Feast of Saints Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael, Archangels - September 29, 2020

Posted by Team Missio on Sep 22, 2020 3:35:05 PM

 

Let us contemplate the holiness and mercy God reveals through His heavenly messengers

Reflections on the readings for the Feast of Ss. Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael (September 29, 2020): DN 7:9-10,13-14; PS 138:1-2, 2-3,4-5; JN 1:47-51 

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All angels are spiritual and immortal beings created by God with intelligence and free will.   

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Topics: Scripture reflection, Lent, Easter, Resurrection

Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time - September 27, 2020

Posted by Team Missio on Sep 22, 2020 2:32:46 PM

 

Our choices and actions show whether we truly belong to our Savior 

Reflections on the readings for the twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time (September 27, 2020): EZ 18:25-28; PS 25:4-5,8-9,10,14; PHIL 2:1-11; MT 21:28-32 

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Jesus elaborates on this idea in the Parable of the Two Sons...Just because people think that they live according to God’s will does not mean they do. 

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Topics: Scripture reflection, Lent, Easter, Resurrection

Feast of St. Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist - September 21, 2020

Posted by Team Missio on Sep 15, 2020 4:45:16 PM

 

Today we celebrate the feast of St. Matthew, one of the original Twelve Apostles selected by Jesus to accompany Him

Reflections on the readings for the Feast of St. Matthew (September 21, 2020): EPH 4:1-7,11-13; PS 19:2-3,4-5; MT 9:9-13 

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Certainly all those who followed Christ mustalso have recognized their ownpersonal failings and faults.   

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Topics: Scripture reflection, Lent, Easter, Resurrection

Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time - September 20, 2020

Posted by Team Missio on Sep 15, 2020 3:46:25 PM

 

The immeasurable mercy of God for every one of us 

Reflections on the readings for the Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time (September 20, 2020): IS 55:6-9; PS 145:2-3,8-9; 17-18; PHIL 1:20-24,27; MT 20:1-16 

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Even when we think we are being just, we can be small-minded, envious and self-centered.  

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Topics: Scripture reflection, Lent, Easter, Resurrection

Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross - September 14, 2020

Posted by Team Missio on Sep 8, 2020 4:13:59 PM

 

Thinking about Christ Crucified...

Reflections on the readings for the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross (September 14, 2020): NM 21:4-9; PS 78:1-2,34-35,36-37,38; PHIL 2:6-11; JN 3:13-17

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He came to save the world’s people of every generation for life eternal. 

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Topics: Scripture reflection, Lent, Easter, Resurrection

Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time - September 13, 2020

Posted by Team Missio on Sep 8, 2020 3:36:14 PM

 

If we truly want to thank God for forgiving us...  

Reflections on the readings for the Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time (September 13, 2020): SIR 27:30–28:7; PS 103:1-2,3-4,9-10,11-12; ROM 14:7-9; MT 18:21-35 

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 today’s Psalm, we hear that “Not according to our sins does (the Lord) deal with us, nor does He requite us according to our crimes.

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Topics: Scripture reflection, Lent, Easter, Resurrection

Memorial of St. Peter Claver, Priest - September 9, 2020

Posted by Team Missio on Sep 1, 2020 5:22:22 PM

 

He considered himself the slave of the slaves to whom he ministered

Reflections on the readings for the Memorial of St. Peter Claver (September 9, 2020): 1 COR 7:25-31; PS 45:11-12,14-15,16-17; LK 6:20-26

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

Peter Claver spoke about Christ to those who had probably never heard of Him, showing them the respect and mercy they had been denied. 

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Topics: Scripture reflection, Lent, Easter, Resurrection

Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary - September 8, 2020

Posted by Team Missio on Sep 1, 2020 4:48:12 PM

 

We rejoice today as we celebrate the birth of the Mother of God

Reflections on the readings for the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (September 8, 2020): MI 5:1-4; PS 13:6; MT 1:1-16,18-23

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Even the names of her parents, Anne and Joachim, come to us only by tradition. Still, from the early centuries of the Church there has been great interest in Mary’s whole life, including her nativity. 

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Topics: Scripture reflection, Lent, Easter, Resurrection

Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time - September 6, 2020

Posted by Team Missio on Sep 1, 2020 3:02:53 PM

 

‘Owe nothing to anyone, except to love one another’  

Reflections on the readings for the Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time (September 6, 2020): EZ 33:7-9; PS 95:1-2,6-7,8-9; ROM 13:8-10; 2 COR 5:19; MT 18:15-20 

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 Son of God, completely Divine and completely human, offered Himself up in total sacrifice for our sins. And He asks us for the only gift that matters to Him: our love.

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Topics: Scripture reflection, Lent, Easter, Resurrection

Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time - August 30, 2020

Posted by Team Missio on Aug 25, 2020 4:19:52 PM

 

Each one of us is chosen to become ever closer to our Lord...

Reflections on the readings for the Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time (August 30, 2020): JER 20:7-9; PS 63:2,3-4,5-6,8-9; ROM 12:1-2; MT 16:21-27   

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 cannot merely say we believe in Jesus as the Redeemer who came to save us from the consequences of sin and the finality of death. We need to open ourselves to a deep relationship with Him...

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Topics: Scripture reflection, Lent, Easter, Resurrection

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