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FAITH-FIGHT - One Bread, One Body, Aug 26, 2016
1 Corinthians 1:17-25 | Psalm 33:1-2, 4-5, 10-11 | Matthew 25:1-13

"It pleased God to save those who believe through the absurdity of the preaching of the gospel." —1 Corinthians 1:21

Pope St. John Paul II maintained that the western world, especially, Europe, Canada, and the USA, was in a crisis of faith. The lack of priestly and religious vocations in our part of the world is a symptom of a lack of faith. Our problems are ... More


ALWAYSPREPARED AND PREPARING - One Bread, One Body, Aug 25, 2016
St. Louis, St. Joseph Calasanz
1 Corinthians 1:1-9 | Psalm 145:2-7 | Matthew 24:42-51

"You must be prepared." —Matthew 24:44

Jesus warns us to be prepared for His final coming and the end of the world. In fact, we must be always prepared since we "cannot know the day" our Lord is coming (Mt 24:42).

Jesus describes our preparations in four ways: ... More


WILL CHRIST'S CHURCH PLEASE STAND UP? - One Bread, One Body, Aug 24, 2016
St. Bartholomew
Revelation 21:9-14 | Psalm 145:10-13, 17-18 | John 1:45-51

"Come, I will show you the woman who is the bride of the Lamb." —Revelation 21:9

Do you belong to the Church that Jesus founded? If you do, you belong to the body of Christ (e.g. Eph 1:22-23) and the bride of Christ. If you belong to Christ's Church, you belong to the Church which holds the keys to the kingdom of heaven (Mt ... More


THE PEACE OF THE LORD - One Bread, One Body, Aug 23, 2016
St. Rose of Lima
2 Thessalonians 2:1-3, 14-17 | Psalm 96:10-13 | Matthew 23:23-26

The Lord "has made the world firm, not to be moved." —Psalm 96:10

Satan tries to disturb the peace. He wants everything in an uproar. He specializes in chaos. However, "God is a God, not of confusion, but of peace" (1 Cor 14:33). He is "happy to see good order among" us and the firmness of our faith in Christ ... More


FAMOUS FAITH - One Bread, One Body, Aug 22, 2016
Queenship of Mary
2 Thessalonians 1:1-5, 11-12 | Psalm 96:1-5 | Matthew 23:13-22

"We thank God unceasingly for you, brothers, because your faith grows apace and your mutual love increases; so much so that in God's communities we can boast of your constancy and your faith in persecution and trial." —2 Thessalonians 1:3-4

The Christian community of Thessalonica was famous for its faith. Paul proclaimed: "Throughout every region your faith in God is celebrated" (1 Thes 1:8). The Lord wants us to have famous faith as well. May your faith be celebrated, imitated, ... More


ARE YOU SAVED? ARE FEW SAVED? - One Bread, One Body, Aug 21, 2016
21st Sunday Ordinary Time
Isaiah 66:18-21 | Hebrews 12:5-7, 11-13 | Psalm 117:1-2 | Luke 13:22-30

"Lord, are they few in number who are to be saved?" —Luke 13:23

Jesus taught: "The gate that leads to damnation is wide, the road is clear, and many choose to travel it. But how narrow is the gate that leads to life, how rough the road, and how few there are who find it!" (Mt 7:13-14) Jesus seems to have ... More


GLORY BE - One Bread, One Body, Aug 20, 2016
St. Bernard
Ezekiel 43:1-7 | Psalm 85:9-14 | Matthew 23:1-12

"I saw the glory of the God of Israel coming from the east." —Ezekiel 43:2

Because of the people's refusal to repent, "the glory of the Lord rose from the city" of Jerusalem (Ez 10:23). However, God promised that one day His glory would return to His people (Ez 43:4, 7). This promise was fulfilled in an unimaginable ... More



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