Posts by patmccahill

Gospel Sunday 19 A

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Matthew.                 Matthew 14:22-23 Jesus told his disciples to go in the boat and go to the other side of the lake.  After this Jesus went up into the hills by himself to pray.  It was getting dark, Jesus was alone and the boat was far away in the lake there was a strong wind and the boat was struggling because of the rough sea.  Between three and six o’clock in…

Reading 2 Sunday 19 A

A reading from St. Paul’s letter to Romans               Romans 9:1-5 Brothers and sisters:  I speak the truth, I belong to Christ and I do not lie.  My conscience ruled by the Holy Spirit tells me the truth.  I want to say that I have great sorrow, and the pain in my heart never stops.  I wish I could help my people, my flesh and blood.  I would accept the curse of God and be separated from Christ if it…

Gospel Sunday 18 A

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Matthew.            Matthew 14:13-21 When Jesus heard the news about the death of John the Baptist, he left in a boat, and went to a quiet place.  He wanted to be alone, but people knew where Jesus had gone.  They left the town and walked looking for Jesus.  Then Jesus arrived at the shore, he saw a large crowd.  He felt pity for them and he healed the sick people.  It was…

Gospel Sunday 17A

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Matthew.    Matthew 13:44-52 Jesus said to his disciples, “The Kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hidden in a field.  Someone finds the treasure, hides it and covers it up in the field.  That person is happy, sells everything and buys the field. And the kingdom of heaven is like a salesman looking for precious pearls.  One day the salesman found a precious pearl, he went and sold everything he had, and…

Reading 2 Sunday 17A

A reading from St. Paul’s letter to Romans.              Romans 8: 28-30 Brothers and sisters:  We know in everything God works for the good of all that love Him.  God chose those people because that was his plan.  God chose those people long ago, before he created the world.  And God decided that those people would become true images of his Son, so that his Son would be the eldest of many brothers in God’s family.  God was just and fair with…

Reading 1 Sunday 17A

A reading from first Book of Kings.                                 1 Kings 3: 5, 7-12 In Gibeon, Solomon was asleep dreaming.  In Solomon’s dream, the Lord appeared.  God said, “What would you like me to give you?”  Solomon answered, “Lord you have made me king to follow my father, David.  But I am a very young man, and I don’t know how to rule as a good leader.  I am your servant, and I am here with the people that you chose. …

Gospel Sunday 16 A

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Matthew.    Matthew 12:24-43 Jesus told a parable to the crowds, “The kingdom of heaven is like a man that sewed good seed in his field.  While everybody was asleep, the enemy came and sowed weeds in the field and then the enemy went away.  Later, when the new wheat grew, the weeds appeared also.  The servant went to the man and said, “You sowed good seeds in the field?  Where did…

Gospel 15 A

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Matthew             Matthew 13:1-13 Jesus left the house and sat near the lake. Large crowds came around Jesus, so Jesus got into a boat and sat down.  The people stood on the beach and Jesus began to teach them many things in parables. Jesus said, “Imagine a farmer going out to sow.  While the farmer was sowing, some seeds fell on the edge of the path.  Birds came and ate all the…

Reading Sunday 15 A

A reading from St. Paul’s Letter to the Romans         Romans 8:18-23  Brothers and sisters:  I think that our sufferings in this life can never be compared to the glory not yet shown to us.  All creation waits with excited wish for God to show His children to the world.   It was not the fault of creation that it failed; that was planned by God.  But there is the hope that creation itself will one day be freed from ruin…

Gospel Sunday 14 A

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Matthew                     Matthew 11:25-30 Jesus said, “I praise you Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you hide these things from clever people and you show these things to children.  Yes, Father, you are happy to do this.  My Father gave me everything.  No one knows the Son, only the Father.  The Father knows the Son.  And no one knows the Father, only the Son.  He (Jesus Christ) knows the Father,…