Author: Catherine McElhinney

6 July 2022

Sow for yourselves righteousness; reap steadfast love; break up your fallow ground;for it is time to seek the Lord, that he may come and rain righteousness upon you. From Hosea 10:1-3,7-8,12, NRSV The prophet Hosea continues to foretell the downfall of the Kingdom of Israel as a consequence of their sinfulness. However, although they cannot escape…
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5 July 2022

Though they offer choice sacrifices, though they eat flesh, the Lord does not accept them.Now he will remember their iniquity, and punish their sins; they shall return to Egypt. From Hosea 8:4-7,11-13, NRSV In today’s reading, we hear the prophet Hosea describing the sins of the Kingdom of Israel and foretelling the punishment they will undergo. They…
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4 July 2022

On that day, says the Lord, you will call me, ‘My husband’, and no longer will you call me, ‘My Baal’. For I will remove the names of the Baals from her mouth, and they shall be mentioned by name no more. Hosea 2:16,17,21-22, NRSV Like many of the prophets, Hosea did not have an easy…
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3 July 2022 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

For thus says the Lord:I will extend prosperity to her like a river, and the wealth of the nations like an overflowing stream;and you shall nurse and be carried on her arm, and dandled on her knees.As a mother comforts her child, so I will comfort you; you shall be comforted in Jerusalem. From Isaiah 66:10-14,…
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1 July 2022

The time is surely coming, says the Lord God, when I will send a famine on the land;not a famine of bread, or a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord.They shall wander from sea to sea, and from north to east;they shall run to and fro, seeking the word of the Lord, but they…
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2 July 2022

The time is surely coming, says the Lord God, when I will send a famine on the land;not a famine of bread, or a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord.They shall wander from sea to sea, and from north to east;they shall run to and fro, seeking the word of the Lord, but they…
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30 June 2022

Then Amos answered Amaziah, ‘I am no prophet, nor a prophet’s son; but I am a herdsman, and a dresser of sycamore trees, and the Lord took me from following the flock, and the Lord said to me, “Go, prophesy to my people Israel.”‘Now therefore hear the word of the Lord. From Amos 7:10-17, NRSV It is not surprising…
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29 June 2022 Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles

About that time King Herod laid violent hands upon some who belonged to the church. He had James, the brother of John, killed with the sword. After he saw that it pleased the Jews, he proceeded to arrest Peter also. From Acts 12:1-11, NRSV Today we honour the lives of  the apostles Peter and Paul…
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28 June 2022

I overthrew some of you,    as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah,    and you were like a brand snatched from the fire;yet you did not return to me, says the Lord. Therefore, thus I will do to you, O Israel;    because I will do this to you,    prepare to meet your God, O Israel! From Amos 3:1-8,4:11-12,…
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27 June 2022

Flight shall perish from the swift,    and the strong shall not retain their strength,    nor shall the mighty save their lives;those who handle the bow shall not stand,    and those who are swift of foot shall not save themselves,    nor shall those who ride horses save their lives;and those who are stout of heart among the mighty…
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