The Neglected Sacrament The Sacrament of Reconciliation went into a sharp decline after the Second Vatican Council of the 1960s. And yet, in the 1950s, Confession was a major part of people's Saturday afternoons.
Developing Roots If we want to survive and overcome all that comes to us in this life, it is imperative that we develop and maintain strong, spiritual roots.
Developing A Listening Ear If we are not daily plugging in to the Spirit, we will not have the mind of the Spirit, nor will we recognize His voice when He speaks.
In Search Of Wisdom The way in which we spend our spare time is a direct reflection of just how hungry we are for the things of God.
Acting On The Word We don't go to Mass simply to listen to the Word. It is required that we then go out and put into practice that which has been proclaimed.
Be Apart of God's Love 2_10_13 Join Fr. Lou Scurti for the 5th Sunday in ordinary time. February 10, 2013
Readings for Mass
First Reading: Isaiah 6:1-2, 3-8
Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 138:1-2, 2-3, 4-5, 7-8
Second Reading: First Corinthians 15:1-11 or 15:3-8, 11
Gospel: Luke 5:1-11
Faith is our Foundation 2_3_13 Join Fr. Scurti for the 4th Sunday in ordinary time. February 3, 2013
Readings for Mass
First Reading: Jeremiah 1:4-5, 17-19
Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 71:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 15-17
Second Reading: First Corinthians 12:31--13:13 or 13:4-13
Gospel: Luke 4:21-30
Be Perfect? Matthew 5:43-48
Saturday of the First Week of Lent
I will dedicate some time today to pray to Our Lady and entrust to her, with living faith and childlike simplicity, the entire project of my personal sanctification.
The Most Important Question Matthew 16:13-19
Sunday of the Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time
I will examine my life and evaluate what sort of witness I give to my faith that Christ is the Son of the Living God.
Forgotten Gifts Luke 11:29-32
Monday of the Twenty-eighth Week in Ordinary Tiime
Today I will focus on what I am doing when I pray, read the Scripture, or participate in the liturgy. I will raise my level of awareness as if I were doing it for the first time.
Master, Teach Us to Pray Matthew 6:7-15
Thursday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time
I will dedicate a specific time to prayer each day
Lenten Training Camp Luke 4: 1-13.
First Sunday of Lent.
I will offer my Lenten sacrifice with enthusiasm and constancy today, relying on God's grace.
A Christian Forgives Luke 5:27-32
Saturday of the Sixth Week in Ordinary Time
I will think of the people I dislike or am indifferent to, and I will consider at least one of their good qualities. If the opportunity arises, I will speak well of them, and if I can, I will do a good deed for them.
Why the Fasting? Matthew 9:14-15
Friday of the Eighth Week in Ordinary Time
I will choose one person I know who needs God's grace and offer all my sacrifices today for them.
The Cross is the Only Path to God Luke 9:22-25
Thursday of the Sixth Week in Ordinary Time
Before doing something today I will pause to examine the motives for which I do it: is it for me or for God? If it is only for me, I will rectify my intentions or leave the deed aside, especially if I have the opportunity to do something else for God or to serve God in my neighbor.
Joyful Reparation Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18
Wednesday Eighth Week in Ordinary Time
I will make a Lenten program of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving.
True Worship Mark 7:1-13
Tuesday of the Fifth Week in Ordinary Time
I will examine my conscience to see if I am using any of my gifts and talents to glorify or serve only myself. If so, I'll strive to put these same gifts at the service of God.