and wide to introduce the Lord to many... 

Reflections on the readings for the Memorial of St. Francis Xavier (December 3, 2019): IS 11:1-10; PS 72:1-2,7-8,12-13,17; LK 10:21-24

MISSIO offers “Mission In Scripture” to nurture a missionary heart, providing reflections on the missionary themes in the readings of Sundays, Feast Days and Holy Days

On this memorial celebrating the feast of St. Francis Xavier, we honor him as co-patron of missions.

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Topics: Scripture reflection, St. Francis Xavier, Patron of the Missions

First Sunday of Advent - December 1, 2019

Posted by Team Missio on Nov 25, 2019 10:27:19 AM

 

Let’s ‘ready our souls’ to rejoice! 

Reflections on the readings for the First Sunday of Advent (December 1, 2019): IS 2:1-5; PS 122:1-2,3-4,4-5,6-7,8-9; ROM 13:11-14; MT 24:37-44 

MISSIO offers “Mission In Scripture” to nurture a missionary heart, providing reflections on the missionary themes in the readings of Sundays, Feast Days and Holy Days

Today we begin the Season of Advent as well as the new liturgical year. It is a wonderful opportunity to take stock of our lives as we look forward to rejoicing at the Nativity of our Lord.

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Topics: Scripture reflection, First Sunday of Advent, Advent

St. Andrew - November 30, 2019

Posted by Team Missio on Nov 25, 2019 10:22:45 AM

 

Like St. Andrew, we can follow Jesus and share His love with all we meet 

Reflections on the readings for the Feast of St. Andrew (November 30, 2019): ROM 10:9-18; PS 19:8,9,10,11; MT 4:18-22 

MISSIO offers “Mission In Scripture” to nurture a missionary heart, providing reflections on the missionary themes in the readings of Sundays, Feast Days and Holy Days

On this feast of St. Andrew, we celebrate one of the Twelve, an Apostle committed to following Christ.

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Topics: Scripture reflection, St. Andrew

Thanksgiving Day - November 28, 2019

Posted by Team Missio on Nov 25, 2019 10:11:47 AM

 

Let us thank our loving Lord... 

Reflections on the readings for Thanksgiving Day (November 28, 2019): 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 “Mission In Scripture” to nurture a missionary heart, providing reflections on the missionary themes in the readings of Sundays, Feast Days and Holy Days

Thanksgiving has played a significant role in in the life of America. But it has a far longer history stretching from the Old Testament days of gathering to offer prayers and sacrifices in appreciation for God’s great blessings right up to this modern holiday when we take a time from our everyday lives to stop and offer thanks. 

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Topics: Scripture reflection, gratitude, Thanksgiving

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

Posted by Team Missio on Nov 18, 2019 2:02:30 PM

 

A rule of devoted service 

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 

MISSIO offers “Mission In Scripture” to nurture a missionary heart, providing reflections on the missionary themes in the readings of Sundays, Feast Days and Holy Days

As we come to the end of the liturgical year and look forward to the beginning of Advent, we honor our Jesus, our beloved Lord – Christ the King. 

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Topics: Scripture reflection, Christ the King

Presentation of the Virgin Mary - November 21, 2019

Posted by Team Missio on Nov 18, 2019 1:37:16 PM

 

Celebrating Mary's complete dedication to Almighty God 

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 “Mission In Scripture” to nurture a missionary heart, providing reflections on the missionary themes in the readings of Sundays, Feast Days and Holy Days

Today we consider Mary as a child.

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Topics: blessed mother, Scripture reflection, Mary Mother of God, Presentation of the Virgin Mary

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