Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord - May 13, 2021

Posted by Team Missio on May 11, 2021 8:52:23 AM

 

Jesus returns to the Father – and gives us a mission

Reflections on the readings for the Ascension (May 13, 2021): ACTS 1:1-11; PS 47:2-3,6-7,8-9; EPH 1:17-23; MK 16:15-20

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

"So then the Lord Jesus, after he spoke to them, was taken up into heaven and took his seat at the right hand of God. But they went forth and preached everywhere, while the Lord worked with them and confirmed the word through accompanying signs." (Mark 16:19-20)

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Topics: homily helps, Lent, Easter, Resurrection

Sixth Sunday of Easter - May 9, 2021

Posted by Team Missio on May 4, 2021 12:56:35 PM

 

Called to a life of love…

Reflections on the readings for the Sixth Sunday of Easter (May 9, 2021): ACTS 10:25-26,34-35,44-48; PS 98:1, 2-3,3-4; 1 JN 4:7-10; JN 15:9-17

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

"No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.  You are my friends if you do what I command you.  I no longer call you slaves, because a slave does not know what his master is doing. I have called you friends, because I have told you everything I have heard from my Father.  It was not you who chose me, but I who chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit that will remain, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name he may give you." (John 15:13-16)

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Topics: homily helps, Lent, Easter, Resurrection

Feast of Saints Philip and James, Apostles - May 3, 2021

Posted by Team Missio on Apr 27, 2021 3:14:32 PM

 

Remembering the lives and efforts of the Apostles Philip and James

Reflections on the readings for the Feast of Saints Philip and James (May 3, 2021): 1 COR 15:1-8; PS 19:2-3,4-5; JN 14:6-14

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

"Now I am reminding you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you indeed received and in which you also stand. Through it you are also being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you, unless you believed in vain."  (1 Corinthians 15:1-2) 

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Topics: homily helps, Lent, Easter, Resurrection

Fifth Sunday of Easter - May 2, 2021

Posted by Team Missio on Apr 27, 2021 1:59:01 PM

 

‘Remain in Me...’

Reflections on the readings for the Fifth Sunday of Easter (May 2, 2021): ACTS 9:26-31; PS 22:26-27,28,30,31-32; 1 JN 3:18-24; JN 15:1-8

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

Christ wants His followers to understand that He is the one and only vine that gives life, and they are the branches that share a deep personal relationship.  

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Topics: homily helps, Lent, Easter, Resurrection

Memorial of St. Joseph the Worker - May 1, 2021

Posted by Team Missio on Apr 27, 2021 1:28:30 PM

 

We can look to St. Joseph as the model for our own work

Reflections on the readings for the Memorial of St. Joseph the Worker (May 1, 2021): GN 1:26 – 2:3; PS 90:2,3-4,12-13,14,16; MT 13:54-58

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

Whatever life Joseph thought he would have, much of it changed when he was given the unique mission of caring for the Son of God and His Mother.  

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Topics: homily helps, Lent, Easter, Resurrection

Fourth Sunday of Easter - April 25, 2021

Posted by Team Missio on Apr 20, 2021 3:21:18 PM

 

On this Sunday when we recall the Good Shepherd, let us entrust ourselves to Him  

Reflections on the readings for the Fourth Sunday of Easter (April 25, 2021): ACTS 4:8-12; PS 118,1,8-9,21-23,26,28,29; 1 JN 3:1-2; JN 10:11-18

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

The Father and the Son, one with the Holy Spirit, care about the welfare of each and every person. And that extends to the offering of Christ’s life. 

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Topics: homily helps, Lent, Easter, Resurrection

Third Sunday of Easter - April 18, 2021

Posted by Team Missio on Apr 13, 2021 12:02:48 PM

 

Teaching us how to love – and how to live    

Reflections on the readings for the Second Sunday of Easter (April 18, 2021): ACTS 3:13-15,17-19; PS 4:2,4,7-8,9; I JN 2:1-5; LK 24:35-48

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

We still tend to put our desires before the preferences, and even the needs, of our neighbors.  However, what we do have now, through Christ’s sacrifice, is the chance to change by entrusting our lives... 

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Topics: homily helps, Lent, Easter, Resurrection

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

Posted by Team Missio on Apr 6, 2021 2:28:51 PM

 

Readings reveal the Lord’s incredible love for each one of us      

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

By acknowledging both the divinity and the humanity of Jesus and entrusting ourselves to the Blessed Trinity, we reveal ourselves as true children of God. 

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Topics: homily helps, 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 1:18:18 PM

 

Seeing with the eyes of St. John      

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

We treasure the precious gifts of the Sacraments and the New Testament. Many people other than Christians recognize the wisdom and beauty of Jesus’ message. But unless a person believes that... 

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Topics: homily helps, 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 12:12:30 PM

 

‘You seek Jesus.… He has been raised’      

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

On entering the tomb they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a white robe, and they were utterly amazed. He said to them, “Do not be amazed! You seek Jesus of Nazareth, the crucified. He has been raised; he is not here. Behold, the place where they laid him. But go and tell his disciples and Peter, ‘He is going before you to Galilee; there you will see him, as he told you.’” (Mark 16:5-7)

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Topics: homily helps, Lent, Easter, Resurrection

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