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Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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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Most Holy Trinity, Year B

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Lectionary: 166B Read the Gospel: Matthew 28:16-20 Gospel Summary Today’s Gospel passage is the conclusion of Matthew’s Gospel. In the Bible, this event is titled The Commissioning of the Disciples. They are indeed commissioned to make disciples of all nations, to baptize, and to teach to others what Christ has taught them. Jesus promised that he would...

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Easter Sunday, Year B

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Lectionary: 42 Read the Gospel: John 20:1-9 Gospel Summary Upon seeing that the stone had been removed from the tomb, Mary of Magdala ran to Simon Peter and the disciple whom Jesus loved. She told them that the Lord had been taken from the tomb. Peter and the other disciple ran to see for themselves. The burial cloths were there, but the body of Jesus...

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