Author: RCLB

Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

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Lectionary: 154 Read the Gospel: Matthew 25:1-13 Gospel Summary Jesus told the story about ten maidens waiting for a bridegroom to return home with his new bride. Most likely he had been delayed at her home working out the negotiations for her with the bride's father. Five of the maidens came with enough oil to keep their lamps burning through the night...

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Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

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Lectionary: 94 Read the Gospel: Matthew 10:26-33 Gospel Summary There are people who do not yet know the Good News. Jesus assured his disciples and us that we will bring the light of the Kingdom into their darkness by sharing Jesus with them. Even if some people, even our families, ridicule us for our proclamation, God will care for us until the end....

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Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

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Lectionary: 97 Read the Gospel: Matthew 10:37-42 Gospel Summary While Jesus' words may seem harsh in this Gospel where he tells his followers to leave their families in order to spread the Good News, he simply stresses the value of being a missionary. Whatever our sacrifice, our reward will be great beyond measure. Reflection for Families As parents we...

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Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

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Lectionary: 91 Read the Gospel: Matthew 9:36-10:8 Gospel Summary Jesus called the twelve disciples and sent them as missionaries to continue the work God began in him. The disciples were to go out to the people and proclaim the Good News of the coming Kingdom. Reflection for Families No matter how large the world we call our own, no part of our contact...

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Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

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Lectionary: 151 Read the Gospel: Matthew 23: 1-12 Gospel Summary Some, not all, of the Jewish leaders wanted people to recognize them for the high position they held. They wanted to sit in the best seats at banquets and in the synagogues. They wanted people to make a fuss over them when they met, so they were certain to wear clothing and items that would...

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Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

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Lectionary: 85 Read the Gospel: Matthew 7:21-27 Gospel Summary As Jesus concludes the Sermon on the Mount, he challenges his listeners (including us) to not only hear and listen to his words, but to actually live and act according to them. It is not enough to say you believe in Jesus, but to give witness to that belief through actions. Jesus illustrates...

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Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

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Lectionary: 130 Read the Gospel: Matthew 18:21-35 Gospel Summary This great story illustrates God's tremendous love for us. In the story a servant (someone like us) owed an incomprehensible sum of money (our sinfulness) to a king (God). The servant begged for time to repay the debt. The king, out of love and compassion, forgave the entire debt. But the...

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Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C, Intermediate

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Intermediate Session 1 Kings 17:17-24 Luke 7:11-17 Opening Prayer Let us pray. O God, you created us with bodies so that we can praise you and show your love to others. Help us to honor you in the way we use our bodies. In the name of Jesus Christ we pray. Amen. Opening Life Reflection The focus for today’s session is resurrection of the body. Begin by...

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Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C, Catechist

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Catechist Background and Preparation To prepare for the session read all the readings. 1 Kings 17:17-24 Psalm 30:2, 4, 5-6, 11-13 Galatians 1:11-19 Luke 7:11-17 Spend a few minutes reflecting on what these readings mean for you today. Was there a particular reading which appealed to you? Was there a word or image that stood out to you? Read the Word in...

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Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C, Primary

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Primary Session Luke 7:11-17 Opening Prayer Let us pray. Dear God, thank you for creating us and for giving us bodies that can play and learn. Help us to use our bodies to show your love to the world. In the name of Jesus Christ we pray. Amen. Opening Life Reflection The theme for today’s session is resurrection of the body. To begin, invite each child...

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