Archive for December 2015

The Prayerful Prophetess

Luke 2: 36-40 1 Jn 2: 12-17/ Ps 96:7-8a, 8b-9, 10 She never left the temple but worshipped there with fasting and prayer… (Luke 2:37) In our devotion lies salvation Prayer always brings out the best; To the hopeful and the prayerful Grace from heaven will come to rest. There was also a prophetess named […]

The Fall and Rise of Many

Luke 2: 22-35 1 Jn 2:3-11 / Ps 96:1-3,5-6 “Behold this child is destined for the fall and rise of many in Israel, and to be a sign of contradiction, (while a sword will pierce your own soul) so that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.” (Luke 2:34-35) What was once a great […]

The Feast of the Holy Innocents

Matthew 2: 13-18 1 Jn 1:5—2:2/ Psa 124 Herod is going to search for the child to destroy him. (Matthew 2:13b) Innocents continue to be slain – In mothers’ wombs, in streets at night. As innocent must we still remain? We must fight for their right to life! After the magi had departed, behold, the […]

Be Bold, Be Brave

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 […]

God’s Light of Hope this Christmas

Luke 1:67-79 2 Sam 7:1-5,8-12,14,16 / Psa 89 …the daybreak from on high will visit us to shine on those who sit in darkness and death’s shadow, to guide our feet into the path of peace. (Luke 1:78-79) May the light of Christmas bring us cheer As God provides for all our needs; And may […]

Zechariah and John the Baptist

Luke 1:57-66 Mal 3:1-4,23-24 / Psa 25 Immediately his mouth was opened, his tongue freed, and he spoke blessing God. (Luke 1: 64) Preceded by a prophecy, His name set his father’s tongue free. Like St. John may we proclaim boldly The Good News in our own assembly. When the time came for Elizabeth, she […]