Category Archives: “Speak to Me Lord”

Sunday Scripture readings, Jan. 26, 2020: A great light

Michelangelo Merisi, known to the world as Caravaggio, was a celebrated painter of his generation. He lived in the late 16th century and completed some 40 masterpiece paintings during his young and troubled life. He would exert considerable influence on an entire generation of artists who followed in the new Baroque style. Continue reading

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Sunday Scripture reading, Jan. 19, 2020: Here I am, Lord

Lovely melodies have been written for today’s responsorial psalm (the response is “Here am I, Lord; I come to do your will”), which make for pleasant congregational singing. Continue reading

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Sunday Scripture readings, Jan. 12, 2020: New year, new creation

There’s something about the beginning of a new year that makes us want to start afresh. Television reality makeover shows tap into this natural human desire to begin anew. Something in all of us longs for a makeover, whether spiritual, physical or emotional. Continue reading

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Sunday Scripture reading, Jan. 5, 2020: See and be radiant

The Epiphany of the Lord 1) Is 60:1-6 Psalm 72:1-2, 7-8, 10-13 2) Eph 3:2-3, 5-6 Gospel: Mt 2:1-12 By Kevin Perrotta  Catholic News Service There’s an obvious connection between today’s first reading and the Gospel. Isaiah prophesies that when … Continue reading

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Sunday Scripture readings, Dec. 29, 2019: A year in review

As another year draws to a close news programs often present a “Year in Review” to highlight outstanding events of the last 365 days. Human achievements and notable figures are featured for their global, national or local impacts. Continue reading

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Sunday Scripture readings, Dec. 22, 2019: Layered mysteries

At Christmas, we are dealing with incomprehensibles.

      The one through whom God brought everything into existence and gave every living thing life — his Son — received human life from a young woman and became her child. If God’s power and splendor infinitely exceed our understanding, his Son’s taking on our human nature seems even farther beyond our grasp. Continue reading

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Sunday Scripture readings, Dec. 15, 2019: The wonder of Advent

The midpoint of Advent is a perfect place to pause and take spiritual stock of our journey to the awesome, wondrous gift of the coming of God in Jesus, the word made flesh. With less than two weeks to Christmas, it’s easy to lose our spiritual focus. Continue reading

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