12th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A
The reassurance of faith
Reading I: Jeremiah 20:10–13 (Jeremiah’s faith in crisis)
Reading II: Romans 5:12–15 (mankind’s sin through Adam)
Gospel: Matthew 10:26–33 (reassurance to the Twelve)
Key Passage: Do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. (Matthew 10:28a)
Adult: When has your faith in Jesus been most seriously tested?
Child: What could you do to encourage someone who is feeling hurt?
A God of love
Reading I: Exodus 34:4-6, 8-9 (renewal of the tablets)
Reading II: 2 Corinthians 13:11-13 (farewell)
Gospel: John 3:16-18 (belief in the Son sent by the Father)
Key Passage: For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life. (John 3:16)
Adult: We live within the Trinity whenever we live in love. How does this mystery connect to your daily life?
Child: How do you choose to live as a more loving person?
Sent to serve
Reading I: Acts 2:1-11 (descent of the Holy Spirit)
Reading II: 1 Corinthians 12:3-7, 12-13 (many gifts, one Spirit, and the analogy of the body)
Gospel: John 20:19-23 (appearance to the disciples)
Key Passage: Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” When he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit.” (John 20:21–22)
Adult: What important work does Jesus ask of you at this time in your life?
: How would Jesus want you to treat your friends and family this week?