Ordinary Time

Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A, Intermediate

by : RCLB

Intermediate Session Exodus 19:2-6 Matthew 9:36-10:8 Opening Prayer Let us pray. O God, may your Church always be a sign of your love in the world. Help us to bring your healing and compassion to others. In the name of Jesus Christ we pray. Amen. Opening Life Reflection The theme for today is the mystery of the Church. To begin, divide the group into...

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Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A, Junior High

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Junior High Session Exodus 19:2-6 Matthew 9:36-10:8 Opening Prayer Let us pray. O God, as members of our Church family, help us to love and serve you together. In the name of Jesus Christ we pray. Amen. Opening Life Reflection The theme for today is the mystery of the Church. To begin, write the word Church on a sheet of poster paper and brainstorm with...

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Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A, Catechist

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Catechist Background and Preparation To prepare for this session read all the readings. Jeremiah 20:10–13 Psalm 69:8–10, 14, 17, 33–35 Romans 5:12–15 Matthew 10:26–33 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 Word in Liturgy and...

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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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Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

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Lectionary: 151 Read the Gospel: Matthew 23: 1-12 Gospel Summary Some, not all, of the Jewish leaders wanted people to recognize them for the high position they held. They wanted to sit in the best seats at banquets and in the synagogues. They wanted people to make a fuss over them when they met, so they were certain to wear clothing and items that would...

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Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

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Lectionary: 154 Read the Gospel: Matthew 25:1-13 Gospel Summary Jesus told the story about ten maidens waiting for a bridegroom to return home with his new bride. Most likely he had been delayed at her home working out the negotiations for her with the bride's father. Five of the maidens came with enough oil to keep their lamps burning through the night...

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Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

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Lectionary: 85 Read the Gospel: Matthew 7:21-27 Gospel Summary As Jesus concludes the Sermon on the Mount, he challenges his listeners (including us) to not only hear and listen to his words, but to actually live and act according to them. It is not enough to say you believe in Jesus, but to give witness to that belief through actions. Jesus illustrates...

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Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

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Lectionary: 88 Read the Gospel: Matthew 9:9-13 Gospel Summary Jesus made his mission clear when he ate with tax collectors and sinners. Some chose to judge him by his company. Instead, Jesus explained that a person in good health would have no need for a doctor. Likewise, only sinners need the salvation Jesus promised. Reflection for Families As our...

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Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

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Lectionary: 91 Read the Gospel: Matthew 9:36-10:8 Gospel Summary Jesus called the twelve disciples and sent them as missionaries to continue the work God began in him. The disciples were to go out to the people and proclaim the Good News of the coming Kingdom. Reflection for Families No matter how large the world we call our own, no part of our contact...

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Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

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Lectionary: 94 Read the Gospel: Matthew 10:26-33 Gospel Summary There are people who do not yet know the Good News. Jesus assured his disciples and us that we will bring the light of the Kingdom into their darkness by sharing Jesus with them. Even if some people, even our families, ridicule us for our proclamation, God will care for us until the end....

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