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Hearers of the Word with Kieran J O'Mahony

Ascension Day (Thursday 13th / Sunday 16th May)

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Mark 16:9 [Now after Jesus rose early on the
the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary
Magdalene, from whom he had cast out seven
demons. 10 She went out and told those who
had been with him, while they were mourning
and weeping. 11 But when they heard that he
was alive and had been seen by her, they would
not believe it. 12 After this he appeared in
another form to two of them, as they were walking
into the country. 13 And they went back
and told the rest, but they did not believe them.
14 Later he appeared to the eleven themselves as
they were sitting at the table; and he upbraided
them for their lack of faith and stubbornness,
because they had not believed those who saw
him after he had risen. 15 And he said to
them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the good news
to the whole creation. 16 The one who believes and is
baptised will be saved; but the one who
does not believe will be condemned. 17
And these signs will accompany those
who believe: by using my name they will
cast out demons; they will speak in new
tongues; 18 they will pick up snakes in
their hands, and if they drink any deadly
thing, it will not hurt them; they will lay
their hands on the sick, and they will
recover.”
Mark 16:19 So then the Lord Jesus,
after he had spoken to them, was taken
up into heaven and sat down at the right
hand of God. 20 And they went out
and proclaimed the good news everywhere,
while the Lord worked with them
and confirmed the message by the signs
that accompanied it.]

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Sunday’s Gospel – 9th May

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John 15:9 [Jesus said:] “As the Father has
loved me, so I have loved you; abide in
my love. 10 If you keep my commandments,
you will abide in my love, just as I
have kept my Father’s commandments and
abide in his love. 11 I have said these
things to you so that my joy may be in
you, and that your joy may be complete.
John 15:12 “This is my commandment,
that you love one another as I have loved
you. 13 No one has greater love than
this, to lay down one’s life for one’s
friends. 14 You are my friends if you do
what I command you. 15 I do not call you
servants any longer, because the servant
does not know what the master is doing;
but I have called you friends, because I
have made known to you everything that
I have heard from my Father. 16 You
did not choose me but I chose you. And
I appointed you to go and bear fruit,
fruit that will last, so that the Father will
give you whatever you ask him in my name.
17 I am giving you these commands
so that you may love one another.”

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Sunday’s Gospel – 2nd May

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John 15:1 [Jesus said:] “I am the true
vine, and my Father is the vinegrower. 2
He removes every branch in me that
bears no fruit. Every branch that bears
fruit he prunes to make it bear more
fruit. 3 You have already been cleansed
by the word that I have spoken to you. 4
Abide in me as I abide in you. Just as the
branch cannot bear fruit by itself unless
it abides in the vine, neither can you
unless you abide in me. 5 I am the vine,
you are the branches. Those who abide
in me and I in them bear much fruit,
because apart from me you can do nothing.
6 Whoever does not abide in me is
thrown away like a branch and withers;
such branches are gathered, thrown into
the fire, and burned. 7 If you abide in
me, and my words abide in you, ask for
whatever you wish, and it will be done
for you. 8 My Father is glorified by this,
that you bear much fruit and become
my disciples.

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Sunday’s Gospel – 25th April

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Luke 24:35 Then they told what had
happened on the road, and how he had
been made known to them in the breaking of the bread.
Luke 24:36 While they were talking
about this, Jesus himself stood among
them and said to them, “Peace be with
you.” 37 They were startled and terrified,
and thought that they were seeing a
ghost. 38 He said to them, “Why are
you frightened, and why do doubts arise
in your hearts? 39 Look at my hands
and my feet; see that it is I myself. Touch
me and see; for a ghost does not have
flesh and bones as you see that I have.”
40 And when he had said this, he
showed them his hands and his feet. 41
While in their joy they were disbelieving
and still wondering, he said to them,
“Have you anything here to eat?” 42
They gave him a piece of broiled fish,
43 and he took it and ate in their presence.
Luke 24:44 Then he said to them,
“These are my words that I spoke to you
while I was still with you—that everything
written about me in the law of
Moses, the prophets, and the psalms
must be fulfilled.” 45 Then he opened
their minds to understand the scriptures,
46 and he said to them, “Thus it is written,
that the Messiah is to suffer and to
rise from the dead on the third day, 47
and that repentance and forgiveness of
sins is to be proclaimed in his name to
all nations, beginning from Jerusalem.
48 You are witnesses of these things.
49 And see, I am sending upon you what my
Father promised; so stay here in the city until
you have been clothed with power from on high.”
50 Then he led them out as far as Bethany,
and, lifting up his hands, he blessed them. 51
While he was blessing them, he withdrew from
them and was carried up into heaven. 52 And
they worshipped him, and returned to Jerusalem
with great joy; 53 and they were continually in
the temple blessing God.
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Sunday’s Gospel – 18th April

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Luke 24:35 Then they told what had
happened on the road, and how he had
been made known to them in the breaking of the bread.
Luke 24:36 While they were talking
about this, Jesus himself stood among
them and said to them, “Peace be with
you.” 37 They were startled and terrified,
and thought that they were seeing a
ghost. 38 He said to them, “Why are
you frightened, and why do doubts arise
in your hearts? 39 Look at my hands
and my feet; see that it is I myself. Touch
me and see; for a ghost does not have
flesh and bones as you see that I have.”
40 And when he had said this, he
showed them his hands and his feet. 41
While in their joy they were disbelieving
and still wondering, he said to them,
“Have you anything here to eat?” 42
They gave him a piece of broiled fish,
43 and he took it and ate in their presence.
Luke 24:44 Then he said to them,
“These are my words that I spoke to you
while I was still with you—that everything
written about me in the law of
Moses, the prophets, and the psalms
must be fulfilled.” 45 Then he opened
their minds to understand the scriptures,
46 and he said to them, “Thus it is written,
that the Messiah is to suffer and to
rise from the dead on the third day, 47
and that repentance and forgiveness of
sins is to be proclaimed in his name to
all nations, beginning from Jerusalem.
48 You are witnesses of these things.
49 And see, I am sending upon you what my
Father promised; so stay here in the city until
you have been clothed with power from on high.”
50 Then he led them out as far as Bethany,
and, lifting up his hands, he blessed them. 51
While he was blessing them, he withdrew from
them and was carried up into heaven. 52 And
they worshipped him, and returned to Jerusalem
with great joy; 53 and they were continually in
the temple blessing God.
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Field of wheat.

Sunday’s Gospel – 11th April

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John 20:19
When it was evening on
that day, the first day of the week, and
the doors of the house where the disciples
had met were locked for fear of the
Jews, Jesus came and stood among them
and said, “Peace be with you.” 20 After
he said this, he showed them his hands
and his side. Then the disciples rejoiced
when they saw the Lord. 21 Jesus said to
them again, “Peace be with you. As the
Father has sent me, so I send you.” 22
When he had said this, he breathed on
them and said to them, “Receive the
Holy Spirit. 23 If you forgive the sins of
any, they are forgiven them; if you retain
the sins of any, they are retained.”
24 But Thomas (who was called the
Twin), one of the twelve, was not with
them when Jesus came. 25 So the other
disciples told him, “We have seen the
Lord.” But he said to them, “Unless I
see the mark of the nails in his hands,
and put my finger in the mark of the
nails and my hand in his side, I will not
believe.”
26 A week later his disciples were again
in the house, and Thomas was with
them. Although the doors were shut,
Jesus came and stood among them and
said, “Peace be with you.” 27 Then he
said to Thomas, “Put your finger here
and see my hands. Reach out your hand
and put it in my side. Do not doubt but
believe.” 28 Thomas answered him,
“My Lord and my God!” 29 Jesus said
to him, “Have you believed because you
have seen me? Blessed are those who
have not seen and yet have come to believe.”
30 Now Jesus did many other signs in
the presence of his disciples, which are
not written in this book. 31 But these
are written so that you may come to
believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son
of God, and that through believing you
may have life in his name.
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