Daily Readings and Interpretation Category

"LAY" MINISTRY - One Bread, One Body, Apr 15, 2014

Holy Week
Isaiah 49:1-6 | Psalm 71:1-6, 15, 17 | John 13:21-33, 36-38

"You will lay down your life for Me, will you?" —John 13:38

Peter promised Jesus he would lay down his life for Him (Jn 13:37). That same night, Peter lay weeping bitterly after realizing he had denied Jesus three times (Lk 22:62). Judas probably didn't intend to betray Jesus when he began following Him. ... More

Scriptural Stations of the Cross

The Scriptural Stations of the Cross will feed us spiritually. Several Scripture passages are quoted for each station. We give little or no commentary but let the Scriptures speak for themselves.

Monday, April 14, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

Bible: Daily Readings Audio USCCB - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 06:00
Daily Mass Readings from the Catholic Lectionary, based on the New American Bible and approved for use in the United States of America.

You can also read Daily Readings and view Daily Reflections by visiting www.usccb.org/bible/readings/

NO TURNING BACK - One Bread, One Body, Apr 14, 2014

Holy Week
Isaiah 42:1-7 | Psalm 27:1-3, 13-14 | John 12:1-11

"Mary brought a pound of costly perfume made from genuine aromatic nard, with which she anointed Jesus' feet. Then she dried His feet with her hair, and the house was filled with the ointment's fragrance." —John 12:3

Mary was familiar with Judas from other times that Jesus and His disciples had visited their house (see Lk 10:38-42; Jn 11:1ff). Her jar of perfumed oil was expensive, and she probably wasn't surprised that Judas knew its cost, roughly a year's ... More

Lent and the Renewal of Our Baptismal Promises

A step-by-step lenten preparation for renewal of baptismal vows.

Sunday, April 13, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

Bible: Daily Readings Audio USCCB - Sun, 04/13/2014 - 06:00
Daily Mass Readings from the Catholic Lectionary, based on the New American Bible and approved for use in the United States of America.

You can also read Daily Readings and view Daily Reflections by visiting www.usccb.org/bible/readings/

"SEALED WITH A KISS" - One Bread, One Body, Apr 13, 2014

Passion (Palm) Sunday
Matthew 21:1-11 (Entrance Processional) | Isaiah 50:4-7 | Philippians 2:6-11 | Psalm 22:8-9, 17-20, 23-24 | Matthew 26:14—27:66

"The One I shall kiss is the Man; seize Him." —Matthew 26:48, RSV-CE

Many of you who read this have been kissed passionately and have experienced the love and intimacy which accompanies such a kiss. Some of you have also been treated with indifference or even have been betrayed by the same person who kissed you ... More

Saturday, April 12, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

Bible: Daily Readings Audio USCCB - Sat, 04/12/2014 - 06:00
Daily Mass Readings from the Catholic Lectionary, based on the New American Bible and approved for use in the United States of America.

You can also read Daily Readings and view Daily Reflections by visiting www.usccb.org/bible/readings/

LEAD-OFF BATTER-ED - One Bread, One Body, Apr 12, 2014

Ezekiel 37:21-28 | Jeremiah 31:10-13 | John 11:45-56

"I will make them one nation upon the land, in the mountains of Israel, and there shall be one Prince for them all." —Ezekiel 37:22

Ezekiel prophesied that Israel and Judah would be united after hundreds of years of division. This miracle of unity would be done by David's Descendant, Who would be the one Prince and the one Shepherd of the reunited nation (Ez 37:24). Ezekiel ... More

Friday, April 11, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

Bible: Daily Readings Audio USCCB - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 06:00
Daily Mass Readings from the Catholic Lectionary, based on the New American Bible and approved for use in the United States of America.

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LOVE, SUFFERING, AND EVANGELIZATION - One Bread, One Body, Apr 11, 2014

St. Stanislaus
Jeremiah 20:10-13 | Psalm 18:2-7 | John 10:31-42

"Many came to believe in him." —John 10:42

The Lord will use you to lead many to believe in Him. However, before the Lord breaks through in the lives of those you are evangelizing, the evil one will usually try to intimidate you and pressure you to shut up. For instance, before the ... More

Thursday, April 10, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

Bible: Daily Readings Audio USCCB - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 06:00
Daily Mass Readings from the Catholic Lectionary, based on the New American Bible and approved for use in the United States of America.

You can also read Daily Readings and view Daily Reflections by visiting www.usccb.org/bible/readings/

DEAD ENDS AND THE LIVE END - One Bread, One Body, Apr 10, 2014

Genesis 17:3-9 | Psalm 105:4-9 | John 8:51-59

"Whom do You make Yourself out to be?" —John 8:53

"Abraham is dead. The prophets are dead" (Jn 8:52). Buddha is dead. Mohammed is dead. Caesar is dead. Nations, societies, and civilizations are dead. Everyone is dead or on the threshold of death except for Jesus, "the Resurrection and the Life" ... More

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

Bible: Daily Readings Audio USCCB - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 06:00
Daily Mass Readings from the Catholic Lectionary, based on the New American Bible and approved for use in the United States of America.

You can also read Daily Readings and view Daily Reflections by visiting www.usccb.org/bible/readings/

FATHER-FREEDOM - One Bread, One Body, Apr 9, 2014

Daniel 3:14-20, 91-92, 95 | Daniel 3:52-56 | John 8:31-42

"We have but one Father and that is God Himself." —John 8:41

When Jesus taught us about freedom, He taught us about God's fatherhood. We can be free because we are children of God the Father. When we become free, we, as sons and daughters of God, have a permanent place with Jesus in God the Father's ... More

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

Bible: Daily Readings Audio USCCB - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 06:00
Daily Mass Readings from the Catholic Lectionary, based on the New American Bible and approved for use in the United States of America.

You can also read Daily Readings and view Daily Reflections by visiting www.usccb.org/bible/readings/

CROSS PEACE - One Bread, One Body, Apr 8, 2014

Numbers 21:4-9 | Psalm 102:2-3, 16-21 | John 8:21-30

"Where I am going you cannot come." —John 8:21

Jesus told His sinful audience that He was going somewhere that they couldn't come (Jn 8:21). One possible way to interpret this saying is to identify His destination as the cross. In our old, sinful nature, we "cannot come" (Jn 8:21) to the ... More

Monday, April 7, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

Bible: Daily Readings Audio USCCB - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 06:00
Daily Mass Readings from the Catholic Lectionary, based on the New American Bible and approved for use in the United States of America.

You can also read Daily Readings and view Daily Reflections by visiting www.usccb.org/bible/readings/

CRIME AND PUNISHMENT - One Bread, One Body, Apr 7, 2014

St. John Baptist de la Salle
Daniel 13:1-9, 15-17, 19-30, 33-62 | Psalm 23:1-6 | John 8:1-11

"Nor do I condemn you. You may go." —John 8:11

Injustices are not merely thoughts or feelings; they are realities. Therefore, we must not only stop injustices to the poor but also begin to repair the damage inflicted. Punishing those guilty of injustice is part of repairing the evil effects ... More

Sunday, April 6, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

Bible: Daily Readings Audio USCCB - Sun, 04/06/2014 - 04:00
Daily Mass Readings from the Catholic Lectionary, based on the New American Bible and approved for use in the United States of America.

You can also read Daily Readings and view Daily Reflections by visiting www.usccb.org/bible/readings/
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