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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.

About Martina Kreitzer

Martina is a cradle Catholic, wife to Neil, and mother to six kiddos here {and two in heaven}– 4/96-6/12. She decided to homeschool the kiddos in 2010 after many years in public schools. She is the creator of Catholic Sistas which focuses on a feminine perspective of the Catholic Faith. The website was the result of an existing camaraderie by the contributors in a Catholic women’s group she created. She can be also be found sitting on the Board of Directors for Austin Catholic New Media, an apostolate aimed at bringing others to know Christ through the use of social media in the Austin Diocese, and a Seal of Approval evaluator for the Catholic Writers Guild. Lest you think she spends all her time online, Martina has enjoyed getting out into the community by serving on the Pastoral Council from 2010-2013. She is constantly on the lookout to make her parish as welcoming as the small town she grew up in East Texas. This task is not easy given that St. William is the largest parish in the Austin diocese, serving well over twenty thousand parishioners. She loves Jesus, coffee, bacon, chocolate, photography, more bacon, evangelizing, and the company of those unafraid to use their sense of humor.

  • 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.June 18, 2012 – 10:48 amReplyCancel

  • 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)June 18, 2012 – 1:04 pmReplyCancel

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