October 2016 ~ Daily Reflection on the Mass Readings

October 2016 ~ Daily Reflection on the Mass Readings

2016-10-31 (Lk14:12–14)31st Week in Ordinary Time・Monday
Jesus said also to the one who had invited him, "When you give a luncheon or a dinner, do not invite your friends or......

2016-10-30 (Lk19:1–10)31st Sunday in Ordinary Time
Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through it. A man was there named Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector......

2016-10-29 (Lk14:1,7–11)30th Week in Ordinary Time・Saturday
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......

2016-10-28 (Lk6:12–16)Saints Simon and Jude, Apostles・30th Week in Ordinary Time・Friday
Now during those days Jesus went out to the mountain to pray; and he spent the night in prayer to God. And when day came......

2016-10-27 (Lk13:31–35)30th Week in Ordinary Time・Thursday
At that very hour some Pharisees came and said to Jesus, "Get away from here, for Herod wants to kill you." He said to them......

2016-10-26 (Lk13:22–30)30th Week in Ordinary Time・Wednesday
Jesus went through one town and village after another, teaching as he made his way to Jerusalem. Someone asked him, “Lord,......

2016-10-25 (Lk13:18–21)30th Week in Ordinary Time・Tuesday
Jesus said, "What is the kingdom of God like? And to what should I compare it? It is like a mustard seed that someone took......

2016-10-24 (Lk13:10–17)30th Week in Ordinary Time・Monday
Now Jesus was teaching in one of the synagogues on the Sabbath. And just then there appeared a woman with a spirit......

2016-10-23 (Lk18:9–14)30th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Jesus also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and regarded others with contempt......

2016-10-22 (Lk13:1–9)St John Paul II, optional memorial・29th Week in Ordinary Time・Saturday
At that very time there were some present who told Jesus about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices......

2016-10-21 (Lk12:54–59)29th Week in Ordinary Time・Friday
Jesus also said to the crowds, "When you see a cloud rising in the west, you immediately say, 'It is going to rain'; and so it happens......

2016-10-20 (Lk12:49–53)29th Week in Ordinary Time・Thursday
Jesus said to the crowds, "I came to bring fire to the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled! I have a baptism with......

2016-10-19 (Lk12:39–48)29th Week in Ordinary Time・Wednesday
Jesus said, "But know this: if the owner of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have let his house......

2016-10-18 (Lk10:1–9)Saint Luke, Evangelist・29th Week in Ordinary Time・Tuesday
After this Jesus appointed seventy others and sent them on ahead of him in pairs to every town and place where he himself......

2016-10-17 (Lk12:13–21)St Ignatius of Antioch, optional memorial・29th Week in Ordinary Time・Monday
Someone in the crowd said to Jesus, "Teacher, tell my brother to divide the family inheritance with me." But he said to him......

2016-10-16 (Lk18:1–8)29th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Then Jesus told them a parable about their need to pray always and not to lose heart. He said, "In a certain city......

2016-10-15 (Lk12:8–12)Saint Teresa of Jesus, virgin and doctor, Memorial・28th Week in Ordinary Time・Saturday
Jesus said to the disciples, "And I tell you, everyone who acknowledges me before others, the Son of Man also will acknowledge before the angels of God......

2016-10-14 (Lk12:1–7)28th Week in Ordinary Time・Friday
Meanwhile, when the crowd gathered by the thousands, so that they trampled on one another, Jesus began to speak first to his disciples......

2016-10-13 (Lk11:47–54)28th Week in Ordinary Time・Thursday
Jesus said: "Woe to you! For you build the tombs of the prophets whom your ancestors killed. So you are witnesses and approve of the deeds......

2016-10-12 (Lk11:42–46)28th Week in Ordinary Time・Wednesday
Jesus said: “But woe to you Pharisees! For you tithe mint and rue and herbs of all kinds, and neglect justice and the love of God; it is......

2016-10-11 (Lk11:37–41)Saint John XXIII, Memorial・28th Week in Ordinary Time・Tuesday
While Jesus was speaking, a Pharisee invited him to dine with him; so he went in and took his place at the table. The Pharisee was amazed......

2016-10-10 (Lk11:29–32)28th Week in Ordinary Time・Monday
When the crowds were increasing, Jesus began to say, "This generation is an evil generation; it asks for a sign, but no sign will be given......

2015-10-09 (Lk17:11–19)28th Sunday in Ordinary Time
On the way to Jerusalem Jesus was going through the region between Samaria and Galilee. As he entered a village, ten lepers......

2016-10-08 (Lk11:27–28)27th Week in Ordinary Time・Saturday
While Jesus was saying this, a woman in the crowd raised her voice and said to him, "Blessed is the womb that bore you and the breasts......

2016-10-07 (Lk1:26-38)Our Lady of the Rosary・27th Week in Ordinary Time・Friday
Jesus looked up at his disciples and said: “Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God. Blessed are you who are hungry now......

2016-10-06 (Lk11:5–13)27th Week in Ordinary Time・Thursday
Jesus said, 'Suppose one of you has a friend, and you go to him at midnight and say to him, "Friend, lend me three loaves......

2016-10-05 (Lk11:1–4)27th Week in Ordinary Time・Wednesday
Jesus was praying in a certain place, and after he had finished, one of his disciples said to him, "Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught......

2016-10-04 (Lk10:38–42)St. Francis of Assisi, Memorial・27th Week in Ordinary Time・Tuesday
Now as they went on their way, Jesus entered a certain village, where a woman named Martha welcomed him into her home. She had a sister......

2016-10-03 (Lk10:25–37)27th Week in Ordinary Time・Monday
Just then a lawyer stood up to test Jesus. 'Teacher,' he said, 'what must I do to inherit eternal life?' He said to him, 'What is written......

2016-10-02 (Lk17:5–10)27th Sunday in Ordinary Time
The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!” The Lord replied, “If you had faith the size of a mustard seed.....

2016-10-01 (Lk10:17–24)Saint Therese of the Child Jesus, optional memorial・26th Week in Ordinary Time・Saturday
Once while Jesus was standing beside the lake of Gennesaret, and the crowd was pressing in on him to hear the word of God,......

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