Archive for December 2011

A Tragic Year to Pass

John 1:1-18 1Jn 2:18-21 / Psa 96 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. (John 1:1-2) John talks about the Beginning, We wonder as the year’s end is here: What will the new year be bringing? May God […]

The Feast of the Holy Family

Luke 2:22,39-40 Gn 15:1-6,21:1-3 / Psa 105 Give praise to the LORD, proclaim His name; make known among the nations what He has done. Sing … praise to Him; tell of all his wonderful acts. (Psalm 105:1-2) How can we show Him our gratitude? God has given all without measure. Just praise Him and thank […]

The Sign of Simeon

Luke 2:22-35 1 Jn 2:3-11/Ps 96:1-3,5-6 …and the Holy Spirit rested on him. (Luke 2:25) What was once a great mystery Was that “sign of contradiction”; But soon Christ’s Word revealed to me That His cross was our salvation. When the time came for their purification according to the law of Moses, they brought Jesus […]

Murder of the Innocents

Matthew 2:13-18 1 Jn 1:5 – 2:2 / Psa 124 A voice is heard in Ramah, weeping and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because they are no more. (Matthew 2:18) The slaughter of the innocents Still goes on today unabated; The scourge of abortifacents Leave God’s creations desecrated. […]

The Feast of St. John the Apostle

John 20:1a,2-8 1 Jn 1:1-4 / Psa 97 Then the other disciple also went in, who came first to the tomb, and he saw and believed. (John 20:8) John proclaimed what he saw and heard That we may have Christ’s fellowship. Believers must all share God’s Word To be worthy of His kinship. Mary Magdalene […]

Be Bold in Proclaiming the Word

Matthew 10:17-22 Acts 6:8-10,7:54-59 / Psa 31 Do not worry about how you are to speak or what you are to say. You will be given at the moment what you are to say. (Matthew 10:19) Like Stephen, who was guided by love, Do not be fazed by trials, my friend. The Spirit’s gifts will […]