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Friday after Ash Wednesday
Matthew 9: 14-15

Thursday after Ash Wednesday
Luke 9: 22-25

Ash Wednesday
Matthew 6: 1-6, 16-18

Tuesday of the Fifth Week in Ordinary Time
Mark 7: 1-13

Monday of the Fifth Week in Ordinary Time
Mark 6: 53-56

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Luke 5: 1-11

Saturday of the Fourth Week in Ordinary Time
Mark 6: 30-34

Friday of the Fourth Week in Ordinary Time
Mark 6: 14-29

Thursday of the Fourth Week in Ordinary Time
Mark 6: 7-13

Memorial of Saint Paul Miki and Companions, Martyrs
Mark 6:1-6

Memorial of Saint Agatha, Virgin and Martyr
Mark 5: 21-43

Monday of the Fourth Week in Ordinary Time
Mark 5: 1-20

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Luke 4: 21-30

Feast of the Presentation of the Lord
Luke 2: 22-40

Friday of the Third Week in Ordinary Time
Mark 4: 26-34

The Choice Between God and Mammon
Luke 16:9-15 Saturday of the Thirty First Week in Ordinary Time I will make that sacrificial donation to charity that I have been putting off.

The Indestructible Temple
John 2: 13-22 Sunday of the Thirty Second Week in Ordinary Time I will offer myself to collaborate in a parish ministry or other Catholic apostolate out of love for the Church.

Keeping the Right Company
Luke 15: 1-10 Thursday of the Thirty First Week in Ordinary Time I will write a letter or email to a friend or relative who has drifted away from the Church, hoping that even a little hello may plant a positive seed.

Discipleship: Neither Cheap nor Easy
Luke 14: 25-33 Wednesday of the Thirty-First Week in Ordinary Time I will take some time and think about my priorities to make sure that God is always coming first.

RSVPing the Lord!
Luke 14: 15-24 Tuesday of the Thirty First Week in Ordinary Time I will accept God's invitation and not put anything in front of my prayer life today.

Our Invitation List
Luke 14:12-14 Monday of the Thirty First Week in Ordinary Time I will do an act of charity for someone who doesn't like me.

Not Far from the Kingdom
Mark 12:28b-34 Friday of the Third week of Lent I will consciously live as much of this day as possible as an exercise of love for God, offering him each moment, activity and prayer.

Our God Walks With Us 10_21_12
Join Fr. Scurti for the 29th Sunday in ordinary time. October 21, 2012 Readings for Mass First Reading: Isaiah 53:10-11 Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 33:4-5, 18-19, 20, 22 Second Reading: Hebrews 4:14-16 Gospel: Mark 10:35-45 or 10:42-45

October Prayer Initiatives
October 2012

Friend, Go Up Higher
Luke 14:1, 7-11 Saturday of the Thirtieth Week in Ordinry Time Today, I will perform some act of service for another person, preferably for someone close to me, preferably without their notice. These are the acts that most deeply express love. Remember, if you expect something in return, even just thanks, it isn't love, it's business.

I Hold the Keys to the Gates of Purgatory
Today I will make a sacrifice for my loved ones in purgatory

Winning the Only Contest that Matters
Matthew 5:1-12a Saturday of the Thirtieth Week in Ordinary Time I will spend at least five minutes today imagining what heaven will be like. What would I like heaven to be like? Jesus is setting up a mansion there for me. He is going to put everything that he can in it to please me and make me happy. Spend some time imagining what he would put there to surprise and delight me. He will go far beyond my wildest imaginations, but by dedicating some time to this today, I will increase my desire for heaven and to make the sacrifices necessary to get there.

Up Against the Narrow Gate
Luke 13:22-30 Wednesday of the Thirtieth Week in Ordinry Time Today I will examine my conscience very honestly to see if I am saying to Jesus in any aspect of my life and to see if I am letting myself get too comfortable in any aspect of my life, since comfort, especially in the spiritual life, is a sign that I am not striving to enter by the narrow gate.

The Kingdom of Heaven Infiltrates and Enriches Everything It Touches
Luke 13:18-21 Tuesday of the Thirtieth Week in Ordinry Time I will try to be more optimistic about the Church in society, seeing how it has influenced so much of what is best in our society ñ love for the poor, love for enemies etc. Knowing that it is inspired by the Holy Spirit, I will accept that as it has happened so many times in the past, just when things look bleakest for the Church, God turns the tables, and it enters into another Golden Age. Didn't John Paul II predict that we were just launching out into the New Age of Evangelization?

Jesus Blows me Out of my Comfort Zone, Again!
Luke 13: 10-17 Monday of the Thirtieth Week in Ordinary Time Where in my life have I settled into spiritual routine and old age? Do I habitually skip some prayer I should be saying, telling myself it isn't that important? I will make an extra effort to pray it today. Is there some other aspect of my spiritual or moral life that I have removed to make life more comfortable for me? Time to start doing it again!


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