Saint Jerome, priest and doctor of the Church 1st Reading: Zechariah 2:1-4, 10-11 (NRSV) Jerusalem will be a haven of peace for all nations I looked up and saw a man with a measuring line in his hand. Then I asked, “Where are you going?” He answered me, “To measure Jerusalem, to see what is…
Some angels are given proper names to denote their special service. Thus, Michael means “Who is like God;” Gabriel is “The Strength of God;” and Raphael is “God’s Remedy” 1st Reading: Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14 The vision of the Ancient One and the glorious Son of Man As I watched, thrones were set in place, and…
St Wenceslaus; St Lawrence Ruiz 1st Reading: Haggai 1:1-8 The Jews are to go up to the hills and bring wood to build the temple In the second year of King Darius, in the sixth month, on the first day of the month, the word of the Lord came by the prophet Haggai to Zerubbabel…
St Vincent de Paul, priest 1st Reading: Ezra 9:5-9 During the evening sacrifice, Ezra acknowledges God’s mercy At the evening sacrifice I, Ezra, got up from my fasting, with my garments and my mantle torn, and fell on my knees, spread out my hands to the Lord my God, and said, “O my God, I…
Saints Cosmas and Damian, martyrs 1st Reading: Ezra 6:7-8, 12, 14-20 The Jews rebuild and rededicate their temple in Jerusalem King Darius decreed: “Do not impede the work on this house of God; let the governor of the Jews and the elders of the Jews rebuild this house of God on its site. Moreover I…
Saint Finbarr, bishop 1st Reading: Ezra 1:1-6 Cyrus lets the Jews return home and bids others help them rebuild the temple In the first year of King Cyrus of Persia, in order that the word of the Lord by the mouth of Jeremiah might be accomplished, the Lord stirred up the spirit of King Cyrus…
Songs at Mass (Suggestions) ‘Be Thou my Vision’; ‘Ag Críost an Síol’; ‘Now Thank We All Our God’; ‘Seek ye first….’ Opening Comment God’s ways are not our ways. God’s love and generosity are beyond our understanding. We acknowledge all God has done for us, and ask for the grace to grow into God’s likeness….
“Seek the Lord while he may be found.” But on the other hand, God’s mercy is beyond measure, so that even those who come late to his vineyard will be welcomed by his infinite love. We all can identify with those workers of the eleventh hour, whom the master of the vineyard treats so well….
23 September. Saturday, Week 24
22 September. Friday, Week 24
21 September. St Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist
20 September. Wednesday, Week 24
19 September. Tuesday, Week 24
18 September. Monday, Week 24
Forgiveness is one of the great qualities of Christianity. We are challenged to forgive each other as readily as God forgives us. We celebrate God’s mercy, and ask for the grace to pass it on to those who hurt us.
17 Sept. 24th Sunday in OT
16 September. Saturday, Week 23
15 September. Our Lady of Sorrows
14 September. The Exaltation of the Holy Cross
13 September. Wednesday, Week 23