Sunday

13 Aug 2017

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

SUNDAY SUMMARY

1 Kings 19:9a, 11-13a  Elijah recognizes the true communication of God in a tiny whispering sound.

Psalm 85:9, 10, 11-12, 13-14 (8)  God proclaims peace. The signs of that peace are found in kindness, truth, justice.

Romans 9:1-5  Every advantage is given to the people of God: covenant, law, ritual, and leadership.

Matthew 14:22-33  Discipleship is simpler when it remains on dry land.

The inner word

The inner word

What’s in your heart?

God often speaks to us in quiet ways, like the whisper Elijah heard. When has God spoken to you in a whisper? Do you have quiet space and time in your life to hear a whisper?

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Exploring the word

Exploring the word

Waves of adversity

We find Jesus again where we encountered him last week—up a mountain, communing with God. This time he goes alone, sending his friends along ahead to the opposite shore. And, as usual, no sooner are his followers out on their own before they’re into trouble.

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In other words

In other words

The Sunday gospel in everyday English

As soon as the meal was finished, he insisted that the disciples get in the boat and go on ahead to the other side while he dismissed the people. With the crowd dispersed, he climbed the mountain so he could be by himself and pray. He stayed there alone, late into the night.

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Homily stories

Homily stories

All wet

Waterskiing is probably the closest anyone but Jesus is ever going to come to walking on water. That’s what crossed my mind the first time I tried it because it seemed nearly as difficult, and as thrilling.

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Prayers

Prayers

Penitential Act & Prayer of the Faithful

Saving Lord, truly you are the Son of God. Reach out to us your merciful hand.

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Quotes

Quotes

The church of Christ acknowledges that in God's plan of salvation the beginning of her faith and her election is to be found in the patriarchs, Moses, and the prophets.

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