Meditations

Corpus Christi Cathedral – Corpus Christi, TX

Even though we have online access to the Word among us, the concluding thought on its daily meditation is lost once the day passes; so I’ll post the timely nuggets here weekly (newest to oldest) along with a photo of Sunday’s altar.

“This is the day the Lord has made; let us be glad and rejoice in it” (Psalm 118:24).

Links of interest:  Bishop Robert Barron (Word on Fire): articles / blog / facebookhomilies / videos…  Catholics on Call (newsletters)…  CHAUSA homily aids
Creighton Online Ministries…  Daily Bread: pencil preaching / signup /
devotionals (audio, pdf)…  Difference between meditation & contemplation…  Dominican Friars: homilies (signup) / preaching…  Fr. Tito Ayo, SOLT: Hope in the word (Sunday reflections) / One word. Only hope. (blog)…  Gospel Page…  Gratefulness…  Ignatian Spirituality…  Living faith / good news / our faith (Don Schwager)…  Mary McGlone (NCR)…  National Fellowship of Catholic Men (Sunday readings & questions…  Saints: date /  name…  St. Jude blog…  Ten “M’s” on the highway to heaven / places to find excellent homilies online…  USCCB: daily readings / FAQs / reflections…  the Word among us…  The word for every season
(Bergant)…

WP pages…  M 2016…  M 2017…  Petitions…  Praise…  Prayer…  Saints

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Sacred Heart – Corpus Christi, TX

January 14 – 20, 2018: 2nd week in Ordinary Time

To be close to God we need to be listening.  The only way we can be familiar with God is to pray.  The Lord is always calling and calling, but we have many distractions.  God gave us our body to glorify him, to do for others, not to offend him.  Be alert to the world around us.  Listen to your inner voice.  It tells you to be safe.

In today’s gospel God tells us, “Follow me.  Come to me.  Attend Mass.  Listen attentively.”  The Lord calls for two reasons: He wants us to be with him, and he wants us to remind others to seek him.  So, answer God’s call.  Bring others to him (Fr. Angel Montana at 11:30 A.M. Mass).

Lord, I’m honored that you speak to me.  Help me to tune into what you’re saying (January 1 – February 13, 2018, p. 35).

“Lord, teach me to welcome you into my activities today” (p. 36).

“Lord, help me to be more open to your Spirit today so that I can see everything and everyone around me as you see them” (p. 37).

Jesus, I embrace the victory you have given me on the cross.  I place my confidence in your power and in the talents you have given me (p. 38).

Jesus, I believe you want to speak to me today.  Here I am.  I’ve come to hear your voice (p. 39).

Jesus, thank you for loving me.  Use me to build your kingdom (p. 40).

Lord Jesus, thank you for the sacrifices your servants make in your name.  Come, Lord, and sustain them in your love (p. 41).

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Sacred Heart – Corpus Christi, TX

January 7 – 13, 2018: Epiphany of the Lord / 1st week in Ordinary Time

Epiphany is the relationship between the Lord and the whole world.

People who live in great darkness have seen a great light.  We live in the darkness of sin.  We are covered in clouds, doubt.  People today have no religion, no faith.  Remove the clouds.  Adore the Lord.  We are part of God’s plan of salvation.

Today’s gospel tells us about the kings who seek Jesus Christ.  One is white; the other, black; the third, yellow.  They represent mankind, and they prostrate themselves before Jesus Christ because they recognize that he our salvation.

We are covered by the darkness of clouds.  We need to be guided by the star.  Cast aside doubt and sin.  This week, seek and find Jesus in the world around you (Fr. Angel Montana at 5 P.M. Mass).

“Thank you, Father, for the way you have traveled with us so far and for the journey that lies ahead” (January 1 – February 13, 2018, p. 28).

“Lord, help me to accept your love for me” (p. 29).

Jesus, I need your strength today.  Come and fill me with your peace (p. 30).

Lord, touch every heart with your healing love.  Move us all to serve one another (p. 31).

“Jesus, I need your touch today” (p. 32).

Lord, you promised that you would be with us always.  Thank you for fulfilling that promise through faithful friends (p. 33).

Yes, Jesus, I will follow you.  Help me take the next step away from my weaknesses and toward you— and the full life you have in store for me
(p. 34).

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St. Benedict – San Benito, TX

December 31, 2017 – January 6, 2018: The Holy Family / 2nd week of Christmas

How are we to be with our families?  St. Paul tells us to put on “heartfelt compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience, bearing with one another and forgiving one another.”  At this time of year, especially, there are lots of disagreements.  We’re always right!  But we need to take others into consideration.  How do they feel?  What do they think?  As a family, work on St. Paul’s suggestions: Be receptive, respect boundaries, be patient.  Families can learn to live away from selfishness with God’s encouragement and the support of the Holy Family (Fr. Luis Tinajero at 5:30 P.M. Mass).

Thank you, Lord, for being with us this year.  Help us stay close to you in the new year as well (December 2017, p. 51).

Thank you, Father, that you want to bless your people!  Help me follow Mary’s example this year (January 1 – February 13, 2018, p. 22).

“Jesus, I want to be with you” (p. 23).

Father, I’m blessed to be your child.  Make me more like you every day!
(p. 24).

“Jesus, thank you for being with me always” (p. 25).

Holy Spirit, give me the gift of fortitude today so that I can fight the good fight of faith.  Give me grace to love others as Jesus loved me (p. 26).

“Lord, teach me how to share your good news with those around me” (p. 27).

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Corpus Christi Cathedral – Corpus Christi, TX

Links of interest:  Bishop Robert Barron (Word on Fire): articles / blog / facebookhomilies / videos…  Catholics on Call (newsletters)…  CHAUSA homily aids
Creighton Online Ministries…  Daily Bread: pencil preaching / signup /
devotionals (audio, pdf)…  Difference between meditation & contemplation…  Dominican Friars: homilies (signup) / preaching…  Fr. Tito Ayo, SOLT: Hope in the word (Sunday reflections) / One word. Only hope. (blog)…  Gospel Page…  Gratefulness…  Ignatian Spirituality…  Living faith / good news / our faith (Don Schwager)…  Mary McGlone (NCR)…  National Fellowship of Catholic Men (Sunday readings & questions…  Saints: date /  name…  St. Jude blog…  Ten “M’s” on the highway to heaven / places to find excellent homilies online…  USCCB: daily readings / FAQs / reflections…  the Word among us…  The word for every season
(Bergant)…

WP pages…  M 2016…  M 2017…  Petitions…  Praise…  Prayer…  Saints

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© Deli Lanoux, Ed.D. and Shared thoughts…, 2008.  Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited.  Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Deli Lanoux, Ed.D. and Shared thoughts… with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

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