11Nov 11 Nov 2017. Saturday, Week 31

Saint Martin of Tours

1st Reading: Romans 16:3-9, 22-27

Greeting Paul’s co-workers, and praise of God’s unfolding plan

Greet Prisca and Aquila, who work with me in Christ Jesus, and who risked their necks for my life, to whom not …

10Nov 10 Nov 2017. Friday, Week 31

Saint Leo the Great, pope and doctor of the church. Memorial

1st Reading: Romans 15:14-21

Paul marvels at what God has done through him among the gentiles

I feel confident about you, my brothers and sisters, that you are full …

09Nov 09 Nov 2017. Dedication of the Lateran Basilica

In the temple God is worshipped. Celebrating the mother-church of western Christendom invites us to see what the church is really for. “You are God’s building” – the real sanctuary of God is in the hearts of his people.

08Nov 08 Nov 2017. Wednesday, Week 31

1st Reading: Romans 13:8-10

Paul’s summary of what God wants from us: “Love one another”

Owe no one anything, except to love one another; for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. The commandments, “You shall not commit …

07Nov 07 Nov 2017. Tuesday, Week 31

Saint Willibrord

1st Reading: Romans 12:5-16

Though many, we are one body in Christ, with a variety of gifts

We who are many are one body in Christ, and individually we are members one of another. We have gifts that …

06Nov 06 Nov 2017. All Saints of Ireland (Feast)

1st Reading: Hebrews 11:2 12:1-4, 15, 13:1

Celebrating the faith of our ancestors

It was by faith our ancestors received approval. Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight …

04Nov 04 Nov 2017. Saturday, Week 30

Saint Charles Borromeo

1st Reading: Romans 11:1-2, 11-12, 25-29

The paradox of how God’s people can reject His gifts

I ask, then, has God rejected his people? By no means! I myself am an Israelite, a descendant of Abraham, a …

03Nov 03 November. Friday, Week 30

Saint Malachy of Armagh

1st Reading: Romans 9:1-5

Paul would endure anything to win other Jews to Christ

I am speaking the truth in Christ; I am not lying; my conscience confirms it by the Holy Spirit. I have great …

02Nov 02 November. All Souls Day

Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed

1st Reading: Isaiah 25:6-9

A vision of hope for the future, when God will restore his people to happiness

On this mountain the Lord of hosts will make for all peoples a feast of …

01Nov 01 November 2017. All Saints Day

1st Reading: Revelation 7:2-4, 9-14

Vast numbers were sealed with the sign of the Living God

I saw another angel ascending from the rising of the sun, having the seal of the living God, and he called with a loud …

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