Daily Readings and Interpretation Category

RISEN LIFE NOW AND FOREVER - One Bread, One Body, Sep 19, 2014

St. Januarius
1 Corinthians 15:12-20 | Psalm 17:1, 6-8, 15 | Luke 8:1-3

"Christ is now raised from the dead." —1 Corinthians 15:20

We are witnesses for Jesus risen (1 Cor 15:15; Acts 2:32; 3:15; 4:2). The resurrection of Jesus is the heart of the gospel (2 Tm 2:8). "If Christ has not been raised, our preaching is void of content and your faith is empty too" (1 Cor 15:14). ... More

Thursday, September 18, 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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I "YAM" OR I AM? - One Bread, One Body, Sep 18, 2014

1 Corinthians 15:1-11 | Psalm 118:1-2, 16-17, 28 | Luke 7:36-50

"By God's favor I am what I am." —1 Corinthians 15:10

The old cartoon character, Popeye, used to flex his muscles, eat spinach, and say: "I yam what I yam. I'm Popeye, the sailor man." Popeye was quoting the Bible in the first part of this statement. Paul also said: "I am what I am" (1 Cor 15:10), ... More

Wednesday, September 17, 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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DO YOU LOVE? - One Bread, One Body, Sep 17, 2014

St. Robert Bellarmine
1 Corinthians 12:31—13:13 | Psalm 33:2-5, 12, 22 | Luke 7:31-35

"If I give everything I have to feed the poor and hand over my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing." —1 Corinthians 13:3

Without love, even the best things in your life mean nothing. Therefore, the most important questions in the world are: Do you love the Lord with all your heart and soul? (Lk 10:27) Do you love your neighbor as yourself? (Lk 10:27) Do you love ... More

Tuesday, September 16, 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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A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH - One Bread, One Body, Sep 16, 2014

Pope St. Cornelius, St. Cyprian
1 Corinthians 12:12-14, 27-31 | Psalm 100:1-5 | Luke 7:11-17

Jesus "stepped forward and touched the litter." —Luke 7:14

According to the law of Moses, Jesus became unclean by touching the dead man (Nm 19:11). Jesus, the Life (Jn 11:25; 14:6), gave to the young man new and abundant life (Jn 10:10). In so doing, Jesus took upon Himself the uncleanness of death (Mt ... More

Monday, September 15, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

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BREAKING OPEN - One Bread, One Body, Sep 15, 2014

Our Lady of Sorrows
Hebrews 5:7-9 | Psalm 31:2-6, 15-16, 20 | John 19:25-27 | or Luke 2:33-35

"This Child is destined to be the Downfall and the Rise of many in Israel, a Sign that will be opposed — and you yourself shall be pierced with a sword." —Luke 2:34-35

When hurt, we naturally close ourselves off to the one who hurt us and even to other people as further protection. When Mary, Jesus' mother, was hurt, she did just the opposite, opening herself up to others even more (e.g. Acts 1:14). Therefore, ... More

Sunday, September 14, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

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"WHEN I BEHOLD THE WONDROUS CROSS..." - One Bread, One Body, Sep 14, 2014

Exaltation of the Holy Cross
Numbers 21:4-9 | Philippians 2:6-11 | Psalm 78:1-2, 34-38 | John 3:13-17

"He humbled Himself, obediently accepting even death, death on a cross!" —Philippians 2:8

We sing: "When I behold the wondrous cross on which the Prince of glory died, my richest gain I count but loss and pour contempt on all my pride." At the cross, our values change, and we get in touch with reality. At the cross, we humble ... More

Saturday, September 13, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

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"ONE BREAD, ONE BODY" - One Bread, One Body, Sep 13, 2014

St. John Chrysostom
1 Corinthians 10:14-22 | Psalm 116:12-13, 17-18 | Luke 6:43-49

"Because the loaf of bread is one, we, many though we are, are one body, for we all partake of the one loaf." —1 Corinthians 10:17

The title of these booklets is taken from the above Scripture. Because we share in the one bread of Holy Communion, we are one body. If we are one as Jesus and the Father are one, then the world will believe that the Father sent the Son (Jn ... More

Friday, September 12, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

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BLIND AS A BAT IN HELL - One Bread, One Body, Sep 12, 2014

Most Holy Name of Mary
1 Corinthians 9:16-19, 22-27 | Psalm 84:3-6, 12 | Luke 6:39-42

"Can a blind man act as guide to a blind man? Will they not both fall into a ditch?" —Luke 6:39

Because we all have inherited a nature fallen due to sin, we all have been or are partially blind spiritually. This applies to Christian leaders as well; therefore, the spiritually blind frequently lead the spiritually blind. Before our ... More

Thursday, September 11, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

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DRESSING DOWN WITH JESUS - One Bread, One Body, Sep 11, 2014

1 Corinthians 8:1-7, 11-13 | Psalm 139:1-3, 13-14, 23-24 | Luke 6:27-38

"When you sin thus against your brothers and wound their weak consciences, you are sinning against Christ." —1 Corinthians 8:12

Today's first reading teaches about giving up your personal freedoms for the good of the rest of the members of the Body of Christ. One aspect of personal liberty which needs to be submitted to the will of God is modesty in dress. Do we dress ... More

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

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SINGLES-HANDED - One Bread, One Body, Sep 10, 2014

1 Corinthians 7:25-31 | Psalm 45:11-12, 14-17 | Luke 6:20-26

"Are you free of a wife? If so, do not go in search of one." —1 Corinthians 7:27

Those gifted to be single for the Lord do not commit sin if they marry (1 Cor 7:28). "But such people will have trials in this life, and these I should like to spare you" (1 Cor 7:28). All people have trials; so Paul must have been referring to ... More

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

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