Reading

Reading 2 Sunday 26 A

A reading from St. Paul’s Letter to Philippians.       Philippians 2:1-11  Brothers and sisters: I ask you what does our life in Christ mean to you?  Does love mean anything to you?  Do we share the same Spirit?  Do you have kindness and mercy for other people?  Are things important to you?  If you believe this you will make me very happy. I want you all to have the same thoughts that we have.  I want you to be together…

Reading 2 Sunday 23 A

A reading from St. Paul’s letter to the Romans                 Romans 13:8-10 Brothers and sisters:  Try not to owe anything to anyone.  The only thing that you will always owe is love.  If you love people, you have followed the law.  All the commandments: You must not do the sin of adultery, you must not kill, you must not steal, you must not want the things that belong to other people, and other laws altogether – the Ten Commandments…

Reading 1 Sunday 23 A

A reading from the Book of Ezekiel                                          Ezekiel 33:7-9 The Lord said to me, “Son of man, I appoint you as a guard for the family of Israel.  If you hear a warning from me, you must tell the people in my name.  If I say that evil people will die but you do not warn them to change their way so that they can save their lives, then as sinners they will die, but you will be responsible…

Reading 2 Sunday 19 A

A reading from St. Paul’s letter to Romans               Romans 9:1-5 Brothers and sisters:  I speak the truth, I belong to Christ and I do not lie.  My conscience ruled by the Holy Spirit tells me the truth.  I want to say that I have great sorrow, and the pain in my heart never stops.  I wish I could help my people, my flesh and blood.  I would accept the curse of God and be separated from Christ if it…

Reading 2 Sunday 17A

A reading from St. Paul’s letter to Romans.              Romans 8: 28-30 Brothers and sisters:  We know in everything God works for the good of all that love Him.  God chose those people because that was his plan.  God chose those people long ago, before he created the world.  And God decided that those people would become true images of his Son, so that his Son would be the eldest of many brothers in God’s family.  God was just and fair with…

Reading 1 Sunday 17A

A reading from first Book of Kings.                                 1 Kings 3: 5, 7-12 In Gibeon, Solomon was asleep dreaming.  In Solomon’s dream, the Lord appeared.  God said, “What would you like me to give you?”  Solomon answered, “Lord you have made me king to follow my father, David.  But I am a very young man, and I don’t know how to rule as a good leader.  I am your servant, and I am here with the people that you chose. …

Reading Sunday 15 A

A reading from St. Paul’s Letter to the Romans         Romans 8:18-23  Brothers and sisters:  I think that our sufferings in this life can never be compared to the glory not yet shown to us.  All creation waits with excited wish for God to show His children to the world.   It was not the fault of creation that it failed; that was planned by God.  But there is the hope that creation itself will one day be freed from ruin…

Reading Pentecost

A reading from the Acts of Apostles.                                            Acts 2:1-11 On Pentecost Day, all the apostles were sitting together in one room.  Suddenly they heard a noise from the sky.   It sounded like a strong wind blowing and it filled the whole house.  Something appeared like tongues of fire which spread and came to each apostle’s head.  All the apostles were filled with the Holy Spirit.  They began to speak strange languages because the Spirit gave them the gift of…