Today's Mass Readings

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December 20, 2018

The Responsorial Psalm (Psalm 24) invites us to open our hearts to the Son of God: "Let the Lord enter; he is the king of glory."

But only by the power of God can we open ourselves to the mystery that God offers us: "the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ," which is the favor of sharing in God's own divine life. And so in the O Antiphon we call out: "O Key of David, opening the gates of God's eternal K...

December 19, 2018

The Responsorial Psalm is: "Fill me with your praise and I will sing your glory" (Psalm 71). We need to

praise God, celebrating what is good about him, or we will not appreciate his glory.

Judges 13: 2-25 tells us Samson was born of a woman who "had borne no children." But "an angel of the Lord appeared to the woman and said to her, 'Though you are barren and have had no children, yet you will conce...

December 17, 2018

Today's Responsorial Psalm is: "Justice shall flourish in his time and fullness of peace forever" (Psalm 72). But now we go deeper. We ask how Jesus will bring this about.

Jeremiah 23:5-8 tells us God will "raise up a righteous shoot (branch) to David. to reign and govern wisely.. In his days Judah shall be saved and Israel dwell in security."

The O Antiphon tells us this will come about through the...

December 16, 2018

What keeps me from "rejoicing in the Lord always" as the Entrance Antiphon tells us we should do? Is it mostly things outside of me that take away my joy or things inside of me? Are these things under my control? Does God have power over them?

The Entrance Antiphon tells us we should always rejoice because "the Lord is near." If the Lord is with us, nothing can really harm us. No matter how sick or...

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