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Weekly Faith – Sunday, March 3, 2019

The Eighth Sunday of Ordinary Time Readings: Sirach 27:4–7 Psalm 92:2–3, 13–16 1 Corinthians 15:54–58 Luke 6:39–45 In today’s readings we hear Jesus speaking in Galilee as well as a Jewish sage named Sirach writing in Jerusalem more than a century earlier. The two of...

Weekly Faith – Sunday, February 10, 2018

The Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time Readings: Isaiah 6:1–8 Psalm 138:1–5, 7–8 1 Corinthians 15:1–11 Luke 5:1–11 Simon Peter, the fisherman, is the first to be called personally by Jesus in Luke’s Gospel. His calling resembles Isaiah’s commissioning in the First Reading:...

Weekly Faith – Sunday, January 13, 2018

The Feast of the Baptism of the Lord Readings: Isaiah 42:1–4, 6–7 Psalm 29:1–4, 9–10 Luke 3:15–16, 21–22 The liturgy last week revealed the mystery of God’s plan—that in Jesus all peoples, symbolized by the Magi, have been made “co-heirs” to the blessings promised...

Weekly Faith – Sunday, December 30, 2018

The Feast of the Holy Family Readings: Sirach 3:2–6, 12–14 Psalm 128:1–5 Colossians 3:12–21 Luke 2:41–52 Why did Jesus choose to become a baby born of a mother and father and to spend all but His last years living in an ordinary human family? In part, to reveal God’s...

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...