St. Matthias - May 14, 2019

Posted by Team Missio on May 13, 2019 2:59:18 PM

Love can take us to places and situations we might not choose for ourselves 

Reflections on the readings for the Feast of St. Matthias, Apostle (May 14, 2019): ACTS 1:15-17,20-26; PS 113:1-2,3-4,5-6,7-8; JN 15:9-17

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On this feast of St. Matthias we celebrate an Apostle who, unlike the others, was not directly chosen by Jesus.

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Fourth Sunday of Easter - May 12, 2019

Posted by Team Missio on May 6, 2019 9:40:28 AM

An opportunity to listen to the voice of our Good Shepherd... 

Reflections on the readings for the Fourth Sunday of Easter (May 12, 2019): ACTS 13:14,43-52; PS 100:1-2,3,5; REV 7:9,14-17; JN 10:27-30 

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Today we are reminded of the beautiful image of Jesus as the Good Shepherd. He speaks of the intimacy that all of us who recognize Him as our own beloved Lord share with Him.

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Third Sunday of Easter - May 5, 2019

Posted by Team Missio on May 3, 2019 2:05:28 PM

Our Lord never holds back in extending generosity and forgiveness to those who want His mercy

Reflections on the readings for the Third Sunday of Easter (May 5, 2019): ACTS 5:27-32,40-41; PS 30:2,4,5-6,11-12,13; REV 5:11-14; JN 21:1-19 

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In this post-Resurrection meeting that recalls their earliest encounters, several of the Apostles including Peter and John set out in a boat to catch fish, but without success. From shore, Jesus tell them to try again. 

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SS. Philip and James - May 3, 2019

Posted by Team Missio on May 3, 2019 1:53:31 PM

This feast day salutes SS. Philip and James, two of the Apostles who helped evangelize the world

Reflections on the readings for the Feast of Ss. Philip and James (May 3, 2019): 1 COR 15:1-8; PS 19:2-3,4-5; JN 14:6-14 

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St. Philip and St. James are honored today. They are two of the men chosen by Jesus to become His closest disciples.

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St. Joseph the Worker - May 1, 2019

Posted by Team Missio on May 1, 2019 5:55:30 AM

Today, treating all people respectfully as they do their jobs

Reflections on the readings for the Wednesday of the Second Week of Easter – St. Joseph the Worker (May 1, 2019): ACTS 5:17-26; PS 34:2-3,4-5,6-7,8-9; JN 3:16-21 

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The carpenter of Nazareth was a just and faithful man who hoped to give his wife Mary a decent and happy home. Joseph was used to hard work and knew there would be no luxuries, but he was confident that he could provide for his family by the sweat of his brow. And that is exactly what our Heavenly Father wanted. 

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Second Sunday of Easter (Divine Mercy Sunday) - April 28, 2019

Posted by Team Missio on Apr 22, 2019 5:37:27 PM

Share His blessings with others... 

Reflections on the readings for the Second Sunday of Divine Mercy (April 28, 2019): ACTS 5:12-16; PS 118:2-4,13-15,22-24; REV 1:9-11,12-13,17-19; JN 20:19-31

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On this Second Sunday of Easter we also honor the Feast of the Divine Mercy or Divine Mercy Sunday.

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Easter Sunday (Easter Day) - April 21, 2019

Posted by Team Missio on Apr 15, 2019 4:57:04 PM

“I shall not die, but live...” 

Reflections on the readings for The Resurrection of the Lord—The Mass of Easter Day (April 21, 2019): ACTS 10:34,37-43; PS 116:1-2,16-17,22-23; COL 3:1-4; JN 20:1-9

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If it is easy to think about suffering and death on Good Friday, it must be even more appropriate to ponder the joy of eternal life on Easter.

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Easter Vigil - April 20, 2019

Posted by Team Missio on Apr 15, 2019 4:52:53 PM

We can unite our Easter joy with that of the first followers of Christ

Reflections on the readings for The Resurrection of the Lord at the Easter Vigil in the Holy Night of Easter (April 20, 2019): GN 1:1—2:2; PS 104:1-2,5-6,10,12,13-14,24,35; GN 22:1-18; PS 16:5,8,9-10,11; EX 14:15—15:1; EX 15:1-2,3-4,5-6,17-18; IS 54:5-14; PS 30:2,4,5-6,11-12,13; IS 55:1-11; IS 12:2-3,4,5-6; BAR 3:9-15,32—4:4; PS 19:8,9,10,11; EZ 36:16-17,18-28;PS 42:3,5; 43:3,4; ROM 6:3-11; LK 24:1-12

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

Over the weeks of Lent, we prayed and fasted and offered charitable gifts in the tradition of the season.

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Good Friday - April 19, 2019

Posted by Team Missio on Apr 15, 2019 4:45:24 PM

We are called to claim the Suffering Servant as our loving Savior

Reflections on the readings for Good Friday of the Lord’s Passion (April 19, 2019): IS 52:13—53:12; PS 31:2,6,12-13,15-16,17,25; HEB 4:14-16; 5:7-9; JN 18:1—19:42

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The whole life and brutal death of Jesus reveals the truth and beauty of God’s mercy for every person has ever and will ever live.

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Holy Thursday - April 18, 2019

Posted by Team Missio on Apr 15, 2019 4:37:21 PM

From bread and wine into Christ’s flesh and blood, soul and divinity

Reflections on the readings for Holy Thursday – Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper (April 18, 2019): EX 12:1-8,11-14; PS 116:12-13,15-16,17-18; 1COR 11:23-26; JN 13:1-15

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In the first reading for this Holy Thursday Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper, we hear how Moses saved the Jews from the slaughter of their first-born by marking their doors with the blood of a lamb.

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