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June 2021


A month devoted to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

See: Sacred Heart Spring Ordinary Time

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Thursday, June 3, 2021

Saturday, June 5, 2021

Sunday, June 6, 2021

Key Passage

While they were eating, he took a loaf of bread, and after blessing it he broke it, gave it to them, and said, "Take; this is my body." (Mark 14:22)

Questions

Adults: In what ways have you practiced the words of Jesus and been bread for others?
Children: What can you do to prepare to celebrate Holy Communion with your parish family?

Readings

First Reading • Ratification of the Covenant

Exodus 24:3-8 (NRSVCE | GNT | MSG | NLT | NRSVACE)

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Psalm

Psalms 116:12-13, 15-16, 17-18 (NRSVCE | GNT | MSG | NLT | NRSVACE)

Second Reading • The Sacrifice of Jesus

Hebrews 9:11-15 (NRSVCE | GNT | MSG | NLT | NRSVACE)

Gospel • Passover Preparation

Mark 14:12-16, 22-26 (NRSVCE | GNT | MSG | NLT | NRSVACE)

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Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Friday, June 11, 2021

Sunday, June 13, 2021

Key Passage

Yet when [the mustard seed] is sown it grows up and becomes the greatest of all shrubs, and puts forth large branches, so that the birds of the air can make nests in its shade. (Mark 4:32)

Questions

Adults: What is the "good soil" that has allowed your faith to grow like the mustard seed and provide shelter for others?
Children: How do you help your faith grow like the mustard seed?

Readings

First Reading • Prophecy of the Restoration of Israel

Ezekiel 17:22-24 (NRSVCE | GNT | MSG | NLT | NRSVACE)

Psalm

Psalms 92:2-3, 13-14, 15-16 (NRSVCE | GNT | MSG | NLT | NRSVACE)

Second Reading • Walking by Faith

2 Corinthians 5:6-10 (NRSVCE | GNT | MSG | NLT | NRSVACE)

Gospel • Seed Grows by Itself and the Mustard Seed

Mark 4:26-34 (NRSVCE | GNT | MSG | NLT | NRSVACE)

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Saturday, June 19, 2021

Key Passage

Questions

Adults:
Children:

Readings

First Reading

Deuteronomy 7:6-11 (NRSVCE | GNT | MSG | NLT | NRSVACE)

Psalm

Psalms 103:1-2, 3-4, [6-7,] 8+10 (NRSVCE | GNT | MSG | NLT | NRSVACE)

Second Reading

1 John 4:7-16 (NRSVCE | GNT | MSG | NLT | NRSVACE)

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Gospel

Matthew 11:25-30 (NRSVCE | GNT | MSG | NLT | NRSVACE)

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Sunday, June 20, 2021

Key Passage

Jesus said to the sea, "Peace! Be still!" Then the wind ceased, and there was a dead calm. He said to them, "Why are you afraid? Have you still no faith?" (Mark 4:39–40)

Questions

Adults: When has the Lord calmed the stormy seas of your life?
Children: What fear would you like the Lord to help you overcome?

Readings

First Reading • The Lord's Speech to Job

Job 38:1, 8-11 (NRSVCE | GNT | MSG | NLT | NRSVACE)

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Psalm

Psalms 107:23-24, 25-26, 28-29, 30-31 (NRSVCE | GNT | MSG | NLT | NRSVACE)

Second Reading • The Ministry of Reconciliation

2 Corinthians 5:14-17 (NRSVCE | GNT | MSG | NLT | NRSVACE)

Gospel • The Storm on the Sea

Mark 4:35-41 (NRSVCE | GNT | MSG | NLT | NRSVACE)

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Monday, June 21, 2021

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Key Passage

Questions

Adults:
Children:

Activities related to The Nativity of Saint John the Baptist

Readings

First Reading

Jeremiah 1:4-10 (NRSVCE | GNT | MSG | NLT | NRSVACE)

Psalm

Psalms 71:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 15, 17 (NRSVCE | GNT | MSG | NLT | NRSVACE)

Second Reading

1 Peter 1:8-12 (NRSVCE | GNT | MSG | NLT | NRSVACE)

Gospel

Luke 1:5-17 (NRSVCE | GNT | MSG | NLT | NRSVACE)

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Thursday, June 24, 2021

Key Passage

Questions

Adults: In what ways do you help people in your life prepare themselves for meeting Jesus?
Children: How do you help others to be their best, as John did?

Activities related to The Nativity of Saint John the Baptist

Readings

First Reading • Servant of the Lord

Isaiah 49:1-6 (NRSVCE | GNT | MSG | NLT | NRSVACE)

Psalm

Psalms 139:1-3, 13-14, 14-15 (NRSVCE | GNT | MSG | NLT | NRSVACE)

Second Reading • Salvation From the Family of Abraham

Acts 13:22-26 (NRSVCE | GNT | MSG | NLT | NRSVACE)

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Gospel • The Nativity of John the Baptist

Luke 1:57-66, 80 (NRSVCE | GNT | MSG | NLT | NRSVACE)

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Sunday, June 27, 2021

Key Passage

For you know the generous act of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that by his poverty you might become rich. (2 Corinthians 8:9)

Questions

Adults: When have you felt enriched by a sacrifice you made for another?
Children: Whom could you help by your acts of kindness this week?

Readings

First Reading • God's Justice and Its Rejection by the Wicked

Wisdom 1:13-15; 2:23-24 (NRSVCE | GNT | MSG | NLT | NRSVACE)

Psalm

Psalms 30:2+4, 5-6, 11-12a+13b (NRSVCE | GNT | MSG | NLT | NRSVACE)

Second Reading • Liberal Giving

2 Corinthians 8:7, 9, 13-15 (NRSVCE | GNT | MSG | NLT | NRSVACE)

Gospel • The Daughter of Jairus; The Woman With a Hemorrhage

Mark 5:21-43 or 5:21-24, 35-43 (NRSVCE | GNT | MSG | NLT | NRSVACE)

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Monday, June 28, 2021

Key Passage

Questions

Adults:
Children:

Readings

First Reading

Acts 3:1-10 (NRSVCE | GNT | MSG | NLT | NRSVACE)

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Psalm

Psalms 19:2-3, 4-5 (NRSVCE | GNT | MSG | NLT | NRSVACE)

Second Reading

Galatians 1:11-20 (NRSVCE | GNT | MSG | NLT | NRSVACE)

Gospel

John 21:15-19 (NRSVCE | GNT | MSG | NLT | NRSVACE)

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See: St. Paul St. Peter

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Key Passage

Matt 16:18 ("upon this rock I will build my Church")

Questions

Adults: If you were asked, how would you explain Jesus to a person who had not heard of him?
Children: Who do you tell people Jesus is?

Readings

First Reading • Peter's Escape From Prison

Acts 12:1-11 (NRSVCE | GNT | MSG | NLT | NRSVACE)

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Psalm

Psalms 34:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9 (NRSVCE | GNT | MSG | NLT | NRSVACE)

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Second Reading • Reward for Fidelity

2 Timothy 4:6-8, 17-18 (NRSVCE | GNT | MSG | NLT | NRSVACE)

Gospel • Peter's Confession

Matthew 16:13-19 (NRSVCE | GNT | MSG | NLT | NRSVACE)

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See: St. Paul St. Peter

Wednesday, June 30, 2021