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16th Sunday of the Year – Cycle A – July 22, 2012

Jeremiah 23:1-6; Ephesians 2:13-18; Mark 6:30-34 The disciples have just returned from their first missionary journey, which we heard about last Sunday.  They were tired from their efforts, but at the same time filled with a sense of joy and excitement as they recalled all they had said and done.  Jesus, knowing their weariness, tells […]

14th Sunday of Ordinary Time – Cycle B – July 8, 2012

Ezekiel 2:2-5; II Corinthians 12:7-10; Mark 6:1-6 Today, like every Sunday, we gather together to celebrate the Eucharist, the source and summit of our faith.  In the Eucharist we celebrate that universal unity we share as a Catholic Church praying with and for all members of our Church throughout the world.  We pray also for […]

15th Sunday of the Year – Cycle B – July 15, 2012

Amos 7:12-15; Ephesians 1:3-14; Mark 6:7-13 The prophet Amos lived 750 years before Christ.  He prophesied in Israel at the city of Bethel which had become a great center of cultic worship.  The people there were quite prosperous and wealthy.  But the prosperity of Israel was hollow and empty because they were not being faithful […]