Feast of St. Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist ~ September 21, 2021

Posted by Team Missio on Sep 14, 2021 12:50:57 PM

 

Matthew freely said “Yes!” to the one who would save him and the rest of the world

Reflections on the readings for the Feast of St. Matthew (September 21, 2021): EPH 4:1-7,11-13; PS 19:2-3,4-5; MT 9:9-13 

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 Jesus passed on from there, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at the customs post. He said to him, “Follow me.” And he got up and followed him." (Matthew 9:9)

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Topics: Scripture reflection, Ordinary Time, God's grace, Faith

Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ September 19, 2021

Posted by Team Missio on Sep 14, 2021 12:06:26 PM

 

We waste so much time and attention on our personal desires instead of the wisdom of God

Reflections on the readings for the Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time (September 19, 2021): WIS 2:12,17-20; PS 54:3-4,5,6,9; JAS 3:16 – 4:3; MK 9:30-37

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.

"For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there is disorder and every foul practice." (James 3:16)

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Topics: Scripture reflection, Ordinary Time, God's grace, Faith

Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross ~ September 14, 2021

Posted by Team Missio on Sep 8, 2021 10:03:40 AM

 

‘We adore You, O Christ, and we bless you, because by your Holy Cross, You have redeemed the world’ – St. Francis of Assisi

Reflections on the readings for the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross (September 14, 2021): NM 21:4-9; PS 78:1-2,34-35,36-37,38; PHIL 2:6-11; JN 3:13-17

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 day we revere the cross on which Christ was crucified for the sake of our immortal souls. But first, we must focus on the incomprehensible divine love that let Him willingly stretch out His hands and feet...

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Topics: Scripture reflection, Ordinary Time, God's grace, Faith

Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ September 12, 2021

Posted by Team Missio on Sep 8, 2021 9:28:59 AM

 

‘The Lord is my help, therefore I am not disgraced’

Reflections on the readings for the Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time (September 12, 2021): IS 50:5-9; PS 116:1-2,3-4,5-6,8-9; JAS 2:14-18; MK 8:27-35

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.

“Whoever wishes to come after Me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow Me. For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and that of the gospel will save it” (Mark 8:34-35).

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Topics: Scripture reflection, Ordinary Time, God's grace, Faith

Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary ~ September 8, 2021

Posted by Team Missio on Sep 1, 2021 10:34:59 AM

 

As we observe the birth of Mary, let us recall the joys and sorrows and wonders of her life

Reflections on the readings for the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (September 8, 2021): MI 5:1-4; PS 13:6; MT 1:1-16,18-23 

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 Mary and Joseph, as in Joachim and Anne, we find deep fidelity to the will of God. In Jesus Christ that selfless loyalty culminated in the sacrifice of His life to save the souls of all of His Father’s treasured children. 

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Topics: Scripture reflection, Ordinary Time, God's grace, Faith

Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ September 5, 2021

Posted by Team Missio on Sep 1, 2021 10:12:02 AM

 

Recognizing not only the Lord’s mercy for us, but also the compassion He wants us to share with others

Reflections on the readings for the Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time (September 5, 2021):  IS 35:4-7;  PS 146:6-7,8-9,9-10;  JAS 2:1-5; MK 7:31-37 

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.

Christ loves us and wants our love. But He also wants His people to commit ourselves to love, really love, one another.

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Topics: Scripture reflection, Ordinary Time, God's grace, Faith

Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ August 29, 2021

Posted by Team Missio on Aug 24, 2021 10:56:51 AM

 

God calls us into ever deeper friendship with Him 

Reflections on the readings for the Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time (August 29, 2021): DT 4:1-,6-8; PS 15:2-3,3-4,4-5; JAS 1:17-18,21-22,27; MK 7:1-8,14-15,21-23 

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.

When we show disrespect for God by offending the dignity of our neighbors or ourselves, or by allowing selfishness or self-interest to come before His will, we sin.

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Topics: Scripture reflection, Ordinary Time, God's grace, Faith

Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ August 22, 2021

Posted by Team Missio on Aug 17, 2021 11:00:30 AM

 

We must serve the Lord by supporting each other in mutual loving respect

Reflections on the readings for the Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time (August 22, 2021): JOS 24:1-2,15,18; PS 34:2-3,16-17,18-19,20-21; EPH 5:21-32; JN 6:60-69 

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.

Recognizing the need for mutual love and dignity is essential to all who follow Christ.

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Topics: Scripture reflection, Ordinary Time, God's grace, Faith

Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary ~ August 15, 2021

Posted by Team Missio on Aug 10, 2021 5:59:53 PM

 

Today we observe the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, body and soul, into her everlasting home with Almighty God

Reflections on the readings for the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (August 15, 2021): REV 11:19;12:1-6;10; PS 45:10,11,12,14; 1 COR 15:20-27; LK 1:39-56

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, our Mother and Queen who was spared the corruption of death by being assumed into heaven, just as she had been spared the taint of sin through her Immaculate Conception.

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Memorial of St. Maximilian Kolbe, Priest and Martyr ~ August 14, 2021

Posted by Team Missio on Aug 10, 2021 5:23:35 PM

 

St. Maximilian Kolbe: ‘a martyr of charity’

Reflections on the readings for the Memorial of St. Maximilian Kolbe (August 14, 2021): JOS 24:14-29; PS 16:1-2,5,7-8,11; MT 19:13-15

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.

St. Maximilian Kolbe said, “No one in the world can change the Truth. What we can do and should do is to seek truth and to serve it when we have found it..."

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Topics: Scripture reflection, Ordinary Time, God's grace, Faith

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