Liturgy & Devotions~Daily Meditations



Making Straight His Paths
Matthew 3:1-12 Sunday of the Second Week of Advent Today, on my way to or from Mass, I will consider what I need to add or subtract from my life so that others can benefit from a better example of Christ in me.

Power in Weakness
Matthew 9:35-10:1 5A, 6-8 Saturday of the First Week of Advent I will go before the Blessed Sacrament today, intensifying my union and friendship with my Risen Lord, and ask him to send more holy, priestly vocations for his Church.

The God of the Living Makes Us Truly Alive
Luke 20: 27-38 Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time I will strive to see others as children of the resurrection.

The Little Man in a Tree
Luke 19: 1-10 Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time I will strive to overcome all obstacles to my prayer life today.

We Need to Be Humble in our Dealing with God
Luke 18:9-14 Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time I will do an examination of conscience based on my own self-righteousness. Do I tend to excuse myself too easily of my failings? Do I think myself better than others? Do I refuse responsibility for the problems in my life, always blaming them on the other person who is not as intelligent as I am, as good as I am, as perceptive as I am, etc?

Never Lose Heart
Luke 18: 1-8 Saturday of the Thirty Second Week in Ordinary Time I will make an act of humility before our Lord in the Eucharist.

A Mustard Seed Size Faith
Luke 17: 5-10. Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time. Today I will put more effort in doing the ordinary things of the day in an extraordinary way, out of love for Jesus.

Take It or Leave It
Luke 9: 1-6 Wednesday of the Twenty-Fifth Week in Ordinary Time Today, make a visit to the Blessed Sacrament and pray earnestly for the intentions of the Holy Father.

A Just Settlement
Luke 8:16-18 Monday of the Twenty-fifth Week in Ordinary Time In my conversations today, I will bear witness to the light by avoiding all slanderous talk, and I will elevate the topics of conversation by talking about things that could inspire others to praise God.

Lost and Found
Today, consciously choose to exercise a virtue that will help you break one of your sinful habits

Human Harshness vs. the Charity of a Saint
Matthew 18:21-19:1 Thursday of the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time I will immediately forgive any wrongs I suffer today, and I will try to sacrifice myself in a hidden way for someone else.

Cancelling or Fulfilling Emptiness or Plenitude
Matthew 5:17-19 Wednesday of the Tenth Week of Ordinary Time Today I will take a few moments to reflect upon the Ten Commandments or the duties of my state in life.

A Life of Service
John 13:16-20 Thursday of the Fourth Week of Easter I will do a concrete act of charity today for someone in need.

March 29 -- St. Jonas and St. Barachisius
Martyrs

Judge Not…
John 8: 1-11 Monday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time I will practice mercy and goodness of heart in my thoughts about others today. I will overcome my own tendencies to despair by trusting in Christ.

Pray with Faith
Luke 18:1-8 Saturday of the Thirty-Second Week in Ordinary Time Throughout the day, I will dedicate myself to simple, small invocations and prayers that express my love, gratitude and trust in God.

Letting Jesus Sleep
Matthew 8:23-27 Tuesday of the Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time Today I will take a problem and, with complete trust and confidence in him, leave it totally in God's hands.

The Command to Love
John 15:12-17 Friday of the Fifth Week of Easter I will choose to serve someone today

Holiness and Personal Integrity
Matthew 5:20-26 Friday of the First Week of Lent I will take a hard look at my life to identify the areas where duplicity manifests itself and take a concrete step toward living with more integrity.

On the Way There
Mark 4:35-41 Saturday of the Third Week in Ordinary Time I will analyze one of the greater difficulties in my life and see where I need to apply greater trust in God.

The Real Fight until the End
Luke 9: 51-56 Saint Jerome. Memorial I will be to the one who does an everyday chore in my house

Leading Others to Heaven
Luke 6: 39-42 Friday of the Twenty-Third Week in Ordinary Time I will identify two or three practical things I can do this week to grow in the virtue of humility.

Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time
Matthew 16: 21-27

A Step beyond Justice
Matthew 5:38-48 Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time I will perform one small act of charity today: thinking or speaking well of someone, or offering myself to help someone.

I Want to Live Forever
John 6: 51-58 Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time. I will try to make it to an additional Mass some time during the week.

Suffering: A Highway to God
Luke 9: 22-25 Thursday of the Eighth 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.

Asking Jesus Questions
Matthew 17:10-13 Saturday of the Second Week of Advent I will ask Christ a question today in one of those “spontaneous” moments.


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