Monthly Archives: July 2011

Audio Readings July 31, 2011 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Isaiah 55:1-3; Psalm 145:8-9,15-18; Romans 8:35,37-39; Matthew 14:13-21 http://www.usccb.org/video/reflections.shtml “They all ate and were satisfied” (Matthew 14:20) We live under a tremendous economy—God’s economy, that is. Even as the world’s market systems soar and plummet, God’s economy remains stable because … Continue reading

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Audio Readings July 29, 2011 17th Week in Ordinary Time

Leviticus 23:1,4-11,15-16,27,34-37;Psalm 81:3-6,10-11;Luke 10:38-42 http://www.usccb.org/video/reflections.shtml Memorial of St. Martha Martha, Martha… . There is need of only one thing. (Luke 10:41,42) Today’s first reading gives us an idea of some of the demands placed on a housewife in ancient Israel. … Continue reading

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Audio Readings July 28, 2011 17th Week in Ordinary Time

Exodus 40:16-21,34-38;Psalm 84:3-6,8,11;Matthew 13:47-53 http://www.usccb.org/video/reflections.shtml “The kingdom of heaven is like a net thrown into the sea.” (Matthew 13:47) Fishing nets are designed to scoop up everything in their path as they are drawn through the water. So naturally, when … Continue reading

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Audio Readings July 27, 2011 17th Week in Ordinary Time

Exodus 34:29-35; Psalm 99:5-7,9;Matthew 13:44-46 http://www.usccb.org/video/reflections.shtml “The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure.” (Matthew 13:44) Can you imagine selling everything you own? What could possibly motivate you to make so drastic and radical a trade? Jesus described a treasure … Continue reading

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Audio Readings July 26, 2011 17th Week in Ordinary time

Exodus 33:7-11; 34:5-9, 28;Psalm 103:6-13; Matthew 13:36-43 http://www.usccb.org/video/reflections.shtml “The Lord, the Lord, a merciful and gracious God.” (Exodus 34:6) We all know that Moses received the Ten Commandments on stone tablets at Mount Sinai and that he broke these tablets … Continue reading

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Audio Readings July 25, 2011 17th Week in Ordinary Time

2 Corinthians 4:7-15;Psalm 126:1-6;Matthew 20:20-28 http://www.usccb.org/video/reflections.shtml Feast of St. James, Apostle Can you drink the cup that I am going to drink? (Matthew 20:22) We can’t help shaking our heads as we read this story. Prime places in the kingdom … Continue reading

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Audio Readings 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

1 Kings 3:5,7-12; Psalm 119:57,72,76-77,127-130; Romans 8:28-30; Matthew 13:44-52 “All things work for good for those who love God.” (Romans 8:28) Sheila approached Anne somewhat timidly after Mass one day. “Would you pray for me?” she asked. “My heart races … Continue reading

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