Your two families – Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Central idea: The reward for welcoming Christ’s messengers. Doctrine: The family and the kingdom. Practical application: Examination of conscience for one’s two families. To view the readings for Lectionary 97, click here. Central idea: The reward for welcoming Christ’s messengers Reading 1 2 Kgs 4:8-11, 14-16a One day Elisha came to […] Read more »

Pentecost Sunday

Doctrine: Love and the Holy Spirit. Practical Application: A prayer to the Holy Spirit. Lectionary 63. Doctrine: Love and the Holy Spirit “God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit” (Rom 5:5). (CCC 733) The first effect of this love is the forgiveness of sins, restoring […] Read more »

Pentecost and the Gifts of the Holy Spirit

   Central idea: Pentecost. Doctrine: Gifts of the Holy Spirit. Practical application: The Gift of Piety. Lectionary 63. Central Idea: Pentecost, the Gift of the Holy Spirit Reading 1 Acts 2:1-11 When the time for Pentecost was fulfilled, they were all in one place together. And suddenly there came from […] Read more »