FEASTING ON THE WORD
"If you meditate on the Scriptures it will appear to you in its brilliant splendor." ―St. Pio of Pietrelcina
First Sunday of Advent (A)
Isaiah 2:1-5 | Psalm 122: 1-2, 3-4, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9 | Romans 13:11-14 | Matthew 24:37-44
This Sunday marks not only the first of four Sundays of the Advent season, but also the beginning of the new liturgical year. The themes for this Sunday's Mass are making peace in the soul, family, and neighbourhood; ruling oneself by governing one's passions; and keeping vigilant for the coming of Christ
The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe (C)
2 Samuel 5:1-3 | Psalm 122:1-2, 3-4, 4-5 | Colossians 1:12-20 | Luke 23:35-43
The concept of king and kingdom is at the very heart of Jesus’ message to us. He came to inaugurate among us the Kingdom of God. In today’s Scripture readings we are given the true image of a leader.
Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time (C)
Malachi 3:19-20A | Psalm 98:5-6, 7-8, 9 | 2 Thessalonians 3:7-12 | Luke 21:5-19
This Sunday is the second to last Sunday of our liturgical year. As we approach the end of the Church year, our Gospel invites us to focus on justice, effortfulness and perseverance.
Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time (C)
2 Maccabees 7:1-2, 9-14 | Psalm 17:1, 5-6, 8, 15 | 2 Thessalonians 2:16-3:5 | Luke 20:27, 34-38
Last Sunday’s Old Testament reading spoke mostly of God’s mercy. This Sunday’s readings focus on the hope of resurrection.
Jeff Jacinto, PhD, DHum