Sunday's Readings

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...

Glory

It’s hard to talk about God. We live in a world where words are slippery and promises contingent.

Reconstruction

Day of PentecostActs 2:1-21 or Ezek. 37:1-14Ps. 104:25-35,37Rom. 8:22-27 or Acts 2:1-21John 15:26,26; 16:4b-15On this sacred day, the breath of the Lord, coming as violent wind, flickering tongues of fire, nati... Read more...