Sunday

21 Jul 2019

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle C Click here for all content for this cycle Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle C

SUNDAY SUMMARY

Genesis 18:1-10a  Abraham shows hospitality to three strangers passing by.

Psalm 15:2-3, 3-4, 5  Justice is the key to living in the presence of God.

Colossians 1:24-28  What was once hidden is now brought to light in Christ.

Luke 10:38-42  Welcoming the Lord means attending to the word of life.

The inner word

The inner word

What’s in your heart?

A big part of my ministry is one of hospitality. How comfortable am I with being present to the people of my community? Is my style of preaching welcoming or off-putting?

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Exploring the word

Exploring the word

What’s cooking?

Contemplatives and actives: Can’t we all just get along? It’s not like a battlefield exists out there somewhere, with a line drawn in the sand between those who pray and those who serve. No serious Christian is against worship or thinks that practicing what one preaches is irrelevant.

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In other words

In other words

The Sunday gospel in everyday English

As they continued their travel, Jesus entered a village. A woman by the name of Martha welcomed him and made him feel quite at home. She had a sister, Mary, who sat before the Master, hanging on every word he said.

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Homily stories

Homily stories

Give yourself a moment

Just before my daughter Hannah graduated eighth grade, the school hosted a dance for students and parents. The graduates-to-be were honored for their unique achievements. Then they were gathered together for a group photo.

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Homily stories

Homily stories

Take a hike!

A few years ago, my wife and I added a new routine to our preparations for family parties that we host. It’s made a world of difference.

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Homily stories

Homily stories

I’ll be there in a minute

Though I readily empathize with Mary’s poor, beleaguered sister, Martha, I think we do the gospel a disservice when we pass her off as a fussbudget hostess whom Jesus gives a little set down. Martha’s anxiety goes much deeper than that.

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Prayers

Prayers

Penitential Act & Prayer of the Faithful

We present ourselves to God, in hope of God’s mercy and forgiveness.

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Quotes

Quotes

Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity. 

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