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“Hear the Word!” by Bill Ayres: Sixth Sunday of Easter

A reading from the Acts of the Apostles (Chapter 15:1-2, 22-29)   One of the first great controversies in the early Church was about whether Gentiles needed to be circumcised. This issue arose in Antioch because, as Luke writes, “Some who had come down from Judea were instructing the brothers, ‘Unless you are ...
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A Prayer on the Third Sunday of Easter

Generous God, thank you for the home I have and for the food on my table. You alone know the hungers I bear and how they can best be satisfied. As I look to you for my nourishment open my eyes to the hungers around me and with the Spirit of Jesus, give me the voice to call ...
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“Hear the Word!” by Bill Ayres: Third Sunday of Easter

A reading from the Acts of the Apostles (Chapter 5:27-32, 40B-41)   Many commentators on the scriptures call the Acts of the Apostles the Acts of the Spirit and for good reason. The power and presence of the Holy Spirit in the early Church is chronicled throughout this book. The author wants it ...
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“Hear the Word!” by Bill Ayres: Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord

AT THE PROCESSION WITH PALMS   A reading from the Gospel according to Luke (Chapter 19:28-40)   Luke tells us of a joyous procession of the followers of Jesus into Jerusalem. You would think, just from this reading, that Jesus is about to be accepted as the true Messiah, not crucified as a dangerous criminal. ...
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Prayer: Loving Day by Day

Jesus, it’s hard to comprehend just how privileged we are. You have chosen us as your students, your disciples, and you want us to fully mature as teachers of your Word and Way. No matter what our job, our career, and the daily tasks we embrace, you want us to follow your Way and represent you in every ...
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Hear the Word! by Bill Ayres: Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time

A reading from the first Book of Kings (Chapter 17:10-16)   The scene here is very stark. There is a drought in the region. The prophet Elijah comes into the city and he is hungry and thirsty. He asks a poor widow who is at the point of starvation herself for water and ...
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