” LORD; YOU ARE EXALTED OVER ALL” 2nd book of Samuel 24:2.9-17. King David said to Joab and the leaders of the army who were with him, “Tour all the tribes in Israel from Dan to Beer-sheba and register the people, that I may know their number.” Joab then reported to the king the number […]Read More Daily Bread..
Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Mark 6:1-6. Jesus departed from there and came to his native place, accompanied by his disciples. When the sabbath came he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were astonished. They said, “Where did this man get all this? What kind of wisdom […]Read More Daily Bread..
2nd book of Samuel 18:9-10.14b.24-25a.30-32.19:1-3. Absalom unexpectedly came up against David’s servants. He was mounted on a mule, and, as the mule passed under the branches of a large terebinth, his hair caught fast in the tree. He hung between heaven and earth while the mule he had been riding ran off. Someone saw this […]Read More Daily Bread..
2nd book of Samuel 15:13-14.30.16:5-13a. An informant came to David with the report, “The children of Israel have transferred their loyalty to Absalom.” At this, David said to all his servants who were with him in Jerusalem: “Up! Let us take flight, or none of us will escape from Absalom. Leave quickly, lest he hurry […]Read More Daily Bread..
“if today you hear His voice; harden not your heart” First Letter to the Corinthians 7:32-35. Brothers and sisters: I should like you to be free of anxieties. An unmarried man is anxious about the things of the Lord, how he may please the Lord. But a married man is anxious about the things of […]Read More Daily Bread..
Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Mark 4:35-41. On that day, as evening drew on, Jesus said to his disciples: “Let us cross to the other side.” Leaving the crowd, they took him with them in the boat just as he was. And other boats were with him. A violent squall came up […]Read More Daily Bread..
The children were lined up in the cafeteria of a Catholic elementary school for lunch. At the head of the table was a large pile of apples. The nun made a note, and posted on the apple tray, “Take only one. God is watching.” Moving further along the lunch line, at the other end of […]Read More Catholic jokes..
St. Timothy ￼Timothy was Paul’s dearest disciple, his most steadfast associate. He was converted during the apostle’s first missionary journey. When Paul revisited Lystra, Timothy, though still very young (about twenty) joined him as a co-worker and companion. Thereafter, there existed between them a most intimate bond, as between father and son. St. Paul calls […]Read More Memorial of Sts Timothy and Titus, bishops.
Memorial of STS Timothy and Titus, Bishops. Second Letter to Timothy 1:1-8. Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God for the promise of life in Christ Jesus, to Timothy, my dear child: grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. I am grateful to God, whom […]Read More Daily Bread..
Acts of the Apostles 22:3-16. Paul addressed the people in these words: “I am a Jew, born in Tarsus in Cilicia, but brought up in this city. At the feet of Gamaliel I was educated strictly in our ancestral law and was zealous for God, just as all of you are today. I persecuted this […]Read More Conversion of Saint Paul, Apostle.