TRYING, FAILING, AND LEARNING – One Bread, One Body, May 28, 2014

Acts 17:15, 22—18:1 | Psalm 148:1-2, 11-14 | John 16:12-15 "When they heard about the raising of the dead, some sneered, while others said, 'We must hear you on this topic some other time.' " —Acts 17:32 When Paul spoke of Jesus and the resurrection to the people of Athens, they called him a "magpie" (Acts 17:18), sneered at him, and brushed him off (Acts 17:32). However, a few became believers (Acts 17:34). As we read through Acts of the ... [...]

TRUTH-LOVE – One Bread, One Body, May 6, 2014

Acts 7:51—8:1 | Psalm 31:3-4, 6-8, 17, 21 | John 6:30-35 "Those who listened to his words were stung to the heart." —Acts 7:54 St. Stephen was an in-your-face, confrontational preacher. He called his Jewish listeners "stiff-necked people, uncircumcised in heart and ears" (Acts 7:51) [...]

Wednesday in the Octave of Easter

Reading 1 acts 3:1-10 Peter and John were going up to the temple area for the three o’clock hour of prayer. And a man crippled from birth was carried and placed at the gate of the temple called “the Beautiful Gate” every day to beg for alms from the people who entered the temple. [...]

The Resurrection of the Lord<br>The Mass of Easter Sunday

Reading 1 acts 10:34a, 37-43 Peter proceeded to speak and said: “You know what has happened all over Judea, beginning in Galilee after the baptism that John preached, how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power. He went about doing good and healing all those oppressed by the devil, for God was with him. We are witnesses of all that he did both in the country of the Jews and in Jerusalem. [...]

Tuesday of the Fifth Week of Lent

Reading 1 nm 21:4-9 From Mount Hor the children of Israel set out on the Red Sea road, to bypass the land of Edom. But with their patience worn out by the journey, the people complained against God and Moses, “Why have you brought us up from Egypt to die in this desert, where there is no food or water? We are disgusted with this wretched food!” In punishment the LORD sent among the people saraph serpents, which bit the people so that many of them died. [...]