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Readings of the holy Mass – All Souls

Posted on October 31st, 2014

Read or listen to the readings before Mass with the resources below from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, using the New American Bible, Revised Edition.


In commandments to love, the two become one

Posted on October 23rd, 2014

Love of God and love of neighbor are the two commandments in this Sunday’s Mass readings. They are so joined together that they cannot be separated, and they are essential if we are to understand and recognize God’s love, writes Msgr Joseph Prior.


Readings of the holy Mass – Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted on October 23rd, 2014

Read or listen to the readings before Mass with the resources below from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, using the New American Bible, Revised Edition.


A mountain, a house and a feast

Posted on October 10th, 2014

Msgr. Joseph Prior examines the three images of the Kingdom of God offered in this Sunday’s readings for Mass. All show the reality of God’s care for us here and now, and in eternal life.


Readings of the holy Mass: Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted on October 10th, 2014

Read or listen to the readings before Mass with the resources below from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, using the New American Bible, Revised Edition.


God, our faithful friend

Posted on October 3rd, 2014

Msgr. Joseph Prior explains this Sunday’s readings in which God sings of his friendship with his people. He cares and provides for us, and we have the choice to follow him and thus bear much fruit in our lives.


Readings of the holy Mass – Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted on October 3rd, 2014

Read or listen to the readings before Mass with the resources below from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, using the New American Bible, Revised Edition.


Mercy stories, old and new

Posted on September 25th, 2014

Msgr. Joseph Prior reflects on this Sunday’s readings for Mass by offering the story of two opponents in World War II who found mercy and forgiveness in their lives. Jesus offers a similar image in the Gospel, and to us today.


Readings of the holy Mass – Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted on September 25th, 2014

Read or listen to the readings before Mass with the resources below from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, using the New American Bible, Revised Edition.


The last are first, but all are ‘paid’ equally

Posted on September 19th, 2014

Sunday’s Gospel isn’t about fair labor practices, but about the abundant generosity and mercy of God, writes Msgr. Joseph Prior on the readings for the Mass.


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