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Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

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Lectionary: 115 Read: Matthew 14:22-33 Gospel Summary A storm arose on the sea and the disciples saw Jesus walking on the water toward them. At first they thought it was a ghost, but then they recognized Jesus. In an effort to show his great faith, Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water toward Jesus. Peter was focused and walked toward Jesus....

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Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

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Lectionary: 118 Read: Matthew 15:21-28 Gospel Summary A Cananite woman approached Jesus as a petitioner asking Jesus to heal her daughter. At first Jesus put her off by implying that she was not part of the salvation plan. She determined that she was and through her faith and recognition of Jesus as Lord knew that he could heal her daughter. Because of...

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Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

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Lectionary: 121 Read: Matthew 16:13-20 Gospel Summary In this gospel, Peter named Jesus as the Messiah. Later Jesus named Peter as the foundation of the earthly Church and gave him the keys of power. Peter was to be like the steward of a palace making decisions for the Church community. God promised to stand behind Peter's decisions. Reflection for...

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Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

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Lectionary: 124 Read: Matthew 16:21-27 Gospel Summary Jesus told his apostles about the suffering he would endure. Peter, speaking for the group, simply couldn't believe that the great Messiah who would save Israel would have to go through such degrading events. Peter was thinking only in human terms and not about God's ways. Reflection for Families Like...

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Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

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Lectionary: 127 Read: Matthew 18:15-20 Gospel Summary Jesus set for his followers a three-step procedure for reconciling differences among the community. In the first step we are told to go one-on-one to the person and try to work out the problem. If that doesn't work, we are to take some witnesses, or in the final case, bring the offender before...

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Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

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Lectionary: 638 Read: John 3:13-17 Gospel Summary John 3:16 is quoted often and many people claim it as their favorite passage in all the Bible. It is where John tells us that God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son so that those who believed would have eternal life. This passage expresses the essence of God's love for us. It was not that...

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Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

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Lectionary: 133 Read: Matthew 20:1-16a Gospel Summary The vineyard owner hired five groups of laborers. Each subsequent group began work later in the day. When the owner hired the first group, they agreed on a fair wage. At the end of the day, he called in the workers and began paying them, the last ones first. Of course, the early morning crew saw the...

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Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

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Lectionary: 136 Read: Matthew 21:28-32 Gospel Summary Jesus pointed out to chief priest and elders that they had not believed John nor had they changed their hearts after seeing Jesus. They were like the son who said "yes" to his father's request to work in the vineyard. Even though he said he would, the son did not work. The father's second son (...

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Easter Sunday, Year A

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Lectionary: 42 Read: John 20:1-9 Gospel Summary On Friday afternoon when Jesus died, the women had not been able to finish the customary preparation for burial. The Sabbath began at sundown on Friday, so Mary of Magdala hurried to the tomb Sunday morning to complete her task. She found the tomb empty. Certain that Jesus' body had been stolen, she ran...

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Sunday of Divine Mercy, Year A

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Lectionary: 43 Read: John 20:19-31 Gospel Summary Following Jesus' crucifixion the disciples were still uncertain of his message. They lost hope and in fear locked themselves in a room. Without entering through the door, Jesus appeared before them with a greeting of peace and a mission to spread the Good News. The disciple, Thomas, was not in the room....

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