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Commitments are easily made, but not so easily kept

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Twenty-first Sunday of the Year: Joshua 24: 1-2 & 15-18; Ephesians 5: 21-32; John 6: 60-69

A banquet in which we share the love that has united Father and Son for all eternity

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Twentieth Sunday of the Year: Proverbs 9: 1-6; Ephesians 5: 15-20; John 6: 51-58

The Lord awakens our faith in our darkest moments

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Nineteenth Sunday of the Year : 1 Kgs 19:4-8; Ps 34; Eph 4:3 –5:2; Jn 6:41-51

How easily possession turns to disappointment simply because there is something better

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Eighteenth Sunday of the Year
Ex 16:2-4, 12-15; Ps 78; Eph 4:17, 20-24; Jn 6:24-35

As we hunger for food, so we hunger for the love and understanding

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Seventeenth Sunday of the Year 2 Kgs 4:42-44; Ps 145; Eph 4:1-6; Jn 6:1-15

Let us allow Christ to be the peace that heals divisions

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Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time : Jer 23:1-6; Ps 23; Eph 2:13-18; Mk 6:30-34

We cannot take Christ to the world unless we have entered his presence in prayer

Jesus and the Apostles are depicted in a mural in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington (CNS)

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Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Amos 7:12-15; Ps 85; Eph 1:3-1, or 1:3-10; Mk 6:7-13

We must try to heed the unwelcome voices that confront us with the truth

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Fourteenth Sunday of the Year: Ez 2:2-5; Ps 123; 2 Cor 12:7-10; Mk 6:1-6

The relentless march of our own mortality is the greatest threat to faith

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Thirteenth Sunday of the Year: 2 Kgs 17:5-8, 13-15a, 18; Ps 60; 2 Cor 8:7, 9, 13-15; Mk 5:21-43

What matters is not what we want out of life

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The Birth of John the Baptist: Is 49:1-6; Ps 139; Acts 13:22-26; Lk 1:57-66 & 80