Reclaim Sunday Weekly Blog

July 7th, 2013-Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Happy Sunday!

Having arrived at Sunday it allows us the time to gather together to be strengthened in our life of faith!  For reading you may be interested in reading Pope Francis' encyclical Lumen Fidei, June 29, 2013 located at www.vatican.vaThe rich tradition of the Ten Commandments is mentioned and for our purposes here that raises, keeping Sunday observance, into the light of being.  For our prayer of this is more than the 'doing' but rather an integration of worship and praise of God into the center of our lives.  Unified in our belief of the Paschal Mystery, discussion, study, and service we come to a more mature understanding of the meaning of our Baptism and our community as believers.  Sunday affords us a renewed claim on our identity as Catholics and for Christians also further reading.  For those who have yet to come to the fullness of a life with Christ, we look forward to meeting you in our parishes!

As some readers are familiar this website/blog it began as a response to a course assignment in a graduate course, 'Spirituality of the Liturgical Year.'  Replies have been received to continue with 'Reclaiming Sunday,' as the course has now drawn to a close.  Now we need each visitor to consider Reclaiming Sunday, think about Sunday and pray for Christ to enter into our lives transforming them as God wills!  One course reading was Sabbath by Abraham Joshua Heschel, 1951 providing a view of our Jewish brothers and sister's holy observance and a door to contemplate for us as Catholics how Christ fulfilled the Old Testament bringing in the eighth day, Sunday.  How may today be celebrated to help us draw more fully to God rather than consuming?

Peace!

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26.11 | 13:22

I haven't perfected my Sundays yet -- but I do refrain from at least laundry and cleaning. I do try to find something special to eat, too. Working on it!

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10.08 | 02:45

I do appreciate your way of evangelization in this year of Faith. On the day of Lord, let us do those that foster our relation with him: mass, scripture reading

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08.08 | 13:04

Studying in Jerusalem several years ago, I was very moved by the power the Sabbath has to reclaim and rejuvenate lives of believers, a time for complete rest.

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30.04 | 22:05

Sunday is the day of the Lord. Let us come to Him as a family specially on this day to celebrate him and share the joy with others present in the church

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