Browsing Reflections for the Homebound

Pentecost Sunday - 5/20/18

Posted by Ambrose Siers on 5/17/18

May 20, 2018

Pentecost Sunday (B)

First Reading – Acts 2:1-11

Responsorial Psalm – Psalm 104:30 Lord, send out your Spirit, and renew the face of the earth.

Second Reading – Galatians 5:16-25

Gospel – John 15:26-27; 16:12-15

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Interestingly, it is not the Gospel today that tells us ... Read More »

Ascension of the Lord - 5/13/18

Posted by Ambrose Siers on 5/10/18

May 13, 2018

Ascension of the Lord (B)

First Reading – Acts 1:1-11

Responsorial Psalm – Psalm 47:6 God mounts his throne to shouts of joy: a blare of trumpets for the Lord.

Second Reading – Ephesians 1:17-23

Gospel – Mark 16:15-20

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Sixth Sunday of Easter - 5/6/18

Posted by Ambrose Siers on 5/03/18

May 6, 2018

Sixth Sunday of Easter (B)                                                                                                                              

First Reading – Acts 10:25-26, 34-35, 44-48

Responsorial Psalm – Psalm 98:2b

Second Reading – 1 John 4:7-10

Gospel – John 15:9-17

http://usccb.org/bible/readings/050618.cfm 

I strongly encourage you to stop right here and read and then re-read the Gospel reference you ... Read More »

Fifth Sunday of Easter - 4/29/18

Posted by Ambrose Siers on 4/25/18

April 29, 2018

Fifth Sunday of Easter (B)

First Reading – Acts 9:26-31

Responsorial Psalm – Psalm 22:26a I will praise you, Lord, in the assembly of your people.

Second Reading – 1 John 3:18-24

Gospel – John 15:1-8

http://usccb.org/bible/readings/042918.cfm 

Today’s Gospel is full of imagery all of us, ... Read More »

Fourth Sunday of Easter - 4/22/18

Posted by Ambrose Siers on 4/19/18

April 22, 2018

Fourth Sunday of Easter (B)

First Reading – Acts 4:8-12

Responsorial Psalm – Psalm 118:22 The stone rejected by the builders has become the cornerstone.

Second Reading – 1 John 3:1-2

Gospel – John 10:11-18

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Chances are most of you reading this will not have ... Read More »

Third Sunday of Easter - 4/15/18

Posted by Ambrose Siers on 4/10/18

April 15, 2018

Third Sunday of Easter (B)

First Reading – Acts 3:13-15, 17-19

Responsorial Psalm – Psalm 4:7a Lord, let your face shine on us.

Second Reading – 1 John 2:1-5a

Gospel – Luke 24:35-48

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Even three weeks after Easter, we are still hearing the words of ... Read More »

Second Sunday of Easter - 4/8/18

Posted by Ambrose Siers on 4/05/18

April 8, 2018

Second Sunday of Easter (B)

First reading – Acts 4:32-35

Responsorial Psalm – Psalm 118:1 Give thanks to the Lord for he is good, his love is everlasting.

Second Reading – 1 John 5:1-6

Gospel – John 20:19-31

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Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord - 4/1/18

Posted by Ambrose Siers on 3/26/18

April 1, 2018

Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord (B)

First Reading – Acts 10:34a, 37-43

Responsorial Psalm – Psalm 118:24 This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad.

Second Reading – 1 Corinthians 5:6b-8

Gospel – John 20:1-9

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Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord - 3/25/18

Posted by Ambrose Siers on 3/21/18

March 25, 2018

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord (B)

First Reading – Isaiah 50:4-7

Responsorial Psalm – Psalm 22:2a My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?

Second Reading – Philippians 2:6-11

Gospel – Mark 14:1-15:47

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At times, your challenges--physical, mental, emotional—might just get ... Read More »

Fifth Sunday of Lent - 3/18/18

Posted by Ambrose Siers on 3/13/18

March 18, 2018

Fifth Sunday of Lent (B)

First Reading – Jeremiah 31:31-34

Responsorial Psalm – Psalm 51:12a Create a clean heart in me, O God.

Second Reading – Hebrews 5:7-9

Gospel – John 12:20-33

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You may very well have those days when your sufferings and pain get ... Read More »