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  • "But Deliver Us from Evil (Sermon for Good Friday on the Lord's Prayer and Luke 23:32-49)

    04/18/2014 10:48:34 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 3 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | April 18, 2014 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    But Deliver Us from Evil (The Lords Prayer; Luke 23:32-49)But Deliver Us from Evil: The seventh and final petition of the Lords Prayer. And how appropriate that we should come to this petition on this particular day, Good Friday. For the greatest evil that has ever been perpetrated on this earth is the crucifixion of Jesus of Nazareth. I mean, really, Good Friday could just as well be called Evil Friday, that is the magnitude of the evil committed against this wholly innocent man, the most innocent man who has ever lived--indeed, the only truly innocent man to have ever...
  • Catholic Commemoration Readings, 04-18-14, Passion of the Lord (Good Friday)

    04/17/2014 11:12:54 PM PDT · by Salvation · 51 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-18-14 | Revised New American Bible
    April 18, 2014Friday of the Passion of the Lord (Good Friday)    Reading 1 Is 52:13-53:12 See, my servant shall prosper,he shall be raised high and greatly exalted.Even as many were amazed at himCso marred was his look beyond human semblanceand his appearance beyond that of the sons of manCso shall he startle many nations,because of him kings shall stand speechless;for those who have not been told shall see,those who have not heard shall ponder it. Who would believe what we have heard?To whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed?He grew up like a sapling before him,like...
  • "Lead Us Not into Temptation" (Sermon for Holy Thursday, on the Lord's Prayer and Luke 22:1-46)

    04/17/2014 10:57:35 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 3 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | April 17, 2014 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    Lead Us Not into Temptation (The Lords Prayer; Luke 22:1-46) During this Lenten season weve been doing a series on the Lords Prayer called Lord, Teach Us to Pray. And thats exactly what our Lord does on this Holy Thursday evening. He teaches us to pray. Thats what he instructs us to do, thats what he gives us an example of doing, and, even more than that, he prays for us. In particular, on this night Jesus instructs his disciples to pray for strength in the face of temptation. Pray that you may not enter into temptation, Jesus tells them...
  • The significance of Holy Thursday [Catholic Caucus]

    04/17/2014 11:53:19 AM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies
    CNA ^ | not given | CNA staff
    The significance of Holy ThursdayExcept for the Resurrection on Easter, Holy Thursday is possibly one of the most important, complex, and profound days of celebration in the Catholic Church. Holy Thursday celebrates the institution of the Eucharist as the true body and blood of Jesus Christ and the institution of the sacrament of the priesthood.During the Last Supper, Jesus offers himself as the Passover sacrifice, the sacrificial lamb, and teaches that every ordained priest is to follow the same sacrifice in the exact same way. Christ also bids farewell to his followers and prophesizes that one of them will...
  • Maundy Thursday

    04/17/2014 11:49:58 AM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 3 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | unknown | unknown
    HOLY THURSDAY is the most complex and profound of all religious observances, saving only the Easter Vigil. It celebrates both the institution by Christ himself of the Eucharist and of the institution of the sacerdotal priesthood (as distinct from the 'priesthood of all believers') for in this, His last supper with the disciples, a celebration of Passover, He is the self-offered Passover Victim, and every ordained priest to this day presents this same sacrifice, by Christ's authority and command, in exactly the same way. The Last Supper was also Christ's farewell to His assembled disciples, some of whom would betray,...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-17-14, Holy Thursday, Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper

    04/16/2014 7:07:53 PM PDT · by Salvation · 48 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-17-14 | Revised New American Bible
    April 17, 2014 | Evening Mass of the Lord's SupperHoly ThursdayEvening Mass of the Lord's Supper    Reading 1 Ex 12:1-8, 11-14 The LORD said to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, “This month shall stand at the head of your calendar; you shall reckon it the first month of the year.Tell the whole community of Israel: On the tenth of this month every one of your familiesmust procure for itself a lamb, one apiece for each household.If a family is too small for a whole lamb, it shall join the nearest household in procuring one and...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-17-14, Holy Thursday: Chrism Mass

    04/16/2014 6:56:24 PM PDT · by Salvation · 35 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-17-14 | Revised New American Bible
    April 17, 2014 | Chrism MassHoly ThursdayChrism Mass    Reading 1 Is 61:1-3a, 6a,  8b-9 The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me,because the LORD has anointed me;He has sent me to bring glad tidings to the lowly,to heal the brokenhearted,To proclaim liberty to the captivesand release to the prisoners,To announce a year of favor from the LORDand a day of vindication by our God,to comfort all who mourn;To place on those who mourn in Ziona diadem instead of ashes,To give them oil of gladness in place of mourning,a glorious mantle instead of a listless spirit. You yourselves...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-16-14, Spy Wednesday

    04/15/2014 6:47:45 PM PDT · by Salvation · 37 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-16-14 | Revised New American Bible
    April 16, 2014Wednesday of Holy Week    Reading 1 Is 50:4-9a The Lord GOD has given me a well-trained tongue,That I might know how to speak to the wearya word that will rouse them.Morning after morninghe opens my ear that I may hear;And I have not rebelled,have not turned back.I gave my back to those who beat me,my cheeks to those who plucked my beard;My face I did not shieldfrom buffets and spitting. The Lord GOD is my help,therefore I am not disgraced;I have set my face like flint,knowing that I shall not be put to shame.He is near...
  • The Final Week of Jesus' Life, a Chronology

    04/15/2014 3:53:45 PM PDT · by Salvation · 290 replies
    NewTheologicalMovement.blogspot.com ^ | Mach 2012 | Father Ryan Erlenbush
    The final week of Jesus' life, a chronology Father Ryan Erlenbush Mach 2012  As the Church prepares to enter into Holy Week, we do well to consider the final week of Jesus’ life, from Friday to Friday. In a later post, we will look at the last twenty-four hours (from the Last Supper to the death of Jesus on the Cross) in greater detail.It will be helpful to review the Gospel accounts given by Sts. Mark and John, the two who offer the most explicit chronology of Holy Week. See Mark 11:1 – 15:37 and also John 11:54 –...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-15-14

    04/14/2014 9:14:25 PM PDT · by Salvation · 37 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-15-14 | Revised New American Bible
    April 15, 2014Tuesday of Holy Week    Reading 1 Is 49:1-6 Hear me, O islands,listen, O distant peoples.The LORD called me from birth,from my mother’s womb he gave me my name.He made of me a sharp-edged swordand concealed me in the shadow of his arm.He made me a polished arrow,in his quiver he hid me.You are my servant, he said to me,Israel, through whom I show my glory. Though I thought I had toiled in vain,and for nothing, uselessly, spent my strength,Yet my reward is with the LORD,my recompense is with my God.For now the LORD has spokenwho formed...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-14-14

    04/13/2014 9:14:55 PM PDT · by Salvation · 39 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-14-14 | Revised New American Bible
    April 14, 2014Monday of Holy Week    Reading 1 Is 42:1-7 Here is my servant whom I uphold,my chosen one with whom I am pleased,Upon whom I have put my Spirit;he shall bring forth justice to the nations,Not crying out, not shouting,not making his voice heard in the street.A bruised reed he shall not break,and a smoldering wick he shall not quench,Until he establishes justice on the earth;the coastlands will wait for his teaching. Thus says God, the LORD,who created the heavens and stretched them out,who spreads out the earth with its crops,Who gives breath to its peopleand spirit...
  • "Who Is This?" (Sermon for Palm Sunday/Sunday of the Passion, on Matthew 21:1-11; 27:11-66)

    04/13/2014 1:47:39 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 2 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | April 13, 2014 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    Who Is This? (Matthew 21:1-11; 27:11-66) Who is this? That would seem to be the question of the day for this day that serves as both Palm Sunday and the Sunday of the Passion. Who is this? Thats what the people of Jerusalem were asking about the man who came riding into town on a donkey. Thats the question that swirled around this same man later in the week when he stood before Pilate and the crowd and when he went to the cross to suffer and to die. Who is this? Who is this man, Jesus of Nazareth, the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 04-13-14, Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion

    04/12/2014 6:43:29 PM PDT · by Salvation · 66 replies
    USCCb.org/RNAB ^ | 04-13-14 | Revised New American Bible
    April 13, 2014Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion    At the Procession with Palms - Gospel Mt 21:1-11 When Jesus and the disciples drew near Jerusalemand came to Bethphage on the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, “Go into the village opposite you, and immediately you will find an ass tethered,and a colt with her.Untie them and bring them here to me.And if anyone should say anything to you, reply, ‘The master has need of them.’Then he will send them at once.”This happened so that what had been spoken through the prophet might be fulfilled:Say...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-12-14

    04/11/2014 9:20:33 PM PDT · by Salvation · 42 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-12-14 | Revised New American Bible
    April 12, 2014Saturday of the Fifth Week of Lent    Reading 1 Ez 37:21-28 Thus says the Lord GOD:I will take the children of Israel from among the nationsto which they have come,and gather them from all sides to bring them back to their land.I will make them one nation upon the land,in the mountains of Israel,and there shall be one prince for them all. Never again shall they be two nations,and never again shall they be divided into two kingdoms. No longer shall they defile themselves with their idols,their abominations, and all their transgressions. I will deliver them...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-11-14, OM, St. Stanislaus, Bishop and Martyr

    04/10/2014 10:40:02 PM PDT · by Salvation · 38 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-11-14 | Revised New American Bible
    April 11, 2014Friday of the Fifth Week of Lent   Reading 1 Jer 20:10-13 I hear the whisperings of many:“Terror on every side!Denounce! let us denounce him!”All those who were my friendsare on the watch for any misstep of mine.“Perhaps he will be trapped; then we can prevail,and take our vengeance on him.”But the LORD is with me, like a mighty champion:my persecutors will stumble, they will not triumph.In their failure they will be put to utter shame,to lasting, unforgettable confusion.O LORD of hosts, you who test the just,who probe mind and heart,Let me witness the vengeance you take on...
  • "And Forgive Us Our Trespasses . . ." (Sermon on the Lord's Prayer)

    04/09/2014 10:54:48 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 3 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | April 9, 2014 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    And Forgive Us Our Trespasses . . . (The Lords Prayer) Today we continue our series on the Lords Prayer with the Fifth Petition, And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. By the way, since this is the last of our Wednesday midweek services, and were only up to the Fifth Petition, you may be wondering how were going to finish out the Lords Prayer. Dont worry. Well do the Sixth Petition, And lead us not into temptation, next week on Holy Thursday; the Seventh Petition, But deliver us from evil, on Good Friday;...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-10-14

    04/09/2014 9:18:41 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-10-14 | Revised New American Bible
    April 10, 2014Thursday of the Fifth Week of Lent    Reading 1 Gn 17:3-9 When Abram prostrated himself, God spoke to him:“My covenant with you is this:you are to become the father of a host of nations.No longer shall you be called Abram;your name shall be Abraham,for I am making you the father of a host of nations.I will render you exceedingly fertile;I will make nations of you;kings shall stem from you.I will maintain my covenant with youand your descendants after youthroughout the ages as an everlasting pact,to be your God and the God of your descendants after you.I...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-09-14

    04/08/2014 7:45:28 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-09-14 | Revised New Americn Bible
    April 9, 2014Wednesday of the Fifth Week of Lent    Reading 1 Dn 3:14-20, 91-92, 95 King Nebuchadnezzar said:“Is it true, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego,that you will not serve my god,or worship the golden statue that I set up?Be ready now to fall down and worship the statue I had made,whenever you hear the sound of the trumpet,flute, lyre, harp, psaltery, bagpipe,and all the other musical instruments;otherwise, you shall be instantly cast into the white-hot furnace;and who is the God who can deliver you out of my hands?”Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego answered King Nebuchadnezzar,“There is no need for us...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-08-14

    04/07/2014 11:05:45 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-08-14 | Revised New American Bible
    April 8, 2014Tuesday of the Fifth Week of Lent    Reading 1 Nm 21:4-9 From Mount Hor the children of Israel set out on the Red Sea road,to bypass the land of Edom.But with their patience worn out by the journey,the people complained against God and Moses,“Why have you brought us up from Egypt to die in this desert,where there is no food or water?We are disgusted with this wretched food!” In punishment the LORD sent among the people saraph serpents,which bit the people so that many of them died.Then the people came to Moses and said,“We have sinned...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-07-14, OM, St. John Baptist de la Salle, Priest

    04/06/2014 8:36:56 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-07-14 | Revised New American Bible
    April 7, 2014Monday of the Fifth Week of Lent    Reading 1 Dn 13:1-19, 15-17, 19-30, 33-62 In Babylon there lived a man named Joakim,who married a very beautiful and God-fearing woman, Susanna,the daughter of Hilkiah;her pious parents had trained their daughteraccording to the law of Moses.Joakim was very rich;he had a garden near his house,and the Jews had recourse to him oftenbecause he was the most respected of them all. That year, two elders of the people were appointed judges,of whom the Lord said, “Wickedness has come out of Babylon:from the elders who were to govern the people...
  • "Raising Lazarus--and Other Things as Well" (Sermon for the Fifth Sunday in Lent, on John 11:1-53)

    04/06/2014 7:04:07 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 11 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | April 6, 2014 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    Raising Lazarus--and Other Things as Well (John 11:1-53)Today we come to another one of those memorable chapters in the Gospel of John. So far during this Lenten season weve had: John 3, Jesus and Nicodemus; John 4, Jesus and the Samaritan woman; and John 9, Jesus heals the man born blind. Now today we have John 11, Jesus raises Lazarus from the dead. But thats not all Jesus raises here in this chapter, as were about to hear. Thus our theme today: Raising Lazarus--and Other Things as Well. The chapter opens with Jesus far away from Lazarus. He only hears...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings,04-06-14, Fifth Sunday of Lent

    04/05/2014 8:15:29 PM PDT · by Salvation · 54 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-06-14 | Revised New American Bible
    April 6, 2014Fifth Sunday of Lent   Reading 1 Ez 37:12-14 Thus says the Lord GOD: O my people, I will open your graves and have you rise from them, and bring you back to the land of Israel.Then you shall know that I am the LORD, when I open your graves and have you rise from them, O my people!I will put my spirit in you that you may live, and I will settle you upon your land; thus you shall know that I am the LORD.I have promised, and I will do it, says the LORD. Responsorial...
  • Ill Take Back what the Devil Stole from Me. Msgr. Pope Homily for the 5th Sunday of Lent

    04/05/2014 2:38:19 PM PDT · by NYer · 2 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | April 5, 2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    In today’s Gospel We hear the story of the raising of Lazarus from the dead. The story is a significant turning point in the ministry of Jesus for, as we shall see, it because of this incident that the Temple Leadership in Jerusalem resolves to have Jesus killed.As is proper with all the gospel accounts we must not see this as merely an historical happening to people 2000 years ago. Rather we must recall that I am Lazarus, I am Martha and Mary. This is also the story of how Jesus is acting in my life.Let’s look at this Gospel...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-05-14, OM, St. Vincent Ferrer, Priest

    04/04/2014 8:37:43 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-05-14 | Revised New American Bible
    April 5, 2014Saturday of the Fourth Week of Lent    Reading 1 Jer 11:18-20 I knew their plot because the LORD informed me;at that time you, O LORD, showed me their doings. Yet I, like a trusting lamb led to slaughter,had not realized that they were hatching plots against me:“Let us destroy the tree in its vigor;let us cut him off from the land of the living,so that his name will be spoken no more.” But, you, O LORD of hosts, O just Judge,searcher of mind and heart,Let me witness the vengeance you take on them,for to you I...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-04-14, OM, St. Isidore, Bishop and Doctor/Church

    04/03/2014 8:26:54 PM PDT · by Salvation · 38 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-04-14 | Revised New American Bible
    April 4, 2014Friday of the Fourth Week of Lent    Reading 1 Wis 2:1a, 12-22 The wicked said among themselves, thinking not aright:“Let us beset the just one, because he is obnoxious to us;he sets himself against our doings,Reproaches us for transgressions of the lawand charges us with violations of our training.He professes to have knowledge of Godand styles himself a child of the LORD.To us he is the censure of our thoughts; merely to see him is a hardship for us,Because his life is not like that of others,and different are his ways.He judges us debased;he holds aloof...
  • "Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread" (Sermon on the Lord's Prayer)

    04/02/2014 8:36:15 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 5 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | April 2, 2014 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread (The Lords Prayer) We continue with our Lenten series on the Lords Prayer, Lord, Teach Us to Pray. Tonight we come to the Fourth Petition, Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread. So finally we get around to praying for our own needs! Remember, up to this point, the first three petitions of the Lords Prayer all have been about Gods concerns: Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done. Those are Jesus top priorities for us to pray, and of course rightly so. That at the forefront of our...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-03-14

    04/02/2014 8:16:25 PM PDT · by Salvation · 35 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-09-14 | Revised New American Bible
    April 3, 2014Thursday of the Fourth Week of Lent    Reading 1 Ex 32:7-14 The LORD said to Moses,“Go down at once to your peoplewhom you brought out of the land of Egypt,for they have become depraved.They have soon turned aside from the way I pointed out to them,making for themselves a molten calf and worshiping it,sacrificing to it and crying out,‘This is your God, O Israel,who brought you out of the land of Egypt!’The LORD said to Moses,“I see how stiff-necked this people is.Let me alone, then,that my wrath may blaze up against them to consume them.Then I...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-02-14, OM, St. Francis of Paola, Hermit

    04/01/2014 9:08:16 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-02-14 | Revised New American Bible
    April 2, 2014Wednesday of the Fourth Week of Lent  Reading 1 Is 49:8-15 Thus says the LORD:In a time of favor I answer you,on the day of salvation I help you;and I have kept you and given you as a covenant to the people,To restore the landand allot the desolate heritages,Saying to the prisoners: Come out!To those in darkness: Show yourselves!Along the ways they shall find pasture,on every bare height shall their pastures be.They shall not hunger or thirst,nor shall the scorching wind or the sun strike them;For he who pities them leads themand guides them beside springs of...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-01-14

    03/31/2014 7:30:38 PM PDT · by Salvation · 33 replies
    USCCB.orf/RNAB ^ | 04-01-14 | Revised New American Bible
    April 1, 2014Tuesday of the Fourth Week of Lent    Reading 1 Ez 47:1-9, 12 The angel brought me, Ezekiel,back to the entrance of the temple of the LORD,and I saw water flowing outfrom beneath the threshold of the temple toward the east,for the façade of the temple was toward the east;the water flowed down from the right side of the temple,south of the altar.He led me outside by the north gate,and around to the outer gate facing the east,where I saw water trickling from the right side.Then when he had walked off to the eastwith a measuring cord...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-31-14

    03/30/2014 7:18:34 PM PDT · by Salvation · 42 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 03-31-14 | Revised New American Bible
    March 31, 2014Monday of the Fourth Week of Lent    Reading 1 Is 65:17-21 Thus says the LORD:Lo, I am about to create new heavensand a new earth;The things of the past shall not be rememberedor come to mind.Instead, there shall always be rejoicing and happinessin what I create;For I create Jerusalem to be a joyand its people to be a delight;I will rejoice in Jerusalemand exult in my people.No longer shall the sound of weeping be heard there,or the sound of crying;No longer shall there be in itan infant who lives but a few days,or an old man...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 03-30-14, Fourth Sunday of Lent, Laetare Sunday

    03/29/2014 7:55:56 PM PDT · by Salvation · 52 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 03-29-14 | Revived New Americn Bible
    March 30, 2014Fourth Sunday of Lent    Reading 1 1 Sm 16:1b, 6-7, 10-13a The LORD said to Samuel:“Fill your horn with oil, and be on your way.I am sending you to Jesse of Bethlehem, for I have chosen my king from among his sons.” As Jesse and his sons came to the sacrifice, Samuel looked at Eliab and thought, “Surely the LORD’s anointed is here before him.”But the LORD said to Samuel: “Do not judge from his appearance or from his lofty stature, because I have rejected him.Not as man sees does God see, because man sees the...
  • New tool from Catholics Come Home helps Catholics make a good confession

    03/29/2014 7:08:29 PM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies
    Rome Reports ^ | March 29, 2014
    As Catholic Come Home states on a commercial, people can always "ask God to edit their life story and create the ideal ending.” This online platform launched a new website full of resources to help people discover how Confession can improve their spiritual lives. It's called GoodConfession.com, and its promotional video compares sin to a "heavy burden” one gets rid of thanks to Confession. GoodConfession offers users a guide to identify what temper they have, as well as different models to examine their conscience, depending on whether they are married, single or teenagers. One of the most interesting parts...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-29-14

    03/28/2014 7:26:49 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 03-29-14 | Revised New American Bible
    March 29, 2014Saturday of the Third Week of Lent    Reading 1 Hos 6:1-6 “Come, let us return to the LORD,it is he who has rent, but he will heal us;he has struck us, but he will bind our wounds.He will revive us after two days;on the third day he will raise us up,to live in his presence.Let us know, let us strive to know the LORD;as certain as the dawn is his coming,and his judgment shines forth like the light of day!He will come to us like the rain,like spring rain that waters the earth.” What can I...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-28-14

    03/27/2014 7:46:20 PM PDT · by Salvation · 40 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 03-28-14 | Revised New American Bible
    March 28, 2014Friday of the Third Week of Lent    Reading 1 Hos 14:2-10 Thus says the LORD:Return, O Israel, to the LORD, your God;you have collapsed through your guilt.Take with you words,and return to the LORD;Say to him, “Forgive all iniquity,and receive what is good, that we may renderas offerings the bullocks from our stalls.Assyria will not save us,nor shall we have horses to mount;We shall say no more, ‘Our god,’to the work of our hands;for in you the orphan finds compassion.” I will heal their defection, says the LORD,I will love them freely;for my wrath is turned...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-27-14

    03/26/2014 9:14:08 PM PDT · by Salvation · 35 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 03-27-14 | Revised New American Bible
    March 27, 2014Thursday of the Third Week of Lent    Reading 1 Jer 7:23-28 Thus says the LORD: This is what I commanded my people:Listen to my voice;then I will be your God and you shall be my people.Walk in all the ways that I command you,so that you may prosper. But they obeyed not, nor did they pay heed.They walked in the hardness of their evil heartsand turned their backs, not their faces, to me.From the day that your fathers left the land of Egypt even to this day,I have sent you untiringly all my servants the prophets.Yet...
  • "Thy Will Be Done" (Sermon on the Lord's Prayer)

    03/26/2014 12:36:32 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 9 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | March 26, 2014 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    Thy Will Be Done (The Lords Prayer) We continue in our series on the Lords Prayer, Lord, Teach Us to Pray. And tonight we come to the Third Petition of the Lords Prayer, namely, Thy Will Be Done. Thy will be done. Are we sure we really want to pray this? You know, sometimes we think of Thy will be done as just a resigned afterthought, after weve prayed for what we really want. Lord, here are the things I really want you to do for me, but I know you probably wont answer me the way I would like,...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-26-14

    03/25/2014 9:13:05 PM PDT · by Salvation · 38 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 03-26-14 | Revised New American Bible
    March 26, 2014Wednesday of the Third Week of Lent  Reading 1 Dt 4:1, 5-9 Moses spoke to the people and said:“Now, Israel, hear the statutes and decreeswhich I am teaching you to observe,that you may live, and may enter in and take possession of the land which the LORD, the God of your fathers, is giving you. Therefore, I teach you the statutes and decreesas the LORD, my God, has commanded me,that you may observe them in the land you are entering to occupy.Observe them carefully,for thus will you give evidenceof your wisdom and intelligence to the nations,who will...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-25-14, SOL, Annunciation of the Lord

    03/24/2014 8:07:53 PM PDT · by Salvation · 41 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 03-25-14 | Revised New American Bible
     March 25, 2014Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord    Reading 1 Is 7:10-14; 8:10 The LORD spoke to Ahaz, saying:Ask for a sign from the LORD, your God;let it be deep as the nether world, or high as the sky!But Ahaz answered,“I will not ask! I will not tempt the LORD!”Then Isaiah said: Listen, O house of David!Is it not enough for you to weary people,must you also weary my God?Therefore the Lord himself will give you this sign:the virgin shall be with child, and bear a son,and shall name him Emmanuel,which means “God is with us!” Responsorial...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-24-14

    03/23/2014 8:18:09 PM PDT · by Salvation · 37 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 03-24-14 | Revised New American Bible
    March 24, 2014Monday of the Third Week of Lent    Reading 1 2 Kgs 5:1-15ab Naaman, the army commander of the king of Aram,was highly esteemed and respected by his master,for through him the LORD had brought victory to Aram.But valiant as he was, the man was a leper.Now the Arameans had captured in a raid on the land of Israela little girl, who became the servant of Naaman’s wife.“If only my master would present himself to the prophet in Samaria,”she said to her mistress, “he would cure him of his leprosy.”Naaman went and told his lordjust what the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 03-23-14, Third Sunday of Lent

    03/22/2014 5:43:07 PM PDT · by Salvation · 55 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 03-23-14 | Revised New American Bible
    March 23, 2014Third Sunday of Lent    Reading 1 Ex 17:3-7 In those days, in their thirst for water,the people grumbled against Moses,saying, “Why did you ever make us leave Egypt?Was it just to have us die here of thirst with our children and our livestock?”So Moses cried out to the LORD, “What shall I do with this people?a little more and they will stone me!”The LORD answered Moses,“Go over there in front of the people, along with some of the elders of Israel, holding in your hand, as you go, the staff with which you struck the river.I...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-22-14

    03/22/2014 7:29:10 AM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 03-22-14 | Revised New American Bible
    March 22, 2014Saturday of the Second Week of Lent    Reading 1 Mi 7:14-15, 18-20 Shepherd your people with your staff,the flock of your inheritance,That dwells apart in a woodland,in the midst of Carmel.Let them feed in Bashan and Gilead,as in the days of old;As in the days when you came from the land of Egypt,show us wonderful signs. Who is there like you, the God who removes guiltand pardons sin for the remnant of his inheritance;Who does not persist in anger forever,but delights rather in clemency,And will again have compassion on us,treading underfoot our guilt?You will cast into...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-21-14

    03/20/2014 9:26:37 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 03-21-14 | Revised New American Bible
    March 21, 2014Friday of the Second Week of Lent    Reading 1 Gn 37:3-4, 12-13a, 17b-28a Israel loved Joseph best of all his sons,for he was the child of his old age;and he had made him a long tunic.When his brothers saw that their father loved him best of all his sons,they hated him so much that they would not even greet him. One day, when his brothers had goneto pasture their father’s flocks at Shechem,Israel said to Joseph, “Your brothers, you know, are tending our flocks at Shechem.Get ready; I will send you to them.” So Joseph went...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-20-14

    03/19/2014 11:07:53 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 03-20-14 | Revised New American Bible
    March 20, 2014Thursday of the Second Week of Lent    Reading 1 Jer 17:5-10 Thus says the LORD:Cursed is the man who trusts in human beings,who seeks his strength in flesh,whose heart turns away from the LORD.He is like a barren bush in the desertthat enjoys no change of season,But stands in a lava waste,a salt and empty earth.Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD,whose hope is the LORD.He is like a tree planted beside the watersthat stretches out its roots to the stream:It fears not the heat when it comes,its leaves stay green;In the year of...
  • "Thy Kingdom Come" (Sermon on the Lord's Prayer)

    03/19/2014 9:18:12 AM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 2 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | March 19, 2014 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    Thy Kingdom Come (The Lords Prayer) We continue our Lenten series on the Lords Prayer, a series that were calling Lord, Teach Us to Pray. We come now to the Second Petition, Thy Kingdom Come. I have three main points to make about this petition: 1) In this petition, our Lord is teaching us to seek first the kingdom of God. 2) In this petition, we are praying that Gods kingdom would come in our midst now. And 3) In this petition, were praying that Gods kingdom would come with Christs return at the Last Day. Well take these points...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-19-14, SOL, St. Joseph, Husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    03/18/2014 8:59:15 PM PDT · by Salvation · 43 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 03-19-14 | Revised New American Bible
    March 19, 2014Solemnity of Saint Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary   Reading 1 2 Sm 7:4-5a, 12-14a, 16 The LORD spoke to Nathan and said:“Go, tell my servant David,‘When your time comes and you rest with your ancestors,I will raise up your heir after you, sprung from your loins,and I will make his kingdom firm.It is he who shall build a house for my name.And I will make his royal throne firm forever.I will be a father to him,and he shall be a son to me.Your house and your kingdom shall endure forever before me;your throne shall...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-18-14, OM, St. Cyril of Jerusalem, Bishop & Doctor/Church

    03/17/2014 9:12:26 PM PDT · by Salvation · 39 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 03-18-14 | Revised New American Bible
    March 18, 2014Tuesday of the Second Week of Lent    Reading 1 Is 1:10, 16-20 Hear the word of the LORD,princes of Sodom!Listen to the instruction of our God,people of Gomorrah! Wash yourselves clean!Put away your misdeeds from before my eyes;cease doing evil; learn to do good.Make justice your aim: redress the wronged,hear the orphan’s plea, defend the widow. Come now, let us set things right,says the LORD:Though your sins be like scarlet,they may become white as snow;Though they be crimson red,they may become white as wool.If you are willing, and obey,you shall eat the good things of the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-17-14, OM, St. Patrick, Bishop

    03/16/2014 9:15:13 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 03-17-14 | Revised New American Bible
    March 17, 2014Monday of the Second Week in Lent    Reading 1 Dn 9:4b-10 “Lord, great and awesome God,you who keep your merciful covenant toward those who love youand observe your commandments!We have sinned, been wicked and done evil;we have rebelled and departed from your commandments and your laws.We have not obeyed your servants the prophets,who spoke in your name to our kings, our princes,our fathers, and all the people of the land.Justice, O Lord, is on your side;we are shamefaced even to this day:we, the men of Judah, the residents of Jerusalem,and all Israel, near and far,in all...
  • Every Round Goes Higher, Higher! A Sermon for the Second Sunday of Lent

    03/16/2014 2:06:07 AM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 3/15/2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The second Sunday of Lent always features the transfiguration. This is done in the first place because we are following the Lord on his final journey to Jerusalem, and this journey up Mt. Tabor was one of the stops that Jesus himself made with Peter, James, and John.It is commonly held that Jesus did this to prepare his apostles for the difficult days ahead. Theres a line from an old spiritual that says, Sometimes I up, sometimes Im down, sometimes Im almost on the ground..but see what the end shall be. And this is what the Lord is doing here;...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-16-14, Second Sunday of Lent

    03/15/2014 8:08:53 PM PDT · by Salvation · 48 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 03-16-14 | Revised New American Bible
    March 16, 2014Second Sunday of Lent    Reading 1 Gn 12:1-4a The LORD said to Abram: “Go forth from the land of your kinsfolkand from your father’s house to a land that I will show you. “I will make of you a great nation,and I will bless you;I will make your name great,so that you will be a blessing.I will bless those who bless youand curse those who curse you.All the communities of the earthshall find blessing in you.” Abram went as the LORD directed him. Responsorial Psalm Ps 33:4-5, 18-19, 20, 22 R/ (22) Lord, let your mercy...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-15-14

    03/14/2014 8:51:41 PM PDT · by Salvation · 33 replies
    USCCb.org/RNAB ^ | 03-15-14 | Revised New American Bible
    March 15, 2014Saturday of the First Week of Lent    Reading 1 Dt 26:16-19 Moses spoke to the people, saying:“This day the LORD, your God,commands you to observe these statutes and decrees.Be careful, then,to observe them with all your heart and with all your soul.Today you are making this agreement with the LORD:he is to be your God and you are to walk in his waysand observe his statutes, commandments and decrees,and to hearken to his voice.And today the LORD is making this agreement with you:you are to be a people peculiarly his own, as he promised you;and provided...