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!
2024-05-26
The Most Holy Trinity, Year B
the word on The Word – The Most Holy Trinity, Year B Matthew 28:17 "And when they saw [Jesus] they worshiped him; but some doubted." Do you ever have doubts about your faith? Veronica and Melissa discuss a passage where Jesus had faith in his doubting followers. For Sunday's Reading: ewtn.com/catholicism/daily-readings/2024-05-26
2024-05-19
Pentecost Sunday, Year B
the word on The Word – Pentecost Sunday, Year B Psalms 104:30 “When thou sendest forth thy Spirit, they are created; and thou renewest the face of the ground.” This weekend we celebrate Pentecost aka the Church’s birthday! Melissa and Veronica consider the timelessness of scripture and the power of the Holy Spirit. For Sunday's Reading: ewtn.com/catholicism/daily-readings/2024-05-19
2024-05-11
The Ascension of the Lord (Solemnity)
the word on The Word – The Ascension of the Lord (Solemnity) Acts 1:9 "And when [Jesus] had said this, as they were looking on, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight." How much do you know about the Ascension? Veronica and Melissa reflect on the importance of Jesus' ascension into heaven. For Sunday's Reading: ewtn.com/catholicism/daily-readings/2024-05-12 The Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary: ewtn.com/catholicism/devotions/glorious-mysteries-13671
2024-05-05
Sixth Sunday of Easter, Year B
the word on The Word – Sixth Sunday of Easter, Year B 1 John 4:8 "He who does not love does not know God; for God is love." How do we know that God is love? Melissa helps Veronica understand this powerful truth. For Sunday's Reading: ewtn.com/catholicism/daily-readings/2024-05-05
2024-04-28
Fifth Sunday of Easter, Year B
the word on The Word – Fifth Sunday of Easter, Year B John 15:5 "I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in me, and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing." Have you heard Jesus' teaching about the vine and the branches? Veronica and Melissa ponder the analogy and how we can be fruitful branches. For Sunday's Reading: https://origin.ewtn.com/catholicism/daily-readings/2024-04-28
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