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Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 101 Read: Mark 6:1-6 Gospel Summary Our hearts go out to Jesus in this gospel because we feel his pain when his own family and friends reject him. The news of Jesus' miracles and healings had by now spread throughout the region and when he returned to Nazareth to teach in the synagogue, the people there were unbelieving. How, they wondered,...

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Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

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Lectionary: 104 Read: Mark 6:7-13 Gospel Summary We hear how the early Church began in today's gospel, with the disciples being sent out two by two to continue the work begun by Jesus. Jesus explained to the new missionaries that not all people would be ready to hear what they had to say, but they should not linger with those people. Those who rejected...

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Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

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Lectionary: 107 Read: Mark 6:30-34 Gospel Summary In last week's gospel, Jesus sent the apostles out on a mission to teach others what they had been taught by Jesus. Certainly exhausted from their travels, they returned to Jesus who encouraged them to rest alone in a place with no distractions. However, before they could get away, the people found them...

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Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

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Lectionary: 110 Read: John: 6:1-15 Gospel Summary Jesus created a lot of excitement and enthusiasm among the people who came to hear his words. It is clear, however, that they did not completely understand the meaning of what he said. They looked for signs and believed that he performed miracles such as the one in today's gospel. This gospel tells of the...

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Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

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Lectionary: 116 Read: John 6:41-51 Gospel Summary The people who came to listen to Jesus were still thinking literally. They did not understand what Jesus meant when he said he had come down from heaven. They wondered how this could be when they knew Jesus' parents. As in last week's gospel, Jesus tried again to explain that the bread he offered was not...

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Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

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Lectionary: 119 Read: John: 6:51-58 Gospel Summary As much as Jesus' listeners didn't understand how Jesus could really mean that they were to eat his body and drink his blood, Jesus made it very clear that that was precisely what he did mean. Once again, it was hard for the people of Jesus' day (and still hard for us today, too) to understand what Jesus...

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Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

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Lectionary: 122 Read: John 6: 60-69 Gospel Summary It was very difficult for some of Jesus' followers to hear the words of today's gospel. Jesus pointed to himself as the one in whom God chose to reveal himself. But the people could not bring themselves to call Jesus by the titles they reserved for God alone. Jesus knew there would be those who would not...

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Transfiguration of the Lord, Year B

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Lectionary: 614 Read: Mark 9:2-10 Gospel Summary Peter, James and John, often described as the inner circle of disciples, were on the mountaintop with Jesus when something extraordinary happened. They saw Jesus become white, light, and bright, in a way that was not earthly possible. Some scholars explain this experience as a "preview" of Jesus at the...

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Most Holy Trinity, Year B

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Lectionary: 165 Read the Gospel: Matthew 28:16-20 Gospel Summary The gospel reading today concludes the book of Matthew. It was at this point that Jesus, knowing he was about to return to the Father, commissioned the apostles to carry the message of the Good News into all the world. They would baptize, make more disciples, and teach the message Jesus had...

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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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