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  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Readings, 03-30-18, Good Friday of the Lord's Passion

    03/29/2018 9:40:29 PM PDT · by Salvation · 43 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 03-30-18 | Revised New American Bible
    March 30, 2018 Good Friday of the Lord's Passion Reading 1 Is 52:13—53:12 See, my servant shall prosper,he shall be raised high and greatly exalted.Even as many were amazed at himCso marred was his look beyond human semblanceand his appearance beyond that of the sons of manCso shall he startle many nations,because of him kings shall stand speechless;for those who have not been told shall see,those who have not heard shall ponder it. Who would believe what we have heard?To whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed?He grew up like a sapling before him,like a shoot from...
  • "Love Received, Love to Give" (Sermon for Holy Thursday, on John 13:1-17, 31b-35)

    03/29/2018 12:52:29 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 3 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | March 29, 2018 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Love Received, Love to Give” (John 13:1-17, 31b-35) “Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end.” Yes, Jesus did that. And he also tells his disciples: “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.” And so our message tonight is all about love: The love with which Jesus loved us, and then the love he would have us give to one another. “Love Received, Love to Give.” First of all, love received. Love his disciples received...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-29-18, Holy Thursday of the Lord's Supper (Evening Mass)

    03/28/2018 9:50:49 PM PDT · by Salvation · 37 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 03-29-18 | Revised New American Bible
    March 29, 2018 Holy Thursday – Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper Reading 1 Ex 12:1-8, 11-14 The LORD said to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, "This month shall stand at the head of your calendar; you shall reckon it the first month of the year.Tell the whole community of Israel: On the tenth of this month every one of your familiesmust procure for itself a lamb, one apiece for each household.If a family is too small for a whole lamb, it shall join the nearest household in procuring one and shall share in the lamb...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-29-18, Chrism Mass

    03/28/2018 9:39:07 PM PDT · by Salvation · 12 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 03-29-18 | Revised New American Bible
    March 29, 2018 - Holy Thursday Chrism Mass Reading 1 Is 61:1-3a, 6a, 8b-9 The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me,because the LORD has anointed me;He has sent me to bring glad tidings to the lowly,to heal the brokenhearted,To proclaim liberty to the captivesand release to the prisoners,To announce a year of favor from the LORDand a day of vindication by our God,to comfort all who mourn;To place on those who mourn in Ziona diadem instead of ashes,To give them oil of gladness in place of mourning,a glorious mantle instead of a listless spirit. You yourselves shall...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-28-18, Wednesday of Holy Week, (Spy Wednesday)

    03/27/2018 7:50:10 PM PDT · by Salvation · 37 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 03-28-18 | Revised New American Bible
    March 28, 2018 Wednesday of Holy Week Reading 1 Is 50:4-9a The Lord GOD has given me a well-trained tongue,That I might know how to speak to the wearya word that will rouse them.Morning after morninghe opens my ear that I may hear;And I have not rebelled,have not turned back.I gave my back to those who beat me,my cheeks to those who plucked my beard;My face I did not shieldfrom buffets and spitting. The Lord GOD is my help,therefore I am not disgraced;I have set my face like flint,knowing that I shall not be put to shame.He is near...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-27-18, Tuesday of Holy Week

    03/26/2018 8:12:05 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 03-27-18 | Revised New American Bible
    March 27, 2018 Tuesday of Holy Week Reading 1 Is 49:1-6 Hear me, O islands,listen, O distant peoples.The LORD called me from birth,from my mother's womb he gave me my name.He made of me a sharp-edged swordand concealed me in the shadow of his arm.He made me a polished arrow,in his quiver he hid me.You are my servant, he said to me,Israel, through whom I show my glory. Though I thought I had toiled in vain,and for nothing, uselessly, spent my strength,Yet my reward is with the LORD,my recompense is with my God.For now the LORD has spokenwho formed...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-26-18, Monday of Holy Week

    03/25/2018 7:45:20 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 03-26-18 | Revised New American Bible
    March 26, 2018 Monday of Holy Week Reading 1 Is 42:1-7 Here is my servant whom I uphold,my chosen one with whom I am pleased,Upon whom I have put my Spirit;he shall bring forth justice to the nations,Not crying out, not shouting,not making his voice heard in the street.A bruised reed he shall not break,and a smoldering wick he shall not quench,Until he establishes justice on the earth;the coastlands will wait for his teaching. Thus says God, the LORD,who created the heavens and stretched them out,who spreads out the earth with its crops,Who gives breath to its peopleand spirit...
  • "Annunciation, Acclamation, Crucifixion" (Sermon for Palm Sunday/Sunday of the Passion; Luke, Mark)

    03/24/2018 6:56:22 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 1 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | March 25, 2018 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Annunciation, Acclamation, Crucifixion” (Luke 1:30-33; Mark 11:1-10; 15:1-39) Today is a day in the church year that goes by two names, “Palm Sunday” and the “Sunday of the Passion.” This is Palm Sunday, the day when our Lord Jesus Christ rode into Jerusalem, and the crowd spread palm branches before him and acclaimed him as their coming king. But today also serves as the Sunday of the Passion, the first day of Holy Week, looking ahead to Christ’s suffering, which will culminate in his crucifixion on Good Friday. The Scripture readings we have had so far in the service today...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-24-18

    03/23/2018 8:02:58 PM PDT · by Salvation · 35 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 03-24-18 | Revised New American Bible
    March 24, 2018 Saturday of the Fifth Week of Lent Reading 1 Ez 37:21-28 Thus says the Lord GOD:I will take the children of Israel from among the nationsto which they have come,and gather them from all sides to bring them back to their land.I will make them one nation upon the land,in the mountains of Israel,and there shall be one prince for them all. Never again shall they be two nations,and never again shall they be divided into two kingdoms. No longer shall they defile themselves with their idols,their abominations, and all their transgressions. I will deliver them...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-23-18, OM, St. Turibius of Mogrovejo, Bishop

    03/22/2018 8:03:06 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 03-23-18 | Revised New American Bible
    March 23, 2018 Friday of the Fifth Week of Lent Reading 1 Jer 20:10-13 I hear the whisperings of many:"Terror on every side!Denounce! let us denounce him!"All those who were my friendsare on the watch for any misstep of mine."Perhaps he will be trapped; then we can prevail,and take our vengeance on him."But the LORD is with me, like a mighty champion:my persecutors will stumble, they will not triumph.In their failure they will be put to utter shame,to lasting, unforgettable confusion.O LORD of hosts, you who test the just,who probe mind and heart,Let me witness the vengeance you take...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-22-18

    03/21/2018 8:13:57 PM PDT · by Salvation · 37 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 03-22-18 | Revised New American Bible
    March 22, 2018 Thursday of the Fifth Week of Lent Reading 1 Gn 17:3-9 When Abram prostrated himself, God spoke to him:"My covenant with you is this:you are to become the father of a host of nations.No longer shall you be called Abram;your name shall be Abraham,for I am making you the father of a host of nations.I will render you exceedingly fertile;I will make nations of you;kings shall stem from you.I will maintain my covenant with youand your descendants after youthroughout the ages as an everlasting pact,to be your God and the God of your descendants after you.I...
  • "The Real Jesus Is All You Really Need" (John 1:1-18; Ephesians 1:3-14)

    03/21/2018 6:01:43 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 7 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | March 21, 2018 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “The Real Jesus Is All You Really Need” (John 1:1-18; Ephesians 1:3-14) In Sunday morning Bible class, we’re doing a study based on the book, “Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up? 12 False Christs.” And in these midweek Lenten services, we’ve been picking up on themes from the book, as well. “Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up? 12 False Christs.” The premise of the book is that in our society people come up with false christs to fit their own presuppositions and desires. The real Jesus does not fit their idea of what he should be like, so...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-21-18

    03/20/2018 10:10:23 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | Revised New American Bible
    March 21, 2018 Wednesday of the Fifth Week of Lent Reading 1 Dn 3:14-20, 91-92, 95 King Nebuchadnezzar said:"Is it true, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego,that you will not serve my god,or worship the golden statue that I set up?Be ready now to fall down and worship the statue I had made,whenever you hear the sound of the trumpet,flute, lyre, harp, psaltery, bagpipe,and all the other musical instruments;otherwise, you shall be instantly cast into the white-hot furnace;and who is the God who can deliver you out of my hands?"Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego answered King Nebuchadnezzar,"There is no need for us...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-20-18

    03/19/2018 9:17:53 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 03-20-18 | Revised New American Bible
    March 20, 2018 Tuesday of the Fifth Week of Lent Reading 1 Nm 21:4-9 From Mount Hor the children of Israel set out on the Red Sea road,to bypass the land of Edom.But with their patience worn out by the journey,the people complained against God and Moses,"Why have you brought us up from Egypt to die in this desert,where there is no food or water?We are disgusted with this wretched food!" In punishment the LORD sent among the people saraph serpents,which bit the people so that many of them died.Then the people came to Moses and said,"We have sinned...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-19-18, SOL, St. Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    03/18/2018 9:32:12 PM PDT · by Salvation · 43 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 03-19-18 | Revised New American Bible
    March 19, 2018 Solemnity of Saint Joseph, spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary Reading 1 2 Sm 7:4-5a, 12-14a, 16 The LORD spoke to Nathan and said:"Go, tell my servant David,'When your time comes and you rest with your ancestors,I will raise up your heir after you, sprung from your loins,and I will make his kingdom firm.It is he who shall build a house for my name.And I will make his royal throne firm forever.I will be a father to him,and he shall be a son to me.Your house and your kingdom shall endure forever before me;your throne shall...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 03-18-18, Fifth Sunday of Lent

    03/17/2018 9:33:19 PM PDT · by Salvation · 44 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 03-18-18 | Revised New American Bible
    March 18, 2018 Fifth Sunday of Lent Reading 1 Jer 31:31-34 The days are coming, says the LORD, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah.It will not be like the covenant I made with their fathersthe day I took them by the hand to lead them forth from the land of Egypt; for they broke my covenant, and I had to show myself their master, says the LORD.But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the LORD.I will place...
  • "Set Free to Serve" (Sermon for the Fifth Sunday in Lent, on Mark 10:32-45)

    03/17/2018 6:37:34 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 1 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | March 18, 2018 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Set Free to Serve” (Mark 10:32-45) I want to start out our message today with a little quiz. Multiple-choice. Which of these two statements is true: a) “A Christian is a perfectly free lord of all, subject to none,” or b) “A Christian is a perfectly dutiful servant of all, subject to all.” Which one is true? Well, this is a trick question. The correct answer is c) “both of the above.” A Christian is both a perfectly free lord of all and a perfectly dutiful servant of all. It was Martin Luther who set forth these two seemingly contradictory...
  • A Different Look at the Cross

    03/16/2018 8:48:38 AM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 03-15-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    A Different Look at the Cross Msgr. Charles Pope • March 15, 2018 • When I was young and throughout my seminary years, I usually contemplated the crucifix and Jesus’ suffering on the Cross somberly. It was my sin that had put Him there, that had made Him suffer. The Cross was something that compelled a silent reverence in me, and suggested that I meditate deeply on what Jesus had to endure. I would often think of John, Mary, and the other women beneath the Cross, mournfully beholding Jesus’ slow, painful death.These were heavy and somber notes, but deeply...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 03-17-18, OM, St. Patrick, Bishop

    03/16/2018 10:32:24 PM PDT · by Salvation · 40 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 03-17-18 | Revised New American Bible
    March 17, 2018 Saturday of the Fourth Week of Lent Reading 1 Jer 11:18-20 I knew their plot because the LORD informed me;at that time you, O LORD, showed me their doings. Yet I, like a trusting lamb led to slaughter,had not realized that they were hatching plots against me:"Let us destroy the tree in its vigor;let us cut him off from the land of the living,so that his name will be spoken no more." But, you, O LORD of hosts, O just Judge,searcher of mind and heart,Let me witness the vengeance you take on them,for to you I...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saturday of the Fourth Week of Lent (Gueranger)

    03/16/2018 9:02:45 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    Violet Simple THIS SATURDAY, in the early ages of Christianity, was called Sitientes, from the first word of the Introit of the Mass, in which the Church addresses her Catechumens in the words of Isaias, and invites them that thirst after grace, to come and receive it in the holy Sacrament of Baptism. At Rome, the Station was originally in the Basilica of Saint Laurence outside the walls; but it was found inconvenient, on account of its great distance from the City; and the Church of Saint Nicholas in carcere, which is within the walls, was selected for today’s...