In Other Words

21 Jun 2020

Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle A

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.

14 Jun 2020

Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi), Cycle A

The Sunday gospel in everyday English

“I am the Bread—living Bread!—who came down out of heaven. Anyone who eats this Bread will live—and forever! The Bread that I present to the world so that it can eat and live is myself, this flesh-and-blood self.”

7 Jun 2020

Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, Cycle A

The Sunday gospel in everyday English

“This is how much God loved the world: He gave his Son, his one and only Son. And this is why: so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life.

31 May 2020

Solemnity of Pentecost, Cycle A

The Sunday gospel in everyday English

Later on that day, the disciples had gathered together, but, fearful of the Jews, had locked all the doors in the house. Jesus entered, stood among them, and said, “Peace to you.” Then he showed them his hands and side.

24 May 2020

Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord, Cycle A

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.

17 May 2020

Sixth Sunday of Easter, Cycle A

The Sunday gospel in everyday English

“If you love me, show it by doing what I’ve told you. I will talk to the Father, and he’ll provide you another Friend so that you will always have someone with you. This Friend is the Spirit of Truth.

10 May 2020

Fifth Sunday of Easter, Cycle A

The Sunday gospel in everyday English

“Don’t let this throw you. You trust God, don’t you? Trust me. There is plenty of room for you in my Father’s home. If that weren’t so, would I have told you that I’m on my way to get a room ready for you?

3 May 2020

Fourth Sunday of Easter; Good Shepherd Sunday, Cycle A

The Sunday gospel in everyday English

“Let me set this before you as plainly as I can. If a person climbs over or through the fence of a sheep pen instead of going through the gate, you know he’s up to no good—a sheep rustler! The shepherd walks right up to the gate. The gatekeeper opens the gate to him and the sheep recognize his voice.

26 Apr 2020

Third Sunday of Easter, Cycle A

The Sunday gospel in everyday English

That same day two of them were walking to the village Emmaus, about seven miles out of Jerusalem. They were deep in conversation, going over all these things that had happened. In the middle of their talk and questions, Jesus came up and walked along with them. But they were not able to recognize who he was.

19 Apr 2020

Solemnity of the Second Sunday of Easter; Divine Mercy Sunday, Cycle A

The Sunday gospel in everyday English

Later on that day, the disciples had gathered together, but, fearful of the Jews, had locked all the doors in the house. Jesus entered, stood among them, and said, “Peace to you.” Then he showed them his hands and side.