23 Jun 2024

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Job 38:1, 8-11  God alone has the power to control the waters of chaos.

Psalm 107:23-24, 25-26, 28-29, 30-31  Sailors put their trust in God who calms the sea and brings them home safely.

2 Corinthians 5:14-17  The old things have passed away, and we are a new creation in Christ.

Mark 4:35-41  In the midst of a violent squall, Jesus stills the sea with his command.

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?

God in Jesus calms even what seems like the most unconquerable disturbances, like storms at sea.

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Featured Exploring the word

Water, water, everywhere

Interesting things happen when Jesus gets near water. It may turn into wine as it did at Cana, though that was atypical. A voice from heaven could make declarations of his favored status, as occurred near the Jordan. Healings might take place, as at the pools of Bethesda, or disciples could be made, as in Galilee.

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Homily stories

Sticking it to me

Recovering after serious surgery, I found myself attached to multiple machines and lines distributing and infusing my body. 0ne by one these connections would be removed. But I remained fearful.

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Homily stories

Give yourself a time out

My daughter was having a meltdown in the middle of the lobby of the Playboy Building, which, oddly enough, houses her pediatrician’s office. She did not want to leave, but she didn’t want to stay.

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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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Do not look forward to the trials and crosses of this life and fear. Rather, look to them with full confidence that, as they arise, God, to whom you belong, will deliver you from them.

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Browse the library

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Take Five weekly

23 Jun 2024

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