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Solemnities during Ordinary Time, Year B

by : RCLB

The Most Holy Trinity, Year B Lectionary: 165 (Go and Teach) Gospel: Matthew 28: 16–20 Adults: What can I do to proclaim the Good News of Jesus and help people fall in love with him? Children: What can I do to be a witness of Jesus and to live as his disciple? The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, Year B Lectionary: 168 (This Is My Body) Gospel: Mark...

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Third Sunday of Lent, Year B

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 29 Read the Gospel: John 2:13-25 Gospel Summary It is not clear to scholars exactly what precipitated Jesus' reaction at the Temple. In what would appear to be a fit of anger, Jesus used a whip to drive out the animals, and overturned tables sending people, animals, and coins scurrying in all directions. The people took Jesus' words literally...

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Fourth Sunday of Lent, Year B

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 32 Read the Gospel: John 3:14-21 Gospel Summary God's love is clearly demonstrated in this gospel reading. Some people of Jesus' time had shallow faith and would believe only if they saw signs of God's power. Jesus helped his listeners recall an event in which God instructed Moses to lift up a bronze serpent. Anyone who looked at the snake...

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Fifth Sunday of Lent, Year B

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 35 Read the Gospel: John 12:20-33 Gospel Summary Jesus announces that the hour is near when God will glorify him. Jesus knows that his earthly ministry will end and that he must endure the cross before he returns to be glorified by his father. In a way to help his disciples understand what must happen, Jesus compares the phenomena to a grain...

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Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion, Year B

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 37 and 38 Read the Gospel: Mark 14:1--15:47 Gospel Summary The Passion reading in Mark's gospel is the shortest of all gospel accounts and is known for its swift impact and drama. It begins with an unnamed woman pouring expensive perfume on Jesus' head and continues through the Last Supper, Jesus and his disciples praying in Gethsemane, the...

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Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 71 Read the Gospel: Mark 1:21-28 Gospel Summary Today’s Gospel finds Jesus teaching in the synagogue in Capernaum. The people are surprised that he taught with such authority. They were amazed when he confronted and cast out an evil spirit from a man who was among them. The evil spirit called Jesus “the Holy One of God.” Those who witnessed...

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Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 74 Read the Gospel: Mark 1:29-39 Gospel Summary In today’s Gospel we learn that Simon had a mother-in-law. In other words, we become aware that when Simon left everything behind to follow Jesus, that “everything” included family. Jesus the Healer cured Simon’s mother-in-law and many in the town who were sick. He also drove out many demons....

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Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 77 Read the Gospel: Mark 1:40-45 Gospel Summary In today’s Gospel, a leper asks Jesus to make him clean, knowing that Jesus has the power to do so. Jesus is moved with pity, reaches out his hand, touches the leper, and heals him. Jesus tells the leper to tell no one, but the leper spreads the news of his healing to all he meets. As a result,...

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Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 80 Read the Gospel: Mark 2:1-12 Gospel Summary Great faith and forgiveness are at the center of today's gospel reading. A paralyzed man had four friends of deep faith. So great was their faith in Jesus that they lowered their friend on his mat from the roof of the house where Jesus was. In ancient times, people believed that diseases and...

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Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

by : RCLB

Lectionary 83 Read the Gospel: Mark 2:18-22 Gospel Summary Some of the Pharisees complained that Jesus' disciples did not fast, but John's disciples did. It would appear that there might even be some tension between the two sets of disciples, except that we recall some of JohnÕs disciples followed Jesus. At any rate, Jesus responded to the question by...

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