Sunday

24 May 2020

Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord, Cycle A Click here for all content for this cycle Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord, Cycle A

SUNDAY SUMMARY

Acts of the Apostles 1:1-11  The disciples seek certainties, but divine mysteries are not to be scheduled or controlled.

Psalm 47:2-3, 6-7, 8-9  God rules over all to the sound of praise and gladness.

Ephesians 1:17-23  Jesus sits at God’s right hand with every power and dominion at his feet.

Matthew 28:16-20  Jesus may ascend, but he isn’t apart from his church, until the end of the age.

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The inner word

The inner word

What’s in your heart?

During the 40 days the resurrected Jesus spent with the disciples before his Ascension, Luke says, he spoke "about the kingdom of God."

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Exploring the word

Exploring the word

Catch some air

When athletes in racing, basketball, or other sports leave the ground even for a few seconds, they are said to “catch air.” Especially when it comes to basketball, most of those players have a higher perspective than the rest of us who are only walking around!

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In other words

In other words

The Sunday gospel in everyday English

Meanwhile, the 11 disciples were on their way to Galilee, headed for the mountain Jesus had set for their reunion. The moment they saw him they worshipped him. Some, though, held back, not sure about worship, about risking themselves totally.

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Homily stories

Homily stories

The Spirit moves us

A few months ago I started looking for a box of checks and ended up cleaning out my entire rolltop desk. It took me the better part of a day and I had a bag of trash and a collection of keepsake letters to show for my work.

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Prayers

Prayers

Penitential Act & Prayer of the Faithful

Our Lord Jesus Christ is seated at God's right hand and will come again. We turn to God and pray to be made worthy of this glorious promise.

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Quotes

Quotes

The mission of the Christian in the world is a mission for all, a mission of service, which excludes no one; it requires great generosity. . . . There is so much need for Christians who bear witness to the gospel with joy in everyday life.

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