Sunday

9 May 2021

Sixth Sunday of Easter, Cycle B Click here for all content for this cycle Sixth Sunday of Easter, Cycle B

SUNDAY SUMMARY

Acts of the Apostles 10:25-26, 34-35, 44-48  The Holy Spirit comes to Cornelius and his household.

Psalm 98:1, 2-3, 3-4  The wondrous deeds of the Lord are worth singing about.

1 John 4:7-10  Love is the reason, and love is the answer.

John 15:9-17  We are the friends of Jesus, which makes our joy complete.

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The inner word

What’s in your heart?

What “houses of Cornelius” have you had to enter? When have you had to cross a religious or social boundary to bring God to people? When, like Peter, has your idea of what’s possible for God been broadened?

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Exploring the word

The joy that is complete

I had a friend who used to whistle all the time. You always knew he was coming long before you saw him because of the trilling sound that preceded him in the street or on the stair. Thank heavens he was good at it; otherwise, the effect may have been less than appealing.

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Homily stories

Create community online

I’m grateful the pandemic didn’t happen 10 years ago—before the ability to meet virtually was widespread. While I had already been working remotely for many years, it made staying in touch with loved ones easier—and for the first time, I created new relationships solely online.

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Homily stories

Public enemies

When I was a kid my brother Pat and I used to get in arguments with the neighbor kids. We went to Catholic school and they went to public school, and often the rhetoric devolved into snide comments about Catholics vs. “publics.”

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Homily stories

No greater love

Fred D’Amico, 61, had kidney disease and needed a transplant. When a donor kidney became available, he got to a New York hospital for the operation only to run into his friend, 58-year-old Izya Dukorsky, who also had kidney disease and required a transplant.

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Prayers

Penitential Act & Prayer of the Faithful

In prayer we ask for the grace to obey God’s command to love, and for mercy when we do not.

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Quotes

Who except God can give you peace? Has the world ever been able to satisfy the heart?

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