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The Word This Week

We must cling to Christ’s optimism, refusing to surrender to the discouragement that can so easily cloud our hopes

The word this week

Fourteenth Sunday of the Year, Is 66:10-14C; Ps 66; Gal 6:14-18; Lk 10:1-12, 17-20 (Year C)

Peter and Paul are united in surrendering themselves unconditionally to the Lord

The word this week

A commentary on this Sunday’s readings

Christ himself, in his death and Resurrection, is the living fountain of grace promised for our salvation.

The word this week

Twelfth Sunday of the Year, Zec 12:10-11; 13:1; Ps 63; Gal 3:26-29; Lk 9:18-24 (Year C)

Divine forgiveness, humbly petitioned in faith, makes us one with Christ

The word this week

Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, 2 Sm 12:7-10, 13; Ps 32; Gal 2:16, 19-21; Lk 7:36—8:3 (Year C)

Let us turn to Christ in faith, confident that he summons his people to new life

The word this week

Tenth Sunday of the Year, 1 Kgs 17:17-24; Ps 30; Lk 7:11-17 (Year C)

Jesus, in his death and Resurrection, became the perfect priest

The word this week

The Body and Blood of the Lord, Gn 14:18-20; Ps 110; 1 Cor 11:23-26; Lk 9:11B-17 (Year C)

The faith that we share is rooted in the faith revealed in the Old Testament

The word this week

The Most Holy Trinity, Proverbs 8:22-31; Romans 5:1-5; John 16:12-15 (Year C)

The gift of the Holy Spirit is the living heart of faith

The word this week

Pentecost Sunday, Acts 2: 1-11; 1 Corinthians 12: 3-7 & 12-13; John 20: 19-23

Ascension marks the start of a new, more glorious phase of Christ’s presence with the Church

The word this week

The Ascension of the Lord: Acts 1: 1-11; Ephesians 1: 17-23; Luke 24: 46-53 (Year C)

Disputes will inevitably arise in the modern Church. Our differences will never destroy us if we share a humility.

The word this week

Sixth Sunday of Easter, Acts 15:1-2, 22-29; Ps 67; Rev 21:10-14, 22-23; Jn 14:23-29 (Year C)