Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B, Intermediate

Intermediate Session
Mark 3:20—35

Opening Prayer

Let us pray.
Thank you, God, for making each of us in your image.
Help us to always follow you and do what you want us to do.
In the name of Jesus Christ we pray.
Amen. 

Opening Life Reflection

The theme in the closing verses of the gospel focus on relationships, especially family, and doing the will of God. 

Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B, Primary

Primary Session
Mark 3:20-35  

Opening Prayer

Let us pray.
Thank you God for my family.
Help us to grow closer to you each day.
In the name of Jesus Christ we pray.
Amen.

Opening Life Reflection

Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B, Catechist

Catechist Background and Preparation

To prepare for this session, read all the readings. 

Genesis 3:9—15
Psalm 130:1—2, 3—4, 5—6, 7—8
2 Corinthians 4:13—5:1
Mark 3:20—35

Spend a few minutes reflecting on what these readings mean for you today.  Is there a particular reading that appeals to you?  Is there a word or image that engages you?

Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B, Junior High

Junior High Session

Deuteronomy 5:12—15
Mark 2:23—3:6

Opening Prayer

Let us pray.
Good and gracious God,
you have created everything for our good.
Help us to keep Sunday, the first day of the week,
as our special day to rest and recreate ourselves in your image.
In the name of Jesus Christ we pray.
Amen. 

Opening Reflection

Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B, Intermediate

Intermediate Session
Deuteronomy 5:12—15
Mark 2:23—28

Opening Prayer

Let us pray.
Good and gracious God,
you have created everything for our good.
Help us to spend each Sunday in giving praise and thanks to you.
In the name of Jesus Christ we pray.
Amen. 

Opening Life Reflection

Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B, Primary

Primary Session
Mark 2:23—28

Opening Prayer

Let us pray.
Thank you, God, for all of the great works of your creation.
Help us to spend each Sunday giving you thanks.
In the name of Jesus Christ we pray.
Amen. 

Opening Life Reflection

Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B, Catechist

Catechist Background and Preparation
To prepare for this session, read all the readings

Deuteronomy 5:12—15
Psalm 81:3—4, 5—6, 6—8, 10—11
2 Corinthians 4:6—11
Mark 2:23—3:6 or 2:23—28

Spend a few minutes reflecting on what these readings mean for you today.  Is there a particular reading that appeals to you?  Is there a word or image that engages you?

Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

Lectionary: 89B
Read: Mark 3:20-35

Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

Lectionary: 86
Read: Mark 2:23—3:6

Gospel Summary

Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

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

Gospel Summary

The gospel begins with the question of fasting.  It was important in Jewish culture to fast, and so the Pharisees ask Jesus why his disciples do not fast.  Jesus responds using the image of the bride and bridegroom.  When you are at the wedding feast, you do not fast.  It is a time to celebrate.  Jesus is the bridegroom and the Church, the bride.  There is a feast when the bridegroom is present! 

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