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Scripture Reflection for June 16, 2024, Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary TimeJem Sullivan

Ez 17:22-24 Ps 92:2-3, 13-14, 15-16 2 Cor 5:6-10 Mk 4:26-34 To walk by faith, and not by sight, is one of the challenges and joys of the spiritual journey. This is the invitation extended to all ...

Scripture Reflection for June 2, 2024, Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ Jem Sullivan

Ex 24:3-8 Ps 116:12-13, 15-16, 17-18 Heb 9:11-15 Mk 14:12-16, 22-26 "Be what you see, become what you receive!" With these words, the saintly bishop Augustine urged his flock to deepen their understanding ...

Scripture Reflection for May 19, 2024, Pentecost SundayJem Sullivan

Acts 2:1-11 Ps 104:1, 24, 29-30, 31, 34 1 Cor 12:3b-7, 12-13 or Gal 5:16-25 Jn 20:19-23 or Jn 15:26-27; 16:12-15 When St. John Paul II was elected to the papacy in 1978, among his first words to ...

Scripture Reflection for May 5, 2024, Sixth Sunday of Easter Jem Sullivan

Acts 10:25-26, 34-35, 44-48 Ps 98:1, 2-3, 3-4 1 Jn 4:7-10 Jn 15:9-17 In a digital culture dominated by social media and technological means of communication, the idea of friendship can often be ...

Scripture Reflection for April 21, 2024, Fourth Sunday of EasterJem Sullivan

Acts 4:8-12 Ps 118:1, 8-9, 21-23, 26, 28, 29 1 Jn 3:1-2 Jn 10:11-18 Throughout 2,000 years of Christian history, artistic expressions of faith can always be found. From the rustic art of the ...

Scripture Reflection for April 7, Second Sunday of Easter Jem Sullivan

Acts 4:32-35 Ps 118:2-4, 13-15, 22-24 1 Jn 5:1-6 Jn 20:19-31 Fear is a powerful human emotion that shapes our actions and words. A young man named Karol Wojtyla personally experienced the gripping ...

Scripture Reflection for March 24, Palm Sunday of the Lord's PassionJem Sullivan

Is 50:4-7 Ps 22:8-9, 17-18, 19-20, 23-24 Phil 2:6-11 Mk 14:1-15:47 The sacred events of Holy Week beg the question: Why did Jesus, the Son of God, have to suffer a cruel, unjust death on a cross? ...

Scripture Reflection for March 10, Fourth Sunday of Lent Jem Sullivan

2 Chr 36:14-16, 19-23 Ps 137:1-2, 3, 4-5, 6 Eph 2:4-10 Jn 3:14-21 Need a summary of the Christian faith? This Sunday's Gospel offers one. "For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so ...

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