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Posts Tagged ‘Eucharist’



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

Note: We can pray with the Sunday readings even if Sunday liturgies have been suspended due to the coronavirus. Bill Ayres continues to offer his reflections to help our prayer. A reading from the Acts of the Apostles (Chapter 2:14, 22-33)   Let’s start with a little background for this reading. The Acts of the ...
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God Is In This House

I saw this headline on the website of a Catholic publication: “Where is the zeal in the U.S. Church?”   I immediately thought to myself, “I know at least one answer to that question. The zeal is up on West 7th Street in Plainfield—specifically at the Rose of Sharon Community Church.”   I was ...
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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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Why do I stay?

My friends all know that I am a Catholic, because I have always been very open with them about my faith. So, when the news broke about Cardinal McCarrick, who long served in my home archdiocese of Newark, and the grand jury report was released in Pennsylvania where my father ...
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Hear the Word! by Bill Ayres: Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

A reading from the Book of Proverbs (Chapter 9:1-6)   The Book of Proverbs is a collection of seven sets of aphorisms that were collected and edited in their present form seven hundred years before the birth of Jesus and later. The writer of today’s passage wants his fellow Jews to pursue true ...
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Prayer: Called to Your Table

Jesus, we call you the Bread of Life. We are reminded of your sacrifice for us each time we receive the Eucharist. Call us to your table as we bring with us all of our triumphs and joys, hurts and disappointments, all of our tears and pain as well as our laughter. We give everything to you, our sacrifice mingled ...
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