The Word on the Word

The Word on the Word with Veronica and Melissa gives you a deeper look at this Sunday’s Mass Readings. You can go further into God’s word every week!
2024-07-14
Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B
the word on The Word – Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B Mark 6:8 “He charged them to take nothing for their journey except a staff; no bread, no bag, no money in their belts" Do you overpack on trips? Veronica reminds Melissa that you don't have to overpack to have a successful trip. After all, the apostles didn't bring much on their first mission. For Sunday's Reading: ewtn.com/catholicism/daily-readings/2024-07-14
2024-07-07
Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B
the word on The Word – Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B 2 Corinthians 12:10 "For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities; for when I am weak, then I am strong." How can a person be weak and strong at the same time? Melissa and Veronica take into account a letter from Saint Paul while deciding on an answer. For Sunday's Reading: ewtn.com/catholicism/daily-readings/2024-07-07
2024-06-30
Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B
the word on The Word – Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B Mark 5:36 "But ignoring what they said, Jesus said to the ruler of the synagogue, 'Do not fear, only believe.'" Do you stay focused or get sidetracked easily? Veronica and Melissa look at a passage where Jesus was sidetracked by a miracle while on his way to heal a girl. For Sunday's Reading: ewtn.com/catholicism/daily-readings/2024-06-30
2024-06-23
Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B
the word on The Word-Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B Mark 4:39: "And [Jesus] awoke and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, 'Peace! Be still!' And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm." Would you wake Jesus up if you were on a boat in the middle of a storm? Melissa and Veronica speculate reasons why the disciples woke up Jesus when they were in that exact situation. For Sunday's Reading: ewtn.com/catholicism/daily-readings/2024-06-23
2024-06-16
Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B
the word on The Word – Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B 2 Corinthians 5:7 "For we walk by faith, not by sight" Have you ever been homesick? Veronica and Melissa compare homesickness with longing for Heaven. For Sunday's Reading: ewtn.com/catholicism/daily-readings/2024-06-16
2024-06-09
Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B
the word on The Word – Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B 2 Corinthians 4:16 "So we do not lose heart. Though our outer nature is wasting away, our inner nature is being renewed every day." What are some things you hope for? This week, we find out Melissa has a lot of hopes and Veronica shares an acronym to help you stay hopeful! For Sunday's Reading: ewtn.com/catholicism/daily-readings/2024-06-09
2024-06-02
The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, Year B
the word on The Word – The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, Year B Mark 14:22 "And as they were eating, [Jesus] took bread, and blessed, and broke it, and gave it to them, and said, 'Take; this is my body.'" Have you heard of the Eucharistic miracle that occurred in Lanciano, Italy? Melissa and Veronica connect that miracle with the story of the Last Supper. For Sunday's Reading: ewtn.com/catholicism/daily-readings/2024-06-02
2024-05-26
The Most Holy Trinity, Year B
the word on The Word – The Most Holy Trinity, Year B Matthew 28:17 "And when they saw [Jesus] they worshiped him; but some doubted." Do you ever have doubts about your faith? Veronica and Melissa discuss a passage where Jesus had faith in his doubting followers. For Sunday's Reading: ewtn.com/catholicism/daily-readings/2024-05-26
2024-05-19
Pentecost Sunday, Year B
the word on The Word – Pentecost Sunday, Year B Psalms 104:30 “When thou sendest forth thy Spirit, they are created; and thou renewest the face of the ground.” This weekend we celebrate Pentecost aka the Church’s birthday! Melissa and Veronica consider the timelessness of scripture and the power of the Holy Spirit. For Sunday's Reading: ewtn.com/catholicism/daily-readings/2024-05-19
2024-05-11
The Ascension of the Lord (Solemnity)
the word on The Word – The Ascension of the Lord (Solemnity) Acts 1:9 "And when [Jesus] had said this, as they were looking on, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight." How much do you know about the Ascension? Veronica and Melissa reflect on the importance of Jesus' ascension into heaven. For Sunday's Reading: ewtn.com/catholicism/daily-readings/2024-05-12 The Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary: ewtn.com/catholicism/devotions/glorious-mysteries-13671
2024-05-05
Sixth Sunday of Easter, Year B
the word on The Word – Sixth Sunday of Easter, Year B 1 John 4:8 "He who does not love does not know God; for God is love." How do we know that God is love? Melissa helps Veronica understand this powerful truth. For Sunday's Reading: ewtn.com/catholicism/daily-readings/2024-05-05
2024-04-28
Fifth Sunday of Easter, Year B
the word on The Word – Fifth Sunday of Easter, Year B John 15:5 "I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in me, and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing." Have you heard Jesus' teaching about the vine and the branches? Veronica and Melissa ponder the analogy and how we can be fruitful branches. For Sunday's Reading: https://origin.ewtn.com/catholicism/daily-readings/2024-04-28
2024-04-21
Fourth Sunday of Easter, Year B
the word on The Word – Fourth Sunday of Easter, Year B Acts 4:12 "And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved." How much do you know about Peter the Apostle? Melissa and Veronica compare Peter's actions before and after Pentecost. For Sunday's Reading: ewtn.com/catholicism/daily-readings/2024-04-21
2024-04-13
Third Sunday of Easter, Year B
the word on The Word – Third Sunday of Easter, Year B 1 John 2:1 "My little children, I am writing this to you so that you may not sin; but if any one does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous." Is there something holding you back from going to confession? Veronica and Melissa walk through why we shouldn't be afraid of the sacrament of reconciliation. For Sunday's Reading: ewtn.com/catholicism/daily-readings/2024-04-14
2024-04-06
Divine Mercy Sunday, Year B
the word on The Word – Divine Mercy Sunday, Year B Acts 4:33 "And with great power the apostles gave their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was upon them all." Can you name a group that serves those in need? Melissa and Veronica connect the apostles' actions from the early days of the Catholic Church to religious orders that are active today. For Sunday's Reading: ewtn.com/catholicism/daily-readings/2024-04-07