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CALL TO WORSHIP & CENTERING PRAYERS

Today’s scriptures call us to open our hearts in radical ways, such as the prominent woman in today’s first reading who adds a room to her house for the holy prophet. But Jesus demands even more of his disciples. They must love him over their parents. They must be ready to let go of tradition […]

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THE WORD OF GOD THIS WEEK

First Reading (2 Kings 4:8-11, 14-16a) One day Elisha came to Shunem, where there was a woman of influence who urged him to dine with her. Afterward, whenever he passed by he used to stop there to dine. So she said to her husband, “I know that Elisha is a holy man of God. Since […]

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UNIVERSAL PRAYER OF THE FAITHFUL

Please respond: Lord, receive our prayer. For the grace of strong leadership within the Church. May we discover new ways to nourish and to celebrate our faith During these times when we are separated from each other. We ask: Lord, receive our prayer. For the grace of hospitality. As a church and as a nation […]

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BREAKING OPEN THE WORD

Homilies and reflections Sister Laudem Gloriae Two-minute homily The Rev. Adrian Farrelly Catholic Women Preach Crista Carrick Mahoney The First Reading (2 Kings 4:8-11, 14-16a) Elisha & the Shunammite Woman Life Lessons from a Shunammite Woman By DeVonne White Lesson 1: Take Time for Hospitality This woman’s miraculous story would have never happened if she had […]

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PREPARING FOR NEXT WEEK

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Next week is an invitation to humility. The first reading images the Savior and Messiah of the entire world riding into Jerusalem on a donkey. Paul tells us to embrace the life of the Spirit rather than the flesh. In the Gospel, Jesus says that mysteries of God have been […]

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JESUS’ SACRED HEART – GOD’S BURNING LOVE

The month of June is dedicated in the Catholic calendar to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, whose celebrated on the Friday of the third week after Pentecost (June 19, 2020) . The Sacred Heart image often depicted in art and sculpture as a wounded heart, sometimes encircled by a crown of thorns and radiating light […]