Liturgy & Devotions~Daily Meditations



The Yoke of Love
Matthew 11: 28-30 Wednesday of the Second Week of Advent On my way to and from work today, I will contemplate Christ meek and humble in the manger at Bethlehem. I will imitate his loving humility in my own life and have the confidence to turn to him for help with my failings.

The Kingdom Is Near
Luke 21:29-33 Friday of the Thirty-Fourth Week in Ordinary Time I will make one small sacrifice at a meal today for someone I wish I could help more.

What Is This I Hear about You?
Luke 16:1-8 Friday of the Thirty First Week in Ordinary Time I will employ the time of my examination of conscience today to thank God for all the graces and blessings he has bestowed upon me. I will make a careful accounting of what God has placed in my hands.

Faithful to Our Lord
Luke 6:12-16 Tuesday of the Thirtieth Week in Ordinary Time Feast of Saint Simon and Saint Jude, Apostles I will be humble and supportive today in the "supporting roles" that I have.

God Desires to Draw Us to Himself
Luke 13:31-35 Thursday of the Thirtieth Week in Ordinary Time I will be open to what a family member or colleague at work might need, and I will seek to offer my help.

Putting God First
Matthew 22:34-40 Friday of the Twentieth week in Ordinary Time I will pray during the day for someone who bothers me and seek to put their good before my own.

Love Is Not Snobbish
Luke 8:1-3 Memorial of Saint Cornelius, Pope and martyr and of Saint Cyprian, bishop and martyr I promise to practice universal charity today by being kind to someone with whom I do not ordinarily associate.

God So Loves Me
John 3: 13-17 Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross I will try to bear my cross today with love

Know the Tree by Its Fruits
I will concentrate today on practicing one virtue that I know I need to work on

Love for Lost Sheep
Matthew 18: 15-20. Wednesday of the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time. I will find a way to become engaged in the Church’s mission of evangelization.

I Am I My Brother’s Keeper? Memorial of the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Matthew 23:13-22 Memorial of the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary I will review my examination of conscience to make sure I am going deep enough to know what God wants of me.

How Did Peter Know?
Matthew 16:13-20 Twenty-First Sunday of Ordinary Time I will make a special effort in prayer to come to know Christ better.

Ask and You Shall Receive
Matthew 15:21-28. Sunday of the Twentieth Week in Ordinary Time I will meditate on an “unanswered” prayer in my life, trying to understand how Christ could have answered it in an unexpected, yet superior way.

No Cheap Souls
Matthew 18:1-5, 10, 12-14. Tuesday of the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time. I will reach out to someone who is sick or has drifted away from the Church.

Listen and Learn
Matthew 17:1-9 Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord In my prayer time today I will dedicate myself to listening to the Lord.

Letting Jesus Sleep
Matthew 8:23-27 Tuesday of the Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time Memorial of Saint Irenaeus, bishop and martyr I Today I will take a recent problem and, with complete trust and confidence in him, leave it totally in God’s hands today with complete trust and confidence in him.

An Embrace of Love
John 3:16-18 I will say one Our Father and three Hail Marys for an increase of faith, hope and charity.

Few Feel at Home
John 14: 1-12 Sunday of the Fifth Week of Easter I will be patient and accept the Lord’s timing, because those who love learn the hard lesson of waiting.

Light and Life from Darkness and Death
John 11:1-45 Fifth Sunday of Lent Today I will be a sign of hope, of resurrection and life to others.

If It Doesn’t Kill You, It Will Make You Strong
John 9: 1-41 Fourth Sunday of Lent Each time I encounter adversity, I will make an act of faith stronger than the last one.

Living Water
John 4:5-42 Third Sunday of Lent I will ask Christ, by short invocations throughout the day, to give me the living water of his grace.

Overcoming Temptation
Matthew 4:1-11 First Sunday of Lent In a moment of temptation, I will try to remember what God wants and ask him for his help.

Who Is My Master?
Matthew 6:24-34 Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time I will make a small sacrifice in order to grow in the virtue I need most.

Answer this Question
Challenge: Examine your life and evaluate what sort of witness you give to your faith that Christ is the Son of the Living God.

Fraternal Reconciliation
Challenge: Offer this day for the eternal salvation of all those whom God has, in some way, entrusted to your care.

Immediate Responses to His Call
Challenge: Today, avoid any selfishness in responding to the requests of others

"Behold the Lamb of God!"
John 1:29-34 Second Sunday in Ordinary Time. I will ask the Holy Spirit to help me openly bear witness to Christ during the day.

Jesus' Humility
Matthew 3:13-17 The Baptism of the Lord I will do a hidden act of charity for someone.

God's Secret in Our Own Back Yard
Matthew 2:13-15, 19-23 Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph I will make a special effort today to say at least one positive thing about each member of my family.

God’s Plan vs. My Plan
Matthew 1:18-24 Fourth Sunday of Advent Today I will make a visit to Christ in the Blessed Sacrament asking him to help me open my heart to accept his will over my life.


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