9 Jun 2024

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


Genesis 3:9-15  Something’s gone very wrong in the primary relationship between God and us.

Psalm 130:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8  We commit bountiful transgressions; God responds with plentiful redemption.

2 Corinthians 4:13—5:1  What we see may appear bleak, yet we trust in the unseen and eternal.

Mark 3:20-35  Strangers and family alike pronounce bitter judgment on the works of Jesus.

More resources for the month available in Seasonal notes.

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Homilist’s overview of June

Liturgical themes and feasts

In a month when school-age children look forward to closing their books for some well-needed summer fun, we adults might consider opening the books . . . of Kings, that is. Our weekday liturgies will largely pursue a continuous reading about biblical kings who managed their leadership well or badly. Lessons about how to lead—and which prophets to heed—are vital in every age.

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The inner word

What’s in your heart?

A psychologist explained something fascinating about shame: No one can put it inside us without our consent. Shame doesn’t enter from the outside but responds from the inside.

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Featured Exploring the word

Trouble in Paradise

I promise if you expose yourself to the news today, you’ll learn the same thing Genesis warns about. There’s trouble in Paradise. Things aren’t as they should be, and someone (or lots of someones) will pay a bitter price for this.

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Homily stories

A most dangerous game

Jesus is often perturbed by his detractors’ illogic. They say Jesus drives out demons by the power of Satan. But, Jesus asks in disgust: “How can Satan drive out Satan?”

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Homily stories

Rebel with a cause

Many of my friends are starting to go through their children’s difficult teen years. In the eyes of their kids, they can’t do anything right, while the kids themselves are doing a whole lot wrong.

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Penitential Act & Prayer of the Faithful

As we prepare to celebrate the mystery of Christ’s love, let us acknowledge our failures and fears and ask the Lord for forgiveness and strength.

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Great love can change small things into great ones, and it is only love which lends value to our actions.

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Browse the library

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Take Five weekly

09 Jun 2024

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