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“You may go; as you have believed, let it be done for you.”

June 30 – Saturday Saturday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1: LAM 2:2, 10-14, 18-19 Responsorial Psalm: PS 74 Lord, forget not the souls of your poor ones. Gospel: MT 8:5-17 “You may go; as you have believed, let it be done for you.”   Reflection: Jesus says some very surprising words […]

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And so I say to you, you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my Church

June 29 – Friday Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles – Reading 1: ACTS 12:1-11 Responsorial Psalm: PS 34:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9 Reading 2: 2 TM 4:6-8, 17-18 Gospel: MT 16:13-19 And so I say to you, you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my Church   Reflection: A rock mid-stream […]

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Depart from me, you evildoers

June 28 – Thursday Memorial of Saint Irenaeus, Bishop and Martyr Reading 1: 2 KGS 24:8-17 Responsorial Psalm: PS 79 For the glory of your name, O Lord, deliver us. Gospel: MT 7:21-29 Depart from me, you evildoers.   Reflection: This is the grand finale of the Sermon on the Mount, a strong reminder that […]

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A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a rotten tree bear good fruit

June 27 – Wednesday Wednesday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1: 2 KGS 22:8-13; 23:1-3 Responsorial Psalm: Ps. 119 Teach me the way of your decrees, O Lord. Gospel: MT 7:15-20 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a rotten tree bear good fruit. Reflection: A tree does not go […]

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Do to others whatever you would have them do to you

June 26 – Tuesday Reading 1: 2 KGS 19:9B-11, 14-21, 31-35A, 36 Responsorial Psalm: PS 48 God upholds his city for ever. Gospel: MT 7:6, 12-14 Do to others whatever you would have them do to you.   Reflection: The Rule Jesus gives is found in all religions. It seems we cannot escape it! Its […]

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Why do you notice the splinter in your brother’s eye, but do not perceive the wooden beam in your own eye?

June 25 – Monday Monday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1: 2 KGS 17:5-8, 13-15A, 18 Responsorial Psalm: PS 60:3, 4-5, 12-13   Gospel: MT 7:1-5 Why do you notice the splinter in your brother’s eye, but do not perceive the wooden beam in your own eye?   Reflection: “Do not judge, […]

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He will be called John and the hand of the Lord was with him

June 24 – Sunday Solemnity of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist Reading 1: IS 49:1-6 Responsorial Psalm: PS 139 I praise you, for I am wonderfully made. Reading 2: ACTS 13:22-26 Gospel: LK 1:57-66, 80 He will be called John and the hand of the Lord was with him”   Reflection: Birthdays are […]

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Do not worry about tomorrow tomorrow will take care of itself

June 23 – Saturday Saturday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1: 2 CHR 24:17-25 Responsorial Psalm: PS 89:4-5, 29-30, 31-32, 33-34 For ever I will maintain my love for my servant. Gospel: MT 6:24-34 Do not worry about tomorrow; tomorrow will take care of itself.   Reflection: Do not worry! Your heavenly […]

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For where your treasure is there also will your heart be

June 22 –  Friday Friday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1: 2 KGS 11:1-4, 9-18, 20 Responsorial Psalm: PS 132:11, 12, 13-14, 17-18 The Lord has chosen Zion for his dwelling. Gospel: MT 6:19-23 For where your treasure is, there also will your heart be.   Reflection: The central teaching here is […]

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Your Father knows what you need before you ask him

June 21 – Thursday Memorial of Saint Aloysius Gonzaga, Religious   Reading 1: SIR 48:1-14 Responsorial Psalm: PS 97:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7 Rejoice in the Lord, you just! Gospel: MT 6:7-15 Your Father knows what you need before you ask him.   Reflection: Prayer techniques can be learned and simple habits and skills developed. But […]

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