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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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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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Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, Year B

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Lectionary: 168B Read: Mark 14:12-16, 22-26 Gospel Summary Mark describes for his community the words and actions of Jesus at the Last Supper. Scripture scholars believe that the words were meant by Mark to help the early Christian community to understand the Eucharist. While they may not be the exact words spoken by Jesus, they help us understand that...

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Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

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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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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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Second Sunday of Easter, Year B

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Lectionary: 44 Read the Gospel: John 20:19-31 Gospel Summary Three times in this Gospel passage Jesus says to his disciples, “Peace be with you.” The first time, he appears to the disciples as they huddle behind locked doors for fear of the Jews. The second time, he breathes upon them the Holy Spirit and gives them the power to forgive sins. The third...

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