The Song of the Vineyard

5 October 2008 27th Sunday in Ordinary TimeIsaiah 5, 1-7; Psalm 80; Phil 4, 6-9; Mathew 21, 33-43 A note before we begin: The responsorial psalm between readings at mass functions as a bridge from the first reading to the next. The psalm summarizes the meaning of the readings and foster meditation on the wordContinue reading “The Song of the Vineyard”

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Seek the Lord

21 September 2008 25th Sunday in Ordinary TimeIsaiah 55, 6-9; Psalm 145; Phil 1, 20-27; Matthew 20, 1-16 The Book of Isaiah is divided into three parts: that of the Prophet Isaiah (742 BC, prophetic ministry in Jerusalem); Deutero-Isaiah (Babylonian Exile, Jerusalem is now destroyed); and Trito-Isaiah (Return to Jerusalem). Isaiah covers Chapter 1-39; Deutero-IsaiahContinue reading “Seek the Lord”

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Not Yet His Time

7 March 2008 First FridayWisdom 2, 12-22; Psalm 34; John 7, 1-2.10.25-30 The Gospel tells us that no one in Jerusalem laid hands on Jesus because His time has not yet come. A plot to kill Him was brewing among the Jerusalem authorities; there were schemes to catch Him in his speech because He claimedContinue reading “Not Yet His Time”

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