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Transfiguration of the Lord, Year B

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 614 Read: Mark 9:2-10 Gospel Summary In yesterday’s Gospel reading and in the Gospel readings for the next few Sundays, Jesus is telling the crowds who he is—the bread of life. He tries unsuccessfully to get people to listen to him and to believe what he is saying. In contrast, in today’s Gospel we hear a voice from the cloud clearly identify...

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Solemnities during Ordinary Time, Year B

by : RCLB

The Most Holy Trinity, Year B Lectionary: 165 (Go and Teach) Gospel: Matthew 28: 16–20 Adults: What can I do to proclaim the Good News of Jesus and help people fall in love with him? Children: What can I do to be a witness of Jesus and to live as his disciple? The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, Year B Lectionary: 168 (This Is My Body) Gospel: Mark...

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Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 74 Read the Gospel: Mark 1:29-39 Gospel Summary In today’s Gospel we learn that Simon had a mother-in-law. In other words, we become aware that when Simon left everything behind to follow Jesus, that “everything” included family. Jesus the Healer cured Simon’s mother-in-law and many in the town who were sick. He also drove out many demons....

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Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 77 Read the Gospel: Mark 1:40-45 Gospel Summary In today’s Gospel, a leper asks Jesus to make him clean, knowing that Jesus has the power to do so. Jesus is moved with pity, reaches out his hand, touches the leper, and heals him. Jesus tells the leper to tell no one, but the leper spreads the news of his healing to all he meets. As a result,...

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Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 80 Read the Gospel: Mark 2:1-12 Gospel Summary Great faith and forgiveness are at the center of today's gospel reading. A paralyzed man had four friends of deep faith. So great was their faith in Jesus that they lowered their friend on his mat from the roof of the house where Jesus was. In ancient times, people believed that diseases and...

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Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

by : RCLB

Lectionary 83 Read the Gospel: Mark 2:18-22 Gospel Summary Some of the Pharisees complained that Jesus' disciples did not fast, but John's disciples did. It would appear that there might even be some tension between the two sets of disciples, except that we recall some of JohnÕs disciples followed Jesus. At any rate, Jesus responded to the question by...

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Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 71 Read the Gospel: Mark 1:21-28 Gospel Summary Today’s Gospel finds Jesus teaching in the synagogue in Capernaum. The people were surprised that he taught with such authority. They were amazed when he confronted and cast out an evil spirit from a man who was among them. The evil spirit called Jesus “the Holy One of God.” Those who witnessed...

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Sundays during Ordinary Time I, Year B

by : RCLB

2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B Lectionary: 65 (Temple of the Holy Spirit) Gospel: John 1:35–42 Adults: What qualities do you have that would cause others to recognize you as a disciple of Jesus? Children: What does it take to be a follower of Jesus? 3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B Lectionary: 68 (Fisher of Men) Gospel: Mark 1:14–20 Adults: What...

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Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 65 Read the Gospel: John 1:35-42 Gospel Summary In today’s Gospel Jesus begins to call his disciples. The first two to be called were disciples of John, who pointed out to them that Jesus was the Lamb of God. Andrew, one of the two, then brought his brother Simon to Jesus, saying that Jesus was the Messiah. Those who responded to Jesus’ call...

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Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 68 Read the Gospel: Mark 1:14-20 Gospel Summary Jesus continues to call disciples to come and follow him. Simon and Andrew left their nets to follow him. James and John left their nets, their father, and their hired men to follow him. Jesus’ presence and Jesus’ words moved these men to leave everything behind, even though they did not fully...

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