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

A reading from the Book of the Prophet Sirach (Chapter 15:15-20)   This is in our liturgy because the author, a scribe named Yeshua ben Sira, writing about two hundred years before the birth of Jesus, alludes to a thought from the wisdom of Moses: “If you choose you can keep the commandments, ...
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“Hear the Word!” by Bill Ayres: Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

A reading from the Book of the Prophet Isaiah (Chapter 58:7-10)   “Thus says the Lord: Share your bread with the hungry, shelter the oppressed and the homeless; clothe the naked when you see them, and do not turn your back against your own. Then your light shall break forth like the dawn, ...
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The Presentation of the Lord

A reading from the Book of the Prophet Malachi (Chapter 3:1-4)   “Thus says the Lord God: I am sending my messenger to prepare the way before me. And suddenly there will come to the temple the Lord whom you seek. … But who will endure the day of his coming? And ...
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“Hear the Word!” by Bill Ayres: Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

A reading from the Book of the Prophet Isaiah (Chapter 49:3, 5-6)   “The Lord said to me: You are my servant, Israel, through whom I show my glory.” Then later, the Lord continues, “It is too little … for you to be my servant, to raise up the tribes of Israel; I ...
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“Hear the Word!” by Bill Ayres: The Baptism of the Lord

A reading from the Book of the Prophet Isaiah (Chapter 42:1-4; 6-7)   “Thus says the Lord: Here is my servant whom I uphold, my chosen one with whom I am pleased, upon whom I have placed my spirit.” Who is this servant that the Lord says is his chosen one? Is it ...
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“Hear the Word!” by Bill Ayres: The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph

A reading from the Book of Sirach (Chapter 3:2-6, 12-14)   The Book of Sirach was written about two hundred years before the birth of Jesus when male patriarchy was much more common than it is today when we are moving—though too slowly—towards equality between the sexes. Thus, the author of this book ...
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