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The Word This Week

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)

The word this week

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

The word this week

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

Our pride demands instant perfection. But holiness is grown from a patient trust in God’s presence

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Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time: Ez 17:22-24; Ps 92; 2 Cor 5:6-10; Mk 4:26-34

We long to be embraced by God and yet our instincts seem to mock this possibility

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Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity: Deut 4:32-34 & 39-40; Ps 33; Rm 8:14-17; Mt 28:16-20

Suddenly, timid men moved the hearts of all who heard them speak

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Solemnity of Pentecost: Acts 2:1-11; 1 Cor 12:3-7 & 12-13; Jn 20:19-23

The Ascension makes us part of Christ’s living body

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The Ascension of the Lord: Acts 1:1-11; Eph 1:17-23; Mk 16:15-20

Ultimately, there is only one thing we need to know for salvation

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Sixth Sunday of Easter: Acts 10:25-26, 34-35, 44-48; Ps 98; 1 Jn 4:7-10; Jn 15:9-17

Christ had himself become the True Vine: no longer would God’s kingdom depend on the fruitless frailty of its members

The word this week

Fifth Sunday of Easter: Acts 9: 26-31; 1 John 3: 18-24; John 15: 1-8y