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 [...]

STAYING POWER – One Bread, One Body, Jun 18, 2014

2 Kings 2:1, 6-14 | Psalm 31:20-21, 24 | Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18 "You have asked for something that is not easy." —2 Kings 2:10 Elijah was about to be taken up to God. Elisha, his successor, asked Elijah: "May I receive a double portion of your spirit?" (2 Kgs 2:9). Elijah told him that he had "asked for something that is not easy" (2 Kgs 2:10) [...]

ACTS OF APOSTLES – One Bread, One Body, Jun 7, 2014

Pentecost Novena - Day 9 Acts 28:16-20, 30-31 | Psalm 11:4-5, 7 | John 21:20-25 "Your business is to follow Me." —John 21:22 Today, on the last day of our novena to the Holy Spirit and the next to last day of the Easter season, we read the last words of the Acts of the Apostles and the Gospel of John . May today be the last time we refuse to act on God's ... [...]

THE GIFT OF TEARS – One Bread, One Body, Jun 4, 2014

Pentecost Novena - Day 6 Acts 20:28-38 | Psalm 68:29-30, 33-36 | John 17:11-19 "They began to weep without restraint." —Acts 20:37 If you receive the Holy Spirit in this Pentecost novena, you will probably feel both more joyful and more sorrowful than ever before. St. Paul, in his life in the Spirit, proclaimed and commanded: "Rejoice in the Lord always! I say it again. [...]