St. Veronica Church




This week's Gospel & Reflection Question

June 24, 2018

The  Nativity of St. John the Baptist

Cycle B


Reading I    Isaiah 49:1-6 

Reading II  Acts 13:22-26





Luke 1:57-66, 80


When the time arrived for Elizabeth to have her child
she gave birth to a son.
Her neighbors and relatives heard
that the Lord had shown his great mercy toward her,
and they rejoiced with her.
When they came on the eighth day to circumcise the child,
they were going to call him Zechariah after his father,
but his mother said in reply,
"No. He will be called John."
But they answered her,
"There is no one among your relatives who has this name."
So they made signs, asking his father what he wished him to be called.
He asked for a tablet and wrote, "John is his name,"
and all were amazed.
Immediately his mouth was opened, his tongue freed,
and he spoke blessing God.
Then fear came upon all their neighbors,
and all these matters were discussed
throughout the hill country of Judea.
All who heard these things took them to heart, saying,
"What, then, will this child be?"
For surely the hand of the Lord was with him.
The child grew and became strong in spirit,
and he was in the desert until the day
of his manifestation to Israel.


Question of the Week:
When in your life have you come to faith with
immediate optimism and joy, like Elizabeth? When have you had to overcome your doubts more gradually, like Zechariah?