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A Prayer on the Sixth Sunday of Easter

Faithful God, you have given us yourself in word and in sacrament so that we may see you with eyes of faith. As I live out my days help me to be an authentic reflection of your presence within us. Thank you for choosing to dwell within and among us. Grant me the courage and passion to be a bearer ...
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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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“Hear the Word!” by Bill Ayres: Fifth Sunday of Easter

A reading from the Acts of the Apostles (Chapter 14:21-27)   Another name for this book could be “The Travels of the Apostle Paul,” because even though other apostles are mentioned in the book, it is mostly about the heroic and enormously important 30-year journey of this amazing man. Paul was a driven ...
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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: Second Sunday of Easter

A reading from the Acts of the Apostles (Chapter 5:12-16)   We know from many stories in the gospels that Jesus was a healer. Here we read that he passed on that power to the apostles: “Many signs and wonders were done among the people at the hands of the apostles. . . ...
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“Hear the Word!” by Bill Ayres: EASTER SUNDAY OF THE RESURRECTION OF THE LORD

A reading from the Acts of the Apostles (Chapter 10:34a, 37-43)   The Acts of the Apostles is regarded as a continuation of Saint Luke’s Gospel, completing the story of what happened after the resurrection. Peter speaks for the community and recounts the major events in the life of Jesus: his anointing with ...
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