SUNDAY’S GOSPEL—July 22, 2018 – 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Author: Alice Camille ~ July 16, 2018
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Mark 6:30–34 “Come away by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while.” –Mark 6:31 Jesus did it all the time, according to the Gospels. He followed a full day of labor for the sake of the Kingdom with getaway time in the wilderness, up a mountain, on the water, or at the home […]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL—July 29, 2018 – 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Author: Alice Camille ~ July 15, 2018
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John 6:1–15 “Gather the fragments left over, so that nothing will be wasted.” –John 6:12 There are always fragments left over. No matter how scarce resources seem, there are bottles and pages to be recycled, plastic bags to be returned to the supermarket. There are clothes in our closets we never wear, books we won’t […]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL—July 15, 2018 – 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Author: Alice Camille ~ July 10, 2018
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Mark 6:7–13 “Whatever place does not welcome you, leave there and shake the dust off your feet.” –Mark 6:11 Even when you bring good news, some people don’t want it. A local school district decided to offer a cafeteria lunch that was healthy and free of processed foods. Kids threw it out by the trayful […]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL—July 8, 2018 – 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Author: Alice Camille ~ July 4, 2018
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Mark 6:1–6 “He was amazed at their lack of faith.” -Mark 6:6 Who wouldn’t cooperate with a miracle if it came their way? Many of us, in fact. Me, for one. Three decades ago, I had chronic pain in my wrist from an early shattering of the bone. Someone asked if I wanted to be […]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL—July 1, 2018 – 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Author: Alice Camille ~ July 2, 2018
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Mark 5:21–43 “Why this commotion and weeping? The child is not dead but asleep.” –Mark 5:39 When we think resurrection, the Easter mystery is uppermost on the list. But there are also three stories of restored life in the Gospels. The most dramatic is that of Lazarus, who answers the call to come out of […]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL—June 24, 2018 – Solemnity of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist

Author: Alice Camille ~ June 19, 2018
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Luke 1:57–66, 80 They were going to call him Zechariah after his father, but his mother said…, “No. He will be called John.” –Luke 1:59–60 What’s in a name? Often more than you think. Consider how your name, first and last, has been a help or hindrance to you. Have you changed or adapted your […]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL—June 17, 2018 – 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Author: Alice Camille ~ June 12, 2018
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Mark 4:26–34 “To what shall we compare the kingdom of God, or what parable can we use for it? It is like a mustard seed…” –Mark 4:30–31 Happy Father’s Day to all who’ve been protectors and providers for others. Every father knows that storytelling comes with the territory. Some stories we pass on to the […]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL— June 10, 2018 – 10th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Author: Alice Camille ~ June 5, 2018
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Mark 3:20–35 When his relatives heard of this they set out to seize him, for they said, “He is out of his mind.” –Mark 3:21 His own family thought he was crazy! That’s what the Gospel of Mark says. It was such a disturbing observation that Matthew and Luke, the two writers who often copy […]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL— June 3, 2018 – The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

Author: Alice Camille ~ May 29, 2018
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Mark 14:12–16, 22–26 Jesus took bread, said the blessing, broke it, gave it to them, and said, “Take it; this is my body.” –Mark 14:22 We think about rituals as static events. Yet in fact, most of them evolve to retain their relevance and freshness for ongoing generations. Take holiday rituals. The Thanksgiving table may […]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL—May 27, 2018 – The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

Author: Alice Camille ~ May 22, 2018
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Matthew 28:16–20 “All power in heaven and on earth has been given to me.” Among the most magnificent passages in the New Testament is the hymn in Paul’s Letter to the Philippians. Jesus Christ is described as one who surrenders equality with God in favor of sharing humanity with us. It’s an awe-inspiring exchange. Who […]

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