Daily Readings and Interpretation Category

Thursday, November 6, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

Bible: Daily Readings Audio USCCB - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 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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SIN-SATIONAL - One Bread, One Body, Nov 6, 2014

Philippians 3:3-8 | Psalm 105:2-7 | Luke 15:1-10

"Sinners were all gathering around to hear [Jesus]." —Luke 15:1

Sinners were attracted to Jesus. They wanted to be around Him and hear His words. They wanted Jesus to eat in their homes (see Lk 19:7). They even gathered other fellow sinners and brought them along to hear Jesus (see Mt 9:9-10). Sinners must ... More

Wednesday, November 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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ONLY ALL IS ENOUGH - One Bread, One Body, Nov 5, 2014

Philippians 2:12-18 | Psalm 27:1, 4, 13-14 | Luke 14:25-33

"My life is to be poured out." —Philippians 2:17

Many Christians feel that they don't have to be totally abandoned to the Lord in order to be pleasing to Him and to do His will. They feel that it is sufficient to go to Church and try to live a decent life. The Lord proclaims the very opposite. ... More

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

Bible: Daily Readings Audio USCCB - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 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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EMPTY, ROOM - One Bread, One Body, Nov 4, 2014

St. Charles Borromeo
Philippians 2:5-11 | Psalm 22:26-32 | Luke 14:15-24

"I want My house to be full." —Luke 14:23

Our God is constantly inviting us to share in His life, live in His love, receive His body and blood, read His Word, share our faith, serve Him, and even suffer with Him and die for Him. Often we may not even be aware of the Lord's many ... More

Monday, November 3, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

Bible: Daily Readings Audio USCCB - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 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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NO MORE MIND-GAMES - One Bread, One Body, Nov 3, 2014

St. Martin de Porres
Philippians 2:1-4 | Psalm 131:1-3 | Luke 14:12-14

"Make my joy complete by your unanimity, possessing the one love, united in spirit and ideals." —Philippians 2:2

To be united in marriage, family, and church, we must be of one mind (Acts 4:32; Phil 2:2 in the Greek). We all instinctively realize this, so we try to change others' minds to make them like ours. This doesn't work. In fact, when we realize ... More

Sunday, November 2, 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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PRAYER ON THE OTHER SIDE OF DEATH - One Bread, One Body, Nov 2, 2014

All Souls
Wisdom 3:1-9 | 1 Corinthians 15:51-57 | Psalm 23:1-6 | John 6:37-40

"Those who trust in Him shall understand truth, and the faithful shall abide with Him in love." —Wisdom 3:9

Today the Church calls us to pray for the dead, since we believe death does not necessarily mean immediate entry into heaven or hell. The Bible indicates this when Paul mentions the Corinthian practice of baptizing the dead by proxy (1 Cor ... More

Saturday, November 1, 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 SPIRIT OF HALLOWEEN - One Bread, One Body, Nov 1, 2014

All Saints
Revelation 7:2-4, 9-14 | 1 John 3:1-3 | Psalm 24:1-6 | Matthew 5:1-12

"Who are these people all dressed in white? And where have they come from?" —Revelation 7:13

Some people think that the name for this holy day, "All Saints," means that all people become saints and go to heaven. However, "the gate that leads to damnation is wide, the road is clear, and many choose to travel it. But how narrow is the ... More

Friday, October 31, 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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FINISHING SCHOOL - One Bread, One Body, Oct 31, 2014

Philippians 1:1-11 | Psalm 111:1-6 | Luke 14:1-6

"He Who has begun the good work in you will carry it through to completion." —Philippians 1:6

Hours before His death, Jesus Himself prayed to His Father: "I have given You glory on earth by finishing the work You gave Me to do" (Jn 17:4). At His death, Jesus "said, 'Now it is finished.' Then He bowed His head, and delivered over His ... More

Thursday, October 30, 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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ARMED AND DANGEROUS - One Bread, One Body, Oct 30, 2014

Ephesians 6:10-20 | Psalm 144:1-2, 9-10 | Luke 13:31-35

"Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, the word of God." —Ephesians 6:17

Life is a wrestling match against demons (Eph 6:12). Our offensive weapon in this battle is the Holy Spirit working through His Word and in prayer (Eph 6:17-18).

To defeat the devil, we need to do what Jesus did when He was tempted (Mt 4:4, ... More

Wednesday, October 29, 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 Lord of the works and the works of the Lord - One Bread, One Body, Oct 29, 2014

Ephesians 6:1-9 | Psalm 145:10-14 | Luke 13:22-30

"Let all Your works give You thanks, O Lord." —Psalm 145:10

When the Bible uses the word "slaves," it usually corresponds to our word "employees." Thus, we may find five commandments for employees in today's first reading.

  1. "Obey your human masters with the reverence, the awe, and the sincerity ... More

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

Bible: Daily Readings Audio USCCB - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 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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THE HOUSE OF THE RISING SON - One Bread, One Body, Oct 28, 2014

Sts. Simon & Jude
Ephesians 2:19-22 | Psalm 19:2-5 | Luke 6:12-16

"You form a building which rises on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus Himself as the Capstone." —Ephesians 2:20

As this is written, the Catholic Church is maligned in many arenas. Our leaders are scorned in the media and hammered by the general public. Dissent from within the Church also plagues our leaders. Failures of Church leaders are trumpeted from ... More

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