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“Hear the Word!” By Bill Ayres: First Sunday of Lent

A reading from the Book of Deuteronomy (Chapter 26:4-10)   Moses gives the people a short summary of their history—the call of Abraham, their suffering in Egypt, and finally their deliverance by God, as Moses puts it, “with his strong hand and outstretched arm with terrifying power, with signs and wonders; and bringing ...
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Prayer: To Hear God’s Word

Holy One of Israel, You, who were rebuffed by your loved ones who would not receive the prophet’s call through you. I ache with your rejection. I want to hear the challenges of the prophets today and respond wholeheartedly, despite my fears of what this call may require. I place myself at your disposal. Direct me to ...
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Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord

“And behold, the star that they had seen at its rising preceded them, until it came and stopped over the place where the child was. They were overjoyed at seeing the star, and on entering the house they saw the child with Mary his mother. They prostrated themselves and did ...
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Hear the Word! By Bill Ayres: The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph

A reading from the Book of the First Book of Samuel (Chapter 3:20-22, 24-28)   This is a heart-warming and heartbreaking story, especially for those of us who are parents. Many of us have prayed for a child as Hannah did and were overjoyed when that child was born. I suspect that ...
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Hear the Word! by Bill Ayres: Fourth Sunday of Advent

A reading from the Book of the Prophet Micah (Chapter 5:1-4a)   The prophet Micah lived some 700 years before Jesus at a time when Israel was overtaken by the Assyrians. Micah offers a hopeful promise for a messiah: “He shall stand firm and shepherd his flock by the strength of the Lord, ...
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Hear the Word! by Bill Ayres: Third Sunday of Advent

A reading from the Book of the Prophet Zephaniah (Chapter 3:14-18A)   This prophecy warns the Jewish people of God’s judgment of the nation because of its sins but, like much of the prophetic literature, it ends with a promise of God’s blessings on those who survive: “Shout for joy, O daughter Zion! ...
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