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Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 92B Read: Mark 4:26-34 Gospel Summary The fourth chapter of Mark’s Gospel focuses entirely on parables. In the first part of the Gospel, Seed Grows of Itself, Jesus is pointing out that the growth of the Kingdom of God is a hidden reality that operates under God’s power rather than through human work and effort. In the second part of the...

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Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 95 Read: Mark 4:35-41 Gospel Summary Many people believe that Mark tells this story of the storm at sea to the people of the early Church for a specific purpose. As the story unfolds, Jesus has just left the crowds of Galilee with his disciples and is crossing the Sea of Galilee. Jesus has fallen asleep in the bow of the boat when a sudden...

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Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 98B Read: Mark 5:21-43 Gospel Summary Today’s Gospel reading contains two stories that feature the healing ministry of Jesus. In the first story Jairus falls at Jesus’ feet and begs Jesus to go and lay hands on his daughter, who is at the point of death. In the second story the woman who had been long afflicted with a hemorrhage touches Jesus...

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Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 101B Read: Mark 6:1-6 Gospel Summary In last week’s Gospel reading, Jesus was able to heal the woman with the hemorrhage and to raise to life the daughter of Jairus because of the great faith each person possessed. In today’s Gospel reading, Jesus is unable to perform any mighty deeds because of the lack of faith of the people in his hometown...

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Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 104B Read: Mark 6:7-13 Gospel Summary In today’s Gospel, Jesus sends the Twelve out two by two to continue the work he had begun. He instructs them to travel light and to rely on the hospitality of others, but to not stay where they are not welcome. The Twelve go forth to drive out demons, to anoint many who are sick, and to cure them....

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Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 107B Read: Mark 6:30-34 Gospel Summary Jesus and the Apostles tried to get away and take time to rest, but the crowds followed them. Jesus saw that the crowds were “like sheep without a shepherd” (Mark 6:34), and so he began to teach them. Reflection for Parents In many ways, our children are “like sheep without a shepherd” (Mark 6:34). They...

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Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 110B Read: John: 6:1-15 Gospel Summary Today’s Gospel reading is a familiar one. The crowds continue to follow Jesus, and he is concerned about feeding them. The disciples do not have enough food or money to provide for the crowds. A boy provides the start of the meal that will feed the multitudes—five loaves and two fish. From a humble...

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Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 116B Read: John 6:41-51 Gospel Summary The crowds in last week’s Gospel had faith in Jesus, and at the same time they doubted him. In today’s Gospel, the Jews doubt that Jesus is who he says he is. They know that he is the son of Joseph and Mary, but they cannot explain—and therefore have a hard time believing—that he had come down from...

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Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 119B Read: John 6:51-58 Gospel Summary In today’s Gospel, the Jews continue to struggle with Jesus’ words. Jesus again says that he is the living bread that has come down from heaven, and adds that we must eat his flesh and drink his blood in order to have eternal life. The Jews, thinking in literal terms, do not understand what this means or...

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Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 122B Read: John 6:60-69 Gospel Summary In today’s Gospel, Jesus’ followers reach a point on the journey where it is time to make a decision. Do they believe in Jesus and in what he has said? Should they continue to follow him? Or is it time to walk away and to return to their former way of living? Many are unable to accept Jesus’ words and...

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