Gospel Reflections B

Second Sunday of Advent, Year B

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Lectionary: 5 Read the Gospel: Mark 1:1-8 Gospel Summary Today’s Gospel passage is from the beginning of the Gospel according to Mark. The coming of John the Baptist is foretold in the verses quoted from the book of the prophet Isaiah: Behold, I am sending my messenger ahead of you; he will prepare your way. John the Baptist did indeed prepare the way of...

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Third Sunday of Advent, Year B

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Lectionary: 8 Read the Gospel: John 1:6-8, 19-28 Gospel Summary Today’s Gospel reading is taken from the first chapter of John. The passage has many parallels to last week’s Gospel. It begins by telling us that John the Baptist “was not the light, but came to testify to the light.” John the Baptist himself makes it clear that he is not the Christ. He...

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Solemnity of All Saints

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Lectionary: 667 Read the Gospel: Matthew 5:1-12a Gospel Summary Today’s Gospel reading is the opening of the Sermon on the Mount, a series of teachings given by Jesus that focus on how to live as a disciple in the world. Today’s portion of the Sermon on the Mount is the Beatitudes. In them, Jesus explains how we are to live if we want to inherit the...

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The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed

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Lectionary: 668 Read the Gospel: John 6:37-40 Gospel Summary In today’s Gospel reading, Jesus makes it clear he has come down from Heaven to do the will of God the Father. And the will of God the Father is that all people who believe in Jesus will have eternal life and will be raised up on the last day. Reflection for Parents Families often choose this...

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Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica in Rome

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Lectionary: 671 Read the Gospel: John 2:13-22 Gospel Summary In the first part of today’s Gospel, Jesus finds that the Temple in Jerusalem is being used for purposes other than prayer and worship. He fashions a whip out of cords and drives out the vendors and the moneychangers. He speaks of destroying the temple and raising it up. The people thought he...

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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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Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul

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Lectionary: 591 (Mass During the Day) Read: Matthew 16:13-19 Gospel Summary Peter named Jesus as the Messiah in this Gospel. 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...

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Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, Year B

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Lectionary: 161 Read: John 18:33b-37 Gospel Summary In today’s Gospel reading, it is Pilate who refers to Jesus as King of the Jews. Jesus does not confirm that he is a king, and makes it clear that his kingdom does not belong to this world. His purpose for being in the world is to testify to the truth. Reflection for Parents The Preface for today’s Mass...

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Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

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Lectionary: 158B Read: Mark 13:24-32 Gospel Summary Today’s Gospel reading is often referred to as the “Little Apocalypse” because of its many references to the events that will occur in the end times. Jesus tells his disciples that many unusual and frightening things will happen, but he will come with power and glory to gather together his elect. While...

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Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

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Lectionary: 146B Read: Mark 10:35-45 Gospel Summary In today’s Gospel, James and John, the sons of Zebedee, were concerned about who would sit at Jesus’ right and at Jesus’ left in the heavenly kingdom. They, like the other disciples, did not understand Jesus’ teaching that things are different in God’s kingdom. The greatest ones are the least among us....

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