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  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-25-20, OM, St. Bede the Venerable-Docttor of the Church, St. Gregory VII, Pope, St. Mary Magdalen de'Pazzi, Virgin

    05/24/2020 10:21:27 PM PDT · by Salvation · 17 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-25-20 | Revised New American Bible
    May 25 2020 Monday of the Seventh Week of Easter Reading 1 Acts 19:1-8 While Apollos was in Corinth, Paul traveled through the interior of the country and down to Ephesus where he found some disciples. He said to them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you became believers?” They answered him, “We have never even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.” He said, “How were you baptized?” They replied, “With the baptism of John.” Paul then said, “John baptized with a baptism of repentance, telling the people to believe in the one who was to come...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 05-24-20, SOL, The Ascension of the Lord

    05/23/2020 11:20:36 PM PDT · by Salvation · 31 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-24-20 | Revised New American Bible
    May 24 2020 The Ascension of the Lord Reading 1 Acts 1:1-11 In the first book, Theophilus, I dealt with all that Jesus did and taught until the day he was taken up, after giving instructions through the Holy Spirit to the apostles whom he had chosen. He presented himself alive to them by many proofs after he had suffered, appearing to them during forty days and speaking about the kingdom of God. While meeting with them, he enjoined them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for “the promise of the Father about which you have heard...
  • "Casting All Your Anxieties on Him" (Sermon for the Seventh Sunday of Easter; on 1 Peter 4:12-19; 5:6-11)

    05/23/2020 8:08:14 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 7 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | May 24, 2020 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Casting All Your Anxieties on Him” (1 Peter 4:12-19; 5:6-11) It came as a shock this past Monday morning. I got an email telling me that the son of a pastor friend of mine--that over the weekend this pastor’s son had taken his own life. Fifteen years old. A good kid. A bright kid. A faithful, church-going young man. I had gotten to know this boy a little bit at various conferences over the years, when his parents had brought him along. So that made it all the more shocking and sad. Just fifteen years old. And in a sudden...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-23-20

    05/22/2020 11:48:08 PM PDT · by Salvation · 29 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-23-20 | Revised New American Bible
    May 23 2020 Saturday of the Sixth Week of Easter Reading 1 Acts 18:23-28 After staying in Antioch some time, Paul left and traveled in orderly sequence through the Galatian country and Phrygia, bringing strength to all the disciples.A Jew named Apollos, a native of Alexandria, an eloquent speaker, arrived in Ephesus. He was an authority on the Scriptures. He had been instructed in the Way of the Lord and, with ardent spirit, spoke and taught accurately about Jesus, although he knew only the baptism of John. He began to speak boldly in the synagogue; but when Priscilla and...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-22-20; OM, St. Rita of Cascia, Religious

    05/21/2020 11:01:58 PM PDT · by Salvation · 28 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-22-20 | Revised New American Bible
    May 22 2020 Friday of the Sixth Week of Easter Reading 1 Acts 18:9-18 One night while Paul was in Corinth, the Lord said to him in a vision, “Do not be afraid. Go on speaking, and do not be silent, for I am with you. No one will attack and harm you, for I have many people in this city.” He settled there for a year and a half and taught the word of God among them.But when Gallio was proconsul of Achaia, the Jews rose up together against Paul and brought him to the tribunal, saying, “This...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-21-20, OM, St. Christopher Magallanes, Priest and Companions, Martyrs

    05/20/2020 10:47:57 PM PDT · by Salvation · 32 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-21-20 | Revised New American Bible
    May 21 2020 - Day Thursday of the Sixth Week of Easter Reading 1 Acts 18:1-8 Paul left Athens and went to Corinth. There he met a Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus, who had recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla because Claudius had ordered all the Jews to leave Rome. He went to visit them and, because he practiced the same trade, stayed with them and worked, for they were tentmakers by trade. Every sabbath, he entered into discussions in the synagogue, attempting to convince both Jews and Greeks.When Silas and Timothy came down from...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-20-20, OM, St. Bernadine of Siena, Priest

    05/19/2020 10:29:23 PM PDT · by Salvation · 28 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-20-20 | Revised New American Bible
    May 20 2020 Wednesday of the Sixth Week of Easter Reading 1 Acts 17:15, 22—18:1 After Paul’s escorts had taken him to Athens, they came away with instructions for Silas and Timothy to join him as soon as possible.Then Paul stood up at the Areopagus and said: “You Athenians, I see that in every respect you are very religious. For as I walked around looking carefully at your shrines, I even discovered an altar inscribed, ‘To an Unknown God.’ What therefore you unknowingly worship, I proclaim to you. The God who made the world and all that is in...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-19-20

    05/18/2020 10:08:46 PM PDT · by Salvation · 26 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-19-20 | Revised New American Bible
    May 19 2020 Tuesday of the Sixth Week of Easter Reading 1 Acts 16:22-34 The crowd in Philippi joined in the attack on Paul and Silas, and the magistrates had them stripped and ordered them to be beaten with rods. After inflicting many blows on them, they threw them into prison and instructed the jailer to guard them securely. When he received these instructions, he put them in the innermost cell and secured their feet to a stake.About midnight, while Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God as the prisoners listened, there was suddenly such a...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-12-20, OM, St. John I, Pope and Martyr

    05/17/2020 9:27:22 PM PDT · by Salvation · 25 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-18-20 | Revised New American Bible
    May 18 2020 Monday of the Sixth Week of Easter Reading 1 Acts 16:11-15 We set sail from Troas, making a straight run for Samothrace, and on the next day to Neapolis, and from there to Philippi, a leading city in that district of Macedonia and a Roman colony. We spent some time in that city. On the sabbath we went outside the city gate along the river where we thought there would be a place of prayer. We sat and spoke with the women who had gathered there. One of them, a woman named Lydia, a dealer in...
  • "Making Known the Unknown God" (Sermon for the Sixth Sunday of Easter, on Acts 17:16-31)

    05/16/2020 9:18:07 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 7 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | May 17, 2020 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Making Known the Unknown God” (Acts 17:16-31) The reading today from the Book of Acts is the story of Paul preaching at the Areopagus in Athens. There Paul was preaching not in a Jewish synagogue where he could assume some biblical literacy. Rather, he was speaking in a Gentile, pluralistic marketplace of ideas. And so this text has great relevance for us today, for this is the world we live in. Thus our theme this morning: “Making Known the Unknown God.” So Paul is in Athens, the great intellectual center from Greece’s glorious past. This was the city of the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 05-17-20, Sixth Sunday of Easter

    05/16/2020 8:23:03 PM PDT · by Salvation · 31 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-17-20 | Revised New American Bible
    May 17 2020 Sixth Sunday of Easter Reading 1 Acts 8:5-8, 14-17 Philip went down to the city of Samaria and proclaimed the Christ to them. With one accord, the crowds paid attention to what was said by Philip when they heard it and saw the signs he was doing. For unclean spirits, crying out in a loud voice, came out of many possessed people, and many paralyzed or crippled people were cured. There was great joy in that city.Now when the apostles in Jerusalem heard that Samaria had accepted the word of God, they sent them Peter and...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-16-20

    05/16/2020 4:23:10 AM PDT · by Salvation · 29 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-16-20 | Revised New American Bible
    May 16 2020 Saturday of the Fifth Week of Easter Reading 1 Acts 16:1-10 Paul reached also Derbe and Lystra where there was a disciple named Timothy, the son of a Jewish woman who was a believer, but his father was a Greek. The brothers in Lystra and Iconium spoke highly of him, and Paul wanted him to come along with him. On account of the Jews of that region, Paul had him circumcised, for they all knew that his father was a Greek. As they traveled from city to city, they handed on to the people for observance...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-15-20, OM, St. Isidore the Farmer

    05/14/2020 10:48:50 PM PDT · by Salvation · 27 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-15-20 | Revised New American Bible
    May 15 2020 Friday of the Fifth Week of Easter Reading 1 Acts 15:22-31 The Apostles and presbyters, in agreement with the whole Church, decided to choose representatives and to send them to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas. The ones chosen were Judas, who was called Barsabbas, and Silas, leaders among the brothers. This is the letter delivered by them: “The Apostles and the presbyters, your brothers, to the brothers in Antioch, Syria, and Cilicia of Gentile origin: greetings. Since we have heard that some of our number who went out without any mandate from us have upset you...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-14-20, FEAST, St. Matthias, Apostle

    05/13/2020 8:57:27 PM PDT · by Salvation · 26 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-14-20 | Revised New American Bible
    May 14 2020 Feast of Saint Matthias, Apostle Reading 1 Acts 1:15-17, 20-26 Peter stood up in the midst of the brothers and sisters (there was a group of about one hundred and twenty persons in the one place). He said, “My brothers and sisters, the Scripture had to be fulfilled which the Holy Spirit spoke beforehand through the mouth of David, concerning Judas, who was the guide for those who arrested Jesus. Judas was numbered among us and was allotted a share in this ministry. For it is written in the Book of Psalms:Let his encampment become desolate,...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-13-20, OM, Our Lady of Fatima

    05/12/2020 8:09:16 PM PDT · by Salvation · 29 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-13-20 | Revised New American Bible
    May 13 2020 Wednesday of the Fifth Week of Easter Reading 1 Acts 15:1-6 Some who had come down from Judea were instructing the brothers, “Unless you are circumcised according to the Mosaic practice, you cannot be saved.” Because there arose no little dissension and debate by Paul and Barnabas with them, it was decided that Paul, Barnabas, and some of the others should go up to Jerusalem to the Apostles and presbyters about this question. They were sent on their journey by the Church, and passed through Phoenicia and Samaria telling of the conversion of the Gentiles, and...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-12-20, OM, Sts. Nereus & Achilleus, Martyrs, St. Pancras, Martyr

    05/11/2020 10:26:51 PM PDT · by Salvation · 31 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-12-20 | Revised New American Bible
    May 12 2020 Tuesday of Fifth Week of Easter Reading 1 Acts 14:19-28 In those days, some Jews from Antioch and Iconium arrived and won over the crowds. They stoned Paul and dragged him out of the city, supposing that he was dead. But when the disciples gathered around him, he got up and entered the city. On the following day he left with Barnabas for Derbe.After they had proclaimed the good news to that city and made a considerable number of disciples, they returned to Lystra and to Iconium and to Antioch. They strengthened the spirits of the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-11-20

    05/10/2020 9:38:07 PM PDT · by Salvation · 27 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-11-20 | Revised New American Bible
    May 11 2020 Monday of the Fifth Week of Easter Reading 1 Acts 14:5-18 There was an attempt in Iconium by both the Gentiles and the Jews, together with their leaders, to attack and stone Paul and Barnabas. They realized it, and fled to the Lycaonian cities of Lystra and Derbe and to the surrounding countryside, where they continued to proclaim the Good News.At Lystra there was a crippled man, lame from birth, who had never walked. He listened to Paul speaking, who looked intently at him, saw that he had the faith to be healed, and called out...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 05-10-20, Fifth Sunday of Easter

    05/09/2020 9:46:10 PM PDT · by Salvation · 31 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-10-20 | Revised New American Bible
    May 10 2020 Fifth Sunday of Easter Reading 1 Acts 6:1-7 As the number of disciples continued to grow, the Hellenists complained against the Hebrews because their widows were being neglected in the daily distribution. So the Twelve called together the community of the disciples and said, “It is not right for us to neglect the word of God to serve at table. Brothers, select from among you seven reputable men, filled with the Spirit and wisdom, whom we shall appoint to this task, whereas we shall devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the word.” The...
  • "But Joy Comes with the Morning" (Sermon for the Fifth Sunday of Easter, on Psalm 30:5)

    05/09/2020 7:45:53 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 4 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | May 10, 2020 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “But Joy Comes with the Morning” (Psalm 30:5) Alleluia! Christ is risen! (He is risen indeed! Alleluia!) This is our traditional Easter greeting. But this year has been anything but traditional. When last we met here, eight weeks ago today, it was still Lent. Easter Day was four weeks ago, so we didn’t get to say it then. But today we are still in the Easter season, and this is our first opportunity to say it together, so let’s do it again with gusto: Alleluia! Christ is risen! (He is risen indeed! Alleluia!) Amen! And this reality is what gives...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-09-20

    05/08/2020 9:58:50 PM PDT · by Salvation · 28 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-09-20 | Revised New American Bible
    May 09 2020 Saturday of the Fourth Week of Easter Reading 1 Acts 13:44-52 On the following sabbath almost the whole city gathered to hear the word of the Lord. When the Jews saw the crowds, they were filled with jealousy and with violent abuse contradicted what Paul said. Both Paul and Barnabas spoke out boldly and said, “It was necessary that the word of God be spoken to you first, but since you reject it and condemn yourselves as unworthy of eternal life, we now turn to the Gentiles. For so the Lord has commanded us,I have made...