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Written on Mar, 19, 2016 by in , | Comments Off on March 20th, Palm Sunday

Mass Readings Procession with Palms – Luke 19:28-40 Reading 1 – Isaiah 50:4-7 Psalm – Psalm 22:8-24 Reading 2 – Philippians 2:6-11 Gospel – Luke 22:14 – 23:56 The Master Has Need of You | Word on Fire In our Gospel reading for the Palm Sunday procession, Jesus sends his disciples into Jerusalem to prepare for his triumphal entry. They are told to untether a donkey and …

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Written on Mar, 13, 2016 by in | Comments Off on March 13th Fifth Week of Lent

Misery and Mercy | Word on Fire n this week’s Gospel, we hear the story of the woman caught in adultery, a tale that has beguiled Christians and non-Christians for two millennia. The story displays our constant temptation to use knowledge of God’s law to hurt others, not to liberate them. We gossip, we scapegoat, we blame—and we convince ourselves that …

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Written on Mar, 04, 2016 by in | Comments Off on March 6th, Fourth Week of Lent

The Prodigal Son Returns | Word on Fire Today we hear the greatest of Jesus’ parable, indeed what many people call the greatest story ever told: the Parable of the Prodigal Son. Even after hearing it 1,000 times, it continues to beguile us and draw us in. What’s the main spiritual lesson? We’re meant to receive the divine life as …

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Written on Feb, 20, 2016 by in | Comments Off on February 21st, Second Week of Lent

Mass Readings Reading 1 – Genesis 15:5-18 Psalm – Psalm 27:1-14 Reading 2 – Philippians 3:17 – 4:1 Gospel – Luke 9:28-36 The Glorified Body | Word on Fire The readings for this second Sunday of Lent awaken a sense of wonder, of a world beyond ours, a mystical consciousness. In the first reading with Abraham and in the Gospel account of the Transfiguration, we encounter mountains, darkness, voices, …

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Written on Feb, 01, 2016 by in | Comments Off on January 31st, Fourth Week of Ordinary Time

MASS READINGS Reading 1 – Jeremiah 1:4-19 Psalm – Psalm 71:1-17 Reading 2 – 1 Corinthians 12:31 – 13:13 Gospel – Luke 4:21-30 The Primacy of Love | Word on Fire This week we hear from St. Paul’s brilliant meditation on Love. Everything in religion and theology revolves around Love. It is at the heart of everything. Nothing matters without… Click below to hear the entire …

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Written on Jan, 23, 2016 by in | Comments Off on January 24th, Third Week in Ordinary Time

Mass Readings Reading 1 – Nehemiah 8:2-10 Psalm – Psalm 19:8-15 Reading 2 – 1 Corinthians 12:12-30 Gospel – Luke 1:1-4, 4:14-21 Wall and Bridges | Word on Fire This week’s reading from the book of Nehemiah provides a reflection on the importance of keeping firm our religious identity and finding strength in our religious identity so we can… Click below to hear the entire homily! …

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Written on Jan, 17, 2016 by in | Comments Off on January 17th, Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Mass Readings Reading 1 – Isaiah 62:1-5 Psalm – Psalm 96:1-10 Reading 2 – 1 Corinthians 12:4-11 Gospel – John 2:1-11 The First of the Signs | Word on Fire The communion of humanity and divinity in Christ’s divine person can be likened to a marriage. Sin effects a kind of divorce between God and humanity, a break up of the marriage of …

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Written on Jan, 09, 2016 by in , | Comments Off on January 10th, Feast of the Baptism of the Lord

Mass Readings: Isaiah 40: 1-5, 9-11 Titus 2: 11-14, 3: 4-7 Luke 3: 15-16, 21-22 Vitae Spiritualis Ianua | Word on Fire The first Sacrament one can receive in the Church, Baptism, defines our relationship with Christ. In it, we are reborn as part of his mystical body, and are gifted the grace of God’s love. Baptism lays … Click …

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Written on Dec, 26, 2015 by in , | Comments Off on December 27th, Feast of the Holy Family

Hannah, Her Son, and the Holy Family | Word on Fire Lots of people today will tell you what makes a family well-adjusted, functional, and peaceful. But in today’s readings for the Feast of the Holy Family, which center on two exemplary women, Hannah and Mary,…Click below to hear the entire homily! http://www.wordonfire.org/resources/homily/hannah-her-son-a . . .     Mass Readings Reading 1 – …

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Written on Dec, 19, 2015 by in | Comments Off on December 20th, Fourth Week of Advent

Mary, David, and the Theo-Drama | Word on Fire n today’s readings we see the Theo-drama, the great story being told by God, confronting the ego-drama, which is the self-centered play we attempt to write, produce, direct, and star in ourselves. What makes life thrilling is to discover our role…Click below to hear the entire homily! http://www.wordonfire.org/resources/homily/mary-david-and-t . . . Mass Readings Reading …

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