21 Apr 2024

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Acts of the Apostles 4:8-12  Jesus Christ, the crucified, is the one in whose name healing comes.

Psalm 118:1, 8-9, 21-23, 26, 28, 29  The cornerstone, once rejected, is now pivotal to the whole structure.

1 John 3:1-2  The children of God cannot be appreciated by those committed to worldly values.

John 10:11-18  There are two kinds of shepherds: One works for pay, and one serves in love.

More resources for the month available in Seasonal notes.

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Homilist’s overview of April

Liturgical themes and feasts

The Easter Season begins, a time to continue the celebration of new life and possibility in our world. We observe Divine Mercy Sunday (7), followed immediately by the relocated Solemnity of the Annunciation (8, shifted due to Holy Week). Good Shepherd Sunday (21) also shares the observance of the World Day of Prayer for Vocations.

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The inner word

What’s in your heart?

Scripture challenges leaders to make sacrifices for the sake of their people and reveal God's love in their actions.

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Featured Exploring the word

Who will lead?

With every election, citizens will face an important question together: Who should lead? It has a related, shadow question that gets asked more rarely: Who will follow?

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Homily stories

From rocky places, he rescues me

Today—the Fourth Sunday of Easter—is called “Good Shepherd Sunday.” It’s a good day to recount a modern parable of the Lost Sheep: the story of Fiona, the sheep who was spotted by a kayaker last October, stranded for two years at the bottom of a treacherous cliff in the Scottish Highlands.

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Homily stories


I remember how badly it stung. The kids in the neighborhood were choosing up sides for a pickup game of touch football, and I was odd man out. Rejected.

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Penitential Act & Prayer of the Faithful

As we prepare ourselves to celebrate the sacred mysteries, let us call to mind our sins.

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The sheep that will stray is the most obstreperous, troublesome one.

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Browse the library

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Take Five weekly

21 Apr 2024

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