Ministry of the Word
The First Reading describes the beginning of what we know as the diaconate. Since the community was growing, the needs within the community also grew. Seven men were called upon to help in the ministry through the distribution of goods, freeing the Twelve to spread the Good News. The number seven shows the universal nature of the Church. Today’s Readings: Acts 6:1–7; Psalm 33:1– 2, 4 – 5, 18 –19; John 6:16 – 21.
© 2018 Liturgy Training Publications; 800-933-1800. Written by Timothy A. Johnston. Permission to publish granted by the Archdiocese of Chicago, on June 23, 2017.