Sixteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time 2018The readings for this weekend’s mass are:First Reading Jeremiah 23:1-6Responsorial Psalm 23: 1-6 Response 1Second Reading Ephesians 2:13-18Gospel Mark 6:30-34The first reading begins with a warning: “Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture!”I cannot help but read that line and think about news headlines around the world in the last few weeks. With the clergy scandal exploding in America, Europe and even the Vatican. I am glad these past events are coming to the light. And I pray for repentance on the part of perpetrators. I pray for healing for

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