Good Friday - April 19, 2019

Posted by Team Missio on Apr 15, 2019 5:24:58 PM


The Son of God did everything He said, everything He promised

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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And so we have arrived at Good Friday, when we look back on the day Jesus died.

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Holy Thursday - April 18, 2019

Posted by Team Missio on Apr 15, 2019 5:21:48 PM


“I have given you a model to follow”

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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At this celebration of the Mass of the Lord’s Supper we revere several extraordinary events that took place at the Passover meal that Jesus and His Apostles shared.

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Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion - April 14, 2019

Posted by Team Missio on Apr 8, 2019 9:29:35 AM


Today we salute the “King who comes in the name of the Lord”

Reflections on the readings for the Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion (April 14, 2019): 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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In the readings from the Gospel according to Luke, we hear Jesus referred to several times as King, but in very different ways.

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Fifth Sunday of Lent - April 7, 2019

Posted by Team Missio on Apr 1, 2019 4:01:02 PM


We must serve the Lord with justice and mercy

Reflections on the readings for the Fifth Sunday of Lent (April 7, 2019): 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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In the reading for today, Jesus’ profound forgiveness and compassion are demonstrated in one of the Gospel’s most famous passages. 

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Fourth Sunday of Lent - March 31, 2019

Posted by Team Missio on Mar 25, 2019 9:58:43 AM


Our worst sins are never greater than God’s loving forgiveness to all who turn back to Him 

Reflections on the readings for the Fourth Sunday of Lent (March 31, 2019): JOS 5:9,10-12; PS 34:2-3,4-5,6-7; 2 COR 5:17-21; LK 15:1-3,11-32

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Rejoice! On this Fourth Sunday of Lent also known as Laetare Sunday for the Latin word for rejoice we are more than halfway through the penitential season.

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Annunciation of the Lord - March 25, 2019

Posted by Team Missio on Mar 18, 2019 11:45:57 AM


The messenger of God asked a humble and holy young woman to say “Yes” – and change the world  

Reflections on the readings for the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord (March 25, 2019): IS 7:10-14;8:10; PS 40:7-8,8-9,10,11; HEB 10:4:10; LK 1:26-38 

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Today we celebrate an extraordinary event for the well being of the whole world – the annunciation of the incarnation of our Lord through the power of the Holy Spirit with the cooperation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. 

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Third Sunday of Lent - March 24, 2019

Posted by Team Missio on Mar 18, 2019 10:23:38 AM


Jesus wants us to place ourselves in His hands  

Reflections on the readings for the Third Sunday of Lent (March 24, 2019): EX 3:1-8,13-15; PS 103:1-2,3-4,6-7,8,11; 1COR 10:1-6,10-12; LK 13:1-9 

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In the first part of the Gospel reading for today Jesus addresses two instances of people who suffer and die, one group were brutally killed by Pontius Pilate and the other apparently died in an accident.

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St. Joseph - March 19, 2019

Posted by Team Missio on Mar 18, 2019 10:13:08 AM


St. Joseph guarded and guided the Son of God as his own  

Reflections on the readings for the Solemnity of St. Joseph (March 19, 2019): 2SM 7:4-5,12-14,16; PS 69:2-3,4-5,27,29; ROM 4:13,16-18,22; MT 1:16,18-21,24 

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On this feast day we honor St. Joseph, husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary and foster father of Jesus the Son of God.

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Second Sunday of Lent - March 17, 2019

Posted by Team Missio on Mar 11, 2019 8:35:12 AM


An epiphany, an exodus and the revelation of God’s Beloved Son…  

Reflections on the readings for the Second Sunday of Lent (March 17, 2019): GN 15:5-12,17-18; PS 27:1,7-8,8-9,13-14; PHIL 3:17 – 4:1; LK 9:28-36 

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Today we hear the story of the Transfiguration of Christ when the Apostles who knew and loved Him best saw Him revealed in His divine glory.

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First Sunday of Lent - March 10, 2019

Posted by Team Missio on Mar 4, 2019 4:23:03 PM


The devil lies and tries to lure Jesus, but He trusts the Father... 

Reflections on the readings for the First Sunday of Lent (March 10, 2019): DT 26:4-10; PS 91:1-2,10-11,12-13,14-15; ROM 10:8-13; LK 4:1-13 

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On this first Sunday of Lent we meet Jesus just as He finishes a period of fasting and prayer. He is physically weakened and the devil makes his move – he will tempt Jesus into betraying His Father’s will.

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