September 24th, 2016
1st Reading: Qohelet 11:9,12:8
A wise man’s lament about the encroachments of old age.
Rejoice, young man, while you are young, and let your heart cheer you in the days of your youth. Follow the inclination of your heart …
September 23rd, 2016
Saint Pius of Pietrelcina, memorial
1st Reading: Ecclesiastes 3:1-11
There is an appointed time for everything under the sun. Yearnings stir in the human heart.
For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:…
September 22nd, 2016
1st Reading: Ecclesiastes (Qohelet) 1:2-11
Nothing is new under the sun. Vanity of vanities; all is vanity!
Vanity of vanities, says the Teacher, vanity of vanities! All is vanity.
What do people gain from all the toil …
September 21st, 2016
1st Reading: Ephesians 4:1-7, 11-13
Of all gifts of God to the Church, the apostles have the task of spreading the faith
I therefore, the prisoner in the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of …
September 20th, 2016
Saint Andrew Kim and companions, memorial
1st Reading: Proverbs 21:1-6, 10-13
Advice about self-control from Solomon’s proverbs.
The king’s heart is a stream of water in the hand of the Lord;
he turns it wherever he will.…
September 19th, 2016
1st Reading: Proverbs 3:27-34
Practical guidelines for dealing justly with one’s neighbour.
Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to do it.
Do not say to your …
September 18th, 2016
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1st Reading: Amos 8:4-7
A warning that God is concerned for justice and fair play
Hear this, you that trample on the needy, and bring to ruin the poor of the land, …
September 17th, 2016
Saint Robert Bellarmine optional memorial
1st Reading: 1 Corinthians 15:35-37, 42-49
What is sown and dies rises to new, incorruptible life. Our bodies will resemble the risen Jesus.
But some one will ask, “How are the dead raised? With what …
September 16th, 2016
Sts Cornelius and Cyprian, memorial
1st Reading: 1 Corinthians 15:12-20
Belief in the Lord’s resurrection is not superfluous, but a vital basis for hope
Now if Christ is preached as raised from the dead, how can some of you say …
September 15th, 2016
1st Reading: Hebrews 5:7-9
Even Jesus learned obedience through what he suffered
In the days of his flesh, Jesus offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries and tears, to the one who was able to save him from death, …