August 2016 ~ Daily Reflection on the Mass Readings
August 2016 ~ Daily Reflection on the Mass Readings

2016-08-31 (Lk)22th Week in Ordinary Time・Wednesday
After leaving the synagogue Jesus entered Simon’s house. Now Simon’s mother-in-law was suffering from a high fever, and they asked him about her......

2016-08-30 (Lk4:31–37)22th Week in Ordinary Time・Tuesday
esus went down to Capernaum, a city in Galilee, and was teaching them on the sabbath. They were astounded at his teaching, because he spoke with......

2016-08-29 (Mk6:17–29)The Passion of Saint John the Baptist・22th Week in Ordinary Time・Monday
For Herod himself had sent men who arrested John, bound him, and put him in prison on account of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife......

2016-08-28 (Lk14:1,7–14)22th Sunday in Ordinary Time
On one occasion when Jesus was going to the house of a leader of the Pharisees to eat a meal on the sabbath, they were watching him closely......

2016-08-27 (Mt25:14–30)21st Week in Ordinary Time・Saturday
Jesus said, "For it is as if a man, going on a journey, summoned his slaves and entrusted his property to them; to one......

2016-08-26 (Mt25:1–13)21st Week in Ordinary Time・Friday
Jesus said to his disciples, "Then the kingdom of heaven will be like this. Ten bridesmaids took their lamps and went......

2016-08-25 (Mt24:42–51)21st Week in Ordinary Time・Thursday
Jesus said, "Keep awake therefore, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming. But understand this: if......

2016-08-24 (Jn1:45–51)St. Bartholomew, Apostle・21st Week in Ordinary Time・Wednesday
Philip found Nathanael and said to him, "We have found him about whom Moses in the law and also the prophets wrote......

2016-08-23 (Mt23:23–26)21st Week in Ordinary Time・Tuesday
Jesus said, "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint, dill, and cummin, and have neglected......

2016-08-22 (Lk1:26-38)The Queenship of Mary (memorial)・21st Week in Ordinary Time・Monday
In the sixth month the angel Gabriel as sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was......

2016-08-21 (Mt)21st Sunday in Ordinary Time
Jesus went through one town and village after another, teaching as he made his way to Jerusalem. Someone asked him, “Lord,......

2016-08-20 (Mt23:1-12)St Bernard, optional memorial・20th Week in Ordinary Time・Saturday
That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat beside the lake. Such great crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat there......

2016-08-19 (Mt22:34-40)20th Week in Ordinary Time・Friday
When the Pharisees heard that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together, and one of them, a lawyer, asked him,......

2016-08-18 (Mt22:1-14)20th Week in Ordinary Time・Thursday
Once more Jesus spoke to them in parables, saying: "The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding banquet for his son......

2016-08-17 (Mt20:1-16)20th Week in Ordinary Time・Wednesday
Jesus said to his disciples, "For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire labourers for his vineyard......

2016-08-16 (Mt19:23-30)20th Week in Ordinary Time・Tuesday
Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Truly I tell you, it will be hard for a rich person to enter the kingdom of heaven......

2016-08-15 (Lk1:39-56)The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Day)・20th Week in Ordinary Time・Monday
In those days Mary set out and went with haste to a Judean town in the hill country, where she entered the house of Zechariah and......

2016-08-14 (Lk12:49-53)20th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Jesus said to the crowds, "I came to bring fire to the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled!......

2016-08-13 (Mt19:13-15)19th Week in Ordinary Time・Saturday
Then little children were being brought to Jesus in order that he might lay his hands on them and pray......

2016-08-12 (Mt19:3-12)19th Week in Ordinary Time・Friday
Some Pharisees came to Jesus, and to test him they asked, "Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any cause?"......

2016-08-11 (Mt18:21-19:1)St. Clare, optional memorial・19th Week in Ordinary Time・Thursday
Then Peter came and said to Jesus, “Lord, if another member of the church sins against me, how often should I forgive?......

2016-08-10 (Jn12:24-26)19th Week in Ordinary Time・Wednesday
Jesus said "Very truly, I tell you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains just a single grain; but......

2015-08-09 (Mt18:1-5,10,12-14)Saint Lawrence, optional memorial・19th Week in Ordinary Time・Tuesday
At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” He called a child......

2016-08-08 (Mt17:22–27)19th Week in Ordinary Time・Monday
As they were gathering in Galilee, Jesus said to them, “The Son of Man is going to be betrayed into human hands......

2016-08-07 (Lke12:32-48)19th Sunday in Ordinary Time
JJesus said: "Do not be afraid, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom......

2016-08-06 (Lk9:28–36)The Transfiguration of the Lord・18th Week in Ordinary Time・Saturday
Jesus took with him Peter and John and James, and went up on the mountain to pray. And while he was praying, the appearance of......

2016-08-05 (Mt9:32-38)18th Week in Ordinary Time・Friday
Then Jesus told his disciples, "If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me......

2016-08-04 (Mt16:13–23)18th Week in Ordinary Time・Thursday
Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, "Who do people say that the Son of Man is?" And they said......

2016-08-03 (Mt15:21–28)18th Week in Ordinary Time・Wednesday
Jesus left that place and went away to the district of Tyre and Sidon. Just then a Canaanite woman from that region came out......

2016-08-02 (Mt14:22–36)18th Week in Ordinary Time・Tuesday
Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds......

2016-08-01 (Mt14:13–21)St Alphonsus Ligouri,, optional memorial・18th Week in Ordinary Time・Monday
Now when Jesus heard of the death of John the Baptist, he withdrew from there in a boat to a deserted place by himself......

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