16 Jun 2024

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Ezekiel 17:22-24  In a vision of the prophet the remnant of Israel is promised a return to Zion.

Psalm 92:2-3, 13-14, 15-16  Those who are planted firmly in the Lord will flourish and bear fruit.

2 Corinthians 5:6-10  While mortal life is not the point of life in Christ, it is the medium of the gospel message.

Mark 4:26-34  Jesus describes life in the reign of God: purposeful, hidden, vibrant, fruitful.

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?

The readings this week show that what is small, hard to see, and even invisible can have vast importance. Whether it’s the tender shoot of the cedar tree or the tiny seed of the mustard plant, what seems slight now will become something mighty.

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Featured Exploring the word

The seed that wants to be a tree

There may be two main ways to get religion wrong. One is to presume it has nothing to do with the material world. So forget political and social realities, pray harder, and concentrate on the spiritual life because it’s the only forum that counts.

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Homily stories

How God grows on us

How we delight in our garden’s first fruits: the succulent strawberries of a well-tended patch, beans that curl their way up a tripod trellis. It’s the same with grateful farmers who gaze on rows of leafy green—relieved their corn will again be “knee high by the Fourth of July.”

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Homily stories

A father’s simple sermon

I distinctly recall the day when my faith took firm root. I was 7 years old and my sisters and I had just been summoned by my dad to join him around the kitchen table while my mom fixed him dinner.

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Penitential Act & Prayer of the Faithful

Coming together as God’s family, let us ask the Father’s forgiveness, confident of his gentleness and compassion.

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The world is charged with the grandeur of God.

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Browse the library

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Take Five weekly

16 Jun 2024

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