Monthly Archives: June 2016

6th Sunday after Pentecost, June 26, 2016. Rom 12:6-14; Mt 9:1-8

Today we hear of Jesus curing the paralytic after forgiving his sins. Jesus exercises a work of mercy – not just visiting the sick, but healing and forgiving the sick. St. Paul, in the pasage we just heard from his letter to the Romans lists as one of the gifts of the Holy Spirit acts […]

Fifth Sunday after Pentecsot, June 19, 2016. Mt 8:28-9:1; Rom 10:1-10

St. Paul, in today’s passage from his letter to the Romans, instructs us that you will be saved, “if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead.” Evangelical and fundamentalist groups will assert that good works are irrelevant to salvation; we only […]

4th Sunday after Pentecost, June 12, 2016. Mt 8:5-13

The Church continues to unfold the pursuit of the Christian life, this week presenting to us the theme of faith – the kind of faith that sets no conditions, but trusts God completely. Last week, Jesus told us not to be anxious about our material needs, but to seek first the kingdom of God. Since […]

3rd Sunday after Pentecost, June 5, 2016. Rom 5:1-10; Mt 6:22-34

In a few minutes we will sing, “…now set aside all earthly cares.” In today’s Gospel Jesus tells us not to worry about what we are to eat, drink or wear because the pagans seek all of these things. Nevertheless, at every Liturgy we have several litanies in which we ask God for various intentions […]