Daily Reflections

  • Tuesday of the Twelfth Week of Ordinary Time

    [button style="btn-primary btn-lg" type="link" target="true" title="Today's Mass Readings" link="http://usccb.org/bible/readings/062320.cfm" linkrel=""]   Continuing our journey toward fearless proclamation of the truth, we hear in today’s Gospel a very familiar phrase known as the Golden Rule, “Do to others whatever you would...

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  • Monday of the Twelfth Week of Ordinary Time

    [button style="btn-primary btn-lg" type="link" target="true" title="Today's Mass Readings" link="http://usccb.org/bible/readings/062220.cfm" linkrel=""]   In yesterday’s reflection, the twelfth Sunday of Ordinary Time, we reflected on the need to fear no one and to boldly proclaim the truth. Today, we continue along that...

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  • Twelfth Sunday of Ordinary Time

    [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOiAkx4YqGo[/embedyt]   [button style="btn-primary btn-lg" type="link" target="true" title="Today's Mass Readings" link="http://usccb.org/bible/readings/062120.cfm" linkrel=""]   "Fear no one." That's a bold statement of Christ, fear no one. In life, we are confronted by many things and many people who challenge this...

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  • Saturday of the Eleventh Week of Ordinary Time

    [button style="btn-primary btn-lg" type="link" target="true" title="Today's Mass Readings" link="http://usccb.org/bible/readings/062020.cfm" linkrel=""]   Foreword: During Ordinary Time, the entrance and communion antiphons of the Sunday liturgy are repeated throughout the week. In this way, the themes developed at the Sunday mass are...

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  • Friday of the Eleventh Week of Ordinary Time

    [button style="btn-primary btn-lg" type="link" target="true" title="Today's Mass Readings" link="http://usccb.org/bible/readings/061920.cfm" linkrel=""]   Foreword: During Ordinary Time, the entrance and communion antiphons of the Sunday liturgy are repeated throughout the week. In this way, the themes developed at the Sunday mass are...

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  • Thursday of the Eleventh Week of Ordinary Time

    [button style="btn-primary btn-lg" type="link" target="true" title="Today's Mass Readings" link="http://usccb.org/bible/readings/061820.cfm" linkrel=""]   Foreword: During Ordinary Time, the entrance and communion antiphons of the Sunday liturgy are repeated throughout the week. In this way, the themes developed at the Sunday mass are...

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  • Wednesday of the Eleventh Week of Ordinary Time

    [button style="btn-primary btn-lg" type="link" target="true" title="Today's Mass Readings" link="http://usccb.org/bible/readings/061720.cfm" linkrel=""]   Foreword: During Ordinary Time, the entrance and communion antiphons of the Sunday liturgy are repeated throughout the week. In this way, the themes developed at the Sunday mass are...

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  • Tuesday of the Eleventh Week of Ordinary Time

    [button style="btn-primary btn-lg" type="link" target="true" title="Today's Mass Readings" link="http://usccb.org/bible/readings/061620.cfm" linkrel=""]   Foreword: During Ordinary Time, the entrance and communion antiphons of the Sunday liturgy are repeated throughout the week. In this way, the themes developed at the Sunday mass are...

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  • Monday of the Eleventh Week of Ordinary Time

    [button style="btn-primary btn-lg" type="link" target="true" title="Today's Mass Readings" link="http://usccb.org/bible/readings/061520.cfm" linkrel=""]   Foreword: During Ordinary Time, the entrance and communion antiphons of the Sunday liturgy are repeated throughout the week. In this way, the themes developed at the Sunday mass are...

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  • Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ

    [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncGQ_7DkKMQ[/embedyt]   [button style="btn-primary btn-lg" type="link" target="true" title="Today's Mass Readings" link="http://usccb.org/bible/readings/061420.cfm" linkrel=""]   Today’s liturgy begins with a quotation from Psalm 81: He fed them with the finest wheat and satisfied them with honey from the rock. This entrance...

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  • Saturday of the Tenth Week of Ordinary Time

    [button style="btn-primary btn-lg" type="link" target="true" title="Today's Mass Readings" link="http://usccb.org/bible/readings/061320.cfm" linkrel=""]   “But I say to you...” With these words, we hear a turn from the Old to the New Covenant. What kind of mentality, what kind of attitude does one...

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  • Friday of the Tenth Week of Ordinary Time

    [button style="btn-primary btn-lg" type="link" target="true" title="Today's Mass Readings" link="http://usccb.org/bible/readings/061220.cfm" linkrel=""]   “But I say to you…” Jesus is talking about lust in our Gospel today. And what He has to say points right to the center of a person: to...

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  • Thursday of the Tenth Week of Ordinary Time

    [button style="btn-primary btn-lg" type="link" target="true" title="Today's Mass Readings" link="http://usccb.org/bible/readings/061120.cfm" linkrel=""]   “I tell you, unless your righteousness surpasses that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will not enter into the Kingdom of heaven.” The righteousness that our loving Jesus calls...

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  • Wednesday of the Tenth Week of Ordinary Time

    [button style="btn-primary btn-lg" type="link" target="true" title="Today's Mass Readings" link="http://usccb.org/bible/readings/061020.cfm" linkrel=""]   “I have come not to abolish but to fulfill.” Jesus did not come to fulfill a text; he came to fulfill His Father’s will! When we translate this into...

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  • Tuesday of the Tenth Week of Ordinary Time

    [button style="btn-primary btn-lg" type="link" target="true" title="Today's Mass Readings" link="http://usccb.org/bible/readings/060920.cfm" linkrel=""]   “(Y)our light must shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your heavenly Father.” To be of Christ, with Christ, a disciple of Christ –...

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  • Monday of the Tenth Week of Ordinary Time

    [button style="btn-primary btn-lg" type="link" target="true" title="Today's Mass Readings" link="http://usccb.org/bible/readings/060820.cfm" linkrel=""]   “Blessed are…” The Gospel today is about the Beatitudes. They are Christ’s way of showing us our true greatness! Pope Francis tells us that they are Christ’s way of...

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  • Solemnity of the Most Blessed Trinity

    [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzu9tZf61i8[/embedyt]   [button style="btn-primary btn-lg" type="link" target="true" title="Today's Mass Readings" link="http://usccb.org/bible/readings/060720.cfm" linkrel=""]   As we celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Blessed Trinity, it is helpful to recall what we hear in our first reading today. Moses is addressing...

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  • Saturday of the Ninth Week of Ordinary Time

    [button style="btn-primary btn-lg" type="link" target="true" title="Today's Mass Readings" link="http://usccb.org/bible/readings/060620.cfm" linkrel=""]   Today is one of my favorite Gospel passages. We read of the poor widow who put her two cents in the collection. I see through my work in Conception’s...

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  • Friday of the Ninth Week of Ordinary Time

    [button style="btn-primary btn-lg" type="link" target="true" title="Today's Mass Readings" link="http://usccb.org/bible/readings/060520.cfm" linkrel=""]   When I read today’s readings, the first word that comes to my mind is perseverance. We all go through many trials and difficulties throughout our lives, sometimes on a...

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  • Thursday of the Ninth Week of Ordinary Time

    [button style="btn-primary btn-lg" type="link" target="true" title="Today's Mass Readings" link="http://usccb.org/bible/readings/060420.cfm" linkrel=""]   In today’s reading, St. Paul tells us the following: “If we have died with Him, we shall also live with Him; if we persevere, we shall also reign with...

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  • Wednesday of the Ninth Week of Ordinary Time

    [button style="btn-primary btn-lg" type="link" target="true" title="Today's Mass Readings" link="http://usccb.org/bible/readings/060320.cfm" linkrel=""]   For some people who know me, this might come as a shock, but I am a very shy person. However, when I get to know someone, I start to...

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  • Tuesday of the Ninth Week of Ordinary Time

    [button style="btn-primary btn-lg" type="link" target="true" title="Today's Mass Readings" link="http://usccb.org/bible/readings/060220.cfm" linkrel=""]   “Repay to Caesar what belongs to Caesar, and to God what belongs to God.” This sentence is very hard to follow in real life. We give what belongs to...

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  • Monday of the Ninth Week of Ordinary Time

    [button style="btn-primary btn-lg" type="link" target="true" title="Today's Mass Readings" link="http://usccb.org/bible/readings/060120.cfm" linkrel=""]   In today’s Gospel, we hear Jesus say before he gives up His Spirit, “I thirst.” He wasn’t only physically thirsty, but he was also spiritually thirsty. And He is...

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  • Pentecost Sunday

    [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nouf7LYu7Tw[/embedyt]   [button style="btn-primary btn-lg" type="link" target="true" title="Today's Mass Readings" link="http://usccb.org/bible/readings/053120.cfm" linkrel=""]   When I was younger, if I became nervous or anxious about something, like a school presentation, a speech, or writing a reflection for the Online Spiritual...

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  • Saturday of the Seventh Week of Easter

    [button style="btn-primary btn-lg" type="link" target="true" title="Today's Mass Readings" link="http://usccb.org/bible/readings/053020.cfm" linkrel=""]   “[Paul] remained for two full years in his lodgings. He received all who came to him, and with complete assurance and without hindrance, he proclaimed the kingdom of God...

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  • Friday of the Seventh Week of Easter

    [button style="btn-primary btn-lg" type="link" target="true" title="Today's Mass Readings" link="http://usccb.org/bible/readings/052920.cfm" linkrel=""]   [Jesus] said to him the third time, "Simon son of John, do you love me?" Peter was distressed that he had said to him the third time, "Do you...

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  • Thursday of the Seventh Week of Easter

    [button style="btn-primary btn-lg" type="link" target="true" title="Today's Mass Readings" link="http://usccb.org/bible/readings/052820.cfm" linkrel=""] “Father, they are your gift to me.” John 17: 24 This is a profound and touching statement of our Lord! And it includes us – we are the Father’s gifts...

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  • Wednesday of the Seventh Sunday of Easter

    [button style="btn-primary btn-lg" type="link" target="true" title="Today's Mass Readings" link="http://usccb.org/bible/readings/052720.cfm" linkrel=""]   “I gave them your word, and the world hated them, because they do not belong to the world any more than I belong to the world. Consecrate them in...

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  • Tuesday of the Seventh Week of Easter

    [button style="btn-primary btn-lg" type="link" target="true" title="Today's Mass Readings" link="http://usccb.org/bible/readings/052620.cfm" linkrel=""]   “I do not pray for the world but for the ones you have given me, because they are yours…” John 17:9 To learn, ever so gradually, that we belong...

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  • Monday of the Seventh Week of Easter

    [button style="btn-primary btn-lg" type="link" target="true" title="Today's Mass Readings" link="http://usccb.org/bible/readings/052520.cfm" linkrel=""]   “In the world, you will have trouble, but take courage, I have conquered the world.” John 16:33 How do we “take courage?” I mean, how does one lay hold...

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  • The Ascension of our Lord

    [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qKSP3B9mWQ[/embedyt]   [button style="btn-primary btn-lg" type="link" target="true" title="Today's Mass Readings" link="http://usccb.org/bible/readings/052420.cfm" linkrel=""]   There is, deep in the human heart, a desire for fulfillment, for completion. We want to be completed! St. Paul, in our second reading today (Eph....

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  • Saturday of the Sixth Week of Easter

    [button style="btn-primary btn-lg" type="link" target="true" title="Today's Mass Readings" link="http://usccb.org/bible/readings/052320.cfm" linkrel=""] Apollos comes from Alexandria to preach for “the way of the Lord.” He was an authority on scriptures and spoke with “an ardent spirit.” He spoke boldly in synagogues. He...

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  • Friday of the Sixth Week of Easter

    [button style="btn-primary btn-lg" type="link" target="true" title="Today's Mass Readings" link="http://usccb.org/bible/readings/052220.cfm" linkrel=""] St. Paul is the center of attention this week in the Acts of the Apostles. In this reading, he has suffered and needs encouragement. He has a vision where God...

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  • Thursday of the Sixth Week of Easter

    [button style="btn-primary btn-lg" type="link" target="true" title="Today's Mass Readings" link="http://usccb.org/bible/readings/052120.cfm" linkrel=""] St. Paul moves on from Athens to Corinth. There he meets people who practice his trade, tent-making. He does not feel uncomfortable bringing his faith to his work. Do not...

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  • Wednesday of the Sixth Week of Easter

    [button style="btn-primary btn-lg" type="link" target="true" title="Today's Mass Readings" link="http://usccb.org/bible/readings/052020.cfm" linkrel=""] Today’s reading has St. Paul preaching in the Aeropagus in Athens. He calls on the Athenians to come to know the “Unknown God.” How amazing it is that God is...

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  • Tuesday of the Sixth Week of Easter

    [button style="btn-primary btn-lg" type="link" target="true" title="Today's Mass Readings" link="http://usccb.org/bible/readings/051920.cfm" linkrel=""] Fr. Mychal Judge, a New York City priest, had a great prayer he used in his spiritual life. “Lord, take me where you want me to go. Let me meet...

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  • Monday of the Sixth Week of Easter

    [button style="btn-primary btn-lg" type="link" target="true" title="Today's Mass Readings" link="http://usccb.org/bible/readings/051820.cfm" linkrel=""] We begin with the “We” section of the Acts of the Apostles, where the author speaks in terms of a group traveling together. “We” set sail for Neapolis from Troas....

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  • Sixth Sunday of Easter

    [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnnwW3XFqt0[/embedyt] [button style="btn-primary btn-lg" type="link" target="true" title="Today's Mass Readings" link="http://usccb.org/bible/readings/051720.cfm" linkrel=""] Philip the Deacon travels to Samaria today in the Acts of the Apostles. He performs miracles that inspire faith in the local people. There is great rejoicing in...

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  • Saturday of the Fifth Week of Easter

    [button style="btn-primary btn-lg" type="link" target="true" title="Today's Mass Readings" link="http://usccb.org/bible/readings/051620.cfm" linkrel=""] Love and hate, as opposites, are two very strong emotions. I am not speaking of the mild likes and dislikes a person can have toward, let's say, pineapple on pizza...

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  • Friday of the Fifth Week of Easter

    [button style="btn-primary btn-lg" type="link" target="true" title="Today's Mass Readings" link="http://usccb.org/bible/readings/051520.cfm" linkrel=""] When is the last time you were commanded to do something? We are often told what to do in order to accomplish a task correctly, or we might be reminded of our...

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