Daily Readings and Interpretation Category

Thursday, December 11, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

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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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GOOD VIOLENCE - One Bread, One Body, Dec 11, 2014

Pope St. Damasus I
Isaiah 41:13-20 | Psalm 145:1, 9-13 | Matthew 11:11-15

"From John the Baptizer's time until now the kingdom of God has suffered violence, and the violent take it by force." —Matthew 11:12

How do the violent take God's kingdom by force? During Jesus' time on earth, a group called the Zealots believed they would take God's kingdom by force by waging guerilla warfare against the Romans. Jesus rejected this approach, for His kingdom ... More

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

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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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Y'ALL COME - One Bread, One Body, Dec 10, 2014

Isaiah 40:25-31 | Psalm 103:1-4, 8, 10 | Matthew 11:28-30

"To whom can you liken Me as an equal? says the Holy One." —Isaiah 40:25

No one equals God in anything. Consider God's strength; He is unequaled in strength. Almighty God is so strong that He made and sustains the millions of stars which span light-years in space (Is 40:26).

Almighty God is willing to share His ... More

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

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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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COMFORT ZONE - One Bread, One Body, Dec 9, 2014

St. Juan Diego
Isaiah 40:1-11 | Psalm 96:1-3, 10-13 | Matthew 18:12-14

"Comfort, give comfort to My people, says your God." —Isaiah 40:1

The Lord commanded His heavenly court to give comfort to His people on earth. This "comfort" does not mean feeling good and indulging in "creature comforts," but being freed from slavery to a pleasure-seeking lifestyle (see Is 40:2). God's ... More

Monday, December 8, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

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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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GOD'S WORTHY VESSEL - One Bread, One Body, Dec 8, 2014

Immaculate Conception
Genesis 3:9-15, 20 | Ephesians 1:3-6, 11-12 | Psalm 98:1-4 | Luke 1:26-38

"...to be holy and blameless in His sight..." —Ephesians 1:4

Picture a Thanksgiving supper. There are many leftovers and you are ready to store them in the refrigerator. Of course, you will put the leftovers in clean containers, so the food will not spoil. Who could imagine putting the leftovers in ... More

Novena of Mary, "The Mother of Forgiveness"

It is absolutely necessary for us to accept God's grace to forgive immediately after we have been sinned against. Because we can be sinned against 70 x 7 (Mt 18:22), we usually need to forgive very frequently. Therefore, any time is a good time to pray this novena.

Sunday, December 7, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

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CHRISTMAS COMFORT - One Bread, One Body, Dec 7, 2014

Second Sunday of Advent
Isaiah 40:1-5, 9-11 | 2 Peter 3:8-14 | Psalm 85:9-14 | Mark 1:1-8

"Comfort, give comfort to My people, says your God. Speak tenderly." —Isaiah 40:1-2

The Lord promises to comfort and speak tenderly to us. In the second reading, the Church proclaims in the name of the Lord that "the heavens will vanish with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire" (2 Pt 3:10). How comforting! In the ... More

Saturday, December 6, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

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WORKING ON CHRISTMAS - One Bread, One Body, Dec 6, 2014

St. Nicholas
Isaiah 30:19-21, 23-26 | Psalm 147:1-6 | Matthew 9:35—10:1, 5-8

"The harvest is good but laborers are scarce." —Matthew 9:37

Several billion people don't know the Christ of Christmas. They don't know He loves them so much that He died on the cross for them. They don't know that He intends to raise them from the dead. There are so many people who have not heard the ... More

Friday, December 5, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

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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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THE SIGHT OF CHRISTMAS - One Bread, One Body, Dec 5, 2014

Isaiah 29:17-24 | Psalm 27:1, 4, 13-14 | Matthew 9:27-31

Jesus "touched their eyes and said, 'Because of your faith it shall be done to you'; and they recovered their sight." —Matthew 9:29-30

The Church prepares us for Christ's Christmas coming by proclaiming Jesus healing the blind (see also Is 29:18; 35:5). This applies not only to the physically blind, but especially to the spiritually blind, who have been blinded by the darkness ... More

Thursday, December 4, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

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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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EXTREME HEART MAKEOVER - One Bread, One Body, Dec 4, 2014

St. John of Damascus
Isaiah 26:1-6 | Psalm 118:1, 8-9, 19-21, 25-27 | Matthew 7:21, 24-27

"Trust in the Lord forever!" —Isaiah 26:4

Advent is a time to prepare our hearts for the coming of Jesus at Christmas. Just as a mother has nine months to prepare her home for the arrival of her baby, so we have four weeks to prepare the way of the Lord in our life. A litmus test for ... More

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

Bible: Daily Readings Audio USCCB - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 05:00
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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NOT WELFARE, BUT WELL-FARE - One Bread, One Body, Dec 3, 2014

St. Francis Xavier
Isaiah 25:6-10 | Psalm 23:1-6 | Matthew 15:29-37

"He took the seven loaves and the fish, and after giving thanks He broke them and gave them to the disciples, who in turn gave them to the crowds. All ate until they were full." —Matthew 15:36-37

Today's Scripture readings all foreshadow the blessed feast which is celebrated at Mass in Holy Communion. The rich feast (Is 25:6) celebrated at the banquet table (see Ps 23:5) to nourish the multitudes (Mt 15:38) is the Eucharist we receive at ... More

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

Bible: Daily Readings Audio USCCB - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 02:00
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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