Church Begins at Home: 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time


Father's Day Message from Archbishop Hartmayer


Video Message from Fr. Desmond

The first reading (Jeremiah 20:10-13) gives us an opportunity to reflect on our response to prophetic voices. Jeremiah was mocked because he was trying to bring people's attention to what needed to change. Today, prophetic voices challenge the status quo and are ridiculed as alarmist or extreme. Critical perspectives must be taken seriously by Christians, especially when the critique impacts what we claim to be doing in the name of God. We should never be satisfied by the status quo. We should be open to change. 

- Father Desmond Drummer


The Prophetic Critique



Instrumental Meditation by Aleron Morton

Featuring "Love" by Kirk Franklin and "Koinonia" by V. Michael McKay.


Playlist for 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Scroll all the way down to see the playlist.



Opening the Scriptures at Home

The global Catholic Church is reflecting on the same readings from the Bible on the Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time. We remain spiritually connected to one another as we open our hearts to the Word of God. 


1. Encounter the Word of God

Read or listen to the Biblical readings for the Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time.

(Note: Sometimes the USCCB website cannot accommodate the high volume of traffic. If you cannot access the readings, visit the website at another time).


2. Reflect on the Word of God

Silently reflect, write down, or share your insights about the readings.

You may also desire to watch a video reflection on the Biblical readings from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.


3. Pray

Spend some time in silence and bring to your mind some of the prayer intentions you have.

Introduce The Lord's Prayer in these or similar words: Gathering our prayers into one, we now pray in the words that Jesus gave us...


Focused Learning Opportunities & Activities for Young People

These activities provide encounters and experiences for children and emerging adults. 


Early Childhood

  • Watch "God's Story | Jesus"
  • Enjoy the coloring sheet. (Parents/guardians: ensure that Jesus reflects the racial/ethnic identity of your child.)


Grades K-2

  • Watch "God's Grace"
  • Enjoy the coloring sheet. (Parents/guardians: ensure that Jesus reflects the racial/ethnic identity of your child.)


Grades 3-5

  • Watch "Catholic Kids Homilies - What are you afraid of?"
  • Enjoy the coloring sheet. (Parents/guardians: ensure that Jesus reflects the racial/ethnic identity of your child.)
  • Enjoy the word search.



  • Watch "Testimony" (Teens talk about "before and after" their walk with Christ)
  • Listen to "God's Grace" by Trin-I-Tee 5:7
  • Remember to join the Emerging Adults Virtual Meeting at 7pm


Fr. Drummer's Playlist for the 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time


God Favored Me (Hezekiah Walker & the Love Fellowship Choir)


His Eye Is on the Sparrow (Linda Randle and Various Artists)


Joy Will Come (Richard Smallwood & Vision)


Love (Kirk Franklin & God's Property)


Special Gift (Donnie McClurkin)


You Know My Name (Tasha Cobbs Leonard, featuring Jimi Cravity)