33rd Sunday of the Year: Tough times
Release Date: 11/13/2016
Jesus teaches us that the path to eternal life requires us to take up our cross. During our lives we will make countless offerings to the Lord, and through these sacrifices we will experience the triumph of the Cross of Christ.info_outline The Transfiguration of the Lord
Peter, James and John see Jesus in a moment of dazzling glory as the Lord prepares to journey on to Jerusalem for his Passion on the Cross. In our tough times may the Lord's light shine on our hearts to encourage us to stay the course.info_outline Daily Mass: An example of persistent faith
A mother repeatedly calls out to Jesus to cure her daughter from a demon. She is not Jewish and does not share the same cultural heritage, but the Lord heals her girl because of the persistent strength of her faith.info_outline Daily Mass: An insight from the prophet Jeremiah
The prophet Jeremiah states with blunt truthfulness the situation of the people of Israel, and at the same time shows them hope through the saving power of God.info_outline Daily Mass: Finding our courage in the midst of the storm
Jesus reveals his power to the disciples in the midst of a storm, inviting us to call upon Him in our need as well.info_outline 18th Sunday of the Year: Come to the Feast!
The prophet Isaiah, the Psalmist and the Gospel of Matthew all proclaim how the Lord feeds us with wholesome abundance. May our feasting - at our tables at home and the Table of the Lord - nourish us in this life in preparation for the Great Feast in Heaven.info_outline Daily Mass: Our faith is a matter of life and death
Jeremiah's faith remains strong as his life hangs in the balance. May his example help us to be guided through this life by our trust in the Lord.info_outline Daily Mass: Fostering a homegrown faith
The Lord's poor reception in Nazareth reminds us not to take for granted the opportunities we have to encounter Christ in the ordinary and everyday aspects of our lives.info_outline Daily Mass: We are in the hands of God
Jeremiah shares the image of the potter and the clay to illustrate our relationship with the Lord.info_outline Daily Mass: The profound witness of St. Martha
Martha gives witness to the words of Jesus that He is "the resurrection and the life." May her example inspire our faith!info_outline
The Gospel today reminds us that when tough times happen in our lives we:
- Do not fear
- Trust in God's wisdom
While it is not always easy to do, we know that the Lord will help us face our difficult moments with a power that is greater than our own.
November 13, 2016 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI
Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com
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