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Sharing the Word Program for Saturday, July 27, 2013 (Saturday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time)
In this event the people said “Yes” to God. They were now one with Him.



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Today's Reading
Ex. 24:3-8

Moses came down from the mountain and proclaimed all the commandments of the Lord. He then led the people in the acceptance of a covenant with God. This solemn religious action expressed their intent to do everything the Lord had commanded. They were entering an unbreakable new relationship with God.

The twelve stone pillars erected near the altar symbolized that each of the twelve tribes was entering into this covenant and that the covenant was to last throughout the future. The sprinkling of the people and the altar with the blood of the sacrificial victims symbolized the sharing of life between God and the people.

In this event the people said “Yes” to God. They were now one with Him and would remain so forever.

Meet Archbishop Pilarczyk
Archbishop Daniel E. Pilarczyk Archbishop Emeritus 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 of 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. Archbishop Pilarczyk’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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