Sunday

25 Jun 2017

Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle A Click here for all content for this cycle

SUNDAY SUMMARY

Jeremiah 20:10-13  Friends turn into enemies, as the prophet’s worldly fate is imperiled.

Psalm 69:8-10, 14, 17, 33-35 (14c)  The friend of the Lord is shamed and cast out but cannot be lost.

Romans 5:12-15  The sin of the world infects us all, but the gift of Christ is greater still.

Matthew 10:26-33  Those who can crush our souls are the only ones we must fear.

The inner word

The inner word

What’s in your heart?

"Put on your cloak and follow me,” the angel said to Saint Peter. Peter, the rock, was in chains—but freed! “I have competed well; I have finished the race; I have kept the faith”: inspirational words from Saint Paul.

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Exploring the word

Exploring the word

Our addiction to fear

“Fear no one,” Jesus says. Not long after, he nuances this command: Fear only the one who can destroy the soul along with the body. Soul killing may sound esoteric, but it’s pretty common nowadays. At times it feels like someone has murdered the soul of America while no one was looking.

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In other words

In other words

The Sunday gospel in everyday English

“Don’t be intimidated. Eventually everything is going to be out in the open, and everyone will know how things really are. So don’t hesitate to go public now.

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Homily stories

Homily stories

Don't fear the first step

My daughter has a difficult time with transitions. Chalk it up to Down syndrome, obsessive-compulsiveness, or just being a teenager. Whatever the reason, when it comes to doing something she doesn’t want to do—wake up in the morning, get on the bus, ask a teacher a question, give a speech—she freezes up and refuses to move. 

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Prayers

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

Quotes

The church is not a community of the perfect, but a community of sinners, obliged to recognize their need for God’s love, their need to be purified through the cross of Jesus Christ.

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