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Gospel Reflections, Year B, Lent

Fifth Sunday of Lent, Year B

Lectionary: 35
Read the Gospel: John 12:20-33

Gospel Summary
Jesus announces that the hour is near when God will glorify him. Jesus knows that his earthly ministry will end and that...Read More »


Fourth Sunday of Lent, Year B

Lectionary: 32
Read the Gospel: John 3:14-21

Gospel Summary
God’s love is clearly demonstrated in this gospel reading. Some people of Jesus’ time had shallow faith and would believe only if they...Read More »


Third Sunday of Lent, Year B

Lectionary: 29
Read the Gospel: John 2:13-25

Gospel Summary
It is not clear to scholars exactly what precipitated Jesus’ reaction at the Temple. In what would appear to be a fit...Read More »


Second Sunday of Lent, Year B

Lectionary: 26
Read the Gospel: Mark 9:2-10

Gospel Summary
The closest we can come to understanding the resurrection, is through the transfiguration of Jesus described in today’s gospel. Only after the...Read More »


First Sunday of Lent, Year B

Lectionary: 23
Read the Gospel: Mark 1:12-15

Gospel Summary
Jesus trusted in God’s promises. According to Mark’s gospel, immediately after his baptism, Jesus was driven into the wilderness where he lived...Read More »


Gospel Reflections, Year B, Ordinary Time

Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

Lectionary 83
Read the Gospel: Mark 2:18-22

Gospel Summary
Some of the Pharisees complained that Jesus’ disciples did not fast, but John’s disciples did. It would appear that there might even be some tension between...Read More »


Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

Lectionary: 80
Read the Gospel: Mark 2:1-12

Gospel Summary
Great faith and forgiveness are at the center of today’s gospel reading. A paralyzed man had four friends of deep faith. So...Read More »


Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

Lectionary: 77
Read the Gospel: Mark 1:40-45

Gospel Summary
A leper approached Jesus. He had a very strong faith and knew that Jesus could heal him with just a touch. Jesus was moved by the man’s faith...Read More »


Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

Lectionary: 74
Read the Gospel: Mark 1:29-39

Gospel Summary
We learn several important pieces of information from this gospel passage. First, Simon Peter had a mother-in-law. When we read previously that...Read More »


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Questions of the Week, Year B, Ordinary Time

Sundays during Ordinary Time I, Year B

2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B
Lectionary: 65 (Temple of the Holy Spirit)
Gospel: John 1:35–42
Adults:         What qualities do you have that would cause others to recognize you as a disciple of Jesus?
Children:     What does it take to be...Read More »