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Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A, Catechist

by : RCLB

Catechist Background and Preparation To prepare for this session, read all the readings. 2 Kings 4:8 - 11, 14 - 16 Psalm 89:2 - 3, 16 - 17, 18 - 19 Romans 6:3 - 4, 8 - 11 Matthew 10:37 - 42 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...

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Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A, Primary

by : RCLB

Primary Session Matthew 7:21-27 Opening Prayer Let us Pray, Dear God, thank you for loving us and for giving us Jesus. You are the rock in our lives. Help us build our lives on the solid foundation of your love. When troubling storms come, we will be safe. Give us courage and help us always to trust in you. In Jesus’ name we ask this and all things. Amen...

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Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A, Primary

by : RCLB

Primary Session Matthew 10:37-42 Opening Prayer Let us pray. Loving God, we are thankful that we belong to your Church. Help us to live as members of your family. In the name of Jesus Christ we pray. Amen. Opening Life Reflection The topic for today is the Sacrament of Baptism. Explain to the children that the Sacrament of Baptism welcomes us as members...

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Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

by : RCLB

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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Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

by : RCLB

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

by : RCLB

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

by : RCLB

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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Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 97 Read the Gospel: Matthew 10:37-42 Gospel Summary While Jesus' words may seem harsh in this Gospel where he tells his followers to leave their families in order to spread the Good News, he simply stresses the value of being a missionary. Whatever our sacrifice, our reward will be great beyond measure. Reflection for Families As parents we...

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Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 130 Read the Gospel: Matthew 18:21-35 Gospel Summary This great story illustrates God's tremendous love for us. In the story a servant (someone like us) owed an incomprehensible sum of money (our sinfulness) to a king (God). The servant begged for time to repay the debt. The king, out of love and compassion, forgave the entire debt. But the...

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