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Gospel Reflections, Year B, Advent

Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year B

Lectionary: 11
Read the Gospel: Luke 1:26-38

Gospel Summary
Jesus’ birth is foretold in this gospel where Gabriel comes to Mary and announces that within her she has the king that Israel has long awaited. To have found favor with God surprises Mary, a...Read More »

Third Sunday of Advent, Year B

Lectionary: 8
Read the Gospel:  John 1:6-8, 19-28

Gospel Summary
The Jewish leaders questioned John the Baptist asking who he was. They even took a few guesses themselves suggesting that he was the Messiah, Elijah, or a prophet. John had his own following who...Read More »

Second Sunday of Advent, Year B

Lectionary: 5
Read the Gospel: Mark 1:1-8

Gospel Summary
The Messiah is foretold in Second Isaiah and the words of John the Baptist continue the foretelling during Advent. Just as the Jewish exiles were filled with hope and led home, John the Baptist filled...Read More »

First Sunday of Advent, Year B

Lectionary: 2
Read the Gospel: Mark 13:33-37

Gospel Summary
We are reminded in today’s gospel that the world as we know it will pass away, and God’s Kingdom will come in full. Jesus tells a parable about a master who went away and left...Read More »

Questions of the Week, Year B, Advent

Sundays during Advent, Year B

First Sunday of Advent, Year B
Lectionary: 2
Gospel: Mark 13: 33-37

Adults:            At this time, how faithful do you feel you are being to God’s plan for you?
Children:        What good thing might God be asking you...Read More »