Second Sunday of Easter (Sunday of Divine Mercy) - April 11, 2021

Posted by Team Missio on Apr 6, 2021 3:00:08 PM

 

‘Let us allow our hearts to be filled with His mercy!’

Reflections on the readings for the Second Sunday of Easter – Divine Mercy Sunday (April 11, 2021): ACTS 4:32-35; PS 118:2-4,13-15,22-24; 1 JN 5:1-6; JN 20:19-31

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.

“Have you come to believe because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and have believed.” (John 20:28)  

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Topics: Scripture reflection, Lent, Easter, Resurrection

Easter Sunday – The Resurrection of the Lord/ The Mass of Easter Day - April 4, 2021

Posted by Team Missio on Mar 30, 2021 1:25:51 PM

 

Today we rejoice in the Resurrection of our Lord from the dead 

Reflections on the readings for Easter Sunday-Mass of Easter Day (April 4, 2021): ACTS 10:34,37-43; PS 118:1-2,16-17,22-23; COL 3:1-4; JN 20:1-9

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 rising again from that dark tomb set in another garden, Jesus brought an undying light and life into the world. Yet it is not enough to say we are His disciples. Like Christ, we...  

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Topics: Scripture reflection, Lent, Easter, Resurrection

Holy Saturday at the Easter Vigil in the Holy Night of Easter - April 3, 2021

Posted by Team Missio on Mar 30, 2021 12:49:11 PM

 

On this Holy Saturday, thinking of our relationship with the Lord and one another     

Reflections on the readings for Holy Saturday at the Easter Vigil in the Holy Night of Easter (April 3, 2021): 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; PS 118:1-2,1-2,16-17,22-23; MARK 16:1-7 

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.

"If, then, we have died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him." (Romans 6:8).  

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Topics: Scripture reflection, Lent, Easter, Resurrection

Good Friday of the Lord’s Passion - April 2, 2021

Posted by Team Missio on Mar 30, 2021 11:13:35 AM

 

This singular moment so long ago contained in it the hope of the entire world…      

Reflections on the readings for Good Friday of the Lord’s Passion (April 2, 2021): IS 52:13 – 53:12; PS 31:2,6,12-13,15-16,17,26; HEB 4:14-16; 5:7-9; JN 18:1 – 19:42 

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 is the second day of the Triduum – the three sacred days that extend from the Mass of the Lord’s Supper through His Passion and, ultimately, the celebration of His Resurrection at the Easter Vigil.

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Topics: Scripture reflection, Lent, Easter, Resurrection

Holy Thursday – Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper - April 1, 2021

Posted by Team Missio on Mar 30, 2021 10:25:54 AM

 

Today we begin the Triduum as we recall Jesus’ Last Supper      

Reflections on the readings for Holy Thursday – Evening Mass of the Lord’s Passion (April 1, 2021): EX 12:1-8,11-14; PS 116:12-13,15-16,17-18; 1 COR 11:23-26; JN 13:1-15 

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.

“This cup is the new covenant in My blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me” (1 Corinthians 11:25).

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Topics: Scripture reflection, Lent, Easter, Resurrection

Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion - March 28, 2021

Posted by Team Missio on Mar 23, 2021 2:36:09 PM

 

On this day we know as Palm Sunday, people were watching and waiting to see what would happen next...     

Reflections on the readings for the Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion (March 28, 2021): MK 11:1-10; IS 50:4-7; PS 22:8-9,17-18,19-20.23-24; PHIL 2:6-11; MK 14:1–15:47 

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.

But Christ understood that the time had come for His own ministry to end. He would soon be betrayed and arrested, tried and tortured, nailed to a cross and sealed in a tomb.

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Topics: Scripture reflection, Lent, Easter, Resurrection

Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord - March 25, 2021

Posted by Team Missio on Mar 23, 2021 1:46:22 PM

 

Seeking to understand and respond to all that God reveals...     

Reflections on the readings for the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord (March 25, 2021): IS 7:10-14;8:10; PS 40:7-9,10-11; HEB 10:4-10; 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.

Mary commits herself to God’s will for her and, in doing so, opens the door to salvation for all His people.

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Topics: Scripture reflection, Lent, Easter, Resurrection

Fifth Sunday of Lent - March 21, 2021

Posted by Team Missio on Mar 16, 2021 12:03:34 PM

 

As the Lenten season wanes, we hear Jesus instruct His followers on the need to make choices for life – or death     

Reflections on the readings for the Fifth Sunday of Lent (March 21, 2021): JER 31:31-34; PS 51:3-4,12-13,14-15; HEB 5:7-9; JN 12:20-33   

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.

A simple grain of wheat becomes a sign of what will happen to Christ – covered up under the earth it would appear to be lost, dead. Instead, it is transformed.

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Topics: Scripture reflection, Lent, Easter, Resurrection

Solemnity of St. Joseph, husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary - March 19, 2021

Posted by Team Missio on Mar 16, 2021 11:08:53 AM

 

Like Mary, Joseph obeyed God    

Reflections on the readings for the Solemnity of St. Joseph (March 19, 2021): 2 SM 7:4-5,12-14,16; PS 89:2-3,4-5,27,29; ROM 4:13,16-18,22; MT 1:16, 18-21, 24 

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.

Joseph’s doubts and fears were answered by the angel of the Lord who came to him in a dream...

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Topics: Scripture reflection, Lent, Easter, Resurrection

Memorial of St. Patrick, bishop - March 17, 2021

Posted by Team Missio on Mar 9, 2021 2:21:15 PM

 

This St. Patrick’s Day, let us contemplate his words, “The Lord is greater than all – I have said enough”   

Reflections on the readings for the Memorial of St. Patrick (March 17, 2021): 1 PT 4:7-11; PS 96:1-2,3,7-8,10; LK 5:1-11 

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.

In his preaching, Patrick is believed to have used the common shamrock to illustrate the mystery of the Blessed Trinity.

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Topics: Scripture reflection, Lent, Easter, Resurrection

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