• December 25, 2016

    December 25, 2016 LK 21:29-33 In gospel LK 21:29-33 Jesus tells his disciples about the parable of the fig tree. Jesus says that the way we can distinguish what season it is by looking at the natural cycle of trees is the same way we should distinguish when God is

  • December 24, 2016

    December 24, 2016 LK 1:67-69 In the gospel LK 1:67-69 Zechariah prophesied to his people. This gospel states all of what the lord has promised his people. The lord has promised them free worship and no harm from their enemies in his name. He states, "...to guide our feet into

  • December 23, 2016

    December 23, 2016 LK 21:12-19 On this final day of Advent, one simple question remains: are you ready? Our society begins playing Christmas carols before Thanksgiving and constantly airing Christmas ads which reveal the best sales of the year; however, do these help us to be ready to encounter Jesus

  • December 22, 2016

    December 22, 2016 LK 1:46-56 The Gospel reading for December 22 is from the first Chapter of the Gospel of Luke. In this Gospel, Mary is saying what is known as the Magnificat. The word "Magnificat" translates to praise. Mary is proclaiming her joy to the Lord because she is

  • December 21, 2016

    December 21, 2016 LK 1:39-45 In this Gospel passage, Mary travels to Judah to visit her cousin Elizabeth, who is also pregnant with Jesus' cousin John. At the sound of Mary's greeting, Elizabeth's baby leaped in the womb for joy. Filled with the Holy Spirit, Elizabeth proclaimed: "Blessed are you

  • December 20, 2016

    December 20, 2016 LK 1:26-38 In today's gospel, the angel Gabriel comes to Mary and tells her that she is with child. Mary is confused by this because she has not been with a man. Mary willingly accept God's will and says that she is the handmaid of the Lord.

  • December 19, 2016

    December 19, 2016 Luke 1; 5-25 In Luke’s Gospel today, the Annunciation of John the Baptist birth was read. Zechariah, a man of the priestly class, enters the sanctuary, and is greeted by Gabriel with “Do not be afraid,” like how Abram and the Shepherds were addressed. Gabriel commands the

  • December 18, 2016

    December 18, 2016 MT 1:18-24 The conception of Jesus was quite "out of the blue" to Mary and everyone else around her. Despite this miracle being sprung on her at the last minute. Mary replied to the angel of the Lord: " Be it done unto me according to Your

  • December 17, 2016

    December 17, 2016 MT 1:1-17 The Gospel reading for Saturday, December 17th, comes from the first lines of the first chapter of the Gospel of Matthew. Beginning with Abraham and Isaac, this reading lists the genealogy of Jesus. It lists all of His ancestors, eventually leading to Jacob, the father

  • December 16, 2016

    December 16, 2016 LK 19:11-28 In the first reading to Isaiah, the Lord says, "my salvation is about to come." During this season of Advent, do what is right and just in preparation for Jesus' arrival at Christmas. Then, it will be you who is considered blessed in the eyes

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