Prepare for Mass

Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. – Mt 6:33

  • RSS Daily Readings – catholic.org

  • Spin the Tee for Totally Random Post

  • Resources

    Resources for Catholic Educators

    YEAR A

    YEAR B

    YEAR C

    Fifth Sunday of Lent

    Fourth Sunday of Lent

    Third Sunday of LENT

    Second Sunday of LENT

    First Sunday of LENT

    Previously Ninth Sunday of Ordinary Time

    Eighth Sunday of Ordinary Time

    Seventh Sunday of Ordinary Time

    Sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time

    Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time

    Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time

    Third Sunday of Ordinary Time

    Second Sunday of Ordinary Time



    Feast of the Baptism of the Lord

    Epiphany

    Holy Family

    Christmas

    Fourth Sunday of Advent

    Third Sunday of Advent

    Second Sunday of Advent

    First Sunday of Advent

    Christ the King Destruction of the temple = Facing fears and persevere filled with hope

    Not God of the Dead, God of the living Zacchaeus today salvation has come to this house

    Pharisee and the Tax Collector - The Lord Hears the Cry of the Poor

    Persistence and helping each other live faithfully

    Spiritual cleansing - ten were made clean only one came back - gratitude

    Big faith is found in the smallest of things

    Rich Man and Lazarus

    Unjust Steward - The person who is trustworthy in small matters will also be trustworthy in big ones

    God’s Concern for the Lost

    Cost of Discipleship

    Crosses to bear and Narrow Gate Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary

    Mary, the Virgin Mother of God, was from the very beginning free from the taint of original sin, the minds of the faithful were filled with a stronger hope that the day might soon come when the dogma of the Virgin Mary's bodily Assumption into heaven would also be defined by the Church's supreme teaching authority.

    The Liturgy on the 19th Sunday of Ordinary Time prepares us in a certain way for the Solemnity of Mary's Assumption into Heaven, which we will be celebrating on 15 August. Indeed, it is fully oriented to the future, to Heaven, where the Blessed Virgin Mary has preceded us in the joy of Paradise.

    In particular, the Gospel passage, continuing last Sunday's message, asks Christians to detach themselves from material goods, which are for the most part illusory, and to do their duty faithfully, constantly aspiring to Heaven. May the believer remain alert and watchful to be ready to welcome Jesus when he comes in his glory.

    By means of examples taken from everyday life, the Lord exhorts his disciples, that is, us, to live with this inner disposition, like those servants in the parable who were waiting for their master's return. "Blessed are those servants", he said, "whom the master finds awake when he comes" (Lk 12: 37). We must therefore watch, praying and doing good.

    It is true, we are all travellers on earth, as the Second Reading of today's liturgy from the Letter to the Hebrews appropriately reminds us. It presents Abraham to us in the clothes of a pilgrim, as a nomad who lives in a tent and sojourns in a foreign land. He has faith to guide him.

    "By faith", the sacred author wrote, "Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to a place which he was to receive as an inheritance; and he went out, not knowing where he was to go" (Heb 11: 8).

    Indeed, Abraham's true destination was "the city which has foundations, whose builder and maker is God" (11: 10). The city to which he was alluding is not in this world but is the heavenly Jerusalem, Paradise.

    This was well known to the primitive Christian community, which considered itself "alien" here below and called its populated nucleuses in the cities "parishes", which means, precisely, colonies of foreigners [in Greek, pároikoi] (cf. I Pt 2: 11). In this way, the first Christians expressed the most important characteristic of the Church, which is precisely the tension of living in this life in light of Heaven.

    Today's Liturgy of the Word, therefore, desires to invite us to think of "the life of the world to come", as we repeat every time we make our profession of faith with the Creed. It is an invitation to spend our life wisely and with foresight, to consider attentively our destiny, in other words, those realities which we call final: death, the last judgement, eternity, hell and Heaven. And it is exactly in this way that we assume responsibility for the world and build a better world.

    May the Virgin Mary, who watches over us from Heaven, help us not to forget that here on earth we are only passing through, and may she teach us to prepare ourselves to encounter Jesus, who is "seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead". source: vatican.va

    Be rich in what matters to God and don’t store up treasures for yourself.

    Seek and you will find knock and the door will be opened

    Previously... The Gospel episode of Jesus' visit to the house of Martha and Mary (cf. Lk 10: 38-42). While Martha is totally taken up with household tasks, Mary is seated at the Master's feet listening to his word. Christ affirms that Mary "has chosen the good portion, which shall not be taken away from her" (Lk 10: 42). Listening to the Word of God is the most important thing in our lives.

    Christ is always in our midst and desires to speak to our hearts. We can listen to him by meditating with faith on Sacred Scripture, by recollection in private and communal prayer, by silent meditation before the Tabernacle, from which he speaks to us of his love.

    Christians, especially on Sundays, are called to meet and listen to the Lord. This happens most completely through participation in Holy Mass, during which Christ prepares the banquet of the Word and of the Bread of Life for the faithful. But other moments of prayer and reflection, of rest and brotherhood, can also be profitably combined to make the Lord's Day holy.

    When, through the action of the Holy Spirit, God takes up his dwelling in the heart of the believer, it becomes easier for him/her to serve the brethren. This is what happened in a unique and perfect way in Mary Most Holy. To her we entrust this vacation period, to make the most of it as a favourable time to rediscover the primacy of the interior life.

    The Church is God's family in the world. In this family no one ought to go without the necessities of life. Yet at the same time caritas- agape extends beyond the frontiers of the Church. The parable of the Good Samaritan remains as a standard which imposes universal love towards the needy whom we encounter “by chance” (cf. Lk 10:31), whoever they may be. Without in any way detracting from this commandment of universal love, the Church also has a specific responsibility: within the ecclesial family no member should suffer through being in need. The teaching of the Letter to the Galatians is emphatic: “So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, and especially to those who are of the household of faith” (6:10). source:vatican.va In the sending of the seventy-two, Jesus confirms that through his disciples, and those who would come to believe in him through their word, his peace and the news that “the kingdom of God has come near to you” would be proclaimed to the world. At their joyful return, despite rejection, Jesus rejoices at their success in the submission of the evil spirits in his name: the message is never to cease, never to give up.

    God’s will is for his people to be one. Like the Christians in Thessalonika, we are urged to “rejoice always” and “pray without ceasing”, trusting that as we commit ourselves wholly to working with God, his purpose of unity will finally be fulfilled.



  • Subscribe


  • PrayerPress.com


    "Religion is not a Technology!" - There needs to be a personal relationship there. - Father Ted Tyler
    If the close relationship between the Last Supper and the mystery of Jesus' death on the Cross is emphasized on Holy Thursday, today, the Feast of Corpus Christi, with the procession and unanimous adoration of the Eucharist, attention is called to the fact that Christ sacrificed himself for all humanity. His passing among the houses and along the streets of our city will be for those who live there an offering of joy, eternal life, peace and love.

    In the Gospel passage, a second element catches one's eye: the miracle worked by the Lord contains an explicit invitation to each person to make his own contribution. The two fish and five loaves signify our contribution, poor but necessary, which he transforms into a gift of love for all.

    "Christ continues today" I wrote in the above-mentioned Post Synodal Exhortation, "to exhort his disciples to become personally engaged" (Sacramentum Caritatis, n. 88).

    Thus, the Eucharist is a call to holiness and to the gift of oneself to one's brethren: "Each of us is truly called, together with Jesus, to be bread broken for the life of the world".

    source: vatican.va


  • Prepare for Mass now on Twitter

  • Twitter Updates

  • Loving Means Acting Like The Good Samaritan

    Today, for example, the liturgy invites us to reflect on the famous Parable of the Good Samaritan (cf. Lk 10: 25-37), which introduces us into the heart of the Gospel message: love for God and love for neighbour. But the person speaking to Jesus asks: who is my neighbour? And the Lord answers by reversing the question and showing through the account of the Good Samaritan that each one of us must make himself close to every person he meets: "Go and do likewise" (Lk 10: 37).

    Loving, Jesus says, means acting like the Good Samaritan. And we know that he himself is the Good Samaritan par excellence; although he was God, he did not hesitate to humble himself to the point of becoming a man and giving his life for us.

    Love is therefore the "heart" of Christian life; indeed, love alone, awakened in us by the Holy Spirit, makes us Christ's witnesses.
    source:vatican.va


  • Texts of St. Josemaría:

    Our Lady was a guest at one of those noisy country weddings attended by people from many different villages. Mary was the only one who noticed the wine was running out. Don’t these scenes from Christ’s life seem familiar to us? The greatness of God lives at the level of ordinary things. It is natural for a woman, a homemaker, to notice an oversight, to look after the little things that make life pleasant. And that is how Mary acted.

    “Do whatever he tells you.” (John 2:5)

    If our faith is weak, we should turn to Mary. Because of the miracle at the marriage feast at Cana, which Christ performed at his Mother’s request, his disciples learned to believe in him (cf. John 2:11). Our Mother is always interceding with her Son so that he may attend to our needs and show himself to us, so that we can cry out, “You are the Son of God.”

    Grant me, dear Jesus, the faith I truly desire. My Mother, sweet Lady, Mary most holy, make me really believe! (Holy Rosary–Appendix, Wedding Feast at Cana)

    The Christian apostolate — and I’m talking about an ordinary Christian living as just one more man or woman among equals — is a great work of teaching. Through real, personal, loyal friendship, you create in others a hunger for God and you help them to discover new horizons — naturally, simply. With the example of your faith lived to the full, with a loving word, which is full of the force of divine truth.

    Be daring. Count on the help of Mary, queen of apostles. Without ceasing to be a mother, Our Lady is able to get each of her children to face his own responsibilities. Mary always does the immense favor of bringing to the cross, of placing face to face with the example of the Son of God, those who come close to her and contemplate her life. It is in this confrontation that Christian life is decided. And here Mary intercedes for us so that our behavior may lead to a reconciliation of the younger brother — you and me — with the firstborn Son of the Father.

    Many conversions, many decisions to give oneself to the service of God have been preceded by an encounter with Mary. Our Lady has encouraged us to look for God, to desire to change, to lead a new life. And so the “Do whatever he tells you” has turned into real self-giving, into a Christian vocation, which from then on enlightens all our personal life. (Christ is Passing By, 149)

    opusdei.us

  • RSS Today’s Gospel

  • RSS Homily of the Day

  • RSS Father Dave Dwyer’s Homilies

    • You Get The Keys, Too August 24, 2014
      Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time. There are some interesting parallels in the readings on this Sunday. What are they? How does the promise given to Peter relate to us today? (Preached on Sunday, August 24, 2014, St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City)
    • I Will Prove My Holiness Through You August 21, 2014
      Memorial of Saint Pius X, Pope. God will be known throughout the nations - through you! Wait - what? (Preached on Thursday, August 21, 2014, 12:15pm, St. Malachy's Church, New York City)
    • I Will Give You What Is Just August 20, 2014
      Memorial of Saint Bernard, Abbot and Doctor of the Church. This is the day of the infamous vineyard owner's "just" wages readings. How do these make you feel? (Preached on Wednesday, August 20, 2014, St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City)
    • While Others Are Looking On... August 14, 2014
      Memorial of Saint Maximilian Kolbe, Priest and Martyr. What do we do in our faith life...while others are looking on? What about in secret? Or hidden? (Preached on Thursday, August 14, 2014, 12:15pm, St. Malachy's Church, New York City)
  • RSS Busted Halo Show – Father Dave Dwyer The Catholic Channel Sirius 159

    • Fatherly Advice: How Do I Respond to Religious Arguments Online? August 27, 2014
      A fan of the show named writes in with a peculiar situation that many of us go through: responding to religious arguments online. In this case, a distant cousin put some hateful remarks about religion on her wall. How should she respond, if at all? What do you think?  The Busted Halo Show with Father Dave Dwyer is on SiriusXM Satellite Radio, Channel 129, Mo […]
    • Saints of Our Lives, episode 7 August 15, 2014
      Saints of Our Lives is Team Busted Halo acting out the lives of the saints in soap opera fashion for your educational and entertainment pleasure. In our first episode of Saints of Our Lives, we dramatize the life of St. Bernard.  The Busted Halo Show with Father Dave Dwyer is on SiriusXM Satellite Radio, Channel 129, Monday through Thursday, 7:00pm to 10:00p […]
    • What Do You Do With Leftovers? August 1, 2014
      A fan of the show calls in with an interesting question to describe and play out in real life: what do you do with lefotver wine? What should we do? What do we do with lefotver eucharist? Well we think we know that one, eh?What do you think? Have a listen. The Busted Halo Show with Father Dave Dwyer is on SiriusXM Satellite Radio, Channel 129, Monday through […]
    • Saints of Our Lives, episode 6 July 22, 2014
      Saints of Our Lives is Team Busted Halo acting out the lives of the saints in soap opera fashion for your educational and entertainment pleasure. In our first episode of Saints of Our Lives, we dramatize the life of St. Sebastian.  The Busted Halo Show with Father Dave Dwyer is on SiriusXM Satellite Radio, Channel 129, Monday through Thursday, 7:00pm to 10:0 […]
  • Pages

  • Holy Eucharist

  • Today is a great day



  • Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

    Join 3,175 other followers

  • October 2011
    S M T W T F S
    « Sep   Nov »
     1
    2345678
    9101112131415
    16171819202122
    23242526272829
    3031  
  • 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Advent baptism beatitudes catholic catholic church catholicism christ christian christianity Christ Jesus christmas 2008 church compassion Corpus Christi cross daily lent reflections divine mercy sunday easter epiphany Eucharist faith fifth sunday of easter fishers of men forgiveness god God the Father good shepherd Gospel Reflections grace holy eucharist holy spirit jesus jesus christ jesus miracles John the Baptist lent lent 2009 Life Teen Lord Jesus Christ love magi mary mass Mass (liturgy) mercy ordinary time palm sunday Pentecost Pope Benedict XVI Prepare for Christmas prepare for easter Prepare for Mass Psalms Religion Religion and Spirituality repentance roman catholic sacrifice Second Sunday in Ordinary Time serenity Son of God Sunday sunday mass sunday mass preparation sunday mass readings Third Sunday of Advent third sunday of easter trinity sunday trust year a year b year c
  • Ordinary Time Prayer

    Heavenly Father You are the One from Whom every family derives its origin. Grant that, in keeping with Your glorious riches we may be strengthened with power through the Spirit for the development of our inner selves. Help us to develop our natural potentialities to the full while at the same time growing in Your likeness to Your Son Jesus Christ. Amen Lord Jesus I know that all human relations take time if they are to grow and deepen. This is also true of my relations with You, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, which must grow over the course of my life. However, this growth is not automatic; time alone means nothing unless I add earnest efforts to it. You have inspired Your Church to set aside special times when this growth can develop more intensely - the special seasons of the Church Year. If I fail to move toward You during these times, I waste precious opportunities and endanger my spiritual life. Help me to take them seriously and make a real attempt to use them well, so that I may grow into the person You want me to be. New Saint Joseph People's Prayer Book Lenten Prayer Almighty and Everlasting God,
    You have given the human race
    Jesus Christ our Savior as a model of humility.
    He fulfilled Your Will by becoming Man
    And giving His life on the Cross.
    Help us to bear witness to You
    By following His example of suffering
    And make us worthy to share in His Resurrection.
    We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son.

    Amen.
    Our Father...
    MARY, Mother of Jesus,
    you were Jesus’ gift for us from the Cross.
    He gave you to us as our mother.
    Intercede for all our needs.
    Hail Mary...
    Glory Be...


  • Advent Prayer

    This Advent season, as you celebrate the season of waiting for the Lord, use this prayer each week as you light the candles of your Advent wreath. Lord, our God, we praise you for your Son, Jesus Christ: He is Emmanuel, the hope of all people, He is the wisdom that teaches and guides us, He is the Savior of every nation. Lord God, let your blessing come upon us as we light the candles of this Advent wreath. May the wreath and its light be a sign of Christ’s promise to bring us salvation. We ask this through Christ, our Lord. Amen. -www.catholicmom.com
  • The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light

    pope benedict address to diplomatic core - vatican.va As a new year begins, our own hearts and the entire world continue to echo the joyful message proclaimed twenty centuries ago in the night of Bethlehem, a night which symbolizes humanity’s deep need for light, love and peace. To the men and women of that time, as to those of our own day, the heavenly hosts brought the good news of the coming of the Saviour: “The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness, on them has light shined” (Is 9:1). The mystery of the Son of God who became the son of man truly surpasses all human expectations. In its absolute gratuitousness this saving event is the authentic and full response to the deep desire of every heart. The truth, goodness, happiness and abundant life which each man and woman consciously or unconsciously seeks are given to us by God. In longing for these gifts, each person is seeking his Creator, for “God alone responds to the yearning present in the heart of every man and woman” (Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Verbum Domini, 23). Humanity throughout history, in its beliefs and rituals, demonstrates a constant search for God and “these forms of religious expression are so universal that one may well call man a religious being” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 28). The religious dimension is an undeniable and irrepressible feature of man’s being and acting, the measure of the fulfilment of his destiny and of the building up of the community to which he belongs. Consequently, when the individual himself or those around him neglect or deny this fundamental dimension, imbalances and conflicts arise at all levels, both personal and interpersonal.
  • Each of us has dignity

    The Parables of the Lost Sheep, the Lost Coin, and the Prodigal Son are reminders that each one of us has dignity and are worth everything to God who wants a relationship with us and for us to be happy forever.
  • The Multitudes Were Following After Him

    The crowds were following Jesus when he turned around and made them think about something. Easy is it to follow him when it is convenient. Hard is it to follow him when doing so will cause us discomfort. Sometimes doing the right thing will cause us some discomfort but it is the cross that we are asked to bear.
  • Narrow Gate

    There is a question that has always nagged believers: Will there be many or few people saved? During certain periods this problem became so acute as to cause some people terrible anxiety.

    This Sunday's Gospel informs us that Jesus himself was once asked this question. "Jesus passed through towns and villages, teaching as he went and making his way to Jerusalem. Someone asked him, 'Lord, will only a few people be saved?'"

    The question, as we see, focuses on the number -- How many will be saved? Will it be many or few? In answering the question, Jesus shifts the focus from "how many" to "how" to be saved, that is, by entering "through the narrow gate."

    We see this same attitude in regard to Jesus' second coming. The disciples ask "when" the return of the Son of Man will happen and Jesus answers indicating "how" we should prepare ourselves for that return, and what to do during the time of waiting (cf. Matthew 24:3-4).

    Jesus' way of responding to these questions is not strange or discourteous. He is just acting in the way of one who wants to teach his disciples how to move from a life of curiosity to one of true wisdom; from the allure of idle questions to the real problems we need to grapple with in life.

    From this we already see the absurdity of those who, like the Jehovah Witnesses, believe they know the precise number of the saved: 144,000.

    This number, which recurs in the Book of Revelations has a purely symbolic value (the square of 12 -- the number of the tribes of Israel -- multiplied by 1,000) and is explained by the expression that immediately follows: "A great multitude that no man could number" (Revelations 7:4, 9).

    Above all, if 144,000 is really the number, then we can both close up shop. Above the gate to heaven there must be a sign like the ones parking lots put up: "Full."

    If, therefore, Jesus is not so much interested in revealing to us the number of the saved as he is in telling us how to be saved, we can understand what he is trying to tell us here. In substance, there are two things: one negative and the other positive.

    It is useless, or rather it is not enough, to belong to a certain ethnic group, race, tradition, or institution, not even the chosen people from whom the Savior himself comes. What puts us on the road to salvation is not a title of ownership ("We ate and drank in your presence..."), but a personal decision, followed by a consistent way of life. This is even more clear in Matthew's text which contrasts two ways and two gates, one narrow and the other wide (cf. Matthew 7:13-14).

    Why are these ways respectively called "narrow" and "wide"? Is it perhaps that the way of evil is always easy and pleasant to follow and the way of goodness always hard and tiresome?

    Here we must be careful not to cede to the usual temptation of believing that here below everything goes magnificently well for the wicked and everything goes terribly for the good.

    The way of the wicked is wide, but only at the beginning. As one goes down this way it gradually becomes narrow and bitter. In any case, it becomes very narrow at the end because it finishes in a blind alley.

    The joy that is experienced in it has the characteristic of diminishing more and more as one tastes it, and it finally causes nausea and sadness. We see this in certain forms of intoxication experienced in drugs, alcohol and sex. A larger dose or stronger stimulation is needed each time to produce pleasure of the same intensity.

    Finally the organism no longer responds and it begins to break down, even physically.

    The way of the just is instead narrow at the beginning, when one starts off on it, but it then becomes a spacious boulevard because hope, joy and peace of heart are found in it.

    Father Cantalamessa

  • Faithfully Waiting

    Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.

    Be watchful for you know not the day nor the hour

    You also must be ready for the Son of man is coming at an unexpected hour

    To whom much is given much will be expected

    Keep your lamps burning

    Watchful Servants/Faithful or Unfaithful Servant

    Are you faithful to God?

  • Thoughts on Greed

    Greed and envy focus a person on self. Those who pursue wealth seek security and safety. They use their riches to shield themselves from life's vicissitudes and to find comfort and confidence in material things. In the pursuit of wealth they lose sight of the real meaning of life because they are seduced by the illusion that with their fortune they can control their lives. Yet one day everyone will die - possessions cannot protect against that day. source: Catholic-Bible-School.org

    Novena Prayer to St Martha "St. Martha, I resort to thy protection and aid and as a proof of my affection and faith I offer this light which I shall burn every Tuesday. Comfort me in all my difficulties and through the great favor thou didst enjoy when the Savior was lodged in thy house,. Intercede for my family that we may always hold God in our hearts, and that we may be provided for in all our necessities, I ask, St. Martha, to overcome all difficulties as thou didst overcome the dragon at thy feet."

  • Pope Benedict XVI on the sinful woman redeemed by love

    The manner in which she chose to come before Jesus, bathing his feet with tears and drying them with her hair, kissing them and sprinkling scented oil upon them, was done to shock those who viewed people in her condition with the merciless eye of the judge. What is striking, on the other hand, is the tenderness with which Jesus treated this woman, exploited and judged by so many. In Jesus she found at last a pure eye, a heart capable of loving without exploiting. In the gaze and heart of Jesus she received the revelation of God-Love!

    To avoid any misunderstanding, it should be noted that Jesus' mercy was not expressed by putting moral law in parentheses. For Jesus, good is good and evil is evil. Mercy does not change the connotations of sin but consumes it in a fire of love.



  • Life is not just a succession of events or experiences; it is a search for the true, the good, and the beautiful. It is to this end that we make our choices; it is for this that we exercise our freedom; it is in this - in truth, in goodness, and in beauty - that we find happiness and joy. -PB16 Message for the 43rd World Communications Day May 24, 2009


  • Find a Mass

  • RSS Unknown Feed

    • An error has occurred; the feed is probably down. Try again later.
  • Holy Mass

  • Recent Posts

  • Catholic Roundup’s

  • Pray the Rosary



    Praying the Rosary by Susan Bailey

    Praying the Holy Rosary everyday is a good and holy thing to do.


    Order Susan Bailey's CD...
    Click here for more information


    Prepare for Mass

    Live a good life

    Strive for holiness

    Care for body and soul

  • RSS LifeTeenSundaySundaySunday Podcast

    • Love Over Convenience: Why I’m Not Living with my Fiance September 16, 2014
      If we had already been living together, in the back of my mind I’d wonder if Jim was asking me to marry him because he’d gotten used to having me around. I’d wonder if I had said “yes” because I was afraid of being alone and having to open jars by myself. But when I walk down the aisle, there will be no doubt in my mind that we’re freely choosing marriage no […]
  • RSS Gus Lloyd’s Reflections

    • Tuesday, September 16, 2014 September 16, 2014
      In light of the news about Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson being indicted on child abuse charges for using a switch on his son, Gus talked about corporal punishment and asked the listeners if they received corporal punishment as a child, and/or used it on their children as parents. Read more about Adrian Peterson’s story […]
      Gus Lloyd
    • Many Parts, One Body September 16, 2014
      We get a real glimpse of the merciful heart of Jesus in today’s Gospel reading from Luke 7. Jesus comes upon a funeral procession of a young man who was the only child of a widow. Out of compassion and without being asked, Jesus raises the man from the dead. Imagine that! In the first […]
      Gus Lloyd
  • RSS EWTN Daily

    • Today's Homily - Sunday -- 9/14/2014 September 14, 2014
      Fr. John Paul Mary: : --- Exaltation of the Cross
    • Today's Homily - Monday -- 9/15/2014 September 15, 2014
      Fr. Miguel Marie: : --- Our Lady of Sorrows
    • Today's Homily - Tuesday -- 9/16/2014 September 16, 2014
      Fr. Leonard Mary: : --- Sts. Cornelius and Cyprian
    • Today's Homily - Wednesday -- 9/10/2014 September 10, 2014
      Fr. Miguel Marie: : --- weekday
    • Today's Homily - Thursday -- 9/11/2014 September 11, 2014
      Fr. Mitch Pacwa SJ: : --- Patriot Day
    • Today's Homily - Friday -- 9/12/2014 September 12, 2014
      Fr. Emmerich Vogt OP: : --- Holy Name of Mary
    • Today's Homily - Saturday -- 9/13/2014 September 13, 2014
      Fr. Leonard Mary: : --- St. John Chrysostom
    • Sunday Night Prime -- 9/7/2014 September 7, 2014
      Fr. Andrew Apostoli, CFR: : --- Fr. Apostoli reads viewer emails and answers their questions
    • The Journey Home -- 9/15/2014 September 15, 2014
      Marcus Grodi w/ Deacon Rick Bauer: : --- Marcus is joined by Deacon Rick Bauer to discuss his journey from Church of Christ minister to the Catholic Church.
    • Mother Angelica Live Classics -- 9/16/2014 September 16, 2014
      Mother Angelica: : --- Mother talks about how like the disciples on the road to Emmaus, we too don’t always recognize Jesus either.
    • Threshold of Hope -- 9/9/2014 September 9, 2014
      Fr. Mitch Pacwa, S.J.: : --- Fides Et Ratio
    • EWTN Live -- 9/11/2014 September 11, 2014
      Fr. Mitch Pacwa, SJ w/ Raymond Arroyo: : --- Fr. Mitch welcomes World Over Live host Raymond Arroyo to discuss his new show, 'Conversations The World Over with Raymond Arroyo', which features some his best interviews. He will also talk about his new children's literacy initiative.
    • Life on the Rock -- 9/12/2014 September 12, 2014
      Fr. Mark and Doug Barry w/ Eric Spore and Ryan Adorjan: : --- Eric Spore and Ryan Adorjan join Fr. Mark and Doug to talk about Vianney Media and St. John Vianney Seminary, which is now the fastest growing Seminary in the US
    • The World Over -- 9/11/2014 September 11, 2014
      Raymond Arroyo w/ HARRY CONNICK, JR, MORGAN FREEMAN AND ASHLEY JUDD: : --- BILL DONOHUE, president of the Catholic League, on the controversy over the New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade and the reason for the Catholic League's decision NOT to march in next year's event. CONGRESSMAN CHRIS SMITH, chairman of the House Subcommittee on Africa, […]
    • EWTN News Nightly - Monday -- 9/15/2014 September 15, 2014
      Brian Patrick: : --- World powers are pledging their support to combat the Islamic State – Wyatt Goolsby reports from The White House and we discuss strategy with former Army Special Forces officer Steven Bucci from The Heritage Foundation. President Obama presents the nation’s highest military honor today – Jason Calvi has that story. Pope Francis presided […]
    • EWTN News Nightly - Tuesday -- 9/9/2014 September 9, 2014
      Brian Patrick: : --- Jason Calvi talks to Patriarchs and religious leaders in Washington for a summit on defending Christians persecuted globally. The Senate hears testimony about giving military-grade weapons to local police officers – Wyatt Goolsby reports. After Ray Rice is suspended indefinitely from the NFL, we discuss with sports agent Leigh Steinberg. […]
    • EWTN News Nightly - Wednesday -- 9/10/2014 September 10, 2014
      Brian Patrick: : --- President Obama outlines his strategy to stop Islamic extremists in Iraq and Syria – our Wyatt Goolsby reports from the White House and we discuss with Bipartisan’s Policy Center’s Foreign Policy Director, Blaise Misztal. Jason Calvi reports on Christian leaders traveling thousands of miles to the Capitol, asking for help for religious m […]
    • EWTN News Nightly - Thursday -- 9/11/2014 September 11, 2014
      Brian Patrick: : --- We remember 13 years since the 9/11 attacks – Wyatt Goolsby shares the stories of Catholics marking this day with prayer. President Obama is ordering a broad military campaign to destroy the Islamic State – we discuss his strategy with Washington Examiner’s David Drucker and Center for Security Policy’s Fred Fleitz. The video is going vi […]
    • EWTN News Nightly - Friday -- 9/12/2014 September 12, 2014
      Brian Patrick: : --- Wyatt Goolsby reports on international efforts against ISIS. An Eastern Catholic Patriarch tells Jason Calvi about his visit with President Obama. Bipartisan Policy Center’s Jason Grumet talks about Congress’ to-do list before mid-terms. University of Maryland, Baltimore County researcher Laura Hussey talks about voting pressure and beha […]
    • EWTN Bookmark -- 9/14/2014 September 14, 2014
      Doug Keck w/Fr. Gallagher: : --- Fr. Bruno Lanteri is known, loved, and followed as the founder of the Oblates of the Virgin Mary, and as Fr. Gallagher observes, for his counsel that, should we fall 1,000 times a day, the Lord delights in forgiving those of a contrite heart and urging us to “begin again.”
  • Flickr Photos

    Bust of Fernando II

    More Photos
  • RSS Daily Catholic Mass Readings

    • Daily Catholic Mass Readings for Tuesday 16 September 2014
      1 Corinthians 12:12-14, 27-31 12For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. 13For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body -- Jews or Greeks, slaves or free -- ...
    • Daily Catholic Mass Readings for Monday 15 September 2014
      Hebrews 5:7-9 7In the days of his flesh, Jesus offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries and tears, to him who was able to save him from death, and he was heard for his godly fear.8Although he was a Son, he learned obedience through what he suffered;9and being made perfect ...
    • Daily Catholic Mass Readings for Sunday 14 September 2014
      Numbers 21:4-9 4From Mount Hor they set out by the way to the Red Sea, to go around the land of Edom; and the people became impatient on the way. 5And the people spoke against God and against Moses, "Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in ...
    • Daily Catholic Mass Readings for Saturday 13 September 2014
      1 Corinthians 10:14-22 14Therefore, my beloved, shun the worship of idols. 15I speak as to sensible men; judge for yourselves what I say. 16The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not a participation in the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not a participation in ...
    • Daily Catholic Mass Readings for Monday 08 September 2014
      Micah 5:1-4 1Now you are walled about with a wall; siege is laid against us; with a rod they strike upon the cheek the ruler of Israel. 2But you, O Bethlehem Eph'rathah, who are little to be among the clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for me one who ...
    • Daily Catholic Mass Readings for Sunday 07 September 2014
      Ezekiel 33:7-9 7"So you, son of man, I have made a watchman for the house of Israel; whenever you hear a word from my mouth, you shall give them warning from me. 8If I say to the wicked, O wicked man, you shall surely die, and you do not speak to ...
    • Daily Catholic Mass Readings for Saturday 06 September 2014
      1 Corinthians 4:6-15 6I have applied all this to myself and Apol'los for your benefit, brethren, that you may learn by us not to go beyond what is written, that none of you may be puffed up in favor of one against another. 7For who sees anything different in you? What ...
    • Daily Catholic Mass Readings for Wednesday 03 September 2014
      1 Corinthians 3:1-9 1But I, brethren, could not address you as spiritual men, but as men of the flesh, as babes in Christ. 2I fed you with milk, not solid food; for you were not ready for it; and even yet you are not ready, 3for you are still of the ...
    • Daily Catholic Mass Readings for Tuesday 02 September 2014
      1 Corinthians 2:10-16 10God has revealed to us through the Spirit. For the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God. 11For what person knows a man's thoughts except the spirit of the man which is in him? So also no one comprehends the thoughts of God except the Spirit of ...
    • Daily Catholic Mass Readings for Saturday 30 August 2014
      1 Corinthians 1:26-31 26For consider your call, brethren; not many of you were wise according to worldly standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth; 27but God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise, God chose what is weak in the world to shame ...
  • RSS Catholic Online > U.S. News

  • RSS Catholic Answers Forums

    • philosophy aristotle September 17, 2014
      Jax*Is*S.c.r.e.w.i.n.g*Everyone watch Sons of Anarchy Season 7 Episode 2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlwrKLrMdeI)
    • i am one long drawn out living scream September 17, 2014
      sometimes it feels like i am being drowned in my own mind. not catholic yet, still have to take the rcia thing or whatever. don't know how i am supposed to live until then if none of my sins are forgiven until i can take the test and fill out all the paper work and confess to a priest. what if i die before it all. what then. what if i die on my way ther […]
    • Is Marriage Allowed If Impotence Is Suspected? September 17, 2014
      For most of my life, I didn't think marriage was my vocation. But, now that I'm 30 and have tried religious life and found the single life less than fulfilling, I've felt draw to dating again. But, I have some serious reservations about pursuing any serious relationships. I had vaginal reconstructive surgery in my teens, and the scar tissue fr […]
    • church choir qualifying September 17, 2014
      i sang a st joseph on miami beach earlier. i was kicked out of the choir by it director ralph d ovidio. he was very cruel and harmful. i am psychologically and emotionally tramatized. i feel a church should be a place of love and healing and not hurtfulness and cruelty. the fr juan sosa isnt responding so far.i need you all to reach fr juan sosa of st joseph […]
    • Murder in the first capital hypocracy September 17, 2014
      I'm sorry if this may come off a little too critical but as a Catholic and a believer I believe God is Love and truth but I am always struck by how evangelical factions with their pro death penalty positions are always trying to worm their way into the Catholic demographic. Why? I will tell you why: To consolidate the voters to one body of right wing vo […]
    • Is there ever an exception? September 17, 2014
      I have a question about godparents. I recently started a new job as a parish secretary, and part of my job includes registering people for baptisms. I already knew the rules about who can and can't be a godparent, and I was told that I need to ask whether the godparent are living together, and if so, whether they are married. Surely, as many of you know […]
    • A Peer Lied Right to Teacher's Face September 17, 2014
      Hi guys! I am not sure what the right thing to do is here. In my music class, there are several groups and we all have to get together without group, at some point, to work on our parts. This getting together is 20% of our grade, and our teacher takes us on our word if we got together or not. My group agreed on a time and place, and all showed up except for […]
    • Gravity of Sins September 17, 2014
      Mortal sins are defined as being grave, committed with full knowledge of its severity, and done deliberately. The second two conditions are pretty straight forward, but how does one determine the gravity of a sin?
    • Public Speaking: Please pray for me September 17, 2014
      Hello everyone, My name is Nathan H and tomorrow I will be doing a short speech in debate club. If I do good in this speech, I may be elected president of the club which would be amazing. The problem is, I get anxious about speaking in front of a class, and sometimes my voice starts to shake. Please pray for me, that my speech will go well. Thank you all so […]
    • Rosary for Your Intentions Tomorrow September 17, 2014
      Hi everyone, Tomorrow afternoon, I have decided to pray a Rosary, and I will offer it up for any intentions you may have. I will say your intention before each Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be in the five decades. Please indicate your intention below. I'll probably pray it around 4:00 PM EDT, so no requests will be taken after that. I will offer up th […]
    • Knowing God? September 17, 2014
      I've been having trouble with really knowing God. I feel like I'm just perceiving God as a thought, and not a living, powerful, and most of all, loving being. I know that one way I can know Him is by praying, but for me, it usually just gives me a fleeting feeling of recognizing who He is. I also know that charity and acts of love can also help to […]
    • the enigma of god September 17, 2014
      my nsme is frank marcello amtonetti 2 years ago i wrote a book the enigma of god if it pleases you, you can read my 5 sample chapters www.alternativespiritualitybook.com my sales are horribly low but read my content purchase if you may. as im typing, my puppy.is eating all of my corn chips...lolo
    • RCIA and priest teaching not entirely orthodox topics September 17, 2014
      I would like to consider myself a catholic who has a firm grip on my faith. I know what I believe and why I believe it. I may not know the fine details of everything. But I know enough to walk my way through the Bible when talking to my protestant friends. I started attending the RCIA classes with my gf, who is learning the faith to become Catholic. I am sta […]
    • Examples of "sins against faith"? September 17, 2014
      Hi, I'm trying to understand this part of the catechism. Could someone help? 2088 "The first commandment requires us to nourish and protect our faith with prudence and vigilance, and to reject everything that is opposed to it. There are various ways of sinning against faith: *Voluntary doubt* about the faith disregards or refuses to hold as true wh […]
    • Israel says mortar fired from Gaza in first since August 26 truce September 17, 2014
      Hamas denied firing the mortar, and no armed faction took claim for the incident. http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/16/us-palestinians-israel-violence-idUSKBN0HB26020140916 To avoid Israeli retaliation, Hamas claims to have arrested the culprits. Hamas has arrested those responsible for firing a mortar toward Israel on Tuesday evening, Israeli security […]

Twenty Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by prepareformass on October 1, 2011

Sunday October 2nd 2011 is the Twenty Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A

Twenty Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A

MUSIC RECOMMENDATIONS FROM ‘SPIRIT AND SONG’

October 2 2011 – (10/2/2011) – Readings

Is 5:1-7

Ps 80:9, 12, 13-14, 15-16, 19-20

Phil 4:6-9

Mt 21:33-43

LifeTeen Sunday Sunday Sunday podcast

Listen to the Readings

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time – The Parable of the Wicked Tenants

The Church

Cultivated field

The kingdom of God

The vineyard of the Lord is the house of Israel

Have no anxiety at all, but in everything,
by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving,
make your requests known to God.

Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding
will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.

The kingdom of God will be taken away from you
and given to a people that will produce its fruit.

 

 

 

 CATECHISM 755

“The Church is a cultivated field, the tillage of God. On that land the ancient olive tree grows whose holy roots were the prophets and in which the reconciliation of Jews and Gentiles has been brought about and will be brought about again. That land, like a choice vineyard, has been planted by the heavenly cultivator. Yet the true vine is Christ who gives life and fruitfulness to the branches, that is, to us, who through the Church remain in Christ, whithout whom we can do nothing.”

First Reading

Is 5:1-7

Let me now sing of my friend,
my friend’s song concerning his vineyard.
My friend had a vineyard
on a fertile hillside;
he spaded it, cleared it of stones,
and planted the choicest vines;
within it he built a watchtower,
and hewed out a wine press.
Then he looked for the crop of grapes,
but what it yielded was wild grapes.Now, inhabitants of Jerusalem and people of Judah,
judge between me and my vineyard:
What more was there to do for my vineyard
that I had not done?
Why, when I looked for the crop of grapes,
did it bring forth wild grapes?
Now, I will let you know
what I mean to do with my vineyard:
take away its hedge, give it to grazing,
break through its wall, let it be trampled!
Yes, I will make it a ruin:
it shall not be pruned or hoed,
but overgrown with thorns and briers;
I will command the clouds
not to send rain upon it.
The vineyard of the LORD of hosts is the house of Israel,
and the people of Judah are his cherished plant;
he looked for judgment, but see, bloodshed!
for justice, but hark, the outcry!

Responsorial Psalm

Ps 80:9, 12, 13-14, 15-16, 19-20

R. (Is 5:7a) The vineyard of the Lord is the house of Israel.
A vine from Egypt you transplanted;
you drove away the nations and planted it.
It put forth its foliage to the Sea,
its shoots as far as the River.
R. The vineyard of the Lord is the house of Israel.
Why have you broken down its walls,
so that every passer-by plucks its fruit,
The boar from the forest lays it waste,
and the beasts of the field feed upon it?
R. The vineyard of the Lord is the house of Israel.
Once again, O LORD of hosts,
look down from heaven, and see;
take care of this vine,
and protect what your right hand has planted
the son of man whom you yourself made strong.
R. The vineyard of the Lord is the house of Israel.
Then we will no more withdraw from you;
give us new life, and we will call upon your name.
O LORD, God of hosts, restore us;
if your face shine upon us, then we shall be saved.
R. The vineyard of the Lord is the house of Israel.

Second Reading

Phil 4:6-9

Brothers and sisters:
Have no anxiety at all, but in everything,
by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving,
make your requests known to God.
Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding
will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.Finally, brothers and sisters,
whatever is true, whatever is honorable,
whatever is just, whatever is pure,
whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious,
if there is any excellence
and if there is anything worthy of praise,
think about these things.
Keep on doing what you have learned and received
and heard and seen in me.
Then the God of peace will be with you.

Gospel

Mt 21:33-43

Jesus said to the chief priests and the elders of the people:
“Hear another parable.
There was a landowner who planted a vineyard,
put a hedge around it, dug a wine press in it, and built a tower.
Then he leased it to tenants and went on a journey.
When vintage time drew near,
he sent his servants to the tenants to obtain his produce.
But the tenants seized the servants and one they beat,
another they killed, and a third they stoned.
Again he sent other servants, more numerous than the first ones,
but they treated them in the same way.
Finally, he sent his son to them, thinking,
‘They will respect my son.’
But when the tenants saw the son, they said to one another,
‘This is the heir.
Come, let us kill him and acquire his inheritance.’
They seized him, threw him out of the vineyard, and killed him.
What will the owner of the vineyard do to those tenants when he comes?”
They answered him,
“He will put those wretched men to a wretched death
and lease his vineyard to other tenants
who will give him the produce at the proper times.”
Jesus said to them, “Did you never read in the Scriptures:
The stone that the builders rejected
has become the cornerstone;
by the Lord has this been done,
and it is wonderful in our eyes?
Therefore, I say to you,
the kingdom of God will be taken away from you
and given to a people that will produce its fruit.”

Mass Preparation for this Sunday

The Center for Liturgy at St Louis University

St Charles Borromeo Catholic Church – www.scborromeo.org

LifeTeen

About these ads

17 Responses to “Twenty Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time”

  1. [...] Twenty Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time (prepareformass.wordpress.com) [...]

  2. [...] Twenty Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time (prepareformass.wordpress.com) [...]

  3. majames2 said

    Thank you

  4. majames2 said

    Today is the first time I’ve used WordPress and I found it helpful.

    Is it possible to receive the Sunday readings in advance in order to read and re-read them beforehand?

    I would be grateful for a reply.

    Thank you

  5. pinstripe suit…

    [...]Twenty Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time « Prepare for Mass[...]…

  6. pendientes said

    pendientes…

    [...]Twenty Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time « Prepare for Mass[...]…

  7. Neiko Abrasives…

    [...]Twenty Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time « Prepare for Mass[...]…

  8. new audio books…

    [...]Twenty Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time « Prepare for Mass[...]…

  9. relaxation sounds…

    [...]Twenty Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time « Prepare for Mass[...]…

  10. software creatorscreate software,software creator,develop software,make software,your own software…

    [...]Twenty Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time « Prepare for Mass[...]…

  11. http://downloadbethiphopawards2011torrent.wordpress.com/ Thanks! Must follow god!

  12. buy said

    buy…

    [...]Twenty Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time « Prepare for Mass[...]…

  13. bisuteria said

    bisuteria…

    [...]Twenty Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time « Prepare for Mass[...]…

  14. business habits…

    [...]Twenty Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time « Prepare for Mass[...]…

  15. [...] Twenty Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time (prepareformass.wordpress.com) [...]

  16. Sites We Like…

    [...]just below, are some totally unrelated sites to ours, however, they are definitely worth checking out[...]…

  17. [...] Prepare for Mass var mpq = []; mpq.push(["init", "f11ea05b7a60253fd211fe2dcfab61be"]); /* */ [...]

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

 
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 3,175 other followers

%d bloggers like this: