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Splendid Sundays

Did you know that through all Masses offered, nearly the entire Bible is covered in the three year cycle of readings?

As part of our blogging schedule, we have agreed as a group that we will not be doing individual blog posts on Sundays. However, we do want to keep discussion going, so we will be posting about Mass and our obligations on Sundays. Don’t worry, we’re set to auto-post so we can enjoy family time, too.:)

Sunday readings hold different meaning for different people. Inevitably some part of Scripture or a certain place during Mass jumps out at someone, giving them something they needed at that precise time.

What was memorable for you today? Did the kids behave? Did you find forgiveness in something you had been holding onto for a while? Did you marvel at the Body, Blood, Soul & Divinity of our Lord, Jesus Christ? Anything of particular importance you want to share with us? We’d love to hear how Mass impacts your life.

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About Martina Kreitzer

I am a 30-something stay-at-home mom to six kiddos, 4/96 through 6/12. We recently decided to homeschool after many years in public school. In my "spare time," I served as the chairperson for the Pastoral Council at my home parish from 2010-2013. I currently help with our Adult Faith Formation program, from the planning committee to facilitating and mentoring incoming facilitators. I also enjoy photography as a hobby. I enjoy talking about all things Catholic and always look to infuse a little bit of humor whenever possible.

June 18, 2012 - 10:48 am

Grace Strother - I ended up arriving at church rather early yesterday, so I got to spend half an hour in adoration before the Blessed Sacrament. (My parish keeps the consecrated hosts in an enclosed chapel in one corner of the church bulding.) How nice it was to spend time with Jesus before attending Mass! That quiet time with Him really helped me still my mind and focus on the beauty of what I would experience at Mass. I can’t always get to church early enough to do this, but the grace I receive when I can make it is always worth it.
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June 18, 2012 - 1:04 pm

Amy V. - We try to read the readings via our Iphone in the car on the way to Mass. It is not the most solemn way to read scripture, but it helps us to pay attention better at Mass, if we have heard the readings a couple of times. We also go around the car after each reading, and everyone says what word or phrase stuck out to them. Inevitably someone says, “I dozed and wasn’t paying attention.” Sometimes that someone is my husband or me. Yesterday in the Gospel of Mark, what struck me was that Jesus taught in parables so that the multitudes could understand, but to His own disciples he explained everything in private. (Mark 4:33-34)

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