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The BreadCast: Episodes

(Acts 4:32-35;   Ps.118:1-4,16-18,22-24;   1Jn.5:1-6;   Jn.20:19-31)
“His mercy endures forever.”
Our psalmist “was hard pressed and was falling, but the Lord helped” him.  The disciples were locked in their rooms for fear, but “Jesus came and stood in their midst and said to them, ‘Peace ...
O soldier of Christ
who stood with courage
against the powers of this world,
leading the troops in your charge
even unto death –
pray that we may remain
loyal to our call,
faithful to the Lord
even unto our own death,
standing strong and tall
against the assaults of the world
and the devil
and forming ...
(Acts 4:13-21;   Ps.118:1,14-21;   Mk.16:9-15)
 
“Go into the whole world
and proclaim the good news to all creation.”
 
How faithfully Peter and John accomplish the Lord’s command, and with what strength, so much so that our first reading tells us, “The priests and elders were amazed as ...
(Acts 4:1-12;   Ps.118:1-2,4,22-27;   Jn.21:1-14)
 
“Jesus is ‘the stone rejected by you the builders
which has become the cornerstone.’”
 
What Peter has proclaimed to the people, he now proclaims even more boldly to their leaders: “There is no other name in the whole world given to ...
(Acts 3:11-26;   Ps.8:2,5-9;   Lk.24:35-48)
 
“In His name, penance for the remission of sins
is to be preached to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.”
 
And so Peter begins the preaching at the temple: “When God raised up His servant, He sent Him to you first to bless you by turning you ...
(Acts 3:1-10;   Ps.105:1-9;   Lk.24:13-35)
 
“The Lord is risen!  It is true!”
 
And how it is proven this day!  The two disciples find their “hearts burning inside” as He “explain[s] the Scriptures” to them on the road to Emmaus, and then they come “to know Him in the breaking ...
O good teacher
of the poor boys in your care,
minister of the Lord
to those most in need,
with what humble affection
you carried out your work
in educating souls
in the Gospel of Christ
and guiding others to do the same –
pray that we, too,
shall give ourselves in sacrificial silence
to the call the ...
(Acts 2:36-41;   Ps.33:4-5,18-20,22;   Jn.20:11-18)
 
“Let the whole house of Israel know beyond any doubt
that God has made both Lord and Messiah
this Jesus whom you crucified.”
 
Brothers and sisters, we are all as Mary Magdalene who “stood weeping beside the tomb,” and like the Jews ...
(Acts 2:14,22-33;   Ps.16:1-2,5,7-11;   Mt.28:8-15)
 
“You will not abandon my soul to the netherworld,
nor will you suffer your faithful one to undergo corruption.”
 
“It was impossible that death should keep its hold on Him.”  And so “the paths of life” we now walk; “joy in [His] ...
O great preacher
who taught so well
the love of God
and the precepts of the Church,
who worked with such zeal
to repair the breach
within the Church
in a time of corruption –
pray that now the Word
may again go forth
to the ends of the earth,
that all might hear
the voice of the Spirit
speaking in ...
(Acts 10:34a,37-43;   Ps.118:1-2,16-17,22-24;   Col.3:1-4 or 1Cor.5:6b-8;  
Jn.20:1-9 or Lk.24:13-35)
 
“Everyone who believes in Him will receive forgiveness of sins
through His name.”
 
“His mercy endures forever,” brothers and sisters, and it is for us to “declare the works of the ...
O learned man
whose wisdom remained
not only in the mind
but found practice
in the Church of God,
you who read and studied Scripture
not just for its own sake
but that the Word might be implemented
amongst your flock –
pray we too might live
with the Word of God,
that we too might share
the light He ...
(Gn.1:1-2:2;   Ps.104:1-2,5-6,10,12-14,24,35 or Ps.33:4-7,12-13,20-22;   Gn.22:1-18;   Ps.16:5,8-11;   Ex.14:15-15:1;   Ex.15:1-6,17-18;   Is.54:5-14;   Ps.30:2,4-6,11-13;   Is.55:1-11;   Is.12:2-6;   Bar.3:9-15,32-4:4;   Ps.19:8-11;   Ez.36:16-17a,18-28;   Ps.42:3,5,43:3,4;
Rom.6:3-11;   ...
(Is.52:13-53:12;   Ps.31:2,6,12-13,15-17,25,Lk.23:46;   Heb.4:14-16,5:7-9;   Jn.18:1-19:42)
 
“He shall be raised high and greatly exalted.”
 
Here is your king: “Jesus the Nazarene, the King of the Jews,” Pilate has written upon His cross.  Here He is lifted up, where “many were amazed ...
O little one,
holy and true,
who wanted no more
than to leave the world
that you might draw closer
to Christ
but who was followed by the world
and called to teach the world
of the way of holiness
in our blessed Lord –
pray we shall follow His path
of Passion and death,
death to self
and all animosity, ...
(Ex.12:1-8,11-14;   Ps.116:12-13,15-18,1Cor.10:6;   1Cor.11:23-26;   Jn.13:1-15)
 
“This cup is the New Covenant in my blood.”
 
For this cup holds the Blood of our Lord.  And, “Seeing the blood, I will pass over you,” says the Lord.  “When I strike the land of Egypt, no destructive ...
(Is.50:4-9;   Ps.69:8-10,21-22,31,33-34;   Mt.26:14-25)
 
“The Son of Man is departing, as Scripture says of Him.”
 
Of Him in Scripture we read, “Morning after morning He opens my ear that I may hear; and I have not rebelled, have not turned back.”  Even as death approaches, even as His ...
(Is.49:1-6;   Ps.71:1-6,15,17;   Jn.13:21-33,36-38)
 
“I am made glorious in the sight of the Lord,
and my God is now my strength!”
 
The Lord is with His servant, with Israel, with Jesus, the Son of David, the Son of Man, the Son of God: “From my mother’s womb you are my strength…  ...
(Is.42:1-7;   Ps.27:1-3,13-14;   Jn.12:1-11)
 
“I formed you, and set you as a covenant of the people,
a light for the nations.”
 
He has come “to open the eyes of the blind, to bring out prisoners from confinement, and from the dungeon, those who dwell in darkness.”  “He establishes ...
(Is.50:4-7;   Ps.22:2,8-9,17-20,23-24;   Phil.2:6-11;
Mt.26:14-27:66  or  Mk.14:1-15:47  or  Lk.22:14-23:56)
 
“His blood be upon us and upon our children.”
 
“The whole people” cry out for the death of Jesus.  “Let Him be crucified,” they shout ever more loudly.  The sins of ...
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