December 10, 2021Advent Today’s Readings: Amos 8:4-12, Do not trample the needy Lesson: Treasure the Word! 2 Corinthians 9:1-15, Generous giving bears fruit Lesson: Generosity Encouraged A hymn by Geoffrey Laylock Invitatory Our King and Savior now draws near: Come, let us adore him. Opening Prayers Collect of the Week Almighty God, give us graceContinue reading “Second Friday in Advent”
December 9, 2021Advent Today’s Readings: Isaiah 12:1-6, In your midst is the Holy One of Israel Lesson: Prayers and Songs of Praise Amos 6:1-8, Punishment for self-indulgence Lesson: Woe to the Complacent 2 Corinthians 8:1-15, Encouragement to be generous Lesson: The Collection for the Lord’s People Invitatory Our King and Savior now draws near: Come,Continue reading “Second Thursday in Advent”
July 22, 2021Ordinary Time Today’s Readings: Judith 9:1,11-14 / Psalm 42:1-7 / 2 Corinthians 5:14-18 / John 20:11-18 / Reflection: The Life and Ministry of Mary of Magdala Evocation Alleluia, alleluia. Mary Magdalene announced to the disciples, ‘I have seen the Lord.’ Alleluia. Gospel Acclamation Mary, do not cling to me, for I have notContinue reading “The Feast of Mary Magdalene”
My soul languishes for your salvation; I hope in your word. My eyes fail with watching for your promise; I ask, “When will you comfort me?”
We take this course so that no one should blame us about this generous gift that is being administered by us, for we aim at what is honorable not only in the Lord’s sight but also in the sight of man.
But as you excel in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in all earnestness, and in our love for you—see that you excel in this act of grace also.
For while we are still in this tent, we groan, being burdened—not that we would be unclothed, but that we would be further clothed, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life.
May 1, 2021Eastertide Today’s readings: Isaiah 30:18-21 ; Psalm 119:33-40 ; 2 Corinthians 4:1-6 ; John 14:6-14 Invitatory Alleluia! Christ is risen. The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia! Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen. Continue reading “Feast of Sts. Philip and James, Apostles”
“For the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.”
Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.