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!
2024-04-21
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
2024-03-31
Easter Sunday, Year B
the word on The Word – Easter Sunday, Year B John 20:8 "Then the other disciple, who reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed." What part of the resurrection story stands out to you? Veronica and Melissa recount John's perspective of the event and reflect on what sticks out to them. For Sunday's Reading: ewtn.com/catholicism/daily-readings/2024-03-31
2024-03-24
Palm Sunday, Year B
the word on The Word – Palm Sunday, Year B Isaiah 50:6 "I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks to those who pulled out the beard; I hid not my face from shame and spitting." Where do you find courage to overcome trials? Melissa and Veronica look at Isaiah's writings to see where his courage came from. For Sunday's Reading: ewtn.com/catholicism/daily-readings/2024-03-24
2024-03-17
Fifth Sunday of Lent, Year B
the word on The Word – Fifth Sunday of Lent, Year B John 12:24 "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit." How do seeds relate to eternal life? Veronica and Melissa do a little research to figure out the answer. For Sunday’s Reading: ewtn.com/catholicism/daily-readings/2024-03-17
2024-03-10
Fourth Sunday of Lent, Year B
the word on The Word – Fourth Sunday of Lent, Year B John 3:17 "For God sent the Son into the world, not to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through Him." Can you quote John 3:16? Melissa and Veronica take a deep dive into why this verse is so important to Christianity. For Sunday’s Reading: ewtn.com/catholicism/daily-readings/2024-03-10
2024-03-03
Third Sunday of Lent, Year B
the word on The Word – Third Sunday of Lent, Year B John 2:16 "And [Jesus] told those who sold the pigeons, 'Take these things away; you shall not make my Father's house a house of trade.'" Is being angry always sinful? Veronica breaks down the morality of anger for Melissa. For Sunday’s Reading: ewtn.com/catholicism/daily-readings/2024-03-03
2024-02-25
Second Sunday of Lent, Year B
the word on The Word – Second Sunday of Lent, Year B Genesis 22:10 "Then Abraham put forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his son." How much do you trust God? Would you sacrifice the thing you love most for Him? Melissa and Veronica revisit a scene from Abraham's life that shows his abundant trust in the Lord. For Sunday’s Reading: ewtn.com/catholicism/daily-readings/2024-02-25
2024-02-18
First Sunday of Lent, Year B
the word on The Word – First Sunday of Lent, Year B 1 Peter 3:18 "For Christ also died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit;" Lent is here! Veronica and Melissa make the connection between baptism and ashes in this week's episode. For Sunday’s Reading: ewtn.com/catholicism/daily-readings/2024-02-18
2024-02-11
Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B
the word on The Word – Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B Mark 1:41-42 “Moved with pity, he stretched out his hand and touched him, and said to him, "I will; be clean." And immediately the leprosy left him, and he was made clean.” Have you ever felt frustrated when God didn’t immediately answer your prayer? This week, Melissa and Veronica relate to the struggle of feeling like your prayer is unheard. For Sunday’s Reading: ewtn.com/catholicism/daily-readings/2024-02-11
2024-02-04
Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B
the word on The Word – Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B Job 7:6 “My days are swifter than a weaver's shuttle, and come to their end without hope.” When things aren’t going your way, what do you do: find a distraction or go to God? Veronica and Melissa look at Job’s life and how he is a role model for us when we go through hardships. For Sunday’s Reading: ewtn.com/catholicism/daily-readings/2024-02-04
2024-01-28
Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B
the word on The Word – Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B Mark 1:24-25 “and he cried out, ‘What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are, the Holy One of God.’ But Jesus rebuked him…” Do you believe that God is bigger than all our fears? Melissa and Veronica recall a specific moment in Jesus’ life where He triumphed over evil. For Sunday’s Reading: ewtn.com/catholicism/daily-readings/2024-01-28
2024-01-20
Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B
the word on The Word – Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B 1 Corinthians 7:29 “I mean, brethren, the appointed time has grown very short; from now on, let those who have wives live as though they had none…” Do you find some scripture passages confusing? Veronica helps Melissa understand the second reading from this Sunday’s Mass. For Sunday’s Reading: https://www.ewtn.com/catholicism/daily-readings/2024-01-21
2024-01-14
Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B
the word on The Word – Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B 1 Samuel 3:8 "And the LORD called Samuel again the third time. And he arose and went to Eli, and said, 'Here I am, for you called me.' Then Eli perceived that the LORD was calling the boy." What would you do if you heard God call your name in the middle of the night? Melissa and Veronica discuss Samuel’s reaction and how Eli gave him some direction. For Sunday’s Reading: ewtn.com/catholicism/daily-readings/2024-01-14