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

A reading from the second Book of Sirach (Chapter 35:12-14, 16-18)   “The Lord is a God of justice, who knows no favorites. Though not unduly partial to the weak, yet he hears the cry of the oppressed. The Lord is not deaf to the wail of the orphan, nor to the widow ...
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“Hear the Word!” by Bill Ayres: Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time

A reading from the second Book of Exodus (Chapter 17:8-13)   The Amalekites were a tribal desert people who did not like these new people, the Israelites, entering their land sometime after the exodus from Egypt. And so, the Amalekites attacked. Moses told Joshua to resist: “‘Tomorrow go out and engage Amalek in ...
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“Hear the Word!” by Bill Ayres: Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

A reading from the book of Exodus (Chapter 32:7-11, 13-14)   This reading is about the infidelity of the people who were saved by God from slavery in Egypt. “The Lord said to Moses, ‘Go down at once to your people. … They have soon turned aside from the way I pointed out ...
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“Hear the Word!” by Bill Ayres: Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

A reading from the book of Wisdom (Chapter 9:13-18b)   The author of the Book of Wisdom asks, “Who can know God’s counsel, or who can conceive what the Lord intends?” The author gives his answer toward the end of this passage: “Or who ever knew your counsel, except you had given wisdom ...
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“Hear the Word!” by Bill Ayres: Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time

A reading from the book of the prophet Sirach (Chapter 3:17-18, 20, 28-29)   This is one of the few times in the liturgical cycles when we read from a book of Jewish writings that is not an accepted part of the Hebrew Bible. Yet, it is part of Jewish wisdom teaching. The ...
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“Hear the Word!” by Bill Ayres: Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time

A reading from the book of the prophet Isaiah (Chapter 66:18-21)   The Book of the Prophet Isaiah was not written by one person all at once. There are three main sections, and today’s reading comes from the last chapter of the third section, written as the Jewish people were finally returning from ...
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