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The Diocese of Springfield in Illinois has received a gift from Mr. Louis Kubacki of Plainfield, Illinois. Mr. Kubacki has spent years compiling his project, “Quotes for Sunday Bulletins.” In an act of stewardship, he has offered this incredible work to the diocese at no cost.

Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend coming to St. Louis area: Are you thinking about your summer vacation? A Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend, away from all the distractions and pressures in your life right now, would be the best vacation of your life.  You and your spouse will always remember this WWME Weekend away as a great time together that strengthened your marriage. The next weekends are Aug. 9-11 or Sep. 27-29 at the Courtyard Marriot in St. Peters, MO. If you would like to apply or get more information, go to https://stl-wwme.org/schedule.php or call 314.649.7317.

Online Courses offered through the University of Dayton VLCFF Program: Register Today for the Virtual Learning Community for Faith Formation (VLCFF) for Cycle 5 is July 21 - August 24, 2019  (registration: opens June 5; Closes July 17). Visit https://vlcff.udayton.edu/calendar/#cycle_5_2019_English  for course listings and descriptions.  Session fees are at a cost of $50 per course/$40 per seminar.   Cycle 5 also includes a new course: Understanding Culture in Ministry: Building Bridges   https://vlcff.udayton.edu/calendar/course.php?course=219.

Summer bible study workshop.  Black People and the Bible -  Part 1:  Introduction to the Bible and the Presence of Blacks in the Bible.  Sr Addie Walker, Oblate School of Theology is the presenter.  All are invited to attend. The workshop will be held at the Villa Maria Conference and Retreat Center, August 2-3.  For more information and to register go to:  https://www.dio.org/plasm/events.html

The Diocesan Immigration Commission is looking for individuals to serve in this important ministry.  If interested, call Donna at 217-698-8500, ext 161. 

Mass for the Deaf Community and Friends:  July 7, 12:00 pm (noon), Ss Mary and Mark Parish, 1621 10th St, Madison.  Celebrant – Father Adam Zawadzki, O.P. Miss.  For information on future Masses in American Sign Language go to:  https://www.dio.org/plasm/deaf-ministry.html

The Diocese of Belleville has a Pre-Cana program for Hispanic couples.  The next Pre-Cana class in Spanish is being offered September 28, 2019.  If interested in attending, contact Carlos and Efrend Garcia at:  618-520-3404, or

The pain and sorrow of a past abortion need not endure for a lifetime.  Call Project Rachel for a confidential, non-judgmental referral to those who can help:  1-877-RACHEL-5. 

Join Bishop Paprocki in Celebrating our Religious Freedom – Saturday, June 29, 4:00 pm Mass, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 524 East Lawrence Ave.  Speaker and complimentary dinner to follow Mass.  This year’s speaker is Denise Burke from the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF).  ADF litigates many cases to defend religious liberty. 

Bulletin Shorts for Early Summer in Year C – 2019

Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus – Friday, 28 June 2019 
Ezekiel 34:11-16.  Psalm 23:1-3a, 3b-4, 5, 6.  Romans 5:5b-11.  Luke 15:3-7. 
Having a big heart.  The reading from Ezekiel is filled with a long list of mercy actions. 

  • What will I do to have a big heart in caring for others? 

Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – 30 June 2019 
1 Kings 19:16b, 19-21.  Psalm 16:1-2, 5, 7-8, 9-10, 11.  Galatians 5:1, 13-18.  Luke 9:51-62. 
Traveling to Jerusalem.  Today, Saint Luke tells us that Jesus travels, that is, “sets his face” toward Jerusalem.  On the way, he challenges three more people about following him.  And from this Chapter 9 to the end of the gospel, Jesus is always turned toward his destiny.  Our journey in faith is also to Jerusalem – heaven, our lasting home. 

  • What challenge does Jesus give me about following? 
  • Who will I stop following so I can follow Jesus home? 
  • How will I “set my face” toward heaven in each thought, word, and deed? 

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – 07 July 2019 
Isaiah 66:10-14c.  Psalm 66:1-3, 4-5, 6-7, 16, 20.  Galatians 6:14-18.  Luke 10:1-12, 17-20. 
Sending, welcoming, being peace-filled.  Jesus sends the 72 into the whole world.  He sends them in pairs.  He instructs them to preach peace and accept whatever hospitality is given.  And then report back. 

  • How will I be hospitable to everyone, everyone this week? 
  • What peace can I both speak and foster? 
  • With whom will I collaborate – since we do not live faith or act alone – this week? 

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – 14 July 2019 
Deuteronomy 30:10-14.  Psalm 69:14, 17, 30-31, 33-34, 36, 37.  OR Psalm19:8, 9, 10, 11.  Colossians 1:15-20.  Luke 10:25-37. 
Loving means acting.  In the First Reading, Moses pleads for us to heed the voice of God – it is not that hard.  In the Gospel, a scholar poses two worthy questions to Jesus.  How do I get to heaven?  What do I do and with whom do I do it to get there?  Jesus tells a story to provoke suitable answers.  The good Samaritan, this good foreigner, puts the natives to shame.  He has the right motive – compassion.  It causes him to act with mercy. 

  • When will I set aside time each day to heed God’s voice? 
  • What will I do and not do to keep my sights on heaven? 
  • Since to love is to act, whom will I treat with mercy today? 

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – 21 July 2019 
Genesis 18:1-10a.  Psalm 15:2-3, 3-4, 5.  Colossians 1:24-28.  Luke 10:38-42. 
Being Martha and Mary.  Martha is burdened.  Since she and Jesus are friends, she has no trouble telling Jesus, not unkindly, what to do about her sister’s behavior.  Service, discipleship is important.  Good for Martha.  But Mary frets less.  Jesus urges a balance in our attention between serving him and listening to him.  The latter informs the former. 

  • How will I carve out time this day to listen to Jesus? 
  • How will my listening spill into action? 
  • How will my action be filled with mercy work? 

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time –28 July 2019  
Genesis 18:20-32.  Psalm 138:1-2, 2-3, 6-7, 7-8.  Colossians 2:12-14.  Luke 11:1-13. 
Praying with persistence and loving-kindness.  In following Jesus to Jerusalem, the disciples notice his praying and ask for help to do the same.  Today, he gives them and us the Lord’s Prayer.  In the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, this same prayer is not formally given to the elect until the midst of Lent.  It is given as summary of all the praying they have done in their many months of preparation for being buried with Jesus at Baptism during the Easter Vigil.  It is also the model for the praying they will do for ever. 

  • How does my baptismal faith keep me alive in the Lord? 
  • How will I pray with persistence each and every day? 
  • How will I let the mercy works of forgiving injuries and bearing wrongs patiently fill my prayer in order to guide my actions? 

Teens are invited to come to the National Catholic Youth Conference in Indianapolis November 21-24 for a gathering in celebration of the young Church of the United States. Early registration is available through June 27. Registration is still open through the fall season, though price increases leading up to the event dates. For help organizing a group to participate, contact Kyle Holtgrave, director for the Office for Youth and Young Adult Ministry for the diocese at (217) 698-8500, ext. 154. Details are available of the diocesan website at www.dio.org/youthministry/ncyc.

Summer bible study workshop.  Black People and the Bible -  Part 1:  Introduction to the Bible and the Presence of Blacks in the Bible.  Sr Addie Walker, Oblate School of Theology is the presenter.  All are invited to attend. The workshop will be held at the Villa Maria Conference and Retreat Center, August 2-3.  For more information and to register go to:  https://www.dio.org/plasm/events.html

The Diocesan Black Catholic Commission is looking for individuals to serve in this important ministry.  If interested, call Donna at 217-321-1161. 

FREE LUNCHEON:  You’re invited to attend the next Luncheon4Life, Friday June 21st, 11 :30am-1:30, Pietro’s Restaurant, 3801 Watson Rd, St Louis.  This month’s guest speaker is Myra Neyer, former Planned Parenthood employee of Baltimore, MD.  RSVP is required.  Send RSVP to or call Joan Kane 618-781-5107, by June 14th.   

Mass for the Deaf Community and Friends:  July 7, 12:00 pm (noon), Ss Mary and Mark Parish, 1621 10th St, Madison.  Celebrant – Father Adam Zawadzki, O.P. Miss.  For information on future Masses in American Sign Language go to:  https://www.dio.org/plasm/deaf-ministry.html

The Diocese of Belleville has a Pre-Cana program for Hispanic couples.  The next Pre-Cana class in Spanish is being offered September 28, 2019.  If interested in attending, contact Carlos and Efrend Garcia at:  618-520-3404, or

The pain and sorrow of a past abortion need not endure for a lifetime.  Call Project Rachel for a confidential, non-judgmental referral to those who can help:  1-877-RACHEL-5. 

Join Bishop Paprocki in Celebrating our Religious Freedom – Saturday, June 29, 4:00 pm Mass, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 524 East Lawrence Ave.  Speaker and complimentary dinner to follow Mass.  This year’s speaker is Denise Burke from the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF).  ADF litigates many cases to defend religious liberty. 

Bulletin Shorts for Early Summer in Year C – 2019

Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi) – 23 Jun 2019 
Genesis 14:18-20.  Psalm 110:1, 2, 3, 4.  1 Corinthians 11:23-26.  Sequence – Lauda Sion / Laud, O Zion.  Luke 9:11b-17. 
Eating and drinking.  Luke’s gospel is filled with stories of dining in the Kingdom of God.  Jesus is willing to eat with anyone.  Today he feeds about five thousand men – who knows how many women and children.  Such abundance!  All of this gospel eating and drinking foreshadows the Last Supper (recounted in the Second Reading today and in every Eucharistic Prayer), which sets the table for dining at Sunday Eucharist week after week. 

  • Eat and drink Body and Blood.  Why do I want to do both each Sunday? 
  • Even if resources seem meager, how can I trust the abundance of God? 
  • How will the mercy works of feeding and of giving drink guide my actions this week? 

Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus – Friday, 28 June 2019 
Ezekiel 34:11-16.  Psalm 23:1-3a, 3b-4, 5, 6.  Romans 5:5b-11.  Luke 15:3-7. 
Having a big heart.  The reading from Ezekiel is filled with a long list of mercy actions. 

  • What will I do to have a big heart in caring for others? 

Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – 30 June 2019 
1 Kings 19:16b, 19-21.  Psalm 16:1-2, 5, 7-8, 9-10, 11.  Galatians 5:1, 13-18.  Luke 9:51-62. 
Traveling to Jerusalem.  Today, Saint Luke tells us that Jesus travels, that is, “sets his face” toward Jerusalem.  On the way, he challenges three more people about following him.  And from this Chapter 9 to the end of the gospel, Jesus is always turned toward his destiny.  Our journey in faith is also to Jerusalem – heaven, our lasting home. 

  • What challenge does Jesus give me about following? 
  • Who will I stop following so I can follow Jesus home? 
  • How will I “set my face” toward heaven in each thought, word, and deed? 

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – 07 July 2019 
Isaiah 66:10-14c.  Psalm 66:1-3, 4-5, 6-7, 16, 20.  Galatians 6:14-18.  Luke 10:1-12, 17-20. 
Sending, welcoming, being peace-filled.  Jesus sends the 72 into the whole world.  He sends them in pairs.  He instructs them to preach peace and accept whatever hospitality is given.  And then report back. 

  • How will I be hospitable to everyone, everyone this week? 
  • What peace can I both speak and foster? 
  • With whom will I collaborate – since we do not live faith or act alone – this week? 

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – 14 July 2019 
Deuteronomy 30:10-14.  Psalm 69:14, 17, 30-31, 33-34, 36, 37.  OR Psalm19:8, 9, 10, 11.  Colossians 1:15-20.  Luke 10:25-37. 
Loving means acting.  In the First Reading, Moses pleads for us to heed the voice of God – it is not that hard.  In the Gospel, a scholar poses two worthy questions to Jesus.  How do I get to heaven?  What do I do and with whom do I do it to get there?  Jesus tells a story to provoke suitable answers.  The good Samaritan, this good foreigner, puts the natives to shame.  He has the right motive – compassion.  It causes him to act with mercy. 

  • When will I set aside time each day to heed God’s voice? 
  • What will I do and not do to keep my sights on heaven? 
  • Since to love is to act, whom will I treat with mercy today? 

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – 21 July 2019 
Genesis 18:1-10a.  Psalm 15:2-3, 3-4, 5.  Colossians 1:24-28.  Luke 10:38-42. 
Being Martha and Mary.  Martha is burdened.  Since she and Jesus are friends, she has no trouble telling Jesus, not unkindly, what to do about her sister’s behavior.  Service, discipleship is important.  Good for Martha.  But Mary frets less.  Jesus urges a balance in our attention between serving him and listening to him.  The latter informs the former. 

  • How will I carve out time this day to listen to Jesus? 
  • How will my listening spill into action? 
  • How will my action be filled with mercy work? 

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time –28 July 2019  
Genesis 18:20-32.  Psalm 138:1-2, 2-3, 6-7, 7-8.  Colossians 2:12-14.  Luke 11:1-13. 
Praying with persistence and loving-kindness.  In following Jesus to Jerusalem, the disciples notice his praying and ask for help to do the same.  Today, he gives them and us the Lord’s Prayer.  In the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, this same prayer is not formally given to the elect until the midst of Lent.  It is given as summary of all the praying they have done in their many months of preparation for being buried with Jesus at Baptism during the Easter Vigil.  It is also the model for the praying they will do for ever. 

  • How does my baptismal faith keep me alive in the Lord? 
  • How will I pray with persistence each and every day? 
  • How will I let the mercy works of forgiving injuries and bearing wrongs patiently fill my prayer in order to guide my actions? 

Out of town guests? Bring them to Sacred Heart Convent for a Sunday Chapel Tour. A visit to the Dominican Sisters’ beautiful chapel at Sacred Heart Convent in Springfield will be an experience your guests won’t soon forget. The next tour time is 1:30 p.m. Sunday, June 23. While there is no cost to you, preregistration by noon Saturday June 22 is required. To register online visit springfieldop.org/chapel-tours. You may also call 217-787-0481. Be ready to tell the switchboard operator how many persons in your party.

Join Bishop Paprocki in Celebrating our Religious Freedom – Saturday, June 29, 4:00 pm Mass, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 524 East Lawrence Ave.  Speaker and complimentary dinner to follow Mass.  This year’s speaker is Denise Burke from the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF).  ADF litigates many cases to defend religious liberty. 

The Diocese of Belleville has a Pre-Cana program for Hispanic couples.  The next Pre-Cana class in Spanish is being offered September 28, 2019.  If interested in attending, contact Carlos and Efrend Garcia at:  618-520-3404, or

Mass for the Deaf Community and Friends:  July 7, 12:00 pm (noon), Ss Mary and Mark Parish, 1621 10th St, Madison.  Celebrant – Father Adam Zawadzki, O.P. Miss.  For information on future Masses in American Sign Language go to:  https://www.dio.org/plasm/deaf-ministry.html

Summer bible study workshop.  Black People and the Bible -  Part 1:  Introduction to the Bible and the Presence of Blacks in the Bible.  Sr Addie Walker, Oblate School of Theology is the presenter.  All are invited to attend. The workshop will be held at the Villa Maria Conference and Retreat Center, August 2-3.  For more information and to register go to:  https://www.dio.org/plasm/events.html

FREE LUNCHEON:  You’re invited to attend the next Luncheon4Life, Friday June 21st, 11 :30am-1:30, Pietro’s Restaurant, 3801 Watson Rd, St Louis.  This month’s guest speaker is Myra Neyer, former Planned Parenthood employee of Baltimore, MD.  RSVP is required.  Send RSVP to or call Joan Kane 618-781-5107, by June 14th.

The pain and sorrow of a past abortion need not endure for a lifetime.  Call Project Rachel for a confidential, non-judgmental referral to those who can help:  1-877-RACHEL-5. 

Bulletin Shorts for Early Summer in Year C – 2019

Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity – 16 June 2019 
Proverbs 8:22-31.  Psalm 8:4-5, 6-7, 8-9.  Romans 5:1-5.  John 16:12-15. 
Giving glory to God.  In the daily prayer of the Church – the five to seven times for prayer in the Liturgy of the Hours (or Divine Office) – every psalm and canticle that is sung ends with this doxology: 
Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit,
as it was in the beginning, is now,
and will be for ever.  Amen. 
Oh, that every word from our own mouths would in big and little ways give God glory! 

  • What first words will I speak at waking to sing the praise of God? 
  • How will I give thanks to Father-Son-Spirit throughout the day? 
  • What last words will I speak at bedtime? 

Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi) – 23 Jun 2019 
Genesis 14:18-20.  Psalm 110:1, 2, 3, 4.  1 Corinthians 11:23-26.  Sequence – Lauda Sion / Laud, O Zion.  Luke 9:11b-17. 
Eating and drinking.  Luke’s gospel is filled with stories of dining in the Kingdom of God.  Jesus is willing to eat with anyone.  Today he feeds about five thousand men – who knows how many women and children.  Such abundance!  All of this gospel eating and drinking foreshadows the Last Supper (recounted in the Second Reading today and in every Eucharistic Prayer), which sets the table for dining at Sunday Eucharist week after week. 

  • Eat and drink Body and Blood.  Why do I want to do both each Sunday? 
  • Even if resources seem meager, how can I trust the abundance of God? 
  • How will the mercy works of feeding and of giving drink guide my actions this week? 

Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus – Friday, 28 June 2019 
Ezekiel 34:11-16.  Psalm 23:1-3a, 3b-4, 5, 6.  Romans 5:5b-11.  Luke 15:3-7. 
Having a big heart.  The reading from Ezekiel is filled with a long list of mercy actions. 

  • What will I do to have a big heart in caring for others? 

Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – 30 June 2019 
1 Kings 19:16b, 19-21.  Psalm 16:1-2, 5, 7-8, 9-10, 11.  Galatians 5:1, 13-18.  Luke 9:51-62. 
Traveling to Jerusalem.  Today, Saint Luke tells us that Jesus travels, that is, “sets his face” toward Jerusalem.  On the way, he challenges three more people about following him.  And from this Chapter 9 to the end of the gospel, Jesus is always turned toward his destiny.  Our journey in faith is also to Jerusalem – heaven, our lasting home. 

  • What challenge does Jesus give me about following? 
  • Who will I stop following so I can follow Jesus home? 
  • How will I “set my face” toward heaven in each thought, word, and deed? 

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – 07 July 2019 
Isaiah 66:10-14c.  Psalm 66:1-3, 4-5, 6-7, 16, 20.  Galatians 6:14-18.  Luke 10:1-12, 17-20. 
Sending, welcoming, being peace-filled.  Jesus sends the 72 into the whole world.  He sends them in pairs.  He instructs them to preach peace and accept whatever hospitality is given.  And then report back. 

  • How will I be hospitable to everyone, everyone this week? 
  • What peace can I both speak and foster? 
  • With whom will I collaborate – since we do not live faith or act alone – this week? 

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – 14 July 2019 
Deuteronomy 30:10-14.  Psalm 69:14, 17, 30-31, 33-34, 36, 37.  OR Psalm19:8, 9, 10, 11.  Colossians 1:15-20.  Luke 10:25-37. 
Loving means acting.  In the First Reading, Moses pleads for us to heed the voice of God – it is not that hard.  In the Gospel, a scholar poses two worthy questions to Jesus.  How do I get to heaven?  What do I do and with whom do I do it to get there?  Jesus tells a story to provoke suitable answers.  The good Samaritan, this good foreigner, puts the natives to shame.  He has the right motive – compassion.  It causes him to act with mercy. 

  • When will I set aside time each day to heed God’s voice? 
  • What will I do and not do to keep my sights on heaven? 
  • Since to love is to act, whom will I treat with mercy today? 

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – 21 July 2019 
Genesis 18:1-10a.  Psalm 15:2-3, 3-4, 5.  Colossians 1:24-28.  Luke 10:38-42. 
Being Martha and Mary.  Martha is burdened.  Since she and Jesus are friends, she has no trouble telling Jesus, not unkindly, what to do about her sister’s behavior.  Service, discipleship is important.  Good for Martha.  But Mary frets less.  Jesus urges a balance in our attention between serving him and listening to him.  The latter informs the former. 

  • How will I carve out time this day to listen to Jesus? 
  • How will my listening spill into action? 
  • How will my action be filled with mercy work? 

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time –28 July 2019  
Genesis 18:20-32.  Psalm 138:1-2, 2-3, 6-7, 7-8.  Colossians 2:12-14.  Luke 11:1-13. 
Praying with persistence and loving-kindness.  In following Jesus to Jerusalem, the disciples notice his praying and ask for help to do the same.  Today, he gives them and us the Lord’s Prayer.  In the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, this same prayer is not formally given to the elect until the midst of Lent.  It is given as summary of all the praying they have done in their many months of preparation for being buried with Jesus at Baptism during the Easter Vigil.  It is also the model for the praying they will do for ever. 

  • How does my baptismal faith keep me alive in the Lord? 
  • How will I pray with persistence each and every day? 
  • How will I let the mercy works of forgiving injuries and bearing wrongs patiently fill my prayer in order to guide my actions? 

Summer bible study workshop entitled.  Black People and the Bible -  Part 1:  Introduction to the Bible and the Presence of Blacks in the Bible.  Sr Addie Walker, Oblate School of Theology is the presenter.  All are invited to attend. The workshop will be held at the Villa Maria Conference and Retreat Center, August 2-3.  For more information and to register go to:  https://www.dio.org/plasm/events.html

Legal Clinic:  Attorneys from the Immigration Project are available to answer immigration questions.  Consultants are available on June 7th at the Catholic Charities office, 120 S. 11th St, in Springfield.  To schedule an appointment, email Immigration Project at or call Immigration Project on any weekday, 10 am to 4pm, except Wednesdays and holidays at 309-829-8703.  If no answer, please leave a message with your name, number and reason for calling. 

FREE LUNCHEON:  You’re invited to attend the next Luncheon4Life, Friday June 21st, 11 :30am-1:30, Pietro’s Restaurant, 3801 Watson Rd, St Louis.  This month’s guest speaker is Myra Neyer, former Planned Parenthood employee of Baltimore, MD.  RSVP is required.  Send RSVP to or call Joan Kane 618-781-5107, by June 14th.   

Mass for the Deaf Community and Friends:  June 9, 12:00 pm (noon), Holy Family, Litchfield.  Celebrant – Father Adam Zawadzki, O.P. Miss.  For information on future Masses in American Sign Language go to:  https://www.dio.org/plasm/deaf-ministry.html

The pain and sorrow of a past abortion need not endure for a lifetime.  Call Project Rachel for a confidential, non-judgmental referral to those who can help:  1-877-RACHEL-5

Bulletin Shorts for Easter in Year C – 2019

Pentecost Sunday (at the Vigil Mass) – Saturday, 08 June 2019
Extended Form  1.  Genesis 11:1-9.  Psalm 33:10-11, 12-13, 14-15.  2.  Exodus 19:3-8a, 16-20b.  Psalm:  Daniel 3:52, 53, 54, 55, 56.  OR Psalm 19: 8, 9, 10, 11.  3.  Ezekiel 37:1-14.  Psalm 107:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9.  4.  Joel 3:1-5.  Psalm 104:1-2, 24 and 35, 27-28, 29, 30.  Romans 8:22-27.  John 7:37-39. 
Simple Form  Genesis 11:1-9 OR Exodus 19:3-8a, 16-20b OR Ezekiel 37:1-14 OR Joel 3:1-5.  Psalm 104:1-2, 24 and 35, 27-28, 29, 30.  Romans 8:22-27.  John 7:37-39. 
More to ponder.  This Extended Vigil is relatively new in Church life.  We end Easter Time as it began at the Easter Vigil with story after story of what it means to be Church.  Worthy reading.  Enriching pondering. 

  • How can I be a better, a richer member of this Body of Christ, the Church?  

Pentecost Sunday (at the Mass during the Day) – 09 June 2019
Acts 2:1-11.  Psalm 104:1, 24, 29-30, 31, 34.  1 Corinthians 12:3b-7, 12-13.  OR Romans 8:8-17.  John 20:19-23.  OR John 14:15-16, 23b-26. 
Being sent.  Filled with the Spirit, they were sent to speak in every tongue of Good News.  Amazing!  Even though I may know only one language, I can “speak” with action of Christ’s peace and love.  We pray:  Come and fill us! 

  • What peace does the world need?  My town?  My home? 
  • How will I trust the Holy Spirit to give me what I need? 
  • What mercy work will I “speak” by my action? 

 

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