Year B

Sundays during Lent, Year B

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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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Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

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Lectionary: 71 Read the Gospel: Mark 1:21-28 Gospel Summary Today’s Gospel finds Jesus teaching in the synagogue in Capernaum. The people were 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

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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

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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

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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

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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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First Sunday of Lent, Year B

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Lectionary: 23 Read the Gospel: Mark 1:12-15 Gospel Summary In today’s Gospel the Spirit drives Jesus to the desert, where he remains for forty days. Jesus is tempted by Satan and ministered to by the angels. At the end of his time of temptation, Jesus comes to Galilee proclaiming a message of repentance. Reflection for Parents With Catholics throughout...

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Second Sunday of Lent, Year B

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Lectionary: 26 Read the Gospel: Mark 9:2-10 Gospel Summary In today’s Gospel, Peter, James, and John—often described as the inner circle of disciples—went with Jesus to a high mountain. (In the Bible, mountains are often places of Divine Revelation.) The three are so overcome by what they see, hear, and experience that they do not know what to do or say...

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Third Sunday of Lent, Year B

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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. The Jews challenged Jesus, who replied,   “Destroy this temple and in three days I will raise it up.” They thought...

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Fourth Sunday of Lent, Year B

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Lectionary: 32 Read the Gospel: John 3:14-21 Gospel Summary This Gospel passage contains one of the most beloved and well-known verses of Scripture: “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life” (John 3:16). Indeed, God’s great love for us is clearly presented in...

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