Weekly Faith – Sunday, January 20, 2019

The Second Sunday in Ordinary Time Readings: Isaiah 62:1–5 Psalm 96:1–3, 7–10 1 Corinthians 12:4–11 John 2:1–12 Think of these first weeks after Christmas as a season of “epiphanies.” The liturgy is showing us who Jesus is and what He has revealed about our...

Weekly Faith – Sunday, December 23, 2018

The Fourth Sunday of Advent Readings: Micah 5:1–4 Psalm 80:2–3, 15–16, 18–19 Hebrews 5:5–10 Luke 1:39–45 On this last Sunday before Christmas, the Church’s liturgy reveals the true identity of our Redeemer. He is, as today’s First Reading says, the “ruler . . . whose...

Weekly Faith – Sunday, August 12, 2018

The Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Readings: 1 Kings 19:4–8 Psalm 34:2–9 Ephesians 4:30–5:2 John 6:41–51 Sometimes we feel like Elijah in today’s First Reading. We want to lie down and die, keenly aware of our failures—that we seem to be getting no better at doing...

Weekly Faith – Sunday, July 22, 2018

The Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Readings: Jeremiah 23:1–6 Psalms 23:1–6 Ephesians 2:13–18 Mark 6:30–34 As the Twelve return from their first missionary journey in today’s Gospel, our readings continue to reflect on the authority and mission of the Church....