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To the temple area to pray

  Gospel: Lk18:9-14 *** JESUS addressed this parable to those who were convinced of their own righteousness and despised everyone else. “Two people went up to the temple area to pray; one was a Pharisee and the other was a tax collector. The Pharisee took up his position and spoke this prayer to himself, ‘O […]

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No other commandment greater than these

  Gospel: Mk 12:28-34 *** ONE of the scribes came to Jesus and asked him, “Which is the first of all the commandments?” Jesus replied, “The first is this: Hear, O Israel! The Lord our God is Lord alone! You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with […]

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Joseph, the husband of Mary

  GOSPEL: MT 1:16, 18-21, 24A *** Jacob was the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary. Of her was born Jesus who is called the Christ. Now this is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about. When his mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, but before they lived together, she was found with […]

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Jesus and the Samaritan woman

  Gospel • Jn 4:5-15, 19b-26, 39a, 40-42 *** JESUS came to a town of Samaria called Sychar, near the plot of land that Jacob had given to his son Joseph. Jacob’s well was there. Jesus, tired from his journey, sat down there at the well. It was about noon. A woman of Samaria came […]

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Father… filled with compassion

  Gospel • Lk 15:1-3, 11-32 *** SO to them Jesus addressed this parable. “A man had two sons, and the younger son said to his father, ‘Father, give me the share of your estate that should come to me.’ So the father divided the property between them. After a few days, the younger son […]

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Parable of the vineyard

  Gospel • Mt 21:33-43, 45-46 JESUS said to the chief priests and the elders of the people: “Hear another parable. There was a landowner who planted a vineyard, put a hedge around it, dug a wine press in it, and built a tower. Then he leased it to tenants and went on a journey. […]

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