Feast of the Holy Innocents, Martyrs - December 28, 2020

Posted by Team Missio on Dec 22, 2020 6:21:16 PM

 

“A voice was heard in Ramah, …Rachel weeping for her children…since they were no more.” (Matthew 2:17) 

Reflections on the readings for the Feast of the Holy Innocents (December 28, 2020): 1 JN 1:5–2:2; PS 124:2-3,4-5,7-8; MT 2:13-18  

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Change means the unknown and it can make us afraid and angry. But in this profoundly imperfect world of ours, Christ’s call to change is utterly essential.  

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Topics: Scripture reflection, Lent, Easter, Resurrection

The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph - December 27, 2020

Posted by Team Missio on Dec 22, 2020 5:59:44 PM

 

The Holy Family is a model for every family’s love of God and neighbor

Reflections on the readings for The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph  (December 27, 2020): SIR 3:2-6,12-14; PS 128:1-2,3,4-5; COL 3:12-21; LK 2:22-40 

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The Holy Family’s home was more than simply a place to live. Like happy, healthy, and holy households today, it was a place of worship, of learning, of service to God and His people.  

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Topics: Scripture reflection, Lent, Easter, Resurrection

Feast of St. Stephen, First Martyr - December 26, 2020

Posted by Team Missio on Dec 22, 2020 5:21:01 PM

 

‘Lord, save me in Your kindness...’    

Reflections on the readings for the Feast of St. Stephen (December 26, 2020): ACTS 6:8-10; 7:54-59; PS 31:3-4,6,8,16,17; MT 10:17-22 

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Today’s Psalm reminds us that, like Jesus, Stephen entrusted himself to the Lord’s mercy. “Into Your hands I commend my spirit: you will redeem me, O Lord, O faithful God. I will rejoice and be glad because of your mercy.… Let Your face shine upon Your servant; save me in Your kindness” (Psalm 31:6,8,17).  

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Topics: Scripture reflection, Lent, Easter, Resurrection

Nativity of the Lord (Christmas) (Mass during the Day) - December 25, 2020

Posted by Team Missio on Dec 22, 2020 4:07:15 PM

 

Share Christmas joy with others   

Reflections on the readings for the Nativity of the Lord (Christmas) – Mass during the Day (December 25, 2020): IS 52:7-10; PS 98:1,2-3,3-4,5-6; HEB 1:1-6; JN 1:1-1825

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 may have to remind ourselves what lies at the heart honoring our Redeemer, born so long ago and so far away.

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Topics: Scripture reflection, Lent, Easter, Resurrection

Nativity of the Lord (Christmas) (Vigil Mass) - December 24, 2020

Posted by Team Missio on Dec 22, 2020 3:29:24 PM

 

“Now this is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about...”   

Reflections on the readings for the Nativity of the Lord (Christmas) – at the Vigil Mass (December 24, 2020): IS 62:1-5; PS 89:4-5,16-17,27,29; ACTS 13:16-17,22-25; MT 1:1-25

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 may have to remind ourselves what lies at the heart honoring our Redeemer, born so long ago and so far away.

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Fourth Sunday of Advent - December 20, 2020

Posted by Team Missio on Dec 15, 2020 3:53:11 PM

 

We have been rescued from death… 

Reflections on the readings for the Fourth Sunday of Advent (December 20, 2020): 2 SM 7:1-5,8-12,14,16; PS 89:2-3,4-5,27,29; ROM 16:25-27; LK 1:26-38

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During these days of Advent we have had the opportunity to think about how much He loves us, not as some great mass of beings that He created, but as His children whom He made, one by one.

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Topics: Scripture reflection, Lent, Easter, Resurrection

Third Sunday of Advent - December 13, 2020

Posted by Team Missio on Dec 8, 2020 4:03:27 PM

 

May we find joy in journeying along the way of Christ during Advent 

Reflections on the readings for the Third Sunday of Advent (December 13, 2020): IS 61:1-2,10-11; LK 1:46-48,49-50,53-54; 1 THES 5:16-24; JN 1:6-8,19-28 

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

St. Paul reminds the early members of the Church that, despite their trials and afflictions, they have every reason to live with joy and to remain faithful to the message of Christ.

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Topics: Scripture reflection, Lent, Easter, Resurrection

Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe - December 12, 2020

Posted by Team Missio on Dec 8, 2020 1:38:31 PM

 

A reminder of God’s unfathomable love for each and every one of His people  

Reflections on the readings for the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe (December 12, 2020): ZEC 2:14-17; JDT 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

The story of the Annunciation of the Incarnation of Jesus Christ that we hear in the Gospel speaks of the intimate union between God and the Blessed Virgin Mary in the history of salvation...

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Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception - December 8, 2020

Posted by Team Missio on Dec 1, 2020 3:04:22 PM

 

We venerate our Blessed Mother on this Solemnity of her Immaculate Conception 

Reflections on the readings for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary (December 8, 2020): GN 3:9-15,20; PS 98:1,2-3,4; 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

The original sin that brought death and destruction among God’s people would never touch the Blessed Virgin.

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Second Sunday of Advent - December 6, 2020

Posted by Team Missio on Dec 1, 2020 1:40:12 PM

 

Trust His mercy, and live in His love 

Reflections on the readings for the Second Sunday of Advent (December 6, 2020): IS 40:1-5,9-11; PS 35:9-12,13-14; 2 PT 3:8-14; MK 1:1-8 

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This message was heralded by St. John the Baptist. We also listen to passages that point us forward to the Second Coming of Christ, or parousia, at the end of the world, as we know it.

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Topics: Scripture reflection, Lent, Easter, Resurrection

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