Monthly Archives: August 2015

Audio Readings August 31, 2015 22nd Week in Ordinary Time

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 Psalm 96:1, 3-5, 11-13 Luke 4:16-30 Today this Scripture passage is fulfilled in your hearing. (Luke 4:21) Do you ever wish that life was like a vending machine? It would be so easy if we could just … Continue reading

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Audio Readings August 30, 2015 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-8 Psalm 15:2-5 James 1:17-18, 21-22, 27 Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 Be doers of the word and not hearers only. (James 1:22) In the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification, Lutherans and Catholics spelled out their common … Continue reading

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Audio Readings August 27, 2015

1 Thessalonians 3:7-13 Psalm 90:3-5, 12-14, 17 Matthew 24:42-51 Saint Monica (Memorial) You do not know on which day your Lord will come. (Matthew 24:42) No wonder Jesus warns us to stay awake! The end could come at any time, … Continue reading

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Audio Readings August 26, 2015 21st Week in Ordinary Time

1 Thessalonians 2:9-13 Psalm 139:7-12 Matthew 23:27-32 You are like whitewashed tombs, which appear beautiful on the outside, but inside are full of dead men’s bones and every kind of filth. (Matthew 23:27) What would you think if someone called … Continue reading

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Audio Readings August 25, 2015

1 Thessalonians 2:1-8 Psalm 139:1-6 Matthew 23:23-26 Saint Louis (Optional Memorial) Cleanse first the inside of the cup. (Matthew 23:26) Like the cup Jesus speaks of here, our hearts are meant to be receptacles that we allow God to fill … Continue reading

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Audio Readings August 24, 2015 Saint Bartholomew, Apostle (Feast)

Revelation 21:9-14 Psalm 145:10-13, 17-18 John 1:45-51 Saint Bartholomew, Apostle (Feast) Here is a true child of Israel. (John 1:47) Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa is one of the most famous paintings in history. Art historians have analyzed it for … Continue reading

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Audio Readings August 23, 2015 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time

21st Sunday in Ordinary Time Joshua 24:1-2, 15-18 Psalm 34:2-3, 16-21 Ephesians 5:21-32 John 6:60-69 To whom shall we go? (John 6:68) Joshua, the Old Testament leader called to bring God’s people into the Promised Land, has much in common with … Continue reading

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