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MAKING YOUR MARK ON THE WORLD - One Bread, One Body, Apr 25, 2018
St. Mark
1 Peter 5:5-14 | Psalm 89:2-3, 6-7, 16-17 | Mark 16:15-20

"Proclaim the good news to all creation." —Mark 16:15

The early Church, and St. Mark, did their very best to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the whole world (Mk 16:15). The apostles and disciples used every means available to them in the time of Christ: traveling on foot over many miles, ... More


THE "LOOK" OF SELFLESS LOVE - One Bread, One Body, Apr 24, 2018
St. Fidelis of Sigmaringen
Acts 11:19-26 | Psalm 87:1-7 | John 10:22-30

"Then Barnabas went off to Tarsus to look for Saul." —Acts 11:25

A big temptation of being a disciple of Christ is to do it all ourselves, to be the leader of the pack. Yet St. Barnabas, who was in the position to be the main attraction in the church at Antioch, "was a good man" (Acts 11:24). "Filled with ... More


"WITHOUT ANY HINDRANCE WHATEVER" (ACTS 28:31) - One Bread, One Body, Apr 23, 2018
St. George, St. Adalbert
Acts 11:1-18 | Psalm 42:2-3; 43:3-4 | John 10:1-10

"Who was I to be able to hinder God?" —Acts 11:17, RNAB

St. Peter asks an excellent question: "Who was I to be able to hinder God?" It's God's plan to work through people like St. Peter and people like you and me. It's a great mystery that God, Who is all-powerful, would put Himself in such a ... More


FILL UP - One Bread, One Body, Apr 22, 2018
Fourth Sunday of Easter
Acts 4:8-12 | 1 John 3:1-2 | Psalm 118:1, 8-9, 21-23, 26, 28-29 | John 10:11-18

"Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, spoke up." —Acts 4:8

At the first Christian Pentecost, "all were filled with the Holy Spirit" (Acts 2:4). After Peter and John were released from prison, the first Christian community gathered to pray, and "the place where they were gathered shook as they prayed. ... More


WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW... - One Bread, One Body, Apr 21, 2018
St. Anselm
Acts 9:31-42 | Psalm 116:12-17 | John 6:60-69

"Many came to believe in the Lord." —Acts 9:42

We are saved by grace through faith (Eph 2:8). Therefore, we must have faith. Moreover, the Lord wants us to have great and growing faith (see Mt 15:27ff). Consequently, we should pray: Lord, "increase our faith" (Lk 17:5) and "I have faith; ... More


I BELIEVE IN THE GREAT MYSTERY - One Bread, One Body, Apr 20, 2018
Acts 9:1-20 | Psalm 117:1-2 | John 6:52-59

"Let Me solemnly assure you, if you do not eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in you." —John 6:53

When we receive Holy Communion, we eat the flesh and drink the blood of Jesus. This is a great mystery. Like the Jews of Jesus' day, we cannot understand how He can "give us His flesh to eat" (Jn 6:52). Nevertheless, we believe Jesus' ... More


FULL-PHIL-MENT - One Bread, One Body, Apr 19, 2018
Acts 8:26-40 | Psalm 66:8-9, 16-17, 20 | John 6:44-51

"The Spirit said to Philip, 'Go and catch up with that carriage.' Philip ran ahead and heard the man reading the prophet Isaiah. He said to him, 'Do you really grasp what you are reading?' 'How can I,' the man replied, 'unless someone explains it to me?' " —Acts 8:29-31

Before we recognize the risen Christ, we need our hearts to burn as the Scriptures are interpreted for us (Lk 24:32). Jesus interprets the Scriptures for us not only by calling us to read the Bible but also by sending into our lives people ... More




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