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“Hear the Word!” by Bill Ayres: Third Sunday of Advent

A reading from the Book of the prophet Isaiah (Chapter 35:1-6a, 10)   This Sunday is called Gaudete Sunday, a day of rejoicing because of the great promise that we hear from Isaiah. The prophet addressed this message to the Jewish people in a time of terrible crisis: exile from their homeland, the ...
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“Hear the Word!” by Bill Ayres: Second Sunday of Advent

A reading from the Book of the prophet Isaiah (Chapter 11:1-10)   The prophets of Israel preached several massages, some hopeful and some judgmental, but all to awaken the people of Israel during hard times and give them courage. Here, Isaiah talks about a new leader, a future king. “The spirit of the ...
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“Hear the Word!” by Bill Ayres: First Sunday of Advent

A reading from the Book of the prophet Isaiah (Chapter Chapter 2:1-5)   “In days to come the mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established as the highest mountain and raised above the hills….For from Zion shall go forth instruction and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. He shall judge ...
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Prayer: For Courage to Serve

God of our hopes and our dreams, you have planted the hunger for glad tidings within us. Make your joy more complete as we participate in proclaiming this Good News; the blind will see the prisoner will be released. Give us the courage to reach out to the incarcerated and bring into reality this promise of freedom. Help ...
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Hear the Word! by Bill Ayres: Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time

A reading from the Book of the Prophet Isaiah (Chapter 53:10-11)   “Because of his affliction he shall see the light in fullness of days: through his suffering, my servant shall justify many, and their guilt they shall bear.” The suffering servant here is not any one person but rather all of ...
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Hear the Word! by Bill Ayres: The Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

A reading from the Book of the Prophet Isaiah (Chapter 50:5-9a)   Here are three powerful sentences from this reading: “The Lord God opens my ear that I may hear; and I have not rebelled, have not turned back.” “The Lord is my help, therefore I am not disgraced.” “See, the Lord ...
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