Good Friday of the Lord’s Passion ~ April 15, 2022

Posted by Team Missio on Apr 13, 2022 9:00:00 AM

Good Friday draws us into the depths of Christ’s Passion...

Reflections on the readings for Good Friday (April 15, 2022): 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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Our Savior completed His task: the redemption of God’s beloved children.

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Holy Thursday - Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper ~ April 14, 2022

Posted by Team Missio on Apr 13, 2022 9:00:00 AM

On this first day of the Easter Triduum we join Christ during His final meal with His Apostles...

Reflections on the readings for Holy Thursday / Evening Mass of the Lord’s Passion (April 14, 2022): EX 12:1-8,11-14; PS 116:12-13,15-16,17-18; 1 COR 11:23-26; JN 13:1-15 

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As they celebrate the Passover, Jesus shares Himself with them -- and with us -- in the Eucharist.

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Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion ~ April 10, 2022

Posted by Team Missio on Apr 6, 2022 11:28:01 AM

“You who fear the Lord, praise him; all you descendants of Jacob, give glory to him; revere him, all you descendants of Israel.” (Psalm 22:24)

Reflections on the readings for Palm Sunday (April 10, 2022): LK 19:28-40; IS 50:4-7; PS 22:8-9,17-18,19-20,23-24; PHIL 2:6-11; LK 22:14-23:56

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Today, as we clutch some palm fronds, let us remember the people who welcomed Christ to Jerusalem as well as those who called out for His crucifixion, and those who watched Him die.

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Fifth Sunday of Lent ~ April 3, 2022

Posted by Team Missio on Mar 29, 2022 12:25:27 PM

Today we hear about the immense mercy and wisdom of Jesus 

Reflections on the readings for the Fifth Sunday of Lent (April 3, 2022): IS 43:16-21; PS 126:1-2, 2-3,4-5,6; PHIL 3:8-14; JN 8:1-11

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While we may not be perfect -- we are not such bad people after all. Yet we are all called to examine ourselves.

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Fourth Sunday of Lent ~ March 27, 2022

Posted by Team Missio on Mar 23, 2022 9:30:31 AM

On this Laetare Sunday, we rejoice as we move halfway through the Lent season and only three Sundays away from the glory of Easter

Reflections on the readings for Fourth Sunday of Lent (March 27, 2022): JOS 5:9,10-12; PS 34:2-3,4-5,6-7; 2 COR 5:17-21; LK 15:1-3,11-32

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

The purple that marks the rest of the penitential season is replaced with rose or pink. The liturgical readings also emphasize the joy we experience through God’s mercy.

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Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord ~ March 25, 2022

Posted by Team Missio on Mar 23, 2022 8:38:55 AM

“The Lord Himself will give you this sign: the virgin shall be with child, and bear a son, and shall name him Emmanuel, which means, ‘God is with us!’” (Isaiah 7:14,8:10).

Reflections on the readings for the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord (March 25, 2022): IS 7:10-14,8:10; PS 40:7-8,8-9,10,11; HEB 10:4-10; LK 1:26-38

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

We know about the great virtues of young Mary, from the unimportant town of Nazareth; about her humility, her loyalty to God...

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Third Sunday of Lent ~ March 20, 2022

Posted by Team Missio on Mar 16, 2022 9:07:23 AM

The Lord secures justice and the rights of all the oppressed

Reflections on the readings for the Third Sunday of Lent (March 20, 2022): EX 3:1-8,13-15; PS 103:1-2,3-4,6-7,8,11; 1 COR 10:1-6,10-12; LK 13:1-9

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

Most of our decisions appear so simple we hardly even notice we are making them. Yet, our thoughts, our attitudes, our beliefs; the way we speak to and about others; the way we look at those around us; the way we look at ourselves; these all show who we are.

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Solemnity of St. Joseph, husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary ~ March 19, 2022

Posted by Team Missio on Mar 16, 2022 8:54:18 AM

“Jacob was the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary. Of her was born Jesus who is called the Christ.” (Matthew 1:16)

Reflections on the readings for the Solemnity of St. Joseph (March 19, 2022): 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 “Preaching Mission,” as a homily help, providing connections to mission from the readings of Sundays, Feast Days and Holy Days. 

The Bible records not a single world said by Joseph. Yet everything we do know about him reveals why the Eternal Father chose him to protect, raise, and cherish His own Beloved Son. 

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Second Sunday of Lent ~ March 13, 2022

Posted by Team Missio on Mar 9, 2022 2:24:30 PM

The Transfiguration of Christ gives us a wondrous chance to contemplate not only His glorified body, but also our own...

Reflections on the readings for Second Sunday of Lent (March 13, 2022): GN 15:5-12,17-18; PS 27:1,7-8,8-9,13-14; PHIL 3:17-4:1; LK 9:28-36

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

What He experienced in time, we will embrace for ourselves when we share eternity with our risen and ascended Lord.

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First Sunday of Lent ~ March 6, 2022

Posted by Team Missio on Mar 2, 2022 10:30:14 AM

“He shall call upon Me, and I will answer Him; I will be with Him in distress; I will deliver Him and glorify Him.” (Psalm 91:15)

Reflections on the readings for the First Sunday of Lent (March 6, 2022): DT 26:4-10; PS 91:1-2,10-11,12-13,14-15; ROM 10:8-13; LK 4:1-13

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

For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; the same Lord is Lord of all, enriching all who call upon Him.

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