FEASTING ON THE WORD
"If you meditate on the Scriptures it will appear to you in its brilliant splendor." ―St. Pio of Pietrelcina
Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)
2 Kings 4:8-11, 14-16A | Psalm 89:2-3, 16-17, 18-19 | Romans 6:3-4, 8-11 | Matthew 10:37-42
Today is the Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Our readings are about receiving God's messenger, welcoming a new life in Christ, making Jesus your priority and doing small acts of kindness.
Kenneth took his Dobermann puppy to the veterinarian and asked him to cut his tail off completely. “I don’t
Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)
Jeremiah 20:10-13 | Psalm 69:8-10, 14, 17, 33-35 | Romans 5:12-15 | Matthew 10:26-33
After our 50 days of Easter and two solemnities, we celebrate the Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Today we also celebrate Father’s Day, honoring our fathers, grandfathers and all those who have acted as fathers in our life. In this Mass, we shall pray for God’s plentiful blessings
Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ (A)
Deuteronomy 8:2-3, 14B-16A | Psalm 147:12-13, 14-15, 19-20 | 1 Corinthians 10:16-17 | John 6:51-58
Today is the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ. Our readings call us to consider the meaning of the Holy Eucharist in the life of the Church and in our own personal lives.
Fr. Homer Ocampo was invited to dinner by the Ramoses. During the meal he was astonished to hear Emily, the youngest in the family, state that a person must be very brave to go to church these days. “Why do you say that?” asked the priest. "Because,” she answered, “I heard Daddy tell Mommy last Sunday that there was a big shot in the pulpit, the choir murdered the hymn, and the organist drowned everybody”.
Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity (A)
Exodus 34:4B-6, 8-9 | Daniel 3:52, 53, 54, 55, 56 | 2 Corinthians 13:11-13 | John 3:16-18
There’s a story about Phillip, a young boy who goes and climbs up a mountain in what is now Turkey. He meets Evagrius of Pontus, a Greek monk of the 4th century. And the boy wakes the monk up because the monk is half asleep. And the monk says, “What can I do for you, young man?” And he says, “I want you to explain God for me.” And the monk smiles and he says, “God cannot be grasped by the mind. If God could be grasped, he is not a God that you should worship.” And he smiled and went back to sleep.
Today we celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, the central mystery of the Christian faith and of Christian life” (CCC, 234). Trinity is one God in three persons: God the Father, God the Son and God
Jeff Jacinto, PhD, DHum