Daily Reflection

Do not forget the works of the Lord!

August 16 – Thursday Thursday of the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 – Ez 12: 1-12 Responsorial Psalm – Psalm 78 Do not forget the works of the Lord! Gospel – Mt 18: 21 – 19: 1 Peter approached Jesus and asked him Reflection: Jesus makes it clear that there is no limit […]

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The queen stands at your right hand, arrayed in gold

August 15 – Wednesday Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Mass during the Day Reading 1 – RV 11:19A; 12:1-6A, 10AB Reading 2 1 COR 15:20-27 Responsorial Psalm – Psalm 45 The queen stands at your right hand, arrayed in gold Gospel – Lk 1: 39-56 Mary set out and traveled […]

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How sweet to my taste is your promise!

August 14 – Tuesday Memorial of Saint Maximilian Kolbe, Priest and Martyr Reading 1 – Ez 2: 8 -3: 4 Responsorial Psalm – Psalm 119 How sweet to my taste is your promise! Gospel – Mt. 18: 1-5,10, 12-14 The disciples approached Jesus and said Reflection: Are you surprised to see the disciples discussing with […]

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Heaven and earth are filled with your glory

August 13 – Friday Monday of the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 – Ez 1: 2-5, 24-28 Responsorial Psalm – Psalm 148 Heaven and earth are filled with your glory Gospel – MT 17:22-27 As Jesus and his disciples were gathering in Galilee Reflection: When questioned about paying the temple tax, Jesus replied […]

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Blessed the man who is gracious and lends to those in need

August 10 – Friday Feast of Saint Lawrence, Deacon and Martyr Reading 1 – 2 Cor 9: 6-10 Responsorial Psalm – Psalm 112 Blessed the man who is gracious and lends to those in need Gospel – Jn 12: 24-26 Jesus said to his disciples   Reflection: The image of the grain of wheat dying […]

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Create a clean heart in me, O God

August 9 – Thursday Thursday of the Eighteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 – Jer 31: 31-34 Responsorial Psalm – Psalm 51 Create a clean heart in me, O God Gospel – Mt. 16: 13-23  Jesus went into the region of Caesarea Philippi Reflection: To call someone a "rock" is one of the greatest […]

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The Lord will guard us as a shepherd guards his flock

August 8 – Wednesday Memorial of Saint Dominic, Priest Reading 1 – Jer 31: 1-7 Responsorial Psalm Jeremiah 31: 10-13 The Lord will guard us as a shepherd guards his flock Gospel – Mt. 15: 21-28  At that time Jesus withdrew to the region of Tyre and Sidon What did Jesus mean by the expression […]

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The Lord will build up Zion again, and appear in all his glory

August 7 – Tuesday Tuesday of the Eighteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 – Jer 30: 1-2, 12-15, 18-22 Responsorial Psalm – Psalm 102 The Lord will build up Zion again, and appear in all his glory Gospel- Mt. 14: 22-36  Jesus made the disciples get into a boat Reflection: Here we see Peter's […]

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The Lord is king, the Most High over all the earth

August 6 – Monday Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord Reading 1 – Dn 7:9-14 Responsorial Psalm – Psalm 97 The Lord is king, the Most High over all the earth 2nd Reading – 2 Pt 1: 16-19 Gospel – Mk 9: 2-10 Jesus took Peter, James, and his brother John Reflection: Jesus' face […]

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Lord, in your great love, answer me

August 3 – Friday Friday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 – Jer 26: 1-9 Responsorial Psalm – Psalm 69 Lord, in your great love, answer me Gospel – Mt. 13: 54-58 Jesus came to his native place and taught the people in their synagogue Reflection: The people of Nazareth took offense […]

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