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IN THIS WEEK’S READINGS

Sunday Readings

Reading I

Isaiah 56:1, 6-7
Observe what is right and do what is just.
Background

Responsorial Psalm

Psalms 67:2-3, 5, 6, 8

Reading II

Romans 11:13-15, 29-32
God's gifts can never be taken back.
Background

Gospel

Matthew 15:21-28
She insisted that Jesus help her, and he did.
Background

Connecting to the Sunday Gospel

Adult Gospel PDF

Lectionary Link

Sunday readings, backgrounds and questions of the week for lectionary-connected lifelong catechesis.

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PASTOR & PRIEST

Articles written with the needs and interests of priests and deacons in mind.

Friars to make pilgrimage on foot, will say Mass, promote vocations

Dominican fathers will begin a 478-mile, one-month pilgrimage from New Orleans to Memphis, Tenn., May 29.

‘Mobile confessional’ new evangelization tool

A converted ambulance will bring the Sacrament of Reconciliation to the peripheries of Lafayette, La.

Documentary an inspiring look at ‘Way of St. James’

'Footprints' follows pilgrims on the nearly 600-mile hike through France, Spain.

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Saint Kateri Tekakwitha: People of Faith Cards

Children encounter models of our Catholic faith through these beautifully illustrated People of Faith cards. Contains a prayer and brief biography on the back of each card.

$7.95 (25-pack)

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Songs of Scripture CD Grades 4-6

Each CD offers songs that teach, reinforce, or unfold the meaning of Scripture stories from both the Old and New Testament. Music by John Burland and Dr. Jo Ann Paradise.

$19.95