THIRTY FIRST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (B)

First Reading: Deuteronomy 6: 2-6Second Reading: Hebrews 7:23 – 28Gospel: Mark 12: 28 – 34We work hard; we dream wonderful dreams about our life and do all that we can to make thosedreams come true. If we are asked, “What are you living for?” each one of us...

Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time (B)

Reading 1: – Numbers 11: 25 – 29Psalm: 19: 8 – 14Reading 2: James 5: 1 -6Gospel: Mark 9:38 – 48When we are young we need those people in our lives who can speak truth to us, people who canhelp us to see challenges, hardships and sometimes deception that we experience...

TWENTYFIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (B)

First Reading: Wisdom 2:12, 17 – 20 Psalm: 54 Second Reading: James 3:16 – 4:3 Gospel: Mark 9: 30 -37 Our life is full of games, private, public, entertaining, time-passing, serious, light, and so on. Many people say that our life itself is a game designed and planned...

The Exaltation of the Holy Cross

Tuesday September 14. Numbers 21: 4 – 9 Psalm : 78 John 3: 13 – 17 This liturgical feast has been celebrated since early times. In the 4th century, two churches in Jerusalem were dedicated to the cross on this day and the occasion was commemorated annually....

Twenty fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time (B)

Reading1– Isaiah: 50: 5 – 9 Psalm: 116: 1 – 9 Reading:2– James 2: 14 – 18 Gospel – Mark 8: 27 – 35 In today’s Gospel, Jesus did not seem to be surprised by people’s unwarranted opinions about his identity, nor did he take time to deny them. He only posed the same...

Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time (B) Beyond Our Own favoritism

Reading 1 – Isaiah 35:4 – 7 Psalm: 146: 6 – 10 Reading 2: James 2: 1 – 5. Gospel: Mark 7: 31 – 37. The message we hear in all three readings today is simply: Ephphatha! That is: Be opened! Be open to the goodness and graciousness of our God. Christianity consists of...