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Sharing the Word Program for Friday, June 15, 2012 (Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus)
St. Paul says to love the Lord Jesus is to be filled with the riches of God.



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Today's Reading
Ephesians 3:8-12, 14-19

The Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus is one of the many liturgical celebrations that the Church offers us to highlight the love of God’s Son for His human creatures. Over and over again in the liturgy the Lord Jesus expresses His love for us.

On the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart we especially commemorate Jesus’ loving gift of Himself in His death on the cross.

Saint Paul, in the reading from Ephesians, rejoices that he has been called to proclaim the generosity of Christ, His wisdom, the riches Christ makes available to those who accept His love for them.

To love the Lord Jesus, Saint Paul says, is to be filled with the riches of God. We offer the Lord our thanks.

Meet Archbishop Pilarczyk
Archbishop Daniel E. Pilarczyk Archbishop Daniel E. Pilarczyk,  the eighth ordinary of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, Ohio, is a nationally prominent churchman, educator and author. A native of Dayton, Ohio, he was ordained a priest on December 20, 1959, after studies in Rome. He was ordained bishop in 1974 and installed as Archbishop of Cincinnati in 1982, where he served until his retirement in 2009. In addition to a doctorate in sacred theology from Pontifical Urban University, he holds an M.A. in classics from Xavier University in Cincinnati and a Ph.D. in classics from the University of Cincinnati. He has written more than a dozen popular books and many pamphlets and articles. His best-selling book is Twelve Tough Issues – And More. His most recent books are When God Speaks and Live Letters. The archbishop’s service to the American church includes terms as vice president (1986-1989) and president (1989-1992) of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops.
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