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The BreadCast

Daily Exposition of the Readings for Catholic Mass...

as well as Prayers to the Saints on the General Roman Calendar (for the U.S.).  

From the books Our Daily Bread and Prayers to the Saints by James H. Kurt - both with imprimatur.

Nov 30, 2021

(Is.25:6-10;   Ps.23:1-6;   Mt.15:29-37)

 

“The hand of the Lord will rest on this mountain.”

 

And He will heal us.  And He will lead us.  And He will feed us.

Jesus went up onto a mountainside along the Sea of Galilee and sat down to teach and to heal.  The sick were laid at His feet.  Isaiah says, “On this...


Nov 29, 2021

O brother of the Rock of our Church,

you who brought him to our Lord,

you who were crucified

on the Cross of our Savior,

who shed your blood

freely for His cause…

you who thirsted for His coming

and welcomed Him so readily

into your life –

bring us also to the Messiah’s side

and pray we shall receive Him

as well...


Nov 29, 2021

(Rm.10:9-18;   Ps.19:2-5;   Mt.4:18-22)

 

“How beautiful are the feet of those who announce good news!”

 

Alleluia!

We must have “faith in the heart” and “confess with [our] lips that Jesus is Lord”; but how can we believe in Him and call on Him if we have not heard of Him?  “And how can [we] hear unless...


Nov 28, 2021

(Is.2:1-5 or Is.4:2-6;   Ps.122:1-9;   Mt.8:5-11

I shall treat of both first readings)

 

“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem!”

 

For it shall come.  “The mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established as the highest mountain….  All nations shall stream toward it,” and there the Lord will give judgment.  And...


Nov 27, 2021

(Jer.33:14-16;   Ps.25:4-5,8-10,14;   1Thes.3:12-4:2;   Lk.21:25-28,34-36)

“You are God my savior,

and for you I wait all the day.”

So does David sing of the “just shoot” that will be raised up after him; so does he anticipate the coming of Jesus into our midst.  But, though the Messiah has been born, though He...