SUNDAY’S GOSPEL—June 24, 2018 – Solemnity of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist

Author: Alice Camille ~ June 19, 2018
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Luke 1:57–66, 80 They were going to call him Zechariah after his father, but his mother said…, “No. He will be called John.” –Luke 1:59–60 What’s in a name? Often more than you think. Consider how your name, first and last, has been a help or hindrance to you. Have you changed or adapted your […]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL—July 1, 2018 – 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Author: Alice Camille ~ June 19, 2018
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Mark 5:21–43 “Why this commotion and weeping? The child is not dead but asleep.” –Mark 5:39 When we think resurrection, the Easter mystery is uppermost on the list. But there are also three stories of restored life in the Gospels. The most dramatic is that of Lazarus, who answers the call to come out of […]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL—June 17, 2018 – 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Author: Alice Camille ~ June 12, 2018
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Mark 4:26–34 “To what shall we compare the kingdom of God, or what parable can we use for it? It is like a mustard seed…” –Mark 4:30–31 Happy Father’s Day to all who’ve been protectors and providers for others. Every father knows that storytelling comes with the territory. Some stories we pass on to the […]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL— June 10, 2018 – 10th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Author: Alice Camille ~ June 5, 2018
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Mark 3:20–35 When his relatives heard of this they set out to seize him, for they said, “He is out of his mind.” –Mark 3:21 His own family thought he was crazy! That’s what the Gospel of Mark says. It was such a disturbing observation that Matthew and Luke, the two writers who often copy […]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL— June 3, 2018 – The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

Author: Alice Camille ~ May 29, 2018
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Mark 14:12–16, 22–26 Jesus took bread, said the blessing, broke it, gave it to them, and said, “Take it; this is my body.” –Mark 14:22 We think about rituals as static events. Yet in fact, most of them evolve to retain their relevance and freshness for ongoing generations. Take holiday rituals. The Thanksgiving table may […]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL—May 27, 2018 – The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

Author: Alice Camille ~ May 22, 2018
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Matthew 28:16–20 “All power in heaven and on earth has been given to me.” Among the most magnificent passages in the New Testament is the hymn in Paul’s Letter to the Philippians. Jesus Christ is described as one who surrenders equality with God in favor of sharing humanity with us. It’s an awe-inspiring exchange. Who […]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL—May 20, 2018 – Pentecost

Author: Alice Camille ~ May 14, 2018
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John 20:19–23 or John 15:26–27, 16:12–15 “When he comes, the Spirit of truth, he will guide you to all truth.” You’ve probably heard the story from the desert fathers about the monk who came to his superior for counsel in the holy way. The junior monk described how he kept the rule, prayed, fasted, and […]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL—May 13, 2018 – The Ascension of the Lord/7th Sunday of Easter

Author: David Dziena ~ May 13, 2018
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The Ascension of the Lord: Mark 16:15–20 7th Sunday of Easter: John 17:11b–19   In this Sunday’s Gospel for the Ascension of the Lord, Jesus tells his disciples, “Go into the whole world and proclaim the gospel to every creature.” In the Gospel for the 7th Sunday of Easter, we hear the words of Jesus’ […]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL—May 6, 2018 – 6th Sunday of Easter

Author: David Dziena ~ May 1, 2018
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  John 15:9–17 In this Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus tells his disciples, “As the Father loves me, so I also love you.” The Gospel is taken from a long talk Jesus had with his disciples at the Last Supper. He calls them to live on in his love and gives them a great commandment: “Love one […]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL—April 29, 2018 – 5th Sunday of Easter

Author: David Dziena ~ April 23, 2018
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John 15:1–8 In this Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus compares himself to a vine and his followers to the branches on that vine. Branches get their nourishment from the vine. From this Gospel, we understand that we are all one family and that we need and depend on one another. We the branches never want to be […]

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