Friday, September 30, 2016

PM: Communion Fridays--27th. Sunday Of Ordinary Time

My souls aspires after your salvation; I hope in your word; when will you judge those who persecute me? The wicked are persecuting me; come to my assistance, O Lord my God.
Ps. 118:81, 84, 86
Those who trust in God will be able to endure the trials of their life. It is through grace they are able to carry their crosses.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Choir (Of Angels) Members


Today marks the feast of the Archangels St. Michael (Who is like God?), St. Gabriel (God is my strength), and St. Raphael (God has healed).

Fr. John Zuhlsdorf at What Does The Prayer Really Say gives a brief synopsis of the origins of today (and from where I found the photo--fedora doff to the good priest).

At the 'blog of Ignatius Press is a re-post (see, I am not the only one who does this) from an excerpt of a book by Dr. Peter Kreeft, a professor of philosophy at Boston College.

Speaking of priests, Fr. Philip Neri Powell, OP, who has his own 'blog (Domine, da nihi hanc aquam!shares his homily.

Finally, there is my post from 2006 which links to a post from the Happy Catholic.

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Originally posted 9/29/2012.
Re-posted 9/29/2015.

PM: Offertory Thursdays--27th. Sunday Of Ordinary Time

There was a man in the land of Hus whose name was Job, a blameless, upright, and God-fearing man; Satan asked to be allowed to tempt him, and the Lord gave him power over his possessions and his body; and so, he destroyed his possessions and his children, and he ravaged his flesh with horrible sores.
Job 1:1, 12; 2:7
The book of Job answers the question of why God allows evil and suffering in the world. He allows these things to display His power and glory, which is manifested in Jesus Christ.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

PM: Alleluia Wednesdays--27th. Sunday Of Ordinary Time

When Israel went out from Egypt; the house of Jacob from a barbarous nation...
Ps. 113:1
"Judea was made his sanctuary, Israel his dominion." (Ps.113:2) The power of God is on display as He delivered the Chosen People during the Exodus.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

PM: Gradual Tuesdays--27th. Sunday Of Ordinary Time

O Lord, you have been for us a refuge from age to age.
V. Before the mountains were created, and before the land and the world was formed, from everlasting to everlasting, you are God.
Ps. 89:1; V. 2
The transcendency of God is on display here. Our praise and gratitude to Him for His sustenance, like Him, should be never ending. 

Monday, September 26, 2016

PM: Introit Mondays--27th. Sunday Of Ordinary Time

All things are submitted to your will, O Lord, and no one can resist your decisions; you have made all things, heaven and earth, and all that is contained under the vault of the sky; you are the master of the universe.
V. Blessed are those who way is blameless, who walk in the law of the Lord.
Esther 13:9, 10, 11; V. Ps. 118:1
All things are created by God are drawn to their ultimate end--unison with Him. Because of our free will, we must, with the help of His grace, continually choose to follow Him to get to Him.

Friday, September 23, 2016

PM: Communion Fridays--26th. Sunday Of Ordinary Time

Be mindful of your word to your servant, O Lord, in which you caused me to hope; this has been  my comfort in my affliction.
Ps.118:49, 50
We trust in the promises God has made to us. This is the "how" when we have to endure a "why".

Thursday, September 22, 2016

PM: Offertory Thursdays--26th. Sunday Of Ordinary Time

Upon the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down and we wept, as we remembered you, O Zion.
Ps. 136:1
Sin makes us exiles. It is only a Prodigal Son moment which will allow us to return to God.