Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time - February 23, 2020

Posted by Team Missio on Feb 19, 2020 3:04:29 PM

 

Let us trust God to help us return His love and to love one another    

Reflections on the readings for the Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time (February 23, 2020): LV 19:1-2,17-18; PS 103:1-2,3-4,8,10,12-13; 1 COR 3:16-23; MT 5:38-48

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The readings for today address God’s expectations for His people.

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Topics: Scripture reflection, Ordinary Time, Lent

Chair of St. Peter - February 22, 2020

Posted by Team Missio on Feb 19, 2020 3:01:08 PM

 

Honoring St. Peter, as the rock of Christ's Church    

Reflections on the readings for the Feast of the Chair of St. Peter (February 22, 2020): 1 PT 5:1-4; PS 23:1-3,4,5,6; MT 16:13-19

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

Today we venerate Peter as the Apostle hand-picked by Jesus to become the first to head His Church on earth.

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Topics: Scripture reflection, Ordinary Time, St. Peter, Pope Francis

Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time - February 16, 2020

Posted by Team Missio on Feb 10, 2020 3:04:53 PM

 

About the 'little' things we think and say and do...    

Reflections on the readings for the Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time (February 16, 2020): SIR 15:15-20; PS 119:1-2,4-5,17-18,33-34; 1COR 2:6-10; MT 5:17-37

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 Gospel reading for today, we hear Christ tell His Apostles how vital it is to fulfill the Ten Commandments.

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Topics: Scripture reflection, Ordinary Time

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time - February 9, 2020

Posted by Team Missio on Feb 3, 2020 4:16:36 PM

 

Let us thank God for all He gives us by sharing His blessings with others   

Reflections on the readings for the Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time (February 9, 2020): IS 58:7-10; PS 112:4-5,6-7,8-9; 1 COR 2:1-5; MT 5:13-16

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 liturgical readings for today we hear the prophet Isaiah addressing the Jewish people at a difficult time in their history.

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Topics: Scripture reflection, Ordinary Time

St. Paul Miki and Companions, Martyrs - February 6, 2020

Posted by Team Missio on Feb 3, 2020 4:13:10 PM

 

We may not always realize the influence we have on others   

Reflections on the readings for the Memorial of St. Paul Miki and Companions (February 6, 2020): 1 KGS 2:1-4,10-12; 1 CHR 29:10,11-12; MK 6:7-13

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

“You are God: we praise You.… The glorious company of apostles praise You.… The white-robed army of martyrs praise You.… Come then, Lord and help Your people, bought with the price of Your own blood, and bring us with Your saints to glory everlasting.”

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Topics: Scripture reflection, martyr, Ordinary Time, St. Paul Miki

Presentation of the Lord - February 2, 2020

Posted by Team Missio on Jan 27, 2020 2:28:41 PM

 

His life changed the world forever...   

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

The Holy Family always served Almighty God and fulfilled their obligations as faithful Jews. Forty days after the birth of Jesus, they went to the Jerusalem Temple so that He might be ritually presented and so that Mary could be ritually purified.

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Topics: Scripture reflection, Ordinary Time, Presentation of the Lord, Simeon

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time - January 26, 2020

Posted by Team Missio on Jan 21, 2020 1:28:43 PM

 

Live our lives in – and as – His light   

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 “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 Third Sunday of Ordinary Time, both the Old Testament and the Gospel readings emphasize that God will bless His people who have known darkness and hardship with both light and joy.

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Topics: Scripture reflection, Ordinary Time

Conversion of St. Paul - January 25, 2020

Posted by Team Missio on Jan 21, 2020 1:24:42 PM

 

Leaving our old selves behind... like St. Paul   

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

Most adults who choose to become followers of Christ take time to discern their desire for conversion. But for St. Paul, then known as Saul, it started with a bolt from the blue.

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Topics: Scripture reflection, St. Paul

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time - January 19, 2020

Posted by Team Missio on Jan 13, 2020 12:38:41 PM

 

The opportunity to help others encounter Christ...  

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

The very first chapter of the Gospel according to John the Evangelist emphasizes the role that John the Baptist played in preparing for the coming of the Messiah – and in his recognition of Jesus as that person.

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Topics: Scripture reflection, Ordinary Time

Baptism of the Lord - January 12, 2020

Posted by Team Missio on Jan 6, 2020 9:00:00 AM

 

Time to reflect on the Good News He reveals...  

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

The Baptism of the Lord has long been revered by Christians for its significance in the history of salvation.

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Topics: Scripture reflection, Baptism of the Lord, Baptism

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