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Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ August 1, 2021

Posted by Team Missio on Jul 27, 2021 3:17:12 PM

 

Jesus preaches about the profound miracle that He wants us to consume for ourselves: He is the Bread that gives life to the world

Reflections on the readings for the Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (August 1, 2021): EX 16:2-4,12-15; PS 78:3-4,23-24,25,54; EPH 4:17,20-24; JN 6:24-35 

MISSIO offers “Preaching Mission,” as a homily help, providing connections to mission from the readings of Sundays, Feast Days and Holy Days. 

Jesus said to them, ‘I am the bread of life; whoever comes to Me will never hunger, and whoever believes in Me will never thirst” (John 6:33-35). 

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Memorial of St. Ignatius of Loyola, Priest ~ July 31, 2021

Posted by Team Missio on Jul 27, 2021 2:57:08 PM

 

“When you have tried to do your best, you can leave everything else to the One who has the power to accomplish all that He wants.” St. Ignatius of Loyola

Reflections on the readings for the Memorial of St. Ignatius of Loyola (July 31, 2021): LV 25:1,8-17; PS 67:2-3,5,7-8; MT 14:1-12

MISSIO offers “Preaching Mission,” as a homily help, providing connections to mission from the readings of Sundays, Feast Days and Holy Days. 

During his prolonged convalescence, he was given books on the lives of Christ and the saints. They had a profound affect on him. He confessed his sins and spent nearly a year in solitude...

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Memorial of Saints Martha, Mary, and Lazarus ~ July 29, 2021

Posted by Team Missio on Jul 27, 2021 2:47:17 PM

 

This family has embraced Christ as He has embraced them

Reflections on the readings for the Memorial of Saints Martha, Mary, and Lazarus (July 29, 2021): EX 40:16-21,34-38; PS 84:3,4,5-6,8,11; JN 11:19-27

MISSIO offers “Preaching Mission,” as a homily help, providing connections to mission from the readings of Sundays, Feast Days and Holy Days. 

The Gospels mention several encounters with Christ and this family that show His close relationship with the three siblings.

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Memorial of Saints Joachim and Anne, Parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary ~ July 26, 2021

Posted by Team Missio on Jul 20, 2021 4:15:04 PM

 

Today we celebrate the lives of the devout parents who brought the Blessed Virgin into the world

Reflections on the readings for the Memorial of Ss. Joachim and Anne (July 26, 2021): EX 32:15-24,30-34; PS 106:19-20,21-22,23; MT 13:31-35 

MISSIO offers “Preaching Mission,” as a homily help, providing connections to mission from the readings of Sundays, Feast Days and Holy Days. 

In the Gospel for today we hear that “(Jesus) spoke to them only in parables, to fulfill what had been said through the prophet: I will open my mouth in parables, I will announce what has lain hidden from the foundation of the world” (Matthew 13:34-35).

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Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ July 25, 2021

Posted by Team Missio on Jul 20, 2021 3:45:30 PM

 

Focusing less on the wonder and more on the Worker in the miracle of the loaves

Reflections on the readings for the Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (July 25, 2021): 2 KGS 4:42-44; PS 145:10-11,15-16,17-18; EPH 4:1-6; JN 6:1-15

MISSIO offers “Preaching Mission,” as a homily help, providing connections to mission from the readings of Sundays, Feast Days and Holy Days. 

The Son of God never wastes anything. Yet He wants us to understand the superabundance of His love for us and His concern for our complete well-being.

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Feast of St. Mary Magdalene ~ July 22, 2021

Posted by Team Missio on Jul 20, 2021 1:19:01 PM

 

‘On the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early in the morning, while it was still dark’ (John 20:1)

Reflections on the readings for the Feast of St. Mary Magdalene (July 22, 2021): SGS 3:1-4; PS 63:2,3-4,5-6,8-9; JN 20:1-2,11-18

MISSIO offers “Preaching Mission,” as a homily help, providing connections to mission from the readings of Sundays, Feast Days and Holy Days. 

In today’s reading from St. John we see her meeting our Lord and hearing His instruction to let the Apostles know that He has fulfilled His promise and risen from the dead.

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Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ July 18, 2021

Posted by Team Missio on Jul 13, 2021 2:02:48 PM

 

Comfort from today’s psalm…

Reflections on the readings for the Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (July 18, 2021): JER 23:1-6; PS 23:1-3,3-4,5,6; EPH 2:13-18; MK 6:30-34

MISSIO offers “Preaching Mission,” as a homily help, providing connections to mission from the readings of Sundays, Feast Days and Holy Days. 

All people have troubles, fears, wants. Only in our Savior can we find the answer to all our needs and longings...

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Memorial of St. Kateri Tekakwitha, Virgin ~ July 14, 2021

Posted by Team Missio on Jul 6, 2021 4:42:06 PM

 

St. Kateri Tekakwitha served Christ with great love, despite her many personal hardships

Reflections on the readings for the Memorial of St. Kateri Tekakwitha (July 14, 2021): EX 3:1-6,9-12; PS 103:1-2,3-4,6-7; MT 11:25-27

MISSIO offers “Preaching Mission,” as a homily help, providing connections to mission from the readings of Sundays, Feast Days and Holy Days. 

She was baptized at age 19 or 20 and took the name Kateri in honor of St. Catherine of Siena. Her relatives resented her conversion and treated her harshly.

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Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ July 11, 2021

Posted by Team Missio on Jul 6, 2021 4:24:08 PM

 

Our faith is a true gift…

Reflections on the readings for the Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (July 11, 2021): AM 7:12-15; PS 85:9-10;11-12;13-14; EPH 1:3-14; MK 6:7-13 

MISSIO offers “Preaching Mission,” as a homily help, providing connections to mission from the readings of Sundays, Feast Days and Holy Days. 

The Holy Spirit reveals the eternal promise made to us through the blood of Christ our hope. By accepting the gift of Baptism, we open ourselves to the reality of God...

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Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ July 4, 2021

Posted by Team Missio on Jun 29, 2021 2:39:12 PM

 

To listen to Christ, stop and pay attention

Reflections on the readings for the Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (July 4, 2021): EZ 2:2-5; PS 123:1-2,3-4; 2 COR 12:7-10; MK 6:1-6

MISSIO offers “Preaching Mission,” as a homily help, providing connections to mission from the readings of Sundays, Feast Days and Holy Days. 

The Old and New Testament readings today remind us how often we do not want to hear what God has to tell us.

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