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Woe to the wicked!

Download PDF Am 6:1a.4-7 Thus says the Lord almighty: “Disaster for those so comfortable in Zion and for those so confident on the hill of Samaria, the notables of this first of nations, those to whom the House of Israel has recourse! Lying on ivory beds and sprawling on their divans, they dine on lambs …

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The heart anchored in God

Download PDF Eccl 11:9-12:8 Young man, enjoy yourself while you are young, make the most of the days of your youth, follow the prompting and desire of heart and eye, but remember, God will call you to account for everything. Rid your heart of indignation, keep your body clear of suffering, though youth and the …

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Everything has its time

Download PDF Eccl 3:1-11 There is a season for everything, a time for every occupation under heaven: A time for giving birth, a time for dying; a time for planting, a time for uprooting what has been planted. A time for killing, a time for healing; a time for knocking down, a time for building. …

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Patience

Download PDF Feast of St. Matthew, apostle and evangelist Eph 4:1-7,11-13 I, the prisoner in the Lord, urge you therefore to lead a life worthy of the vocation to which you were called. With all humility and gentleness, and with patience, support each other in love. Take every care to preserve the unity of the …

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Do good without delay

Download PDF Prov 3:27-34 Refuse no kindness to those who have a right to it, if it is in your power to perform it. Do not say to your neighbour, ‘Go away! Come another time! I will give it you tomorrow,’ if you can do it now. Do not plot harm against your neighbour who …

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The Wise Virgins

Download PDF Mt 25:1-13 A reading for the memorial of St. Hildegard of Bingen Then the kingdom of Heaven will be like this: Ten wedding attendants took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish and five were sensible: the foolish ones, though they took their lamps, took no oil …

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