Reading for Saturday of the 15th Week in Ordinary Time Year A. Memorial: Saint Apollinaris, Bishop and Martyr; BVM. Liturgical Colour: green/red/white

First Reading: (Exodus 12: 37-42) Responsorial Psalm: (Psalms 136: 1 and 23-24, 10-12, 13-15) Gospel: (Matthew 12: 14-21)   First Reading: (Exodus 12: 37-42) And the children of Israel set forward from Ramesse to Socoth, being about six hundred thousand men on foot, beside children. And a mixed multitude without number went up also with them, sheep and herds and beasts of divers kinds, exceeding many. And they baked the meal, which a little before they had brought out of Egypt, in dough: and they made earth cakes unleavened: for it could not be…

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YEAR A: HOMILY FOR THURSDAY OF THE 14TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (1)

YEAR A: HOMILY FOR THURSDAY OF THE 14TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: PREACH THE GOSPEL…..”Go and proclaim this message: ‘The kingdom of heaven is near” BY: Fr. Antonio BORDAS i Belmonte   HOMILY: Today, the Gospel invites us to evangelize, it says: “Preach” (Mt 10:7). The announcement is Jesus’ good news, trying to tell us about the kingdom of God, that He is our savior, sent by the Father to the world and for this reason, the only one who can renew us from within and change the society…

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YEAR A: HOMILY FOR TUESDAY OF 14TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (2)

YEAR A: HOMILY FOR TUESDAY OF 14TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: A Rich Harvest but Only Few Labourers BY: Fr. Evaristus Abu   HOMILY: Genesis 32:23-33, Psalm 17 and Matthew 9:32-36 “Your name shall no more be called Jacob, but Israel, for you have striven with God and with men, and have prevailed” (Genesis 32:28). There are two categories of people in life: those who complain and criticise continuously and those who know how to make the best of their circumstances in life; that is, those who take…

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Reading for Tuesday of the 14th Week in Ordinary Time Year A

First Reading: (Genesis 32: 23-33) Responsorial Psalm: (Psalms 17: 1b, 2-3, 6-7ab, 8b and 15) Gospel: (Matthew 9: 32-38)   First Reading: (Genesis 32: 23-33) And rising early he took his two wives, and his two handmaids, with his eleven sons, and passed over the ford of Jaboc. And when all things were brought over that belonged to him, He remained alone: and behold a man wrestled with him till morning. And when he saw that he could not overcome him, he touched the sinew of his thigh, and forthwith it shrank. And he…

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YEAR A: HOMILY FOR MONDAY OF THE 14TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (1)

YEAR A: HOMILY FOR MONDAY OF THE 14TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: FAITH AND HEALING…..” Your faith has saved you” BY: Fr. Antoni CAROL i Hostench   HOMILY: Today, the liturgy of the Word invites us to admire two splendid manifestations of faith. So splendid were they that they deserved to move Jesus Christ’s heart —immediately!— provoking his reaction. Our Lord does not allow himself to be won over in generosity! «My daughter has just died, but come and place your hands on her, and she will live»…

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YEAR A: HOMILY FOR FRIDAY OF THE 13TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (1)

YEAR A: HOMILY FOR FRIDAY OF THE 13TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: JESUS DESIRES MERCY NOT SACRIFICE…..” Follow me” BY: Fr. Pere CAMPANYÀ i Ribó   HOMILY: Today, the Gospel speaks to us of a vocation, that of Matthew the publican. Jesus is preparing a small group of disciples that would continue his work of Salvation. And He chooses whom He wants: whether fishermen or from humble professions. He even calls to follow him, a tax collector, a highly abhorred role by the Jews —who considered themselves as…

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Reading for Friday of the 13th Week in Ordinary Time Year A

First Reading: (Genesis 23: 1-4, 19; 24: 1-8, 62-67) Responsorial Psalm: (Psalms 115: 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 8-9) Gospel: (Matthew 9: 1-8)   First Reading: (Genesis 23: 1-4, 19; 24: 1-8, 62-67) And Sara lived a hundred and twenty-seven years. And she died in the city of Arbee which is Hebron, in the land of Chanaan: and Abraham came to mourn and weep for her. And after he rose up from the funeral obsequies, he spoke to the children of Heth, saying: I am a stranger and sojourner among you: give…

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Reading for Thursday of the 13th Week in Ordinary Time Year A. Liturgical Colour: green/white

First Reading: (Genesis 22: 1b-19) Responsorial Psalm: (Psalms 115: 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 8-9) Gospel: (Matthew 9: 1-8)   First Reading: (Genesis 22: 1b-19) After these things, God tempted Abraham, and said to him: Abraham, Abraham. And he answered: Here I am. He said to him: Take thy only begotten son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and go into the land of vision: and there thou shalt offer him for an holocaust upon one of the mountains which I will shew thee. So Abraham rising up in the night, saddled his ass:…

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Homily for Monday of the 13th Week in Ordinary Time Year A (1)

Homily for Monday of the 13th Week in Ordinary Time Year A Theme: THE COST OF FOLLOWING JESUS…..” Follow me” By: Fr, Jordi PASCUAL i Bancells   Homily for Monday, July 1 2019 Today, the Gospel presents us —through two personages— a quality the good disciple of Jesus must have: to dispense with all material goods. Before, however, St. Matthew’s text points out to a detail I would not like to overlook: «When Jesus saw the crowd press around him…» (Mt 8:18). Crowds gather around the Lord to listen to…

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Reading for Monday of the 12th Week in Ordinary Time Year A. Solemnity of the nativity of Saint John the Baptist. Liturgical Colour: white (Mass during the day)

First Reading: (Isaiah 49: 1-6) Second Reading: (Acts 13: 22-26) Responsorial Psalms: (Psalms 139: 1b-3, 13-14ab, 14c-15) Gospel: (Luke 1: 57-66, 80)   First Reading: (Isaiah 49: 1-6) Give ear, ye islands, and hearken, ye people from afar. The Lord hath called me from the womb, from the bowels of my mother he hath been mindful of my name. And he hath made my mouth like a sharp sword: in the shadow of his hand he hath protected me, and hath made me as a chosen arrow: in his quiver…

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