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Written on Jul, 23, 2016 by in | Comments Off on July 24, The 17th Week of Ordinary Time

Mass Readings Reading 1 – Genesis 18:20-32 Psalm – Psalms 138:1-8 Reading 2 – Colossians 2:12-14 Gospel – Luke 11:1-13 Abba Father, Bring us Jesus | Word on FireThe Our Father, the Lord’s Prayer, is a request for Christ. As we examine this most famous prayer line by line, we see it’s all about Jesus. That He might come and have communion with us is precisely what we hope …

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Written on Jun, 11, 2016 by in | Comments Off on June 12, Eleventh Week of Ordinary Time

Mass Readings SM 12:7 – 10, 13 GAL 2:16, 19 – 21 LK 7:36 – 8:3 The Wages of Sin | Word on Fire In today’s first reading from 2 Samuel we learn about God’s dealings with David, the Israelite king who put . . . to hear the entire homily, click below! http://www.wordonfire.org/resources/homily/the-wages-of-sin/5177/

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Written on May, 10, 2016 by in , | Comments Off on May 8th, Solemnity: The Ascension of Jesus

Mass Readings Reading 1 – Acts 1:1-11 Psalm – Psalm 47:2-9 Reading 2 – Ephesians 1:17-23 Gospel – Luke 24:46-53 The Ascension of Jesus | Word on Fire Too often we read the Ascension as the moment when Jesus “went away,” when he left us on our own … Click below to hear the entire homily! http://www.wordonfire.org/resources/homily/the-ascension-of-jesus/5151/

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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, 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 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, 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, 24, 2015 by in | Comments Off on December 24th, Christmas Vigil

The True King | Word on FireSt. Luke’s telling of the Christmas story, which is read at Midnight Masses all over the Catholic world, commences by invoking the first-century’s most powerful man: “In those days Caesar Augustus published a decree ordering a census of the whole world.” Here the emperor is doing a paradigmatically powerful thing. If you can count …

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