July 13th 2014 – Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Listen Here! The Word’s Return Readings: Isaiah 55:10-11   Psalm 65:10-14 
Romans 8:18-23     Matthew 13:1-23 Today’s readings, like last week’s, ask us to meditate on Israel’s response to God’s Word—and our own. Why do some hear the word of the kingdom, yet fail to accept it as a call to conversion and faith in Jesus [...]

SUNDAY AFTERNOONS – One Bread, One Body, May 4, 2014

Third Sunday of Easter Acts 2:14, 22-33 | 1 Peter 1:17-21 | Psalm 16:1-2, 5, 7-11 | Luke 24:13-35 "Were not our hearts burning inside us as He talked to us on the road and explained the Scriptures to us?" —Luke 24:32 On the afternoon of His resurrection, Jesus walked about seven miles with two of His disciples and "interpreted for them every passage of Scripture which referred to Him" (Lk 24:27). He did this even though His last three years of teaching the .. [...]

March 23rd 2014 – Third Sunday of Lent

Listen Here! Striking the Rock Readings: Exodus 17:3-7 Psalm 95:1-2, 6-9 Romans 5:1-2, 5-8 John 4:5-15,19-26,39-42 The Israelites’ hearts were hardened by their hardships in the desert. Though they saw His mighty deeds, in their thirst they grumble and put God to the test in today’s First Reading - a crisis point recalled also in today’s Psalm [...]

February 16th 2014 – 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Listen Here! Readings: Sirach 15:15–20 Psalm 119:1–2, 4–5, 17–18, 33–34 1 Corinthians 2:6–10 Matthew 5:17–37 Jesus tells us in the Gospel this week that he has come not to abolish but to “fulfill” the Law of Moses and the teachings of the prophets. His Gospel reveals the deeper meaning and purpose of the Ten Commandments and the moral Law of the Old Testament [...]