Corpus Christi: How God Feeds Us | Breaking Open the Word at Home

  There are two celebrations during the Liturgical Year when the Church pauses in particular to focus on the Eucharist: Holy Thursday and the Solemnity of Corpus Christi.  The readings at both of these liturgies focus on service. This is … Read More

God Visits His People | Breaking Open the Word at Home

  This Sunday’s readings features the resuscitation of two sons . . . and the rekindling of hope in those experiencing loss.   by Jen Schlameuss-Perry   The resuscitation of the sons in the first reading and Gospel made the witnesses of the … Read More

The Trinity: A Family of Love | Breaking Open the Word at Home

  God is the original family. The Trinity: Father, Son and Spirit are a community of love from and through whom all creation flows. Today’s readings break open the relationship that God offers us and sustains in us. by Jen Schlameuss-Perry … Read More

Happy Birthday | Breaking Open the Word at Home

  Pentecost is the day the Spirit came and often called the Birthday of the Church. It’s when the Apostles finally received what they needed to complete the mission that Jesus prepared them for. by Jen Schlameuss-Perry The first reading tells … Read More

What We Want | Breaking Open the Word at Home

  Steven prays, the Saints pray and Jesus prays—each for different things, and yet all for the same—that we will be one in God and all wind up together, in heaven. by Jen Schlameuss-Perry Today’s first reading tells the story of … Read More

I’ll Be Back| Breaking Open the Word at Home

  This weekend’s readings prepare us for the Ascension this week and Pentecost next week. It’s a lead-up to Jesus going back to heaven, but making way for the Spirit to be our help. by Jen Schlameuss-Perry The first reading continues … Read More

No More Tears| Breaking Open the Word at Home

  Throughout Scripture, God tells us that his place is with us—and ours is with God. Wherever we bring love, we bring God with us. by Jen Schlameuss-Perry In today’s first reading, the Paul and Barnabas “strengthened the spirits of the … Read More

Lambs and Shepherds| Breaking Open the Word at Home

  This Sunday’s readings are all about Jesus as the sacrificial Lamb, as well as the Good Shepherd who leads us to eternal life. by Jen Schlameuss-Perry As the apostles continued to preach the Gospel, they went first to the Jewish people, … Read More

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