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Thursday of the Seventh Week in Ordinary Time

February 28 – Thursday Thursday of the Seventh Week in Ordinary Time Gospel: MK 9:41-50   Reflection: Who in their right mind would want to lose their reward and then be deprived of joy in the end? We have been given the greatest of rewards – God himself who is perfect love and source of […]

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Wednesday of the Seventh Week in Ordinary Time

February 27 – Wednesday Wednesday of the Seventh Week in Ordinary Time Gospel: MK 9:38-40   Reflection: Do you rejoice in the good that others do? Jesus reprimands his disciples for their jealousy and suspicion. They were upset that someone who was not of their company was performing a good work in the name of […]

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Tuesday of the Seventh Week in Ordinary Time

February 26 – Tuesday Tuesday of the Seventh Week in Ordinary Time Gospel: MK 9:30-37   Reflection: What kind of faith does the Lord Jesus expect of us, especially when we meet challenges and difficulties? "All things are possible to him who believes!"   Augustine of Hippo (354-430 AD), in his commentary on this passage, […]

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Monday of the Seventh Week in Ordinary Time

February 25 – Monday Monday of the Seventh Week in Ordinary Time Gospel: MK 9:14-29   Reflection: The poor father’s cry, ‘I believe, help my unbelief’ is one of the best-loved human statements in the gospels. Does it express the reality of your own struggle to believe? It has been said humorously that most of […]

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Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

February 24 – Sunday Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time Gospel: LK 6:27-38   Reflection: What makes Christians different and what makes Christianity distinct from any other religion? It is grace – treating others, not as they deserve, but as God wishes them to be treated – with loving-kindness and mercy. God is good to the […]

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Memorial of Saint Polycarp, Bishop and Martyr

February 23 – Saturday Memorial of Saint Polycarp, Bishop and Martyr Gospel: MK 9:2-13   Reflection: Are you prepared to see God's glory? God is eager to share his glory with us! We get a glimpse of this when the disciples see Jesus transfigured on the mountain. Jesus' face changed in appearance and his clothing […]

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Feast of the Chair of Saint Peter, Apostle

February 22- Friday Feast of the Chair of Saint Peter, Apostle Gospel: MT 16:13-19   Reflection: When Peter is moved to identify Jesus with the Messiah – Jesus congratulates him, so to speak, on having allowed himself to be inspired in his answer by the heavenly Father. Jesus reveals that he is founding a church […]

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Thursday of the Sixth Week in Ordinary Time

February 21- Thursday Thursday of the Sixth Week in Ordinary Time Gospel: MK 8:27-33   Reflection: The basic question in Mark’s Gospel is: ‘Who do you say I am?’ Peter has the right words. But he is only at the beginning. Only later he will understand the redemptive role of suffering, as Jesus does in […]

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Wednesday of the Sixth Week in Ordinary Time

February 20 – Wednesday Wednesday of the Sixth Week in Ordinary Time Gospel: MK 8:22-26   Reflection: What's worse than physical blindness? Wherever Jesus went he proclaimed the kingdom of God, and many people drew near to hear, see, and touch the power which came from him to heal and restore people to wholeness of […]

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Tuesday of the Sixth Week in Ordinary Time

February 19 – Tuesday Tuesday of the Sixth Week in Ordinary Time Gospel: MK 8:14-21   Reflection: The apostles worried because they forgot to bring bread for their journey. And that was right after Jesus miraculously fed a group of five thousand people. How easy it is to forget what God has already done for […]

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