Monthly Archives: August 2014

Audio Readings August 31, 2014 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jeremiah 20:7-9; Psalm 63:2-6, 8-9; Romans 12:1-2;Matthew 16:21-27 Get behind me, Satan! (Matthew 16:23) Amazing! In one moment, Jesus tells Peter that his words “You are the Messiah” had come from God himself (Matthew 16:17). Then, almost immediately afterward, because … Continue reading

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Audio Readings August 29, 2014 21st Week in Ordinary Time

1 Corinthians 1:17-25;Psalm 33:1-2, 4-5, 10-11; Mark 6:17-29 The Passion of Saint John the Baptist The foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom. (1 Corinthians 1:25) Heavenly Father, we turn to you today and ask you to grant us … Continue reading

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Audio Readings August 28, 2014 21st Week in Ordinary Time

1 Corinthians 1:1-9;Psalm 145:2-7; Matthew 24:42-51 Saint Augustine, Bishop and Doctor of the Church You are not lacking in any spiritual gift. (1 Corinthians 1:7) Scientists tell us that DNA is the master plan behind every living organism—including ourselves. This … Continue reading

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Audio Readings August 27, 2014 21st Week in Ordinary Time

2 Thessalonians 3:6-10, 16-18;Psalm 128:1-2, 4-5; Matthew 23:27-32 Saint Monica We wanted to present ourselves as a model for you, so that you might imitate us. (2 Thessalonians 3:9) We often hear celebrities and athletes spoken of as role models. … Continue reading

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Audio Readings August 26, 2014 21st Week in Ordinary Time

2 Thessalonians 2:1-3, 14-17; Psalm 96:10-13;Matthew 23:23-26 21st Week in Ordinary Time Cleanse first the inside of the cup, so that the outside also may be clean. (Matthew 23:26) Many homes have a junk drawer or catch-all closet that the … Continue reading

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Audio Readings August 25, 2014 21st Week in Ordinary Time

2 Thessalonians 1:1-5, 11-12; Psalm 96:1-5;Matthew 23:13-22 Saint Louis Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees! (Matthew 23:13) Aah, the Pharisees! We are all familiar with the many times they publicly harassed Jesus. It’s easy to let a quick reading of … Continue reading

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Audio Readings August 24. 2014 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time

Isaiah 22:19-23; Psalm 138:1-3, 6, 8; Romans 11:33-36;Matthew 16:13-20 Upon this rock I will build my church. (Matthew 16:18) For years, Mother Teresa of Calcutta was an object of international acclaim, a celebrity of sorts whom people wanted to meet. … Continue reading

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