• Missionary Union of Priest & Religious
  • Missionary Union of Priest & Religious
  • Missionary Union of Priest & Religious
  • Missionary Union of Priest & Religious
  • Missionary Union of Priest & Religious
  • Missionary Union of Priest & Religious

Gospel Mk 12:38-44

In the course of his teaching Jesus said to the crowds,
"Beware of the scribes, who like to go around in long robes
and accept greetings in the marketplaces,
seats of honor in synagogues,
and places of honor at banquets.
They devour the houses of widows and, as a pretext
recite lengthy prayers.
They will receive a very severe condemnation."

He sat down opposite the treasury
and observed how the crowd put money into the treasury.
Many rich people put in large sums.
A poor widow also came and put in two small coins worth a few cents.
Calling his disciples to himself, he said to them,
"Amen, I say to you, this poor widow put in more
than all the other contributors to the treasury.
For they have all contributed from their surplus wealth,
but she, from her poverty, has contributed all she had,
her whole livelihood."

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May 29, 2016

Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

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Today we celebrate the Body and Blood of Christ which was given for our salvation. We recall the Last Supper when “(Jesus) said, ‘This is My body.... This is the new covenant in My blood. Do this…in remembrance of Me.’ For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the death of the Lord until He comes” (1 Corinthians 11:24-26). This feast, often called Corpus Christi, is a time to offer thanks for sacrifice of our Redeemer’s Body and Blood, both on the cross and in the Holy Eucharist.

More than that, we need to contemplate our own lives within the Body of Christ. As members of the Church, we share in the life of our Lord in an extraordinary sense. The Son of God came to save us from sin and death and grant us eternity with Him. Now we must follow His way of faith, hope and love and share Him with others each day we are blessed to live.

Suggested missionary action:  Let us thank our Lord for the gift of His Body and Blood by receiving Communion and revering the Blessed Sacrament. And let us pray for all who believe in Christ our Savior.

Connect with your mission family – through prayer and sacrifice! Support Learn more at www.OneFamilyInMission.org.

Connect any day in every season with people and projects happening around the world!  Download the Missio app.  Be a change-maker! missio.org

 

May 31, 2016

Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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At the beautiful encounter between the Blessed Virgin Mary and her cousin Elizabeth known as the Visitation, we discover two holy, humble women. They offer each other support as they reveal their dedication to serving Almighty God. Elizabeth salutes Mary and honors her fidelity to our Lord. “And Mary said: ‘My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord; my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for He has looked with favor on His lowly servant. From this day all generations will call me blessed” (Luke 1:46-48). The loving will and infinite power of God brought the mother of Jesus our Redeemer and the mother of John the Baptist to this memorable event. 

God is the heart of all generosity and mercy. Like Mary and Elizabeth, let us serve our Lord by emulating His goodness – for love of Him and His people everywhere.

Suggested missionary action:  We can honor our Blessed Mother while asking her to intercede for the Church’s missionaries and by offering the World Mission Rosary regularly.

Connect with your mission family – through prayer and sacrifice! Learn more at www.OneFamilyInMission.org.

Connect any day in every season with people and projects happening around the world!  Download the Missio app.  Be a change-maker! missio.org

 

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