Sunday, July 22, is the 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B).
Jeremiah 23:1-16, Psalms 23:1-6, Ephesians 2:13-18, Mark 6:30-34
Pope Benedict XVI once called a weekend like this, late in July, "the heart of summer." And so it is. The Pope is on vacation, and so are many Register readers.
It feels like "the heart of summer" in today’s Gospel, when Jesus hears the work report of his apostles and invites them on a "mini vacation" of their own. "The apostles gathered together with Jesus and reported all they had done and taught," says the Gospel. "He said to them, ‘Come away by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while.’"
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