Posts in category Commentaries & Reflections on Readings at Mass

This is the parent category to commentaries and reflections written for the Sunday and some weekday Masses for all three liturgical years.


Commentaries & Reflections on Readings at MassLectionary Cycle A

God's Desires and Empowers us to be Holy

Being that it is absolutely clear in sacred Scripture that God has called us to be perfect, why do we still hear a litany of Christians saying that perfection or holiness is not possible while we are still living on earth? I believe their unscriptural excuse boils down to three reasons. There are three things we seem to misunderstand or fear about the Holy Trinity and our call to holiness.

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Feast Days, Memorials, & Solemnities

Feast of the Presentation of the Lord

The Feast of the Presentation of Jesus at the Temple in a very important feast day in Catholic Church. It is also one that we reflect upon at least twice a week for the fourth Joyful Mystery of Holy Rosary of our Blessed Mother Mary. The Gospel reading for the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord comes from Luke 2:22-24, but the backdrop of the story begins with Leviticus 12:1-4,

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Commentaries & Reflections on Readings at MassLectionary Cycle A

Jesus' Teaching on the Benefits of Praying in Solitude

Yes, communal prayer is excellent, but if Jesus spent time with His Father in private conversation, then how much more should we? And what you will find by leaving the cares of the world behind for just a moment to enter into private conversation with God is that you will have received the supernatural grace to do far more things with Him than you would have been able to do on your own.

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Feast Days, Memorials, & Solemnities

A Christ Mass Reflection

As this year winds down, we have a great opportunity to reflect upon where God has brought us from and to where He is leading us. Whether it is from knowing that you can lead a more virtuous life but often fail to do so, or whether you feel burned out on love, I believe the coming of God into the world as a little infant is something that we can always cling to – to help us believe in ourselves more.

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