Bible Diary for February 3rd – 9th

Bible Diary

Sunday
February 3rd

St. Blase 
St. Ansgar

1st Reading: Jer 1:4-5, 17-19:
A word of Yahweh came to me, “Even before I formed you in the womb I have known you; even before you were born I had set you apart, and appointed you a prophet to the nations!” But you, get ready for action; stand up and say to them all that I command you. Be not scared of them or I will scare you in their presence! See, I will make you a fortified city, a pillar of iron with walls of bronze, against all the nations, against the kings and princes of Judah, against the priests and the people of the land. They will fight against you but shall not overcome you, for I am with you to rescue you—it is Yahweh who speaks.”


Weekly Devotion – January 28th

Weekly Devotions

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The word gospel translates to “good news.”

Through the gospel readings we see the grace of God in action.

Jesus’ transformative words brought hope, joy, and favor to those who were ready to receive Him.

Do you look to Jesus with confidence and hope in the fulfillment of all God’s promises?


Bible Diary for January 27th – February 2nd

Bible Diary

Sunday
January 27th

St. Angela Merici

1st Reading: Neh 8:2-4a, 5-6, 8-10:
Ezra the priest brought the law before the assembly, which consisted of men, women, and those children old enough to understand. Standing at one end of the open place that was before the Water Gate, he read out of the book from daybreak till midday, in the presence of the men, the women, and those children old enough to understand; and all the people listened attentively to the book of the law. Ezra the scribe stood on a wooden platform that had been made for the occasion. He opened the scroll so that all the people might see it—for he was standing higher up than any of the people —; and, as he opened it, all the people rose.


Weekly Devotion – January 21st

Weekly Devotions

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Our reflection from the readings this week is: “Jesus said, ‘My time has not yet come.’ But Jesus’ mother then told the servants, ‘Do whatever he tells you.’”

We always have an excuse to not do what needs to be done: It’s not time, it’s not safe, it’s not smart, it’s not socially acceptable.

But with Christ to guide us, we find the strength and support to do what we must, whether we think we’re ready or not.


Bible Diary for January 20th – 26th

Bible Diary

Sunday
January 20th

St. Fabian
St. Sebastian

1st Reading: Is 62:1-5:
For Zion’s sake I will not hold my peace, for Jerusalem I will not keep silent, until her holiness shines like the dawn and her salvation flames like a burning torch. The nations will see your holiness and all the kings your glory. You will be called by a new name which the mouth of Yahweh will reveal. You will be a crown of glory in the hand of Yahweh, a royal diadem in the hand of your God. No longer will you be named Forsaken; no longer will your land be called Abandoned; but you will be called My Delight and your land Espoused. For Yahweh delights in you and will make your land his spouse. As a young man marries a virgin, so will your builder marry you; and as a bridegroom rejoices in his bride, so will your God rejoice in you.