Ordinary Time

Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 139 Read: Matthew 21:33-43 Gospel Summary Using a parable, Jesus got the Jewish leaders to admit their error. He described a vineyard owner (God) who sent slaves (prophets) to collect his share of the harvest from the tenants (Jewish leaders). But the tenants killed the slaves. The landowner sent more slaves, but the tenants killed them, too...

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Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

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Lectionary: 142 Read: Matthew 22:1-14 Gospel Summary Matthew dealt harshly with the wedding guests who made excuses for not attending the king's son's wedding. Not only did they refuse the invitation, but they beat the servant who went in search of them. The king knew that there would be those who appreciated the banquet and sent more servants out to the...

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Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 145 Read: Matthew 22:15-21 Gospel Summary The chief priests and Pharisees tried to trap Jesus into making a political error or renouncing God's authority. They asked whether or not it was lawful to pay taxes to the emperor. Pointing out that it was Caesar's head on the coin, Jesus told them to give to the emperor what was due the emperor, but...

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Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 148 Read: Matthew 22:34-40 Gospel Summary Trying to trick Jesus into saying something contrary to Moses, the Pharisees asked Jesus which was the greatest commandment. Jesus responded by saying that we are to love God with all our heart, our soul, and mind. Secondly, we are to love our neighbor as our self. Reflection for Families Our children...

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Solemnity of All Saints

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 667 Read the Gospel: Matthew 5:1-12a Gospel Summary Today’s Gospel reading is the opening of the Sermon on the Mount, a series of teachings given by Jesus that focus on how to live as a disciple in the world. Today’s portion of the Sermon on the Mount is the Beatitudes. In them, Jesus explains how we are to live if we want to inherit the...

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The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 668 Read the Gospel: John 6:37-40 Gospel Summary In today’s Gospel reading, Jesus makes it clear he has come down from Heaven to do the will of God the Father. And the will of God the Father is that all people who believe in Jesus will have eternal life and will be raised up on the last day. Reflection for Parents Families often choose this...

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Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 157 Read: Matthew 25:14-30 Gospel Summary In this story, a man went away on a journey. He must have been very wealthy because he entrusted large portions of his money to three of his servants. The first two servants invested the money during the master's absence and it yielded great returns. The third servant, however, was fearful of...

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Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, Year A

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 160 Read: Matthew 25:31-46 Gospel Summary On this final Sunday of the Church year, the feast of Christ the King, we learn most definitely how our lives will be measured. They will be measured by the love we show. Whenever we offer a drink of water to the thirsty, food to the hungry, clothing to the naked, or whenever we visit the sick or...

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Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 127 Read: Matthew 18:15-20 Gospel Summary Jesus set for his followers a three-step procedure for reconciling differences among the community. In the first step we are told to go one-on-one to the person and try to work out the problem. If that doesn't work, we are to take some witnesses, or in the final case, bring the offender before...

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Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 638 Read: John 3:13-17 Gospel Summary John 3:16 is quoted often and many people claim it as their favorite passage in all the Bible. It is where John tells us that God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son so that those who believed would have eternal life. This passage expresses the essence of God's love for us. It was not that...

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