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St. Joseph – Port Aransas, TX

June 17 – 23, 2018: 11th week of Ordinary Time

“Jesus, help me to reflect your love today” (June 2018, p. 38).

Thank you, Lord, for your tender mercy.  Jesus, teach me to be more like you (p. 39).

“Father, thank you for giving me so many different brothers and sisters” (p. 40).

“Lord Jesus, I’m hungry for your words of life” (p. 41).

Father, thank you for always listening.  Help me open my eyes and ears to you (p. 42).

“Lord, help me to guard my eyes and turn my heart to you” (p. 43).

“Heavenly Father, I give all my worries to you” (p. 44).

SJC photos: 6.16.18 & 6.17.12, respectively

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St. Joseph – Port Aransas, TX

June 10 – 16, 2018: 10th week of Ordinary Time

“Jesus, help me to hold fast to your promises” (June 2018, p. 31).

“Lord, make me a peacemaker” (p. 32).

“Lord, help me shine my ‘Christ light’ today” (p. 33).

Thank you, Father, for hearing my every prayer.  You are my hope (p. 34).

“Jesus, teach me how to be merciful, just as you are merciful” (p. 35).

Jesus, I give you everything that competes for my attention.  When I struggle, help me lift my eyes to your cross (p. 36).

Here I am, Jesus.  I am ready for whatever you have in store for me today (p. 37).

SJC photos: 6.9.18 & 7.7.13, respectively

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St. Joseph – Port Aransas, TX

June 3 – 9, 2018: Corpus Christi / 9th week of Ordinary Time

“Jesus, all I can say is “thank you!” (June 2018, p. 24).

Jesus, thank you for filling me with your life.  Now help me to follow you so that your life can flow out of me to everyone I meet (p. 25).

“Jesus, teach me to be patient and merciful, just as you are” (p. 26).

“Thank you, Lord, for your superabundant blessings!” (p. 27).

Lord, you alone are my God.  I want to love and serve you with everything I am (p. 28).

“O sacred heart of Jesus, fountain of every blessing, I adore you; I love you; I give you my life” (p. 29).

“Jesus, turn any anxiety into the peace that comes from pondering your word and following your lead” (p. 30).

SJC photos: 6.3.18 & 6.2.13, respectively

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St. Joseph – Port Aransas, TX

May 27 – June 2, 2018: Most Holy Trinity / 8th week of Ordinary Time

Holy God, we praise your name!  Lord of all, we bow before you! (May 2018, p. 47).

“Lord, help me to hold everything loosely, even the blessings you’ve given me” (p. 48).

Holy Spirit, I set my hope on the grace you poured into my heart at Baptism.  Come, Spirit!  Clothe me in the holiness of Christ (p. 49).

“Lord, help me be a cheerful giver like you” (p. 50).

“Holy Mary, mother of God, help me remember that Jesus is with me” (p. 51).

Lord, thank you for giving me your grace.  Help me to see all the ways this grace is helping me bear fruit for your kingdom (June 2018, p. 22).

Come, Holy Spirit!  Walk with me today.  Guide me.  Help me to hear and follow your lead (p. 23).

SJC photos: 5.26.18 & 5.29.11, respectively

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St. Joseph – Port Aransas, TX

May 20 – 26, 2018: Pentecost / 7th week of Ordinary Time

Come, Holy Spirit!  Make me your ambassador (May 2018, p. 40).

“Lord, thank you that, with you, all things are possible” (p. 41).

“Lord, teach me your ways” (p. 42).

Lord, free me from anxiety.  I want to abandon myself to your plan.  May I live every day with trust and gratitude for your care (p. 43).

“Holy Spirit, open my mind and my heart so I can hear your voice in scripture” (p. 44).

“Lord, help me to offer only constructive comments” (p. 45).

Jesus, help me to rely on you.  Teach me how to receive your kingdom with joy and gratitude (p. 46).

SJC photos: 5.19.18 & 5.19.13, respectively

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Sacred Heart – Corpus Christi, TX

May 13 – 19, 2018: 7th week of Easter

God has given us instructions to follow in our daily lives.  He wants to make us disciples.  Listen to his voice!  The message for the week: Holy Spirit, guide us (Fr. Angel Montano, 5 P.M. Mass).

“Come, Lord Jesus, and fill me with your Spirit!” (May 2018, p. 33).

Jesus, I’m amazed that you choose me.  Help me to follow you more closely today (p. 34).

Lord, I put my family and friends into your hands.  Help me to be faithful to you and trust you to take care of them (p. 35).

“Jesus, eternal Word of God, I praise you for bringing me into God’s kingdom!” (p. 36).

“Father, make us all one!” (p. 37).

“Jesus, I want to follow you today and every day of my life” (p. 38).

“Lord, give me your strength so that I can proclaim your love today” (p. 39).

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St. Joseph – Port Aransas, TX

May 6 – 12, 2018: 6th week of Easter

“Come, Holy Spirit; stretch me” (May 2018, p. 26).

Thank you, Father, for opening people’s hearts to your love!  And thank you for inviting me to evangelize with you (p. 27).

“Lord, help me to be unusual, just as you were on so many occasions” (p. 28).

“Holy Spirit, help me to make time to hear you today” (p. 29).

“Father, I am grateful for every word of love you have inscribed in my heart” (p. 30).

Lord, teach me the wonderful story of your salvation.  Help me to make it the story of my life (p. 31).

Jesus, I pray for my loved ones in your name today.  Take us all into your heart, and shape us according to your will (p. 32).

SJC photos: 5.6.18 & 5.6.12, respectively

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Corpus Christi – Celebration, FL

April 29 – May 5, 2018: 5th week of Easter

Conversion begins after revelation.  As with Saul, the high horse of self-righteousness and ego can give way to God’s master plan for us.  God tells us that he will accomplish his work in those who use their gifts and talents for his purpose, yet we’re connected to noise.

Devices, distractions, anger, bitterness, and hatred destroy us.  We must focus on God’s voice so that we can respond to those in need.

Lord, I am a sinner.  Inspire me to do your will (Fr. Richard Trout, Jr. at 10:30 A.M. Mass).

Holy Spirit, come and move in my life.  Inspire me to do good deeds in spirit and in truth (Easter 2018, p. 49).

Father, thank you for living in my heart.  I can’t wait to see what miracles you will work in my life today! (p. 50).

Jesus, I want to know you more!  Come relieve my anxieties with a taste of your love (May 2018, p. 21).

“Lord, help me find the courage to speak of your goodness” (p. 22).

“Father, reveal your work to me even when mysteries surround me” (p. 23).

“Jesus, thank you for loving me!” (p. 24).

“Thank you, Lord, that you want to guide me along my path” (p. 25).

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St. Joseph – Port Aransas, TX

April 22 – 28, 2018: 4th week of Easter

Lord, fill me with your love.  Inspire me to do good deeds for others (Easter 2018, p. 42).

“Lord, make your people one!” (p. 43).

Jesus, I am in awe of the way you pursue me.  I give my fears to you today.  Drive them out with your perfect love (p. 44).

Father, help me to emphasize the gifts in people instead of their shortcomings.  Show me how to love, encourage, and inspire them (p. 45).

Father, thank you for fulfilling your promises.  Help me to see every aspect of my life as part of your plan for me (p. 46).

Lord, help me stay close to you when I face trials and difficulties.  Give me the grace to walk through every dark valley filled with faith and trust in you (p. 47).

Lord, help me to shake off the “dust” of resentment, disappointment, and frustration.  Jesus, I trust in your timing (p. 48).

SJC photos: 4.21.18 & 4.5.12, respectively

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St. Luke – Brownsville, TX

April 15 – 21, 2018: 3rd week of Easter

In today’s gospel the disciples recognized Jesus in the breaking of the bread, yet they lacked faith and hope.  Through the simple act of eating, Jesus allowed them to discover him in ordinary ways.  Like the disciples, let us move from fear to courage, from unbelief to confidence.  This Easter season, let us experience conversion in our lives.  Jesus is alive!  Let us move from sadness to the resurrection.  May the Risen Lord give us the wisdom to recognize him in our ordinary lives (Fr. Fernando Gonzalez at 9:30 A.M. Mass).

Thank you, Father, for repaying my sins with your love.  Lord I want to follow your way of mercy (Easter 2018, p. 35).

Lord, give us this day our daily bread.  Give us more of you, the Bread of Life (p. 36).

Thank you, Jesus, for opening heaven to me every day.  Lord, help me to keep my eyes fixed on you (p. 37).

“Lord, I am honored that you would make me a part of your Church” (p. 38).

“Lord, help me to open my mouth; but, first, help me to open my heart to care and my ears to listen” (p. 39).

Father, help me to forgive.  Come and bring your mercy to my relationships that need to be healed (p. 40).

Holy Spirit, you are my master teacher.  Come and open my heart to the life-giving words of Jesus (p. 41).

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St. Joseph – Port Aransas, TX

April 8 – 14, 2018: Divine Mercy / 2nd week of Easter

“Lord, help me hold onto your peace at all times, in every situation” (Easter 2018, p. 28).

“Holy Mary, mother of God, pray for us!” (p. 29).

“Lord, show me how I can share the blessings you have given me” (p. 30).

Lord, open my ears to hear you and my heart to sense you.  Show me my place in your kingdom (p. 31).

Holy Spirit, I need you today.  Help me trust in your presence and your power (p. 32).

“Lord, teach me how to praise you today” (p. 33).

Lord, I want to say yes to your call.  Help me serve your people with generosity.  Make us all one body!” (p. 34).

SJC photos: 4.8.18 & 4.4.10, respectively

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St. Joseph – Port Aransas, TX

April 1 – 7, 2018: Resurrection of the Lord / Octave of Easter

“Jesus, I am in awe that you chose me to share your gospel!” (Easter 2018, p. 21).

“Jesus, I want to encounter you on the way today” (p. 22).

“Jesus, help me to find just the ‘right way’ to respond to you today” (p. 23).

Lord, help me take that first step.  Teach me how to connect with someone and share my faith (p. 24).

Thank you, Lord, for making me an instrument of your love!  Here I am, Lord; use me (p. 25).

“Thank you, Lord, for you are always good” (p. 26).

Jesus, I believe you are with me.  Help me to stay close to you today (p. 27).

SJC photos: 3.31.18 & 4.6.13, respectively

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Sacred Heart – Corpus Christi, TX

March 25 – 31, 2018: Palm Sunday / Holy Week (Passiontide)

Palm Sunday is an invitation to accompany Jesus on his journey to Bethany: A village near his birthplace, Jerusalem; a beautiful town where his friends Martha, Mary, and Lazarus live.  So, as Jesus circles back to his humble beginnings, let’s ask ourselves, What is the purpose of Lent?

To celebrate Holy Week! (Fr. Angel Montana at 5 P.M. Mass).

Thank you, Jesus, for your cross!  Lord, teach me to follow your path of love (Lent 2018, p. 62).

Thank you, Jesus, for your love for me.  Help me hear what you want to say to me this week (p. 63).

“Father, help me to follow Jesus’s example of steady confidence in you” (p. 64).

“Lord, help me to listen closely— to you and to my loved ones” (p. 65).

Jesus, thank you for loving your friends until the end.  Thank you for the love you have for me (p. 66).

“Jesus, thank you for your sacrifice of love!” (p. 67).

Lord, create me anew!  Take me from death to life, from chaos to order, from darkness to light.  Jesus, I believe in you! (p. 68).

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St. Benedict – San Benito, TX

March 18 – 24, 2018: 5th week of Lent

Every time we come to Mass, we have the opportunity through the Eucharist to sign a new covenant, an agreement between God and humanity.  “You are mine, and I am yours.  I am your God, and you are my people.”

All covenants have stipulations and offerings.  God wants us to learn to be part of his family the way families expect members to abide by their rules.  As in Karate Kid where the main character trained long before actually competing, we are continually working on a covenant to be faithful to God the way Jesus made a covenant for mankind on the cross.

Each time we partake of the Eucharist, we receive salvation and grace.  If we can’t receive holy communion, we can make a spiritual communion until we can go to confession.  Reconciliation renews us and helps us to participate in the banquet of the Lord.

During this last week of Lent, let’s ask ourselves three questions: (1) What is my relationship with God?  (2) How has Lent helped me grow closer to him?  (3) How do I pray?

This fifth week of Lent, let’s work on that meditation that will help us prepare for Holy Week.  Amen (Fr. Luis Tinajero at 11 A.M. Mass).

O God, have mercy on me.  Create a clean heart in me.  Fill me with your Holy Spirit, and I will share my faith with those around me (Lent 2018, p. 55).

Lord, I bring you all my plans and expectations.  Show me your way (p. 56).

Father, thank you for your love.  I trust in your mercy and look to your Son on the cross for healing and salvation (p. 57).

“Lord, send me your light and grace— the light to see where I need to change and the grace to make those changes” (p. 58).

“Jesus, I am in awe at your love and commitment to me” (p. 59).

“I love you, O Lord, my strength; O Lord, my rock, my fortress, my deliverer” (Psalm 18:2-3; p. 60).

“Father, make us one!” (p. 61).

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St. Joseph – Port Aransas, TX

March 11 – 17, 2018: 4th week of Lent

Lord, you have saved me.  Now I want to serve you (Lent 2018, p. 48).

“Jesus, help me to experience your healing grace” (p. 49).

Yes, Jesus, I want to be made well!  Lord, I believe in you! (p. 50).

Father, I want your living waters to flow in me today.  Nourish me, cleanse me, and bring me your joy (p. 51).

“Jesus, open my eyes to see the signs that point to you” (p. 52).

“Jesus, teach me to see you with new eyes!” (p. 53).

Come, Holy Spirit, and open my heart and my mind.  Give me the wisdom to understand your words of truth and life (p. 54).

SJC photos: 3.11.18 & 3.13.11, respectively

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St. Joseph – Port Aransas, TX

March 4 – 10, 2018: 3rd week of Lent

Lord, I don’t want to be a slave.  Help me to be free (Lent 2018, p. 41).

“Lord, help me to guide people to you so you can touch them with your love” (p. 42).

Jesus, I know that I have far to go.  Change my heart.  Open my eyes to see each chance I have to practice forgiveness today (p. 43).

“Lord, I want to find my fulfillment in you!” (p. 44).

“Jesus, thank you for all the ways you love me!” (p. 45).

Lord, thank you for always showing me mercy.  Help me love myself the way that you love me (p. 46).

“Lord Jesus Christ, son of the living God, have mercy on me, a sinner” (p. 47).

SJC photos: 3.3.18 & 3.4.12, respectively

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St. Luke – Brownsville, TX

February 25 – March 3, 2018: 2nd week of Lent

Last Sunday Jesus was in the desert; this Sunday, on the mountain.  The mountain symbolizes an encounter with God.

In today’s first reading, Abraham encountered God on the mountain.  In our personal life, where is the mountain?  We have other mountains, too.  A husband, a wife, children, parents.  Sometimes we don’t recognize God’s presence in our life.  Ask yourself, Where is my mountain?  Is it at Adoration?  Encountering Jesus is beautiful.  We feel at peace.  We feel light with God’s forgiveness.  Like Peter who was tempted to stay on the mountain, we may feel tempted to remain at Adoration; but our purpose in life is not to hide.  Prayer is where we may want to stay, but there is more to do.  We have to go to Jerusalem to have our encounter with God.

Lent is an opportunity to read the Bible, to spend time learning about the prophets.  How do they announce the Good News?  How do we converse with the love of the prophets?  During Lent pay attention, listen to God.  During Lent reflect on the mountain to celebrate the sacrifice of Jesus Christ.

In church the altar is higher to see it better, yes, but also to remember the mountain.  We must have our encounter with God.  That passion leads to the resurrection just as suffering leads to divinity.  Sadness, joy.  Suffering, healing.  Where’s the mountain?

Today’s gospel tells us, “This is my beloved son.  Listen to him.”  Ask God for the courage to follow Jesus (Fr. Fernando Gonzalez at 11 A.M. Mass).

Here I am, Father.  I trust that you will never abandon me (Lent 2018, p. 34).

“Lord, help me lay my sins at your feet so that I can know true freedom” (p. 35).

Father, I stand in wonder at your desire to welcome us home.  Your love truly is amazing (p. 36).

Father, I want to talk to you as Jeremiah did.  Let me hear your voice and experience your presence today (p. 37).

“Holy Spirit, help me to show your love” (p. 38).

Lord, free my heart to hope.  Help me to dream along with you (p. 39).

Lord, help me to see Mass as a heavenly banquet.  Father, I want to rejoice in being at home with you (p 40).

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St. Joseph – Port Aransas, TX

February 18 – 24, 2018: 1st week of Lent

Thank you, Lord, for the grace that comes with confession.  Give me greater confidence in your mercy and love (Lent 2018, p. 27).

Father, thank you for your love.  Give me eyes to see your presence in all your children.  Help me to treat them with the tenderness you show me
(p. 28).

“Lord, help me to be more forgiving” (p. 29).

Thank you, Father, for your merciful embrace.  Help me to run toward you every time I stumble and fall (p. 30).

“Lord, thank you for the times you have replanted me so that I could grow” (p. 31).

“Jesus, help me to be an instrument of your mercy” (p. 32).

“Lord, help me to be uniquely different today” (p. 33).

SJC photos: 2.17.18 & 2.17.10, respectively

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St. Jude – Dallas, TX

February 11 – 17, 2018: 6th week in Ordinary Time / Beginning of Lent

Jesus is with us in sickness, in suffering, and in health.  Whatever we experience is for the glory of God.  Let us not give him offense (Fr. Jonathan Austin, 4 P.M. Mass).

“Lord, here’s all my life— for your glory” (January 1 – February 13, 2018, p. 63).

Father, I trust your generosity.  I believe that you have poured grace into my life and that you have even more grace waiting for me (p. 64).

“Jesus, you are my heart’s true desire!” (p. 65).

Thank you, Father, for seeing me with love.  Help me gaze at you this Lent (Lent 2018, p. 23).

Lord, help me to see each choice as an opportunity to honor you.  Help me to choose life! (p. 24).

Father, help me to fast the way you want me to.  Help me to bring your love to the people around me (p. 25).

Yes, Jesus!  I will follow you.  I want to walk in your light every day of my life (p. 26).

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Sacred Heart – Corpus Christi, TX

February 4 – 10, 2018: 5th week in Ordinary Time

The truth of our faith is that Jesus Christ came to heal our inner soul.

In today’s first reading Job was attacked by evil.  To demonstrate faithfulness, we are to remain true to God in good times and bad.  Job lost everything including his health.  Sometimes we experience the same as Job.  We feel despair because of our problems.  Do not get discouraged.  Don’t lose faith.  God is with you always.  Believe that especially when you’re suffering.  We are in God’s hands.

In the second reading we are asked to consider this question: If I don’t share my faith, then what?  We’re invited not to keep God’s love all to ourselves, but to share it with others.  Give testimony.

In last week’s gospel Jesus cleansed a man of an evil spirit.  This week Jesus healed Peter’s mother-in-law.  She’s a beautiful example of someone who received God’s favor and then began to serve others.

What is a disciple?  Someone who serves others, someone who tells about his/her relationship with the Lord.  Jesus Christ came to serve, not to be served.  We look to be happy in many ways.  The secret to being happy is to serve others.  You don’t have to go far.  Start with your own family at home (Fr. Angel Montana at 5 P.M. Mass).

“Lord, teach me how to share your good news” (January 1 – February 13, 2018, p. 56).

Jesus, I’m reaching out to you today.  Stir my heart, teach me, heal me
(p. 57).

My soul yearns and pines for the courts of the Lord.  My heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.  Jesus, teach me to love (Psalm 84:3; p. 58).

Holy Spirit, open my eyes and the eyes of those around me to the wonder and majesty of your presence.  May we all glorify you for your unbounded generosity (p. 59).

“Lord, thank you for giving us people who persistently pray for us” (p. 60).

“Lord, help me to be more kind and loving to everyone I meet” (p. 61).

“Lord, give me the faith and courage to wait for all your wonderful promises” (p. 62).

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St. Joseph – Port Aransas, TX

January 28 – February 3, 2018: 4th week in Ordinary Time

“Holy Spirit, help me hear Jesus’s voice today” (January 1 – February 13, 2018, p. 49).

“Lord, heal every family that is struggling right now” (p. 50).

“Have mercy on me, O Lord, for to you I call all the day” (p. 51).

“Jesus, help me to honor the people around me” (p. 52).

Jesus, in my weakness I rely on your strength.  Give me my daily bread so that I can accomplish your work (p. 53).

Jesus, thank you for entering the temple of my heart.  Lord, I place myself in your loving hands (p. 54).

Jesus, help me sense your Spirit’s promptings.  I don’t want to be so regulated that I can’t hear your voice or follow your leadings.  Lord, make me flexible and open (p. 55).

SJC photos: 1.27.18 & 1.30.11, respectively

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St. Joseph – Port Aransas, TX

January 21 – 27, 2018: 3rd week in Ordinary Time

“Lord, I will follow you all the days of my life” (January 1 – February 13, 2018, p. 42).

Lord, as I prepare to launch myself into the day, I ask your guidance.  Help me build on the gifts you’ve given me and listen to your instructions (p. 43).

Jesus, as you rejoiced in the Holy Spirit, teach me also to express my joy and worship.  You are great, O Lord!  I take delight in you (p. 44).

“Thank you, Father, for your generosity!” (p. 45).

“Thank you, Jesus, for caring enough to ask me how I’m doing” (p. 46).

“Lord, thank you for helping my children grow in faith” (p. 47).

Jesus, you care about me and everything that matters to me.  Help me to trust you (p. 48).

SJC photos: 1.20.18 & 1.20.13, respectively

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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 is 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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