Monthly Archives: September 2015

Audio Readings September 29, 2015 Saints Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael, Archangels (Feast)

Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14 Psalm 138:1-5 John 1:47-51 Saints Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael, Archangels (Feast) Myriads upon myriads attended him. (Daniel 7:10) Who says angels aren’t real? Consider the following true story. While on pilgrimage in Europe, a young man feeling … Continue reading

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Audio Readings September 27, 2015 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Numbers 11:25-29 Psalm 19:8, 10, 12-14 James 5:16 Whoever is not against us is for us. (Mark 9:40) In the first reading, we see how Eldad and Medad created a mess. According to tradition, prophets had to go to the … Continue reading

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Audio Readings September 25, 2015 25th Week in Ordinary Time

Haggai 2:1-9 Psalm 43:1-4 Luke 9:18-22 Work! For I am with you. (Haggai 2:4) Think for a moment about all the different ways a parent talks to a child in the course of a day. In the morning, she may … Continue reading

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Audio Readings September 24, 2015 25th Week in Ordinary Time

Haggai 1:1-8 Psalm 149:1-6, 9 Luke 9:7-9 On the first day of the sixth month in the second year of King Darius … (Haggai 1:1) What a curious way to start a book! Wouldn’t it be better to hear “Once … Continue reading

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Audio Readings September 22, 2015 25th Week in Ordinary Time

Ezra 6:7-8, 12, 14-20 Psalm 122:1-5 Luke 8:19-21 The children of Israel … celebrated the dedication of this house of God with joy. (Ezra 6:16) This wasn’t a typical housewarming party, mainly because it wasn’t a typical home! After decades … Continue reading

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Audio Readings September 21, 2015

Ephesians 4:1-7, 11-13 Psalm 19:2-5 Matthew 9:9-13 Saint Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist (Feast) Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners? (Matthew 9:11) Jesus had a knack for doing exactly the opposite of what everyone expected. If he … Continue reading

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Audio Readings September 20, 2015 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Wisdom 2:12, 17-20 Psalm 54:3-6, 8 James 3:16–4:3 Mark 9:30-37 Where do the conflicts among you come from? (James 4:1) Our minds have the capacity to do amazing things. They can imagine, memorize, reason, and choose. We use them to … Continue reading

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