Gospel Reflections C

Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

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Lectionary: 96 Read the Gospel: Luke 9:18-24 Gospel Summary Luke starts his Gospel with “when Jesus was praying.” In the Gospel of Luke, this is a signal that a significant event is about to occur. Jesus asks the disciples, who were with him, who the crowds say that he is. After hearing the responses, Jesus asks who they, the disciples, say that he is....

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Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Years ABC

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Lectionary: 622 Read the Gospel: Luke 1:39-56 Gospel Summary Today’s Gospel contains the account of the Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth and of Mary’s proclamation of the Magnificat. Joy runs through this Gospel reading—the joy as the cousins meet and embrace; the joy as the baby within Elizabeth’s womb leaps at the sound of Mary’s voice; and the joy...

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Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Years ABC

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Lectionary: 689 Read the Gospel: Luke 1:26-38 Gospel Summary In today’s Gospel reading, the angel Gabriel is sent by God to tell Mary that she has been chosen to give birth to his Son. Mary is overwhelmed by this news and does not fully understand it, but she says yes to God’s plan. The choice of Mary underscores God’s impartiality, for Mary was not from...

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Nativity of Saint John the Baptist, Years ABC

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Lectionary: 587 (Mass during the Day) Read the Gospel: Luke 1:57-66, 80 Gospel Summary Today’s Gospel reading begins with the story of the birth of John the Baptist. Relatives and friends of his parents, Elizabeth and Zechariah, already had a sense that this child was destined for great things. To begin, Elizabeth gave birth well beyond her childbearing...

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Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

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Lectionary: 93 Read the Gospel: Luke 7:36—8:3 Gospel Summary There is no doubt that Simon, the Pharisee, prided himself in his religion. He followed the laws and thought himself a very devout person. Therefore, it bothered him that such a sinful woman would join the dinner in his home. It especially annoyed him that his guest, Jesus, allowed her to stay...

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Saint Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Years ABC

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Lectionary: 543 Read the Gospel: Matthew 1:16, 18-21, 24a or Luke 2:41-51a Gospel Summary: Matthew 1:16, 18-21, 24a Just prior to this passage, in Matthew 1:1-15, we are presented with the genealogy of Jesus. This, of course, includes the lineage of Saint Joseph. Among his ancestors are Jacob, Solomon, David, and Abraham. This is quite a heritage of...

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Annunciation of the Lord, Years ABC

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Lectionary: 545 Read the Gospel: Luke 1:26-38 Gospel Summary In his infancy narrative, Luke has several purposes when he tells of Gabriel's visit to Mary. Luke wants to be clear that the origin of Jesus was prophesied in the Old Testament. He wants to be sure his audience understands the divine origin of Jesus. Luke reports the announcement of Gabriel...

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Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

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Lectionary: 99 Read the Gospel: Luke 9:51-62 Gospel Summary Jesus began his return and final journey to Jerusalem in today's Gospel. He first had to go through Samaria where he was most unwelcome because he was traveling to Jerusalem's temple where the Samaritans would not go. The irony of this inhospitality is that Jesus would not be welcomed in the...

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Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

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Lectionary: 102 Read the Gospel: Luke 10:1-12, 17-20 Gospel Summary Jesus sent out seventy-two disciples to spread the Good News and continue the work Jesus had begun. They had not yet experienced the Good News of the resurrection, but following Jesus, they proclaimed that the Kingdom of God was at hand and healed the sick. Jesus had them pack light,...

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Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

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Lectionary: 105 Read the Gospel: Luke 10:25-37 Gospel Summary Jesus was tested by a lawyer who wanted to prove that he was a good person. Assuming that he knew the answer, he asked Jesus what one must do to have eternal life. Jesus coaxed from the man what was the greatest commandment: To love our neighbor as we love ourselves. But the man asked Jesus to...

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