5 Jul 2020

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle A Click here for all content for this cycle Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle A


Zechariah 9:9-10  The territory of the just king stretches from sea to sea.

Psalm 145:1-2, 8-9, 10-11, 13-14  Our God’s name is to be blessed forever.

Romans 8:9, 11-13  We do not belong to the world that is passing, but to the world without end.

Matthew 11:25-30  Those who labor and are burdened find rest in Christ.

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Homilist’s overview of July

Liturgical themes and feasts

July is laden with witnesses to emulate. Every other day is a saintly memorial, including four American figures who rose above great adversities: Blessed Charlie Rodríguez Santiago (13), Kateri Tekakwitha (14), Blessed Stanley Rother (28), and Blessed Solanus Casey (30).

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The inner word

What’s in your heart?

Are you getting enough rest in your life?

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Exploring the word

Burdens galore

Look out over the average assembly and what do you see? For one thing, you see that there is no average assembly.

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In other words

The Sunday gospel in everyday English

Abruptly Jesus broke into prayer: “Thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth. You’ve concealed your ways from sophisticates and know-it-alls, but spelled them out clearly to ordinary people. Yes, Father, that’s the way you like to work.”

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Homily stories

The burden of freedom

In the rectory parlor, with his head buried in his hands, he poured out his story in Spanish that needed to be translated for me to understand.

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Homily stories

Lesson learned

A troubled boy was brought into a childcare facility, and from the time he hit the front door of his new dorm he disrupted everything. He was loud and abusive, and he refused any help and defied all instructions.

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Penitential Act & Prayer of the Faithful

Merciful God, we turn to you in the hope that we may better praise, bless, and give you thanks.

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Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.

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