Sunday

27 Jun 2021

Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle B Click here for all content for this cycle Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle B

SUNDAY SUMMARY

Wisdom 1:13-15; 2:23-24  God did not make death. That was a product of the choice for evil things.

Psalm 30:2, 4, 5-6, 11, 12, 13  God will not let our enemies, not even the netherworld, claim victory over us.

2 Corinthians 8:7, 9, 13-15  When we are generous, we imitate Jesus, who became poor for our sake.

Mark 5:21-43  Jesus restores the dead to life and brings the sick back into the life of the community.

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The inner word

What’s in your heart?

Jesus goes beyond the customs and religious sensibilities of his people. He reacts favorably to a forbidden touch and challenges death to give back a life.

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Exploring the word

God did not make death

Years back, one unforgettable day I sat and watched my father as he died. There’s not much we can do for the people we love in this hour but pray and be present. I had recited all the mysteries of the Rosary, all the mysteries of life and love and suffering, during the weeks before his death. But after he was gone, I sat with his body and prayed only the glorious mysteries. In the end, we believe, all that’s left for the faithful is glory.

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Homily stories

Close encounters of the sacred kind

My mother liked to tell this story, a true one: My younger sister, Jane, was finishing her senior year at a nearby academic institution. She had been sick for a few days, nauseous and in pain, and no medical treatment seemed to help. 

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Homily stories

Out of abundance

Scott Neeson was living the abundant life. Born in Scotland, he came to Los Angeles in 1993 and became a successful Sony Pictures movie executive. Then, in 2009, while on an backpacking trip to Asia, he stopped in Phnom Penh.

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Prayers

Penitential Act & Prayer of the Faithful

With faith and trust, we ask for forgiveness from our merciful God.

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Quotes

We always find that those who walked closest to Christ were those who had to bear the greatest trials.

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