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Reading 1 ACTS 8:1B-8 There broke out a severe persecution of the Church in Jerusalem,and all were scatteredthroughout the countryside of Judea and Samaria,except the Apostles.Devout men buried Stephen and made a loud lament over him.Saul, meanwhile, was trying to…
The Bread of Life  So they said to him, “What sign are you going to give us then, so that we may see it and believe you? What work are you performing? Our ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness;…
1) OPENING PRAYERLord our God, generous Father,you have given us your Son Jesusthat we may relive with him and like himhis passion and his resurrection.Through Jesus, give us the courageto place ourselves into your handsin the trials of life and…
The Need to Remain Useful The great violinist, Nicolo Paganini, willed his marvelous violin to Genoa-the city of his birth-but only on condition that the instrument never be played. It was an unfortunate condition, for it is a peculiarity of…
Reading 1 ACTS 7:51—8:1A Stephen said to the people, the elders, and the scribes:"You stiff-necked people, uncircumcised in heart and ears,you always oppose the Holy Spirit;you are just like your ancestors.Which of the prophets did your ancestors not persecute?They put…
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