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


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.

The inner word image

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.

Read More
Exploring the word image

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.

Read More
Homily stories image

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. 

Read More
Homily stories image

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.

Read More
Prayers image


Penitential Act & Prayer of the Faithful

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

Read More
Quotes image


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

Read More

© 2021 by TrueQuest Communications, LLC.; 312-356-9900; You may reprint any material from Prepare the Word in your bulletin or other parish communications you distribute free of charge with the following credit: Reprinted with permission from Prepare the Word ( ©2021 ),