The BreadCast: Episodes

(Is.65:17-21;   Ps.30:2,4-6,11-13;   Jn.4:43-54)
“You changed my mourning into dancing.”
Here in the midst of Lent we find the purpose of all our suffering, the hope to which we all are called.  “At nightfall, weeping enters in, but with the dawn, ...
(1Sm.16:1b,6-7,10-13a;   Ps.23:1-6;   Eph.5:8-14;   Jn.9:1-41)
“I am the light of the world.”
And by that light alone we see.  By this light which comes from God we who were born blind, who were born into sin, have our eyes opened.  And ...
(Hos.6:1-6;   Ps.51:3-4,18-21,Hos.6:6;   Lk.18:9-14)
“As certain as the dawn is His coming,
and His judgment shines forth like the light of day!”
It is night.  There is darkness.  In this world of sin we are afflicted on account of our guilt, for ...
(Hos.14:2-10;   Ps.81:6-11,14,17;   Mk.12:28-34)
“Hear, O Israel!  The Lord our God is Lord alone!”
“There is no other than He,” and so what should we do but “love the Lord [our] God with all [our] heart, with all [our] soul, with all ...
(Jer.7:23-28;   Ps.95:1-2,6-9;   Lk.11:14-23)
“They walked in the hardness of their evil hearts
and turned their backs, not their faces, to me.”
The Lord calls His people to “listen to [His] voice,” to “walk in all [His] ways,” that ...
(Dt.4:1,5-9;   Ps.147:12-13,15-16,19-20;   Mt.5:17-19)
“What great nation has statutes and decrees
that are as just as this whole law?”
“He has proclaimed His word to Jacob, His statutes and ordinances to Israel.”  The Lord in His grace “sends ...
O chosen one of the Lord,
how well you answered His call,
giving yourself entirely
to the angel’s word
and so conceiving in your womb
the salvation of the world –
pray, O Spouse of the Holy Spirit,
that His voice might inspire in us
your same commitment to the Word of God
and its working ...
(Is.7:10-14,8:10;   Ps.40:7-11;   Heb.10:4-10;   Lk.1:26-38)
“Behold, I come to do your will.”
Today we celebrate the fact that the Word became flesh, that God became man through Mary and dwells among us to take away our sins.  In this is fulfilled ...
(2Kgs.5:1-15;   Ps.42:2-3,43:3-4;   Lk.4:24-30)
“There is no God in all the earth, except in Israel.”
“There is a prophet in Israel,” brothers and sisters, and this prophet is God.  Jesus Christ has come, salvation from the Jews.  Do ...
O missionary shepherd
whose love for the truth
was a love for Christ
and a desire for your flock
to know Him
and the way to glorify God,
you who gave yourself
for the Truth that is Christ
and for His Church on earth,
through whom He teaches all men
and brings them into His fold –
may we, too, lay ...
(Ex.17:3-7;   Ps.95:1-2,6-9;   Rom.5:1-2,5-8;   Jn.4:5-42)
“Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again;
but whoever drinks the water I shall give will never thirst.”
What is this “spring of water welling up to eternal life” ...
(Mic.7:14-15,18-20;   Ps.103:1-4,8-12;   Lk.15:1-3,11-32)
“While he was still a long way off,
his father caught sight of him and was deeply moved.”
“He ran out to meet him, threw his arms around his neck, and kissed him.”  Amen.  Such ...
(Gn.37:3-4,12-13,17-28;   Ps.105:5,16-21;   Mt.21:33-43,45-46)
“They sold Joseph to the Ishmaelites for twenty pieces of silver.”
“The stone which the builders rejected has become the keystone of the structure.”  Hear what Scripture says.  As he who ...
(Jer.17:5-10;   Ps.1:1-4,6,40:5;   Lk.16:19-31)
“He is like a tree planted beside the waters,
that stretches out its roots to the stream.”
“Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose hope is the Lord.”  For he shall be like the tree ...
O righteous man called by God
to be foster-father of His only Son
and protector of His Mother,
you who were obedient to the Spirit,
who took Jesus by the hand
and led Him from the temple
in Jerusalem
to the home in Nazareth
where Mary made a place for Him –
pray that we shall be built
into the ...
(2Sm.7:4-5,12-14a,16;   Ps.89:2-5,27,29,37;   Rom.4:13,16-18,22;
Mt.1:16,18-21,24a  or  Lk.2:41-51a) 
“I will be a father to him,
and he shall be my son.”
It is through Joseph that Jesus is a son of David and so fulfills the promise to the king made by God: ...
O steadfast teacher of the faith
whom exile could not keep
from proclaiming the truths
of Scripture and the Church,
whose pastoral zeal
called souls
to the blessed chamber
of our divine Lord Jesus Christ
that we might unite with Him
who united Himself with us
to draw us unto Heaven –
pray that ...
(Is.1:10,16-20;   Ps.50:8-9,16-17,21,23;   Mt.23:1-12)
“To him that goes the right way
I will show the salvation of God.”
“Put away your misdeeds from before my eyes; cease doing evil; learn to do good.”  For it is only following in the way ...
O great apostle to the nations
who gave up your birthright of freedom
for the benefit of others,
who went forth in faith,
Christ ever above you and before you
and all around to protect you
who were brought through trial
to do His will
in bringing God to unbelievers,
you who never doubted –
pray ...
(Dn.9:4-10;   Ps.79:8-9,11,13,103:10;   Lk.6:36-38)
“Deliver us and pardon our sins for your name’s sake.”
It is a cry for forgiveness our psalmist makes to our compassionate God.  “Remember not against us the iniquities of the past,” he begs, seeking ...
Please wait...