Today's Mass Readings

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February 28, 2017

February 28, 2017

Tuesday, Week Eight, Year I

Link to Readings: Sirach 35:1-12; Psalm 50; Mark 10:28-31.


 

Most religions include some kind of conscious giving to God. This can take the form of ritual sacrifices or of explicitly religious support of the poor or of what we recognize as “God’s work,” regardless of who is doing it. But Sirach 35:1-12 says the first of all gifts is to “keep the law.” Thi...

February 27, 2017

February 27, 2017

Monday, Week Eight, Year I

Link to the Readings: Sirach 17:19-27; Psalm 32; Mark 10:17-27.


 

The fact is that, though blessed by God’s light, we sometimes fail to walk in it. But for those with eyes to see, even our faults reveal God’s goodness by giving us the experience of his mercy. Sirach 17:19-27 assures us, “To the penitent he provides a way back, he encourages those who are l...

February 26, 2017

February 26, 2017

THE EIGHTH SUNDAY OF YEAR A

Inventory

Are you ever anxious? Stressed out? Who isn’t? But how do you deal with it? What is your response? (And how does it work for you?)

Input

The Entrance Antiphon gives the response God inspires: “The Lord has been my strength.” But not just strength to endure: “He has led me into freedom.” We can be free of stress and anxiety. The bottom line: “He sa...

February 25, 2017

The Seventh Week of Ordinary Time: The book of Sirach. also called Ecclesiasticus, invites us to reflect on creation, life and relationship to God.

Invitation: To grow in desire for wisdom and commit ourselves to discipleship.

Ask yourself in prayer and others in discussion, for each statement below: “Do you see this in the Scripture reading? What response does it invite?

Sirach 1:1-10: We need to se...

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