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  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-29-17

    05/28/2017 8:52:08 PM PDT · by Salvation · 20 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-29-17 | Revised New American Bible
    May 29, 2017 Monday of the Seventh Week of Easter Reading 1 Acts 19:1-8While Apollos was in Corinth,Paul traveled through the interior of the countryand down to Ephesus where he found some disciples. He said to them,"Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you became believers?"They answered him,"We have never even heard that there is a Holy Spirit."He said, "How were you baptized?"They replied, "With the baptism of John."Paul then said, "John baptized with a baptism of repentance,telling the people to believe in the one who was to come after him,that is, in Jesus."When they heard this,they were baptized...
  • "Our Anxieties and God's Care" (Sermon for the Seventh Sunday of Easter, on 1 Peter 4-5 and John 17)

    05/27/2017 10:09:00 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 1 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | May 28, 2017 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Our Anxieties and God’s Care” (1 Peter 4:12-19; 5:6-11; John 17:1-11) What are your anxieties? What are you worried about? Anxiety is really another way to say worry. They pretty much mean the same thing. To be anxious, to be worried, means that something is weighing on your mind that you’re thinking about, almost obsessing about. You’re worried about what might happen in the future. It’s the negative prospect of what might happen that keep hanging around in your head. That’s anxiety, that’s worry. So what are your anxieties? We all have them. From time to time, some negative possibility...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 05-28-17, SOL, The Ascension of the Lord

    05/27/2017 7:36:21 PM PDT · by Salvation · 57 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-28-17 | Revised New American Bible
    May 28, 2017 The Ascension of the Lord Reading 1 Acts 1:1-11In the first book, Theophilus,I dealt with all that Jesus did and taughtuntil the day he was taken up,after giving instructions through the Holy Spiritto the apostles whom he had chosen.He presented himself alive to themby many proofs after he had suffered,appearing to them during forty daysand speaking about the kingdom of God.While meeting with them,he enjoined them not to depart from Jerusalem,but to wait for "the promise of the Fatherabout which you have heard me speak;for John baptized with water,but in a few days you will be...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-27-17, OM, St. Augustine of Canterbury, Bishop

    05/26/2017 8:38:12 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-27-17 | Revised New American Bible
    May 27, 2017 Saturday of the Sixth Week of Easter Reading 1 Acts 18:23-28After staying in Antioch some time,Paul left and traveled in orderly sequencethrough the Galatian country and Phrygia,bringing strength to all the disciples. A Jew named Apollos, a native of Alexandria,an eloquent speaker, arrived in Ephesus.He was an authority on the Scriptures.He had been instructed in the Way of the Lord and,with ardent spirit, spoke and taught accurately about Jesus,although he knew only the baptism of John.He began to speak boldly in the synagogue;but when Priscilla and Aquila heard him,they took him asideand explained to him the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-26-17, M, St. Philip Neri, Priest

    05/25/2017 9:38:59 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-26-17 | Revised New American Bible
    May 26, 2017 Memorial of Saint Philip Neri, Priest Reading 1 Acts 18:9-18One night while Paul was in Corinth, the Lord said to him in a vision,"Do not be afraid.Go on speaking, and do not be silent, for I am with you.No one will attack and harm you,for I have many people in this city."He settled there for a year and a halfand taught the word of God among them. But when Gallio was proconsul of Achaia,the Jews rose up together against Pauland brought him to the tribunal, saying,"This man is inducing people to worship God contrary to the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-25-17 (or) The Ascension of the Lord

    05/24/2017 8:09:53 PM PDT · by Salvation · 45 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-25-17 | Revised New American Bible
    May 25, 2017 Thursday of the Sixth Week of Easter Reading 1 Acts 18:1-8Paul left Athens and went to Corinth.There he met a Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus,who had recently come from Italy with his wife Priscillabecause Claudius had ordered all the Jews to leave Rome.He went to visit them and, because he practiced the same trade,stayed with them and worked, for they were tentmakers by trade.Every sabbath, he entered into discussions in the synagogue,attempting to convince both Jews and Greeks. When Silas and Timothy came down from Macedonia,Paul began to occupy himself totally with preaching the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-24-17

    05/23/2017 8:20:42 PM PDT · by Salvation · 35 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-24-17 | Revised New American Bible
    May 24, 2017 Wednesday of the Sixth Week of Easter Reading 1 Acts 17:15, 22—18:1After Paul's escorts had taken him to Athens,they came away with instructions for Silas and Timothyto join him as soon as possible. Then Paul stood up at the Areopagus and said:"You Athenians, I see that in every respectyou are very religious.For as I walked around looking carefully at your shrines,I even discovered an altar inscribed, 'To an Unknown God.'What therefore you unknowingly worship, I proclaim to you.The God who made the world and all that is in it,the Lord of heaven and earth,does not dwell...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-23-17

    05/22/2017 8:48:47 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-23-17 | Revised New American Bible
    May 23, 2017 Tuesday of the Sixth Week of Easter Reading 1 Acts 16:22-34The crowd in Philippi joined in the attack on Paul and Silas,and the magistrates had them strippedand ordered them to be beaten with rods.After inflicting many blows on them,they threw them into prisonand instructed the jailer to guard them securely.When he received these instructions, he put them in the innermost celland secured their feet to a stake. About midnight, while Paul and Silas were prayingand singing hymns to God as the prisoners listened,there was suddenly such a severe earthquakethat the foundations of the jail shook;all the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-22-17, OM, St. Rita of Cascia, Religious

    05/21/2017 9:34:25 PM PDT · by Salvation · 35 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-22-17 | Revised New American Bible
    May 22, 2017 Monday of the Sixth Week of Easter Reading 1 Acts 16:11-15We set sail from Troas, making a straight run for Samothrace,and on the next day to Neapolis, and from there to Philippi,a leading city in that district of Macedonia and a Roman colony.We spent some time in that city.On the sabbath we went outside the city gate along the riverwhere we thought there would be a place of prayer.We sat and spoke with the women who had gathered there.One of them, a woman named Lydia, a dealer in purple cloth,from the city of Thyatira, a worshiper...
  • "A Living, Loving Family" (Sermon for the Sixth Sunday of Easter, on John 14:15-21)

    05/20/2017 8:38:07 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 1 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | May 21, 2017 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “A Living, Loving Family” (John 14:15-21) Christ establishes his church to be “A Living, Loving Family.” And you are a part of it. A living, loving family. Now how do you hear that? Do you hear it as heavy demand, something we cannot possibly do? Or do you hear it as gift, something that Christ has graciously made us part of? Does Christ’s call for us to be a living, loving family--do you hear this as burden or gift? As pressure or joy? And besides how we hear it, there is also the question of how we do it. How...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-21-17, Sixth Sunday of Easter

    05/20/2017 8:34:43 PM PDT · by Salvation · 48 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-21-17 | Revised New American Bible
    May 21, 2017 Sixth Sunday of Easter Reading 1 Acts 8:5-8, 14-17Philip went down to the city of Samariaand proclaimed the Christ to them.With one accord, the crowds paid attention to what was said by Philipwhen they heard it and saw the signs he was doing.For unclean spirits, crying out in a loud voice,came out of many possessed people,and many paralyzed or crippled people were cured.There was great joy in that city. Now when the apostles in Jerusalemheard that Samaria had accepted the word of God,they sent them Peter and John,who went down and prayed for them,that they might...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-20-17, OM, St. Bernadine of Siena, Priest

    05/19/2017 10:46:49 PM PDT · by Salvation · 19 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-20-17 | Revised New American Bible
    May 20, 2017 Saturday of the Fifth Week of Easter Reading 1 Acts 16:1-10Paul reached also Derbe and Lystrawhere there was a disciple named Timothy,the son of a Jewish woman who was a believer,but his father was a Greek.The brothers in Lystra and Iconium spoke highly of him,and Paul wanted him to come along with him.On account of the Jews of that region, Paul had him circumcised,for they all knew that his father was a Greek.As they traveled from city to city,they handed on to the people for observance the decisionsreached by the Apostles and presbyters in Jerusalem.Day after...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-19-17

    05/19/2017 10:32:47 PM PDT · by Salvation · 31 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-19-17 | Revised New American Bible
    May 19, 2017 Friday of the Fifth Week of Easter Reading 1 Acts 15:22-31The Apostles and presbyters, in agreement with the whole Church,decided to choose representativesand to send them to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas. The ones chosen were Judas, who was called Barsabbas,and Silas, leaders among the brothers.This is the letter delivered by them:"The Apostles and the presbyters, your brothers,to the brothers in Antioch, Syria, and Ciliciaof Gentile origin: greetings.Since we have heard that some of our numberwho went out without any mandate from ushave upset you with their teachingsand disturbed your peace of mind,we have with one...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-18-17, OM, St. John I, Pope and Martyr

    05/19/2017 8:32:29 PM PDT · by Salvation · 31 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-18-17 | Revised New American Bible
    May 18, 2017 Thursday of the Fifth Week of Easter Reading 1 Acts 15:7-21After much debate had taken place,Peter got up and said to the Apostles and the presbyters,"My brothers, you are well aware that from early daysGod made his choice among you that through my mouththe Gentiles would hear the word of the Gospel and believe.And God, who knows the heart,bore witness by granting them the Holy Spiritjust as he did us.He made no distinction between us and them,for by faith he purified their hearts.Why, then, are you now putting God to the testby placing on the shoulders...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-17-17

    05/19/2017 8:20:04 PM PDT · by Salvation · 31 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-17-17 | Revised New American Bible
    May 17, 2017 Wednesday of the Fifth Week of Easter Reading 1 Acts 15:1-6Some who had come down from Judea were instructing the brothers,"Unless you are circumcised according to the Mosaic practice,you cannot be saved."Because there arose no little dissension and debateby Paul and Barnabas with them,it was decided that Paul, Barnabas, and some of the othersshould go up to Jerusalem to the Apostles and presbytersabout this question. They were sent on their journey by the Church,and passed through Phoenicia and Samariatelling of the conversion of the Gentiles,and brought great joy to all the brethren.When they arrived in Jerusalem,they were...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-16-17

    05/14/2017 8:38:51 PM PDT · by Salvation · 33 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-16-17 | Revised New American Bible
    May 16, 2017 Tuesday of Fifth Week of Easter Reading 1 Acts 14:19-28In those days, some Jews from Antioch and Iconiumarrived and won over the crowds. They stoned Paul and dragged him out of the city,supposing that he was dead.But when the disciples gathered around him,he got up and entered the city. On the following day he left with Barnabas for Derbe. After they had proclaimed the good news to that cityand made a considerable number of disciples,they returned to Lystra and to Iconium and to Antioch.They strengthened the spirits of the disciplesand exhorted them to persevere in the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-15-17, OM, St. Isidore (Farmer)

    05/14/2017 7:44:28 PM PDT · by Salvation · 24 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-15-17 | Revised New American Bible
    May 15, 2017 Monday of the Fifth Week of Easter Reading 1 Acts 14:5-18There was an attempt in Iconiumby both the Gentiles and the Jews,together with their leaders,to attack and stone Paul and Barnabas.They realized it,and fled to the Lycaonian cities of Lystra and Derbeand to the surrounding countryside,where they continued to proclaim the Good News. At Lystra there was a crippled man, lame from birth,who had never walked. He listened to Paul speaking, who looked intently at him,saw that he had the faith to be healed,and called out in a loud voice, "Stand up straight on your feet."He...
  • "Hope for the Future and a Present Priesthood" (Sermon, Fifth Sunday of Easter; John 14, 1 Peter 2)

    05/13/2017 11:45:07 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 1 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | May 14, 2017 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Hope for the Future and a Present Priesthood” (John 14:1-14; 1 Peter 2:2-10)You gotta have hope. Hope is faith facing the future. You and I, we need something to look forward to. Otherwise, we lose heart, we get depressed, and our hopelessness paralyzes us. So we need hope, hope for the future, in order to function well in the present. And really, we need hope for the big future, the eternal future. Because the reality is, at some point, we’re going to depart this life. At some point, something is going to do us in, and death is going to...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-14-17, Fifth Sunday of Easter

    05/13/2017 9:59:44 PM PDT · by Salvation · 49 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-14-17 | Revised New American Bible
    May 14, 2017 Fifth Sunday of Easter Reading 1 Acts 6:1-7As the number of disciples continued to grow,the Hellenists complained against the Hebrewsbecause their widowswere being neglected in the daily distribution.So the Twelve called together the community of the disciples and said,"It is not right for us to neglect the word of God to serve at table.Brothers, select from among you seven reputable men,filled with the Spirit and wisdom,whom we shall appoint to this task,whereas we shall devote ourselves to prayerand to the ministry of the word."The proposal was acceptable to the whole community,so they chose Stephen, a man...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-13-17, OM, Our Lady of Fatima

    05/12/2017 7:23:39 PM PDT · by Salvation · 38 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-13-17 | Revised New American Bible
    May 13, 2017 Saturday of the Fourth Week of Easter Reading 1 Acts 13:44-52On the following sabbathalmost the whole citygathered to hear the word of the Lord. When the Jews saw the crowds, they were filled with jealousyand with violent abuse contradicted what Paul said. Both Paul and Barnabas spoke out boldly and said,"It was necessary that the word of God be spoken to you first,but since you reject itand condemn yourselves as unworthy of eternal life,we now turn to the Gentiles. For so the Lord has commanded us,I have made you a light to the Gentiles,that you may...