Category Archives: Mark

The Gospel according to Mark

08-29-19 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

August 29, 2019 (The Passion of St. John the Baptist) The girl hurried back to the king’s presence and made her request, “I want you to give me at once on a platter the head of John the Baptist.”  Mk_6:17-29 … Continue reading

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04-27-19 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

April 27, 2019 The risen Jesus said to his unbelieving disciples: “Go into the whole world and proclaim the Gospel to every creature.” Mk_16:9-15 So how do you get a stubborn donkey to start moving?  You give him directions!  Jesus … Continue reading

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03-29-19 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

March 29, 2019 Thus says the LORD: Return, O Israel, to the LORD, your God; you have collapsed through your guilt.  Take with you words, and return to the LORD; . . .   Let him who is wise understand these … Continue reading

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03-05-19 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

March 5, 2019 Peter began to say to Jesus, ‘We have given up everything and followed you.” Jesus said, “Amen, I say to you, there is no one who has given up house or brothers or sisters or mother or … Continue reading

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03-04-19 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

March 4, 2019 Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, “How hard it is for those who have wealth to enter the Kingdom of God!”  Mk_10:17-27 Those who are self-sufficient, those who are wealthy, those who believe they have … Continue reading

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03-02-19 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

March 2, 2019 Jesus said, “Amen, I say to you, whoever does not accept the Kingdom of God like a child will not enter it.” Then he embraced the children and blessed them, placing his hands on them.  Mk_10:13-16 And … Continue reading

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02-28-19 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

February 28, 2019 Jesus said, “If your hand causes you to sin, cut it off.  It is better for you to enter into life maimed than with two hands to go into Gehenna, into the unquenchable fire.” Mk_9:41-50 You see, … Continue reading

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02-27-19 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

February 27, 2019 Jesus said, “For whoever is not against us is for us.” Mk_9:38-40 So here we are at Disney World in Florida.  It’s been a year of preparation for our daughter and her young family.  And it’s raining!  Is … Continue reading

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02-26-19 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

February 26, 2019 Jesus: Taking a child, he placed it in their midst, and putting his arms around it, he said to them, “Whoever receives one child such as this in my name, receives me; and whoever receives me, receives … Continue reading

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02-25-19 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

February 25, 2019 The father of an epileptic boy begged Jesus, “if you can do anything, have compassion on us and help us.” Jesus said to him, “If you can!’ Everything is possible to one who has faith.”  Then the … Continue reading

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02-23-19 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

February 23, 2019 (St. Polycarp, Bishop and Martyr) While Jesus was up on the mountain with Peter, James and John, with Elijah and Moses in His Transfiguration:  Then a cloud came, casting a shadow over them; then from the cloud … Continue reading

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02-21-19 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

February 21, 2019 Along the way he (Jesus) asked his disciples, “Who do people say that I am?”  They said in reply, “John the Baptist, others Elijah, still others one of the prophets.” And he asked them, “But who do … Continue reading

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02-19-19 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

February 19, 2019 Jesus was warning his disciples to be very cautious of what the Pharisees were teaching (what they were “feeding” the people).  But alone and hungry, the disciples were thinking that they were being chastised for forgetting to … Continue reading

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02-13-19 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

February 13, 2019 . . the LORD God formed man out of the clay of the ground and blew into his nostrils the breath of life, and so man became a living being. . . .   The LORD God gave … Continue reading

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02-09-19 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

February 9, 2019 The Apostles gathered together with Jesus and reported all they had done and taught. He said to them, “Come away by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while.” Mk_6:30-34 There are times for hard work … Continue reading

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02-07-19 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

February 7, 2019 Jesus summoned the Twelve and began to send them out two by two and gave them authority over unclean spirits. He instructed them to take nothing for the journey but a walking stick – no food, no … Continue reading

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02-05-19 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

February 5, 2019 (St. Agatha, Virgin and Martyr) There was a woman afflicted with hemorrhages for twelve years. She had suffered greatly at the hands of many doctors and had spent all that she had. Yet she was not helped … Continue reading

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02-04-19 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

February 4, 2019 A very strong, demon possessed man caught sight of Jesus from a distance, he ran up and prostrated himself before him, crying out in a loud voice, “What have you to do with me, Jesus, Son of … Continue reading

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02-01-19 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

February 1, 2019 Remember the days past when, after you had been enlightened, you endured a great contest of suffering. At times you were publicly exposed to abuse and affliction; at other times you associated yourselves with those so treated.  … Continue reading

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01-31-19 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

January 31, 2019 (St. John Bosco, Priest) Jesus said, “The measure with which you measure will be measured out to you, and still more will be given to you.”  Mk_4:21-25 That’s a pretty heavy statement, beloved, when we really ponder … Continue reading

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01-21-19 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

January 21, 2019 (St. Agnes, Virgin and Martyr) Jesus said, No one sews a piece of unshrunken cloth on an old cloak.  If he does, its fullness pulls away, the new from the old, and the tear gets worse.  Mk_2:18-22 … Continue reading

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01-19-19 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

January 19, 2019 The word of God is living and effective, sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating even between soul and spirit, joints and marrow, and able to discern reflections and thoughts of the heart.   Heb_4:12-16 Let the words of … Continue reading

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01-17-19 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

January 17, 2019 (St. Anthony, Abbot) Jesus remained outside in deserted places, and people kept coming to him from everywhere. Mk_1:40-45 The Spirit of the Lord will draw them in, even when we may prefer solitude.  Jesus Himself prayed often, as … Continue reading

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01-11-19 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

January 11, 2019 Who indeed is the victor over the world but the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God? This is the one who came through water and Blood*, Jesus Christ, not by water alone, but … Continue reading

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01-09-19 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

January 9, 2019 God is love, and whoever remains in love remains in God and God in him.  In this is love brought to perfection among us, that we have confidence on the day of judgment because as he is, … Continue reading

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11-18-18 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

November 18, 2018 (33rd Sunday Ordinary Time, B) In those days, I Daniel, heard this word of the Lord: “At that time there shall arise Michael, the great prince, guardian of your people; it shall be a time unsurpassed in … Continue reading

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11-04-18 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

November 4, 2018 (31st Sunday Ordinary Time, B) Moses spoke to the people, saying:  “Hear, O Israel! The LORD is our God, the LORD alone! Therefore, you shall love the LORD, your God, with all your heart, and with all … Continue reading

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10-28-18 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

October 28, 2018 (30th Sunday Ordinary Time, B) After curing blind Bartimaeus, Jesus told him, “Go your way; your faith has saved you.”  Immediately he received his sight and followed him on the way.  Mk_10:46-52 Bartimaeus’ “way” turned out to … Continue reading

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10-21-18 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

October 21, 2018 (29th Sunday Ordinary Time, B) Jesus summoned (His disciples) and said to them, “You know that those who are recognized as rulers over the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones make their authority over … Continue reading

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10-14-18 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

October 14, 2018 (28th Sunday Ordinary Time, B) “I prayed, and prudence was given me; I pleaded, and the spirit of wisdom came to me.  I preferred her to scepter and throne, and deemed riches nothing in comparison with her … Continue reading

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09-30-18 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

September 30, 2018 (26th Sunday, Ordinary Time, B) After the disciples complained to Jesus about non-followers healing in His name, Jesus responded, whoever is not against us is for us.  Anyone who gives you a cup of water to drink … Continue reading

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