Monthly Archives: July 2014

Audio Readings July 31, 2014 17th Week in Ordinary Time

Jeremiah 18:1-6; Psalm 146:1-6;Matthew 13:47-53 Saint Ignatius of Loyola, Priest Like clay in the hand of the potter, so are you in my hand, house of Israel. (Jeremiah 18:6) In the popular children’s story “The Polar Express,” a number of … Continue reading

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Audio Readings July 30, 2014 17th Week in Ordinary Time

Jeremiah 15:10, 16-21; Psalm 59:2-4, 10-11, 17-18;Matthew 13:44-46 Saint Peter Chrysologus, Bishop and Doctor of the Church The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure. (Matthew 13:44) There’s one thing about the treasure seekers and merchants in today’s Gospel: they … Continue reading

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Audio Readings July 29, 2014 17th Week in Ordinary Time

Jeremiah 14:17-22; Psalm 79:8-9, 11, 13; John 11:19-27 (Alternate Gospel Reading);Luke 10:38-42 Saint Martha Martha, Martha. (Luke 10:41) Most likely, Martha was already busy with her everyday chores when Jesus and the disciples arrived, but she cared too much to … Continue reading

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Audio Readings July 28, 2014 17th Week in Ordinary Time

Jeremiah 13:1-11; (Psalm) Deuteronomy 32:18-21;Matthew 13:31-35 17th Week in Ordinary Time It is the smallest of all the seeds, yet when full-grown it is the largest of plants. (Matthew 13:32) Solanus Casey (1870–1957) was what some would consider a “small … Continue reading

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Audio Readings July 27, 2014 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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 of joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. (Matthew 13:44) Have you ever noticed how much effort … Continue reading

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Audio Readings July 25, 2014 16th Week in Ordinary Time

2 Corinthians 4:7-15;Psalm 126:1-6; Matthew 20:20-28 Saint James, Apostle … that the surpassing power may be of God and not from us. (2 Corinthians 4:7) Pirates stored their treasure in chests bound with chains and heavy padlocks. Banks and casinos … Continue reading

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Audio Readings July 24, 2014 16th Week in Ordinary Time

Saint Sharbel Makhlūf, Priest Why do you speak to the crowd in parables? (Matthew 13:10) Comedian Buddy Hackett used to quip, “My mother’s menu consisted of two choices: take it or leave it.” Today’s Gospel reading presents the same alternatives, … Continue reading

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