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Second Sunday of Easter, Year B

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 44 Read the Gospel: John 20:19-31 Gospel Summary Because they still did not understand all that Jesus had told them, the disciples were huddled together, frightened, in a room. The doors locked, notwithstanding, Jesus entered the room and greeted the disciples with a sign of peace. Some have interpreted this sign of peace as more than the "...

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Third Sunday of Easter, Year B

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 47 Read the Gospel: Luke 24:35-48 Gospel Summary At the end of Luke's gospel, the disciples were still trying to understand what happened to Jesus, and Jesus was still trying to help them figure it out. Following his resurrection, Jesus appeared to the disciples again. They still had a hard time recognizing him and figuring out if he was a...

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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, hired hands, and wolves. As a good shepherd, Jesus knows his sheep and his sheep know him. He is so devoted to his sheep that he is willing to die for them. Not only is this image...

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Fifth Sunday of Easter, Year B

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 53 Read the Gospel: John 15:1-8 Gospel Summary By using the image of a vine and its branches, Jesus helped his listeners understand the interconnectedness of relationships between the Father, Jesus, and his followers. Jesus is the vine and we, the followers, are the branches that grow from the vine. The gardener, the one who provided the...

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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: 63 Read the Gospel: John 20:19-23 Gospel Summary Following Jesus' crucifixion, the disciples were still uncertain of his message. They lost hope and in fear, locked themselves in a room. Without entering through the door, Jesus appeared before them with a greeting of peace and a mission to spread the Good News. The disciple, Thomas, was not...

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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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