Weekly Devotion – November 26th

Weekly Devotions

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“My kingship does not come from this world.”

Jesus has no need to demonstrate his power before Pontius Pilate. He had already done so by performing countless miracles that would show His command of the elements and his compassion for the sick and suffering.

By allowing Himself to suffer buffets and spitting and to carry His cross to Calvary Jesus makes manifest the greatest love the world has ever known.

Even the Roman centurion would express the truth for which the Lord came into the world, “Surely, this is the Son of God.”

If Jesus shows His kingship, His greatness through suffering, so do we make claim to His kingdom by embracing the way of life He proposes: to take up our cross every day and to follow in His footsteps.


Bible Diary November for 25th – December 1st

Bible Diary

Sunday
November 25th

Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus, Christ the King
St. Catherine of Alexandria

1st Reading: Dn 7:13-14:
I continued watching the nocturnal vision: One like a son of man came on the clouds of heaven. He faced the One of Great Age and was brought into his presence. Dominion, honor and kingship were given him, and all the peoples and nations of every language served him. His dominion is eternal and shall never pass away; his kingdom will never be destroyed.


Weekly Devotion – November 19th

Weekly Devotions

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Jesus teaches His disciples that all good things here on earth must come to an end.

Even the world itself is not meant to last forever, but only as long as it serves the Lord’s purpose.

For this reason we must not become inordinately attached to the things of this earth. Material possessions attract us when we do not have them, but when we do have them they fail to satisfy us.

We know neither the day nor the hour of our death. Why then, should we spend so much time on things that do not really matter?

The only lasting treasures are those things that money cannot buy.


Bible Diary November for 18th – 24th

Bible Diary

November 18th
33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

St. Rose Philippine Duchesne

Dedication of the Basilicas of the Apostles Peter and Paul

1st Reading: Dn 12:1-3:
At that time, Michael will rise, the Great Commander who defends your people. It shall be a time of anguish as never before, since the nation’s first existed until this very day. Then, all those whose names are written in the book will be saved. Many of those who sleep in the Region of the Dust will awake, some to everlasting life but others to eternal horror and shame. Those who acquired knowledge will shine, like the brilliance of the firmament; those who taught people to be just will shine, like the stars, for all eternity.


Weekly Devotion – November 12th

Weekly Devotions

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The generosity of the poor widow during Sunday’s Gospel is both an inspiration and a challenge to us as we strive to be good stewards of the blessings we have received from the Lord.

As the Lord has been good to us, so too must we be good to others, sharing generously and lovingly with our family, our Church, and the poor.