Year B

Fourth Sunday of Lent, Year B

by : RCLB

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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Fifth Sunday of Lent, Year B

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Lectionary: 35 Read the Gospel: John 12:20-33 Gospel Summary In today’s Gospel, Jesus announces, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified.” But this glorification will take place only after his suffering and Death on the Cross. Jesus uses the example of a grain of wheat that only produces fruit when it falls to the ground and dies. He...

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Sundays during Ordinary Time I, Year B

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2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B Lectionary: 65 (Temple of the Holy Spirit) Gospel: John 1:35–42 Adults: What qualities do you have that would cause others to recognize you as a disciple of Jesus? Children: What does it take to be a follower of Jesus? 3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B Lectionary: 68 (Fisher of Men) Gospel: Mark 1:14–20 Adults: What...

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Feast of the Holy Family, Year B

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Lectionary: 17 Read the Gospel: Luke 2:22-40 Gospel Summary In today’s Gospel, Mary and Joseph—obedient Jewish parents—present Jesus at the Temple in Jerusalem. There they meet Simeon, a holy man who blesses God for having seen with his own eyes Christ the Lord. Mary and Joseph also meet the prophetess, Anna, who worships in the Temple day and night. She...

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Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

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Lectionary: 18 Read the Gospel: Luke 2:16-21 Gospel Summary The shepherds traveled to Bethlehem and found Mary and Joseph, and Jesus lying in the manger. Those who heard the account of what the shepherds had heard and seen were amazed. Mary kept the words of the shepherds in her heart, and reflected on them. Eight days later, Mary and Joseph took the...

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Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, Year B

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 21 Read the Gospel: Mark 1:7-11 Gospel Summary Most of Mark’s accounts of the events in Jesus’ life are short and to the point. The account of Jesus’ Baptism given in today’s Gospel illustrates this. In a few brief sentences Mark tells of the Baptism of Jesus in the Jordan River by John the Baptist. The brevity of the final verse of the...

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Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 65 Read the Gospel: John 1:35-42 Gospel Summary In today’s Gospel Jesus begins to call his disciples. The first two to be called were disciples of John, who pointed out to them that Jesus was the Lamb of God. Andrew, one of the two, then brought his brother Simon to Jesus, saying that Jesus was the Messiah. Those who responded to Jesus’ call...

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Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

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Lectionary: 68 Read the Gospel: Mark 1:14-20 Gospel Summary Jesus continues to call disciples to come and follow him. Simon and Andrew left their nets to follow him. James and John left their nets, their father, and their hired men to follow him. Jesus’ presence and Jesus’ words moved these men to leave everything behind, even though they did not fully...

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First Sunday of Advent, Year B

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Lectionary: 2 Read the Gospel: Mark 13:33-37 Gospel Summary Jesus warns his disciples to be watchful and alert. He tells the story of a man who traveled abroad and placed his servants in charge. Each servant had his own work to do, and the gatekeeper’s task was to be on watch for the man’s return. In the same way we are to watch for the Lord’s return,...

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Second Sunday of Advent, Year B

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Lectionary: 5 Read the Gospel: Mark 1:1-8 Gospel Summary Today’s Gospel passage is from the beginning of the Gospel according to Mark. The coming of John the Baptist is foretold in the verses quoted from the book of the prophet Isaiah: Behold, I am sending my messenger ahead of you; he will prepare your way. John the Baptist did indeed prepare the way of...

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