Today's Mass Readings

Click here to go to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Site for today's Mass readings. 

September 30, 2017

Saturday, Week Twenty-Five

The Responsorial pledges: “The Lord will guard us, like a shepherd guarding his flock” (Jeremiah 31: 10-

 13).

We tend to look only at what is happening in our time. The Scriptures invite us to look at what is happening in God’s time, in which past, present and future are all one. We see time as a straight line: the past is behind us, the future ahead, and only the present...

September 29, 2017

Friday, Week Twenty-Five

The Responsorial Psalm tells us not to put limits on what we expect from God: “Hope in God; I will praise

him, my savior and my God” (Psalm 43).

Haggai 1:15 to 2:9 deals with the negativism of people who are always looking backwards: “You that saw this house in its former glory; how do you see it now? Does it not seem like nothing in your eyes?” People see the Church being re...

September 29, 2017

Feast of Archangels Michael, Gabriel, And Raphael  (Feast day reflection; daily reflection follows).

The Responsorial (Psalm 138) invites us: “In the sight of the angels I will sing your praises, Lord. ”What

does it mean to live “in the sight of ” the angels?

When we gather for Mass, we are conscious that the angels gather with us. And are involved. In the Penitential Rite each of us asks “all the An...

September 28, 2017

Thursday, Week Twenty-Five

The Responsorial Psalm gives us a reason for worshipping together with celebration: “The Lord takes

delight in his people” (Psalm 149).

In Haggai 1: 1-8 the Persian king Darius II has given permission to resume building the temple after opposition had blocked it. But the people have lost their enthusiasm. So God inspired the prophet Haggai to reanimate them. “This people sa...

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