Faith is our Foundation 2_3_13 Join Fr. Scurti for the 4th Sunday in ordinary time. February 3, 2013
Readings for Mass
First Reading: Jeremiah 1:4-5, 17-19
Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 71:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 15-17
Second Reading: First Corinthians 12:31--13:13 or 13:4-13
Gospel: Luke 4:21-30
Be Perfect? Matthew 5:43-48
Saturday of the First Week of Lent
I will dedicate some time today to pray to Our Lady and entrust to her, with living faith and childlike simplicity, the entire project of my personal sanctification.
The Most Important Question Matthew 16:13-19
Sunday of the Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time
I will examine my life and evaluate what sort of witness I give to my faith that Christ is the Son of the Living God.
Forgotten Gifts Luke 11:29-32
Monday of the Twenty-eighth Week in Ordinary Tiime
Today I will focus on what I am doing when I pray, read the Scripture, or participate in the liturgy. I will raise my level of awareness as if I were doing it for the first time.
Master, Teach Us to Pray Matthew 6:7-15
Thursday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time
I will dedicate a specific time to prayer each day
Lenten Training Camp Luke 4: 1-13.
First Sunday of Lent.
I will offer my Lenten sacrifice with enthusiasm and constancy today, relying on God's grace.
A Christian Forgives Luke 5:27-32
Saturday of the Sixth Week in Ordinary Time
I will think of the people I dislike or am indifferent to, and I will consider at least one of their good qualities. If the opportunity arises, I will speak well of them, and if I can, I will do a good deed for them.
Why the Fasting? Matthew 9:14-15
Friday of the Eighth Week in Ordinary Time
I will choose one person I know who needs God's grace and offer all my sacrifices today for them.
The Cross is the Only Path to God Luke 9:22-25
Thursday of the Sixth 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.
Joyful Reparation Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18
Wednesday Eighth Week in Ordinary Time
I will make a Lenten program of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving.
True Worship Mark 7:1-13
Tuesday of the Fifth Week in Ordinary Time
I will examine my conscience to see if I am using any of my gifts and talents to glorify or serve only myself. If so, I'll strive to put these same gifts at the service of God.
Teaching the Thickheaded Luke 5:1-11
Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
oday I will pray and make a sacrifice to Our Lord so that he sends generous and holy vocations to the Church, especially where she needs them the most.
Resting in the Lord Mark 6:30-34
Saturday of the Fourth Week in Ordinary Time
I will find some concrete way to prepare myself and my family for the celebration of Sunday Mass: reflecting on the Mass readings, organizing ourselves to arrive early to visit Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, doing some service of charity like visiting the sick or elderly, etc.
Grace's Last Stand and Ultimate Victory Mark 6:14-29
Friday of the Fourth Week in Ordinary Time
I will work to be sincere in all I do, and use the sacrament of confession as a place of constant conversion and openness to God's will.
Sent With Authority Mark 6:7-13
Thursday of the Fourth Week in Ordinary Time
I will make it a point to involve an apostolic colleague in my effort to help some friend or family member encounter Christ.
Made for God Mark 6:1-6
Wednesday of the Fourth Week in Ordinary Time
I will be very obedient to the lights I receive today from the Holy Spirit, acting on them with promptness and generosity.
To Believe or Not to Believe Luke 4:21-30
First Sunday in Ordinary Time
Today I will offer an act of faith and trust in some desire of Christ for me, one that I originally met with fear or indifference.