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Echoing God’s Word

Echoing God's Word in the Catholic Faith Community

Reflections on Readings from the Lectionary by Rev. Clement D. Thibodeau (1932-2017).

(Click on the date to read the reflection)

Seventh Sunday of Easter - May 13, 2018
Acts 1:15-17, 20-26
1 John 4:11-16
John 17:11-19
Psalm 103:1-20
Another witness of Jesus’ resurrection must be chosen.
We acknowledge Jesus as Son of God, so we live in God.
Jesus prays that his followers may be holy.
We look to God’s kindness and bless God's name.
Pentecost Sunday - May 20, 2018
Acts 2:1-11  
1 Corinthians 12:3-13
John 20:19-23
Psalm 104:1,24,29-31,3
The community is filled with the Holy Spirit.
The Spirit creates a new Body for Christ.
Jesus comes to those who fear, bringing peace
God's Spirit has all power.
Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, May 27, 2018
Deuteronomy 4:32-40  
Romans 8:14-17
Matthew 28:16-20
Psalm 33:4-6,9,18-20,22
The Lord is the only God of heaven and earth.
The Spirit brings us to God, our Abba.
From a mountaintop the disciples are sent.
God the Creator cares for us who are the Creation.
Solemnity of the Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ - June 3, 2018
Exodus 24:3-8
Hebrews 9:11-15    
Mark 14:12-16, 22-26
Psalm 116: 12-13, 15-18
The Covenant is sealed in blood.
We are made holy by the blood of Christ.
The cup is the blood of Christ.
I raise a cup in thanksgiving.
Reflections for the Tenth & Eleventh Sundays of Ordinary Time and the Solemnity of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist are unfortunately unavailable
Thirteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time - July 1, 2018
Wisdom 1:13-15; 2:23-24     
2 Corinthians 8:7, 9, 13-15 
Mark 5:21-43 
Psalm 30: 2, 4-6, 11-13
How come there is evil in God’s world? 
Our stewardship model is Christ.
Jesus has power over life and death. 
God hears the cry of those in need. 
Fourteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time - July 8, 2018
Ezekiel 2:2-5
2 Corinthians 12:7-10
Mark 6:1-6
Let us not be obstinate of heart.
In our weakness only God is powerful.
Jesus is rejected even by his own.
Fifteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time - July 15, 2018
Amos 7:12-15
Ephesians 1:3-14   
Mark 6:7-13 
The prophet is called by God, not by Israel’s rulers.
God chose us to share with Christ in redemption.
Jesus sends the Twelve to share in his ministry.
Sixteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time - July 22, 2018
Jeremiah 23:1-6
Ephesians 2:13-18
Mark 6:30-34
Psalm 23
God will gather people as shepherds gather their sheep.
In Christ, Jews and Gentiles are reconciled in peace.
People with no leader find one in the Good Shepherd.
God is faithful as our Shepherd.