20th Sunday of the Year - Come to the Feast
Release Date: 08/16/2015
We bring the Liturgical Year to a close with a poignant reminder to remain vigilant at all times as we follow Jesus Christ through this life.info_outline Daily Mass: The new heaven and earth
The first reading from the Book of Revelation sums up the end time with judgment and the fullness of God's glory.info_outline Thanksgiving Day
Gratitude is a precious spiritual medicine which helps us truthfully and positively engage the gift of our lives, drawing us closer to the Lord and one another. Happy Thanksgiving Day!info_outline Daily Mass: Great and wonderful are your works, O Lord!
The angels in the first reading and all creation in the Psalm response proclaim the power and grandeur of God.info_outline Daily Mass: The Lord comes to judge the earth
The Psalm response reminds us that the Lord will come again to judge the world, and we are both challenged and consoled with this promise.info_outline Daily Mass: The value is measured by the sacrifice
The two small coins given by the poor widow are worth more in the sight of heaven because they came with a far greater sacrifice. Point: what kind of sacrifice to we make for our faith in Jesus Christ today?info_outline The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, the King of the Universe
On this feast of our Lord Jesus Christ, the King of the Universe, we follow Him as our shepherd in this life...so that we will be ready to be judged by Him in the next.info_outline Daily Mass: Blessed be the Lord, my rock!
The Psalm response reminds us that our strength and conviction comes from the Lord, and upon this mighty rock we anchor our hope.info_outline Daily Mass: Let us build a house of prayer in our hearts
The Lord's presence in the Temple becomes a metaphor for our hearts. May we build up a worthy dwelling for Christ within our souls!info_outline Daily Mass: The sadness that comes from our sins
As Jesus looks upon the city of Jerusalem, he weeps for the destruction that will come. May the Lord's sorrow for our sins move us to repent of the evil in our hearts.info_outline
Family dinners - be they big or small - touch our hearts in a number of ways:
- Nourish our bodies with wholesome, plentiful food
- Unite us together, setting aside our differences for a moment of peace
- Empower our lives, for service in the world
The same is true when we come to the Lord's table at every Mass. We are nourished with Christ's Body & Blood. We are united as the People of God - as brothers and sisters, neighbors and friends. We are empowered to go forth, touching the hearts of those we meet with the grace and peace of Jesus Christ.
May our reception of Holy Communion feed our souls, foster unity, and empower us to live our lives for the Lord!
August 16, 2015 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI
Fr. Andrew Ricci - studyprayserve.com
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