Daily Archives: February 21, 2012

Wednesday of the 1st Week of Lent

Luke 11:29-32 The Demand for a Sign OTHER HOMILY SOURCES: Jonah and Jesus. Both were sent by God. Both were buried for some days and nights and reappeared. Both called for repentance. But here the similarities end. While Jonah tried … Continue reading

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Wednesday of the First Week in Lent

READINGS (Year II): Reading 1: Jon 3:1-10 The word of the LORD came to Jonah a second time: “Set out for the great city of Nineveh, and announce to it the message that I will tell you.” So Jonah made ready … Continue reading

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Tuesday of the 1st Week of Lent

Matt 6:7-15 The Lord’s Prayer OTHER HOMILY SOURCES: The first reading speaks about God’s Word to us, while the gospel gives guidelines for our words of God. Prayers are answers to God’s powerful Word which wants to change us, to … Continue reading

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Tuesday of the First Week of Lent

READINGS (Year II): Reading 1: Is 55:10-11 Thus says the LORD: Just as from the heavens the rain and snow come down And do not return there till they have watered the earth, making it fertile and fruitful, Giving seed to … Continue reading

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Monday of the 1st Week of Lent

Matt 25:31-46 The Judgment of the Nations OTHER HOMILY SOURCES: Is it still possible for us to experience God today? Yes, in many ways for God speaks to us of the wonders of His love through the beauty of the … Continue reading

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Monday of the 1st Week of Lent

Matt 25:31-46 The Judgment of the Nations OPTION 1: Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta, the “saint of the gutters” was moved to abandon a comfortable life in order to serve the poorest of the poor of India. What inspired her … Continue reading

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Monday of the First Week of Lent

READINGS (Year II): Reading 1: Lv 19:1-2, 11-18 The LORD said to Moses, “Speak to the whole assembly of the children of Israel and tell them: Be holy, for I, the LORD, your God, am holy. “You shall not steal. You … Continue reading

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Saturday after Ash Wednesday

READINGS (Year II): Reading 1: Is 58:9b-14 Thus says the LORD: If you remove from your midst oppression, false accusation and malicious speech; If you bestow your bread on the hungry and satisfy the afflicted; Then light shall rise for you … Continue reading

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Friday after Ash Wednesday

READINGS (Year II): Reading 1: Is 58:1-9a Thus says the Lord GOD: Cry out full-throated and unsparingly, lift up your voice like a trumpet blast; Tell my people their wickedness, and the house of Jacob their sins. They seek me day … Continue reading

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Thursday after Ash Wednesday

READINGS (Year II): Reading 1: Dt 30:15-20 Moses said to the people: “Today I have set before you life and prosperity, death and doom. If you obey the commandments of the LORD, your God, which I enjoin on you today, loving … Continue reading

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Ash Wednesday

If the blessing and distribution of ashes take place outside Mass, it is appropriate that the Liturgy of the Word precede it, using texts assigned to the Mass of Ash Wednesday. READINGS (Year II): Reading 1 Jl 2:12-18 Even now, says … Continue reading

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