Daily Readings and Interpretation Category

THE LAST WORD IN FAITH - One Bread, One Body, Apr 6, 2014

Fifth Sunday of Lent
Ezekiel 37:12-14 | Romans 8:8-11 | Psalm 130:1-8 | John 11:1-45

"Do you believe?" —John 11:26

In two weeks, everyone in the world who goes to Mass on Easter will be challenged to reject Satan, all his works, and all his empty promises. We reject Satan because we believe in the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit guides ... More

Saturday, April 5, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

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JESUS, THE "HOME-MAKER" - One Bread, One Body, Apr 5, 2014

St. Vincent Ferrer
Jeremiah 11:18-20 | Psalm 7:2-3, 9-12 | John 7:40-53

"Then each went off to his own house." —John 7:53

Zacchaeus encountered Jesus and opened his house to Him. That day, salvation came to his house (Lk 19:9). A royal official encountered Jesus, and Jesus promised to heal his son. "Jesus told him, 'Return home' " (Jn 4:50). His son was healed, and ... More

Friday, April 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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PRIVILEGED SUFFERING - One Bread, One Body, Apr 4, 2014

St. Isidore of Seville
Wisdom 2:1, 12-22 | Psalm 34:17-21, 23 | John 7:1-2, 10, 25-30

"Let us beset the just one." —Wisdom 2:12

"Let us condemn him to a shameful death." —Wisdom 2:20

Two weeks from today is Good Friday. On that day, we will remember that Jesus suffered and died for love of us. We also remember that in our own flesh we "fill up what is lacking in ... More

Thursday, April 3, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

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"SENT"-SITIVITY TRAINING - One Bread, One Body, Apr 3, 2014

Exodus 32:7-14 | Psalm 106:19-23 | John 5:31-47

"The Father has sent Me." —John 5:36

Jesus was keenly aware of being sent by His Father to minister to the world. In John's Gospel, Jesus refers to Himself as being sent by the Father no less than thirty-eight times! He repeatedly emphasizes that we must believe that the Father ... More

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

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VOICE LESSONS - One Bread, One Body, Apr 2, 2014

St. Francis of Paola
Isaiah 49:8-15 | Psalm 145:8-9, 13-14, 17-18 | John 5:17-30

"Hear His voice." —John 5:28

Would you like to audibly hear God's voice? Do you know how God's voice sounds? "The voice of the Lord is over the waters, the God of glory thunders, the Lord, over vast waters. The voice of the Lord is mighty; the voice of the Lord is majestic. ... More

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

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FOREVER MORE - One Bread, One Body, Apr 1, 2014

Ezekiel 47:1-9, 12 | Psalm 46:2-3, 5-6, 8-9 | John 5:1-16

"Give up your sins so that something worse may not overtake you." —John 5:14

Being sick for thirty-eight years is certainly a terrible suffering. To stay sick for most of one's life is a tragedy. However, after healing this man, Jesus told him: "Remember, now, you have been cured. Give up your sins so that something ... More

Monday, March 31, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

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THE JOY OF LENT AND LIFE - One Bread, One Body, Mar 31, 2014

Isaiah 65:17-21 | Psalm 30:2, 4-6, 11-13 | John 4:43-54

"There shall always be rejoicing and happiness in what I create." —Isaiah 65:18

If the Lord creates a calling for you, you can find joy in it. If He calls you to life-long celibacy, you have cause for rejoicing. If the Lord gives you and your spouse ten children, rejoice in the sacrifice of having a large family. When He ... More

Sunday, March 30, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

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BLIND SIDE - One Bread, One Body, Mar 30, 2014

Fourth Sunday of Lent
1 Samuel 16:1, 6-7, 10-13 | Ephesians 5:8-14 | Psalm 23:1-6 | John 9:1-41

"As He walked along, He saw a man who had been blind from birth." —John 9:1

The world is divided into two groups: those who know they're spiritually blind, and ask for and receive sight from Jesus, and others who refuse to admit they're blind and are even blind to being blind. Jesus said: "I came into this world to ... More

Saturday, March 29, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

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"FEELING GOOD ABOUT OURSELVES" - One Bread, One Body, Mar 29, 2014

Hosea 6:1-6 | Psalm 51:3-4, 18-21 | Luke 18:9-14

"For everyone who exalts himself shall be humbled while he who humbles himself shall be exalted." —Luke 18:14

Jesus addressed the parable of the Pharisee and the tax collector "to those who believed in their own self-righteousness while holding everyone else in contempt" (Lk 18:9). Very few people claim that this parable is addressed to them. Who admits ... More

Friday, March 28, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

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THE COMMANDMENT FOR THE HYPOCRITE - One Bread, One Body, Mar 28, 2014

Hosea 14:2-10 | Psalm 81:6-11, 14, 17 | Mark 12:28-34

"You shall love your neighbor as yourself." —Mark 12:31

One of the scribes asked Jesus: "Which is the first commandment?" Jesus answered by stating the first and second commandments (Mk 12:31). Jesus not only gave the scribe more than he asked for, but also picked a most obscure commandment ... More

Thursday, March 27, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

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