Sunday

17 Jun 2018

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

SUNDAY SUMMARY

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.

The inner word

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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Exploring the word

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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In other words

In other words

The Sunday gospel in everyday English

Then Jesus said, “God’s kingdom is like seed thrown on a field by a man who then goes to bed and forgets about it. The seed sprouts and grows—he has no idea how it happens. The earth does it all without his help: first a green stem of grass, then a bud, then the ripened grain. When the grain is fully formed, he reaps—harvest time!

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Homily stories

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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Prayers

Prayers

Penitential Act & Prayer of the Faithful

We pray to our kind and gracious God who offers us mercy.

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Quotes

Quotes

Food for our soul not only feeds us now but also opens up new possibilities that we might not have even considered.

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