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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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“Hear the Word!” by Bill Ayres: Pentecost Sunday

A reading from the Acts of the Apostles (Chapter 2:1-11)   If you wonder why there were so many people from so many countries in Jerusalem on the occasion described in this passage, it was because Pentecost was first a Jewish feast and a time when pilgrims from all over the near world ...
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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: 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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“Hear the Word! by Bill Ayres: Fifth Sunday of Lent

A reading from the Book of the Prophet Isaiah (Chapter 43:16-21)   “Remember not the things of the past, the things of long ago consider not; see, I am doing something new. Now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? In the desert I make a way, in the wasteland, rivers.” ...
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