Sunday's Readings

What the Heart Craves

Pentecost 11First reading:  2 Sam. 18:5-9, 15, 31-33; Ps. 130Alternate: 1 Kings 19:4-8; Psalm 34:1-8Eph. 4:25-5:2 • John 6:35, 41-51“I am the bread of life,” Jesus tells the grumbling crowd. It’s an immens... Read more...

Bloody Redemption

Pentecost 5First reading: 2 Sam. 1:1, 17-27; Ps. 130Alternate: Wis. 1:13-15, 2:23-24or Lam. 3:21-33; Ps. 302 Cor. 8:7-15 • Mark 5:21-43Blood. For twelve years it had been blood, day after day, without any ... Read more...

Tree of Life

Pentecost 3First reading: 1 Sam. 15:34-16:13; Ps. 20Alternate: Ez. 17:22-24; Ps. 92:1-4, 11-142 Cor. 5:6-10, (11-13), 14-17 • Mark 4:26-34In his parables of the kingdom, Jesus speaks with striking audacity. In ... Read more...

Protoevangelium

Pentecost 2First reading: 1 Sam. 8:4-11, (12-15), 16-20, (11:14-15); Ps. 138Alternate: Gen. 3:8-15; Ps. 1302 Cor. 4:13-5:1 • Mark 3:20-35The Fathers called it the Protoevangelium, the first whisper of the Gospe... Read more...