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Third Sunday of Advent (Gaudete Sunday) - December 16, 2018

Posted by Team Missio on Dec 10, 2018 9:55:37 AM

 


The price and reward of welcoming the Good News…

Reflections on the readings for the Third Sunday of Advent (December 16, 2018): ZEP 3:14-18; IS 12:2-3,4,5-6; PHIL 4:4-7; LK 3:10-18 

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.

Repentance for our sins and conversion to the will of God is the essence of St. John the Baptist’s message to the people who came to hear him.

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Our Lady of Guadalupe - December 12, 2018

Posted by Team Missio on Dec 10, 2018 9:48:56 AM

 

Our Lady of Guadalupe brings a message of love and respect

Reflections on the readings for the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe (December 12, 2018): ZEC 2:14-17; or 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.

As we hail Mary as Our Lady of Guadalupe today, we find ourselves using the same Gospel reading we had for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception only four days ago.

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Second Sunday of Advent - December 9, 2018

Posted by Team Missio on Dec 5, 2018 6:27:28 PM

 

We need to persist in our devotion to our Lord and Savior

Reflections on the readings for the Second Sunday of Advent (December 9, 2018): BAR 5:1-9; PS 126:1-2,2-3,4-5,6; PHIL 1:4-6,8-11; LK 3:1-6

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 beautiful prayer that we hear St. Paul offer for the community of Christians at Philippi, we plainly see his love for these people. 

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Immaculate Conception - December 8, 2018

Posted by Team Missio on Dec 5, 2018 6:17:31 PM

 

The woman untouched by sin is always willing to assist sinners in turning to her Son

Reflections on the readings for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary (December 8, 2018): 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.

On this holy day we honor the Blessed Virgin Mary under the title of the Immaculate Conception.

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St. Francis Xavier - December 3, 2018

Posted by Team Missio on Nov 27, 2018 10:04:36 AM

 

We can ask this patron of missionaries to protect all who serve around the world today

Reflections on the readings for Memorial of St. Francis Xavier (December 3, 2018): IS 2:1-5; PS 122:1-2,3-4,4-5,6-7,8-9; MT 8:5-11 

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.

We celebrate the feast of St. Francis Xavier today. Not only was this 16th-century Spanish Jesuit one of the founders of his order, but he was also the first missionary to reach Japan. 

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First Sunday of Advent - December 2, 2018

Posted by Team Missio on Nov 27, 2018 9:57:34 AM

 

We can grow closer to God and those around us by opening ourselves to prayer and charitable deeds this Advent

Reflections on the readings for the First Sunday of Advent (December 2, 2018): JER 33:14-16; PS 25:4-5,8-9,10,14; 1 THES 3:12 – 4:2; LK 21:25-28,34-36 

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 readings for this first Sunday in the season of Advent invite us to get ready not just for the lovely commemoration of Jesus’ birth at Christmas, but also to look ahead thoughtfully to the very last days of the world.

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St. Andrew - November 30, 2018

Posted by Team Missio on Nov 27, 2018 9:51:54 AM

 

St. Andrew quietly served Christ, sharing His word with others

Reflections on the readings for the Feast of St. Andrew (November 30, 2018): 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.

In the Gospel for this feast of St. Andrew, we hear Christ’s famous invitation to follow Him and, in time, to reach out to others.

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Christ the King - November 25, 2018

Posted by Team Missio on Nov 19, 2018 12:38:58 PM

 

The King of Kings offers eternal life to all who return His love

Reflections on the readings for the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe (November 25, 2018): DN 7:13-14;PS 93:1-2,5; RV 1:5-8; JN 18:33-37  

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.

On this last day of the liturgical year we worship Jesus Christ, King of the Universe.

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Thanksgiving Day - November 22, 2018

Posted by Team Missio on Nov 19, 2018 12:31:46 PM

 

Living with gratitude means we have to thank God and to give to others

Reflections on the readings for Thanksgiving Day (November 22, 2018): 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.

Every day we ask each other for many things. On Thanksgiving Day that probably includes simple things that have almost become customs in our homes: Pass the turkey… Help with the dishes… What’s the score…  

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Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary - November 21, 2018

Posted by Team Missio on Nov 12, 2018 1:00:40 PM

 

God’s most faithful servant is His mother and our own

Reflections on the readings for the Memorial of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Ordinary Time (November 21, 2018): RV 4:1-11; PS 150:1-2,3-4,5-6; LK 19:11-28

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 for this day celebrating the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we hear Jesus tell a parable.

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