Be Nice and Be Bold

Pentecost 15First reading: Prov. 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23; Ps. 125 Alternate: Isa. 35:4-7a; Ps. 146 • James 2:1-10, (11-13), 14-17 • Mark 7:24-37We do not need a religious reason for every good deed, nor a divine pro... Read more...

Learning Love

Pentecost 14First reading: Song 2:8-13; Ps. 45:1-2, 7-10 Alternate: Deut. 4:1-2, 6-9; Ps. 15 • James 1:17-27 • Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23When faith starts, it may start in apparent folly; it may start as unbridle... Read more...

Denouement

Pentecost 13First reading: 1 Kings 8:(1, 6, 10-11) 22-30, 41-43; Ps. 84 Alternate: Josh. 24:1-2a, 14-18; Ps. 34:15-22 • Eph. 6:10-20 • John 6:56-69“Evil people make use of all the good creations of God,” St. Au... Read more...

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...