Ordinary Time

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 70 Read Sunday’s Gospel: Matthew 5:1-12a Gospel Summary The beatitudes are the content of this Gospel and they begin what we commonly call, “The Sermon on the Mount.” Jesus’ words surely turned upside down the understanding his listeners had of the world and society. Jesus told them that the poor would be rich, the hungry would be filled, and...

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Feast of the Presentation of the Lord

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 524 Read the Gospel: Luke 2:22-40 Gospel Summary In today’s Gospel we read that Mary and Joseph honored God’s law by taking Jesus to the Temple in Jerusalem in order to present him to the Lord. There we encounter Simeon, a man of great faith who believed in God’s promise that he would see the Christ of the Lord before he died. We are also...

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Catechist: Presentation of the Lord

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Background for Catechists and Teachers To prepare for this session, read all the readings. Malachi 3:1-4 Psalm 24:7-10 Hebrews 2:14-18 Luke 2:22-40 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 that engages you? Read the following Word in Liturgy and Catholic...

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Primary: Presentation of the Lord

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Primary Session Luke 2:22-40 Opening Prayer Let us pray. Creator God, the earth is filled with your blessings. Help us to be thankful for the wonders of your creation. In the name of Jesus Christ we pray. Amen. Opening Life Reflection The topic for today is the belief that Jesus is fully human and fully divine. For today’s session provide blank sheets of...

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Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 67 Read Sunday’s Gospel: Matthew 4:12-23 Gospel Summary The reading today from Matthew’s Gospel takes place early in Jesus’ ministry. Several ideas are clear. First of all, Matthew strived to connect his Gospel for the early Christians to their Jewish heritage. He made several references in his Gospel like the one today in which prophecies of...

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Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 64 Read Sunday’s Gospel: John 1:29-34 Gospel Summary John the Baptist knew Jesus as his cousin, but it is not clear until we read today’s Gospel that John recognized Jesus as the promised Messiah. John called Jesus the “Lamb of God.” We are familiar with the title for Jesus, “Lamb of God,” because we hear it in our Eucharistic prayers during...

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