Daily Readings and Interpretation Category

Sunday, October 5, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

Bible: Daily Readings Audio USCCB - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 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.

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GRAPES OF WRATH? - One Bread, One Body, Oct 5, 2014

27th Sunday Ordinary Time
Isaiah 5:1-7 | Philippians 4:6-9 | Psalm 80:9, 12-16, 19-20 | Matthew 21:33-43

"We will no more withdraw from You; give us new life." —Psalm 80:19

The owner of the vineyard gave the tenant farmers several opportunities to give him his share of the grapes (Mt 21:34ff). Likewise, the Lord has given us several opportunities to die to ourselves and bear fruit for Him (see Jn 12:24).

The ... More

Saturday, October 4, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

Bible: Daily Readings Audio USCCB - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 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/

MY WORD! - One Bread, One Body, Oct 4, 2014

St. Francis of Assisi
Job 42:1-3, 5-6, 12-17 | Psalm 119:66, 71, 75, 91, 125, 130 | Luke 10:17-24

"It is good for me that I have been afflicted, that I may learn Your statutes." —Psalm 119:71

Psalm 119 expresses the normal, though not typical, attitude of a Christian toward the Word of God. This attitude is so zealous (Ps 119:139) that it takes 176 verses to extol every aspect of God's Word. How does a Christian come to love God's ... More

Friday, October 3, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

Bible: Daily Readings Audio USCCB - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 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/

SEE-SICK - One Bread, One Body, Oct 3, 2014

Job 38:1, 12-21; 40:3-5 | Psalm 139:1-3, 7-10, 13-14 | Luke 10:13-16

"My journeys and my rest You scrutinize, with all my ways You are familiar." —Psalm 139:3

Job had a rough journey, being tossed about emotionally and spiritually, because he couldn't "see" God's love and provision in the midst of his trials (see Eph 4:14). When his "Captain" called "Attention!" (see Jb 38:16ff), Job realized the ... More

Thursday, October 2, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

Bible: Daily Readings Audio USCCB - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 03:00
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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MY GUARDIAN DEAR - One Bread, One Body, Oct 2, 2014

Guardian Angels
Exodus 23:20-23 | Psalm 91:1-6, 10-11 | Matthew 18:1-5, 10

"For to His angels He has given command about you, that they guard you in all your ways." —Psalm 91:11

Angels are powerful creatures. On resurrection morning, a solitary angel overwhelmed the Roman guards placed around the tomb of Jesus (Mt 28:2). Twelve legions of angels would have utterly overpowered the Roman soldiers sent to arrest Jesus (Mt ... More

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

Bible: Daily Readings Audio USCCB - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 03:00
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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BE AND MAKE DISCIPLES (Mt 28:19) - One Bread, One Body, Oct 1, 2014

St. Therese of the Child Jesus
Job 9:1-12, 14-16 | Psalm 88:10-15 | Luke 9:57-62

"Someone said to Him, 'I will be Your follower wherever You go.' " —Luke 9:57

When someone volunteered to be Jesus' disciple, Jesus immediately told him not to expect a roof over his head (Lk 9:58). Jesus clearly expects His disciples to love unconditionally and to expect nothing but the cross (see Lk 9:23).

Jesus ... More

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

Bible: Daily Readings Audio USCCB - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 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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THE "SLEEP BOOK" - One Bread, One Body, Sep 30, 2014

St. Jerome
Job 3:1-3, 11-17, 20-23 | Psalm 88:2-8 | Luke 9:51-56

"For then I should have lain down and been tranquil; had I slept, I should then have been at rest." —Job 3:13

Jesus wants to be Lord of our sleep. He plans to use our sleep both to advance His kingdom and to bless us with sufficient rest. Satan also has plans for our sleep, since it occupies nearly one-third of our lives. In addition to the sleep we ... More

Monday, September 29, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

Bible: Daily Readings Audio USCCB - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 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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GOD'S SWAT TEAM - One Bread, One Body, Sep 29, 2014

Sts. Michael, Gabriel &, Raphael, Archangels
Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14 or Revelation 12:7-12 | Psalm 138:1-5 | John 1:47-51

"Although the dragon and his angels fought back, they were overpowered and lost their place in heaven." —Revelation 12:7-8

Angels, being invisible, are hard for us to understand. Yet angels do take on bodies. This at least gives us a clue regarding the mentality of the angels. Angels usually appear in the Bible either as the average man (Heb 13:2) or as gigantic ... More

Sunday, September 28, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

Bible: Daily Readings Audio USCCB - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 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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CHANGING TO BE UNCHANGING - One Bread, One Body, Sep 28, 2014

26th Sunday Ordinary Time
Ezekiel 18:25-28 | Philippians 2:1-11 | Psalm 25:4-9 | Matthew 21:28-32

"Afterward he regretted it and went." —Matthew 21:30

Virtuous people should never change "from virtue to commit iniquity," or they will die (Ez 18:26). After we tell our heavenly Father that we will work in His vineyard (see Mt 21:28ff), we should never change our minds. Jesus said: "Whoever puts ... More

Saturday, September 27, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

Bible: Daily Readings Audio USCCB - Sat, 09/27/2014 - 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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GROWING NEW IN JESUS - One Bread, One Body, Sep 27, 2014

St. Vincent de Paul
Ecclesiastes 11:9—12:8 | Psalm 90:3-6, 12-14, 17 | Luke 9:43-45

"Remember your Creator in the days of your youth." —Ecclesiastes 12:1

In front of me at Mass this morning is Sister Ann. She remembered her Creator in her youth (Eccl 12:1), giving her entire life to God in her religious vocation. For fifty years she taught young women in Catholic high schools and led them to ... More

Friday, September 26, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

Bible: Daily Readings Audio USCCB - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 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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TICK-TOCK - One Bread, One Body, Sep 26, 2014

Sts. Cosmas & Damian
Ecclesiastes 3:1-11 | Psalm 144:1-4 | Luke 9:18-22

"He has made everything appropriate to its time, and has put the timeless into their hearts." —Ecclesiastes 3:11

Did you ever want to stop the clock, turn the hands back, or move them forward? When you're way late, what if you could get two hours back or at least stop the clock for a while! You're losing by two touchdowns with one minute left in the fourth ... More

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