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17th Week, Ordinary Time: Saturday, 3rd August 2019

Daily Word Of GodMatthew 14:3-12 It was Herod who had arrested John, chained him up and put him in prison because of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife. For John had told him, ‘It is against the Law for you to have her.’ He had wanted to kill him but was afraid of the people, who…

17th Week in Ordinary Time: Saturday 3rd August 2019

What is your sense of justice? Is it based on love or on human emotions?17th Week in Ordinary Time: Saturday 3rd August 2019Lev. 25:1,8-17; Ps. 67(66):2-3,5,7-8; Mt. 14:1-12 (Ps Wk I) The scripture readings provide us with a contrast between God’s and man’s justice. In the first reading, we read that God asks Moses to…

17th Week, Ordinary Time: Friday, 2nd August 2019

Daily Word Of GodMatthew 13:54-58 Coming to his home town, Jesus taught the people in their synagogue in such a way that they were astonished and said, ‘Where did the man get this wisdom and these miraculous powers? This is the carpenter's son, surely? Is not his mother the woman called Mary, and his brothers…

17th Week in Ordinary Time: Friday 2nd August 2019

Heavenly Father we thank you for the gift of Your Son.17th Week in Ordinary Time: Friday 2nd August 2019Saint Eusebius of Vercelli, bishop Lev. 23:1,4-11,15-16,27,34-37; Ps. 81(80): 3,4,5,-6,10-11; Mt. 13:54-58 (Ps Wk I) “I am your God who led you out of the land of Egypt.” These words from Psalm 81, today’s Responsorial Psalm, are…

Ordinary Time 17th Wk : Friday 2nd August, 2019

DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage Dear Friend in the Lord, Jesus as a Child: In today’s Gospel, Jesus taught in the synagogue with such great wisdom that those who knew Him were astonished.  God created the entire universe, and is Present in the mystery of the Perfection of everything that exists.  Yet, many choose not to…

August 14th: Servant of God – Jesuits Valenti, Boguna, Verges

Servant of God: SG Joachim Valenti; SJ. SG Louis Boguna, SJ; SG Joseph Verges, SJJoachim Valenti, SJ Born: October 17, 1884 Died: August 14, 1936 SG Louis Boguna, SJ Born: April 14, 1893 Died: August 14, 1936 SG Joseph Verges, SJ Born: January 10, 1898 Died: August 14, 1936 Fr Joachim Valenti was born in…

August 3rd: Venerable Brian Cansfield, SJ

Venerable Brian Cansfield, SJBorn: 1582 Died: August 3, 1645 Declared Venerable in 1886 Brian Cansfield was born in Roberts Hall, Tatham, in Lancashire, England. He received his early education in the local school and his upbringing was Protestant. His brothers who were Catholics continually encouraged him to adopt their faith which he finally did at…

August 1st: Blessed Peter Favre, SJ

Blessed Peter Favre, SJBorn: April 13, 1506 Died: August 1 , 1546 Beatified: Sept 5, 1872 Peter Favre was born in Savoy, France and as a youth, he shepherded his father’s flock on the Alps. He had no education but was gifted with an extraordinary memory where he could hear a sermon in the morning…

17th Week in Ordinary Time: Thursday 1st August 2019

Saint Alphonsus Liguori, Bishop and Doctor17th Week in Ordinary Time: Thursday 1st August 2019Ex. 40:16-21,34-38; Ps. 84(83):3,4,5-6,8,11; Mt. 13:47-53 (Ps Wk I) Where could the Israelites find and worship God during their wandering in the desert wilderness? There were no special places or holy sites, and temples or synagogues still lay far in the future.…

Ordinary Time 17th Wk : Thursday 1st August, 2019

DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage Dear Friend in the Lord, Eternal Life:  The reality of what is to happen to us after we die should not be taken for granted simply.  Jesus continues to speak to us through His Word of the Sacred Scriptures, the Teaching Authority of the Church and His Holy Spirit’s promptings in…