Family Reunion Sunday

14th Sunday, based on Mark 6:1-6

Mark 6:1-6

He left that place and came to his hometown, and his disciples followed him. On the sabbath he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were astounded. They said, “Where did this man get all this? What is this wisdom that has been given to him? What deeds of power are being done by his hands! Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary and brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon, and are not his sisters here with us?” And they took offense at him. Then Jesus said to them, “Prophets are not without honor, except in their hometown, and among their own kin, and in their own house.” And he could do no deed of power there, except that he laid his hands on a few sick people and cured them. And he was amazed at their unbelief.

Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

About Karla Bellinger

Karla has a DMin in Preaching from Aquinas Institute of Theology, a Dominican school sponsored by the friars of the Chicago province. Her 2012 doctoral thesis, “Are You Talking to Me? A Study of Young Listeners’ Connection with Catholic Sunday Preaching,” arose from her passion to more effectively connect the message of the gospel with our young people. In the midst of her doctoral work, Karla taught theology at the Dominican Sisters of Peace’s Our Lady of the Elms High School in Akron, OH. In May of 2014, Liturgical Press published her book entitled “Connecting Pulpit and Pew: Breaking Open the Conversation about Catholic Preaching,” which is available at: here . In her endorsement of the book, Mary Catherine Hilkert, O.P. says, “Anyone who is eager to learn more about how the gospel transforms the lives of younger hearers of the Word, and the role of the preacher in that process, will find rich insight and concrete suggestions in this valuable volume.”
Karla is a wife and mother of five young adult children. She currently gives workshops on preaching, preaches retreats and parish missions, coaches preachers, and consults with non-profits through the Center for Preaching, Evangelization and Prayer at