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

A reading from the First Book of Kings (Chapter 19:16b, 19-21)   Elijah was one of the most important prophets of Israel, and now God was telling him that he must choose Elisha as his successor. The Lord said to Elijah, “You shall anoint Elisha, son of Shaphat of Abelmeholah as prophet to ...
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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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A Prayer on Pentecost Sunday

Most Holy Spirit, you were present with the Father and the Son when all of creation was called into being. Your moving presence took a small group of people and made it into a new communion that is your Church. Make us worthy of your constant presence. Divine Advocate, direct my actions as an individual and as a ...
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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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