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“Hear the Word!” by Bill Ayres: Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

A reading from the book of Genesis (Chapter 18:1-10a)   “The Lord appeared to Abraham by the terebinth of Mamre. … Looking up, Abraham saw three men standing nearby.” So, God appeared to Abraham, but not as one person but rather as three. It is hard to know who these men were except ...
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“Hear the Word!” by Bill Ayres: The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

A reading from the Book of Genesis (Chapter 14:18-20)   Abraham was the father of the Jewish people. Melchizedek is a shadowy character from the Book of Genesis who is mentioned only one more time in the Hebrew Scriptures—in Psalm 110. “You are a priest forever, in the line of Melchizedek.” In this ...
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“Hear the Word!” by Bill Ayres: Second Sunday of Lent

A reading from the Book of Genesis (Chapter 15:5-12, 17-18)   This is the story of God making a covenant with Abram who from then on was known as Abraham. He had a new identity and a new role as the leader of his people. All of this came about through the ...
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Hear the Word! by Bill Ayres: Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

A reading from the Book of Genesis (Chapter 2:18-24)   This is the ancient story in which God creates woman from the rib of the man. It is a parable with a powerful message but one that has been used for centuries to defend the primacy of men over women on the premise ...
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Hear the Word! by Bill Ayres: Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

A reading from the Book of Genesis (Chapter 3:9-15)   Ancient cultures told stories to explain the most important realities of their world. This is such a story, one that ancient Jewish people developed to explain the existence of evil, the separation of the sexes, the dominance of the male, the inferior and ...
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Feast of Pentecost – Our Gifts

“‘I have much more to tell you, but you cannot bear it now. But when he comes, the Spirit of truth, he will guide you to all truth. He will not speak on his own, but he will speak what he hears, and will declare to you the things that ...
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