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.


Weekly Devotion – January 14th

Weekly Devotions

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Our reflection from the readings this week is:

“The one who comes will baptize you with fire and the Spirit.”

Fire and the Spirit—courage in the face of life’s challenges to faith and the wisdom to live it with depth and reflection—is the great gift of our baptism and our relationship with Christ.


Bible Diary for January 13th – 19th

Bible Diary

Sunday
January 13th

Feast of the Baptism of the Lord
St. Hilary

1st Reading: Is 40: 1-5, 9-11:
Be comforted, my people, be strengthened, says your God. Speak to the heart of Jerusalem, proclaim to her that her time of bondage is at an end, that her guilt has been paid for, that from the hand of Yahweh she has received double punishment for all her iniquity. A voice cries, “In the wilderness prepare the way for Yahweh. Make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Every valley will be raised up; every mountain and hill will be laid low. The stumbling blocks shall become level and the rugged places smooth.


Weekly Devotion – January 7th

Weekly Devotions

Magi EditIt’s easy for us to see the difficulties that can emerge in relationships between people of different cultures.

In Sunday’s readings we are told that the Epiphany, our celebration of God becoming man and revealing Himself to us, is for everyone.

God is here for all cultures and all nations. He loves everyone, and no one is excluded.

The gifts we receive from God are meant to be shared, and through the Father, we all have riches and blessings to give.

We pray together: St. Jude, open us to the richness of one another’s vision and the good we can accomplish when we share one another’s views.


Bible Diary for January 6th – 12th

Bible Diary

Sunday
January 6th

Epiphany
St. André Bessette

1st Reading: Is 60: 1-6:
Arise, shine, for your light has come. The glory of Yahweh rises upon you. Night still covers the earth and gloomy clouds veil the peoples, but Yahweh now rises and over you his glory appears. Nations will come to your light and kings to the brightness of your dawn. Lift up your eyes round about and see: they are all gathered and come to you, your sons from a far, your daughters tenderly carried.