FEASTING ON THE WORD
"If you meditate on the Scriptures it will appear to you in its brilliant splendor." ―St. Pio of Pietrelcina
Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time ( B )
Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-8 | Psalm 15:2-3, 3-4, 4-5 | James 1:17-18, 21b-22, 27 | Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23
Simply following God's rules does not make you holy. As we pray with the Scriptures on this Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time, we are challenged to discover what it really means to live a holy life, what it really means to follow God's law, and through that law, to become holy.
Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time ( B )
Joshua 24:1-2a, 15-17, 18b | Psalm 34:2-3, 16-17, 18-19, 20-21 | Ephesians 5:21-32 or 5:2a, 25-32 | John 6:60-69
The readings for the Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time remind us to make a definite commitment to God, to be subordinate one another out of reverence for Christ and completely accept and believe Jesus' words of spirit and life.
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (ABC)
Revelation 11:19; 12:1-6.10 | Psalm 45:10-12,16 | 1 Corinthians 15:20-27 | Luke 1:39-56
Jesus was standing over the woman caught in adultery and challenged the crowd that “All right, but let the one who has never sinned throw the first stone!” Suddenly, a stone propelled into the air and hits the back of his head. Jesus turns and exclaims, “Mom, please mind your own business!”
Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time ( B )
1 Kings 19:4-8 | Psalm 34:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9 | Ephesians 4:30—5:2 | John 6:41-51
The Scriptures for the Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time point out that we are not alone in the struggles of life, caution us to choose kindness each and every day and assure us that through the Eucharist we begin to live eternal life now.
Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time ( B )
Exodus 16:2-4, 12-15 | Psalm 78:3-4, 23-24, 25, 54 | Ephesians 4:17, 20-24 | John 6:24-35
The readings for the 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time reminds us to celebrate and remember God's goodness, put on a new self, and seek Jesus for the right reasons.
Jeff Jacinto, PhD, DHum