Weekly Prayers of the Faithful

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, August 1, 2021

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, August 1, 2021 As we encounter the Bread of Life in this Eucharistic celebration, we offer our prayers for the Church, the world, and our own needs. That Pope Francis may lead the Church through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit and not be deterred in his mission by those… Continue reading Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, August 1, 2021

Reflections

EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (2021)

EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (2021) Readings:Exodus 16:2-4, 12-15 Psalms 78:3-4, 23-25, 54 Ephesians 4:17, 20-24 John 6:24-35 Over the last few week’s worth of gospel readings we see crowds that are remarkably persistent, even robbing Jesus and His disciples of the quiet time they so desperately sought and needed. Today those same crowds, buoyed… Continue reading EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (2021)

Letters

BUSE IS ABUSE, WHETHER SEXUAL OR CLERICAL. NO ONE SHOULD HAVE TO WAIT THIS LONG!

"Why? Why? Why did you let it go on for so long?" the cleric asks.It wasn’t a terribly bold question to ask, and yet we were told that some 70+ clerics were “frozen in silence,” as they listened to one of their confreres ask the newly appointed administrator of the Diocese of Avignon in France:… Continue reading BUSE IS ABUSE, WHETHER SEXUAL OR CLERICAL. NO ONE SHOULD HAVE TO WAIT THIS LONG!

Reflections

SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME 2021

Readings:2 Kings 4:42-44Psalms 145:10-11, 15-18Ephesians 4:1-6John 6:1-15 The large crowds in last week’s and today’s gospels were not following Jesus because they were hungry. You will recall that in our lectio continuum from Mark a similar “vast crowd” followed Jesus across the lake, arriving at the place of retreat even before Jesus arrives. They were… Continue reading SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME 2021

Reflections

SIXTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (2021)

Readings:Jeremiah 23:1-16Psalms 23:1-6Ephesians 2:13-18Mark 6:30-34 Jeremiah says something in the First Reading that is all too familiar for those who have been playing close attention over the last nearly five years. Indeed, the story is as old as humankind, and since sin entered the world, and since all people share in that first sin of Adam… Continue reading SIXTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (2021)

Reflections

FIFTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (2021)

Readings:Amos 7:12-15Psalms 85:9-14Ephesians 1:3-14Mark 6:7-13The readings for this Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time link the First Testament’s prophetic tradition with Jesus’ ministry and with His active choosing of disciples, the “Twelve,” to be sent out on missionary work. Jesus speaks to the Twelve just as Moses spoke to the Israelites preparing for their departure from… Continue reading FIFTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (2021)

Weekly Prayers of the Faithful

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, July 4, 2021

We observe the presence and actions of the Lord in our lives and offer our prayers with hope that he will provide for all our needs.  That Pope Francis may be persistent in proclaiming the message of the Gospel, even as he is subjected to the same rejections and offenses that Ezekiel and Jesus endured. … Continue reading Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, July 4, 2021