Sunday

26 Jun 2022

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

SUNDAY SUMMARY

1 Kings 19:16b, 19-21  The formidable Elijah calls young Elisha to succeed him as prophet.

Psalm 16:1-2, 5, 7-8, 9-10, 11  With God as our inheritance, what more do we need?

Galatians 5:1, 13-18  Living in freedom does not mean living without discernment.

Luke 9:51-62  Many would-be disciples speak brave words but cannot embrace the call.

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The inner word

What’s in your heart?

How have you been called in your life? Who have been your “Elijahs”?

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Exploring the word

Call and response

Called by God. The idea used to make us shiver back in parochial school. As children, we imagined that only rare and special people got that call.

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Homily stories

Calling down fire

Aren’t we quick to want to call down fire on our enemies? It kind of goes with the territory of human existence. If we can identify the bad guys—”them”—then we can claim the identity of the good guys—”us.”

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Homily stories

Cancel all prior engagements

Years ago, Ed, a friend of mine, proposed to a young woman he’d been dating for several months. The woman was thrilled, and when he was with her, Ed was caught up in the excitement as well. But when he was out on his own or with his friends, he found himself flirting and daydreaming about others.

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Homily stories

Won't you be my neighbor?

Living in a city with a lot of violent crime, like Chicago—or anywhere in this dangerous world—can harden a person. When you encounter trouble, or even sense it, you have to look out for yourself and get out of the way.

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Prayers

Penitential Act & Prayer of the Faithful

Brothers and sisters, let us acknowledge our sins, and so prepare ourselves to celebrate the sacred mysteries.

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Quotes

The vocation of every man and woman is to serve other people.

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