Readings of the day: RB 7:35-43Mass: Exodus 23:20-23; Resp. Psalm 91 or Zechariah 8:1-8; Resp. Psalm 102;Matthew 18:1-5,10 Bless the Lord, all you angels, you ministers, who do his will.Alleluia, Alleluia.
In other years: Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus (1873-1897) Readings of the day: RB 7:34 Mass: Ezekiel 18:25-28; Resp. Psalm 25; Philippians 2:1-11; Matthew 21:28-32
Saint Paul asks us to make his joy complete. Imagine the local and even global impact of doing so in our homes,
Readings of the day: RB 7:31-33Mass: Zechariah 2:5-9;14-15a; Resp. Psalm (Jer. 31); Luke 9:43b-45
The Council is clear in explaining why we are to be lovers of the Word: “For in the sacred books, the Father who is in heaven meets His children with great love and speaks with them; and the
force and power in the word of God is so great
Readings of the day: RB 7:24-30Mass: Daniel 7:9-10 or Revelation 12:7-12ab; Resp. Psalm 138; John 1:47-51
A most fitting commentary for today’s Feast can be found in the Preface, God Glorified through the Angels: It is truly right and just, our duty and
our salvation,always and everywhere to give you thanks,Lord, holy Father, almighty and eterna
Readings of the day: RB 7:19-23Mass: Haggai 1:1-8; Resp. Psalm 149; Luke 9:7-9
When thinking about Herod the Tetrarch the first thing that came to mind was Psalm 1: “Blessed the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, nor stand in the way of sinners, nor sit in
the company with scoffers.” Then I read Pope Francis’ tweet for today: “Encountering Jesus can give a decisive direction to our life, filling it with meaning.” Herod encountered Jesus; he
encountered John the Baptist.