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Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 108 Read the Gospel: Luke 10:38-42 Gospel Summary Jesus upset a few Jewish norms in this Gospel about Mary and Martha. First it was unusual for a single man to be a guest in the home of a single woman, and secondly, it was usually the most acclaimed male student of a rabbi who received tutoring such as Mary. It was not the break in these...

Posted in: Gospel Reflections C    

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 111 Read the Gospel: Luke 11:1-13 Gospel Summary This Gospel reminds us of three things. First of all the disciples asked Jesus how to pray and he gave them a model we call the Our Father. Jesus gave the disciples a form of prayer that praises and petitions God. Next there was the example of a friend who came in the middle of the night to...

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Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 90 Read the Gospel: Luke 7:11-17 Gospel Summary When Jesus sees a widow whose only son has died, he is moved with compassion for her. As a widow whose only son has died, the woman is not only alone, but also facing disaster. Having lost her sources of economic support, she would be among the poorest of the poor. In this story, the widow does...

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Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 66 Read: John 2:1-11 Gospel Summary While the Wedding in Cana is a familiar story, it only appears in John's Gospel. Scholars call it the first of Jesus' signs. Mary, Jesus' mother, observed that the wine was running low at a wedding feast she and Jesus were attending. She didn't specifically ask Jesus to do something about the situation, but...

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Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 69 Read: Luke 1:1-4; 4:14-21 Gospel Summary The first part of today's Gospel introduces Luke's Gospel and Acts. Luke recalled for his readers that stories had been handed down by eye-witnesses and written down by others. He intended, however, to improve on the order of these earlier accounts. The lectionary moves us to another beginning and...

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Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 72 Read: Luke 4:21-30 Gospel Summary Jesus went to Nazareth and taught in the temple. At first the people were amazed at his knowledge but then it occurred to them, he was one of them - a carpenter in their own village! They became very angry with Jesus and planned to throw him bodily from a nearby mountain top. Jesus simply walked through...

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Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 75 Read: Luke 5:1-11 Gospel Summary Luke connected the great fishing catch with the calling of the disciples. While it is an important miracle about the mission of the disciples, it appears here with the calling of Peter, James, and John. Apparently business partners, Peter called James and John to help him with the big catch Jesus provided....

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Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 78 Read: Luke 6:17, 20-26 Gospel Summary Jesus taught his listeners that some values in God's Kingdom will be the opposite of what they are in our earthly society. Those with no power or material possessions, but who trust completely in God will be first in the Kingdom of God. But people who value the luxuries of this world will be last in...

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Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 113B Read: John 6:24-35 Gospel Summary The crowd in today’s Gospel showed faith in Jesus. They got into boats and traveled to find him. They called him Rabbi, meaning “Teacher.” But at the same time, they had some doubts. They wanted some sign from Jesus that would prove once and for all who he was and what he could do. Jesus tells them again...

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Sundays during Ordinary Time II, Year B

by : RCLB

11th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B Lectionary: 92 (The Sower) Gospel:  Mark 4: 26–34 Adults:  What is the “good soil” that allows my faith to grow like a mustard seed? Children:  How do I help my faith grow like the mustard seed? 12th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B Lectionary: 95 (Quite! Be Still) Gospel: Mark 4: 35–...

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