June 23, 2013: Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Catholic Social Teaching: Life and Dignity of the Human Person
“The Catholic Church proclaims that human life is sacred and that the dignity of the human person is the foundation of a moral vision of society…” Themes from Catholic Social Teaching, USCCB
First Reading: Zechariah 12:10-11; 13:1
Psalm: 63:2, 3-4, 5-6, 8-9
Second Reading: Galatians: 3:26-29
Gospel: Luke 9: 18-24
Catechism of the Catholic Church
“He (Christ) calls his disciples to take up their cross and follow him…This is achieved supremely in the case of his mother, who was associated more intimately than any other person in the mystery of his redemptive suffering…” (618) From the Roman Missal, Introduction to the Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle C.
June 24th: Solemnity of the Nativity of St John the Baptist
As we reflect upon St John the Baptist’s prophetic voice, who are prophetic voices today?
June 29th: Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul
Faith eclipsed denial and hardness of heart in Saints Peter and Paul. How has Jesus challenged you and illuminated the path of your faith journey?
Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church
“God, in Christ, redeems not only the individual person, but also social relations existing between men. As the Apostle Paul teaches, life in Christ makes the human person’s identity and social sense—with their concrete consequences on the historical and social planes—emerge fully in a new manner: “For in Christ Jesus you are all children of God, through faith…” (52)
“…Thanks to the Spirit, the Church is aware of the divine plan of unity that involves the entire human race…the Church fulfills her mission of restoring and bearing witness to the unity lost at Babel. Due to this ecclesial ministry, the human family is called to rediscover its unity and recognize the richness of its differences, in order to attain “full unity in Christ.” (431)
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Family Reflection: Luke 9:18-24
Pray the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary. Discuss who is suffering today and how we are unified with their crosses.
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