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Second Sunday of Easter, Year B

by : RCLB

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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Third Sunday of Easter, Year B

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 47 Read the Gospel: Luke 24:35-48 Gospel Summary Jesus again says to his disciples, “Peace be with you.” This startles and terrifies them, but Jesus shows them his hands and his feet, and they know that he is indeed who he says he is. He opens their minds to understand the Scriptures, and tells them that they have been witnesses to all the...

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Fourth Sunday of Easter, Year B

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 50 Read the Gospel: John 10:11-18 Gospel Summary Jesus tells us in today’s Gospel that he is the Good Shepherd. He makes a distinction between good shepherds and hired hands. Good shepherds truly care for, guard, and protect their sheep. Hired hands are more likely to run at the first sign of trouble. As a good shepherd, Jesus knows his sheep...

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Fifth Sunday of Easter, Year B

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 53 Read the Gospel: John 15:1-8 Gospel Summary Jesus uses the image of a vine and its branches to help his listeners understand the interconnectedness and relationships between God the Father, Jesus, and all followers of Jesus. Jesus is the vine and we, the followers, are the branches that grow from that vine. The way we glorify God is by...

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Sixth Sunday of Easter, Year B

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 56 Read the Gospel: John 15:9-17 Gospel Summary A complete circle of love is found in this gospel reading. God loved the Son, Jesus. The Son loves his followers, and the followers show their love for God through their love for one another. It is clear in this reading that while we are part of this circle, we are only part of it because God...

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Seventh Sunday of Easter, Year B

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 60 Read the Gospel: John 17:11b-19 Gospel Summary As Jesus prepares to return to God, he is in the midst of a long prayer for his disciples. It is a prayer for unity even though Judas is no longer among the disciples. Jesus asks his Father to seal and strengthen the disciples as they will now be the ones to carry out the work begun by Jesus....

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Ascension of the Lord, Year B

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 58 Read the Gospel: Mark 16:15-20 Gospel Summary Most scholars believe this section was added to Mark's gospel in order to make it more compatible with the other gospel endings. Just before Jesus ascended into heaven, he commissioned the remaining eleven disciples to go into all the world and tell everyone they possibly could about the Good...

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Pentecost Sunday, Year B

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 63A Read the Gospel: John 20:19-23 Gospel Summary There is much to be attentive to in today’s short Gospel reading. First, Jesus appears to his disciples and says to them, “Peace be with you.” Then he says, “As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” He concludes by breathing on them the Holy Spirit, saying, “Whose sins you forgive are...

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Sundays during Lent, Year B

by : RCLB

Ash Wednesday, Year B Lectionary: 219 (Purity of Heart) Gospel: Mark 6:1-6, 16-18 Adults: What good could I do this week without seeking acknowledgement or praise? Children: What good could I do this week without telling others what I have done? 1st Sunday of Lent, Year B Lectionary: 23 (An alliance with the Earth) Gospel: Mark 1:12–15 Adults: What daily...

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Sundays during Easter, Year B

by : RCLB

Easter Sunday, Year B Lectionary: 42 (He Rose from the Dead) Gospel: John 20: 1-9 Adults: Why do I believe that I will live with Christ for all eternity? Children: Who has helped me believed that I will live with Jesus forever? 2nd Sunday of Easter, Year B Lectionary: 44 (He Showed Them) Gospel: John 20:19–31 Adults: What can I do to inspire my family to...

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