Year B

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 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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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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First Sunday of Advent, Year B

by : RCLB

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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Third Sunday of Advent, Year B

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Lectionary: 8 Read the Gospel: John 1:6-8, 19-28 Gospel Summary Today’s Gospel reading is taken from the first chapter of John. The passage has many parallels to last week’s Gospel. It begins by telling us that John the Baptist “was not the light, but came to testify to the light.” John the Baptist himself makes it clear that he is not the Christ. He...

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Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year B

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 11 Read the Gospel: Luke 1:26-38 Gospel Summary The angel Gabriel announces to Mary that she will conceive and bear a son and name him Jesus. Mary does not understand how this can be, and the angel explains that the Holy Spirit will come upon her and “the power of the Most High will overshadow [her].” Gabriel then tells Mary that Elizabeth,...

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Nativity of the Lord (Mass during the Night)

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Lectionary: 14ABC (Mass at Midnight) Read the Gospel: Luke 2:1-14 Gospel Summary In today’s Gospel reading, we are once again reminded that God shows no partiality to persons according to their social status and means. Jesus—the King of Kings and Lord of Lords—is not born to royalty, nor is he born in a castle. He is born to the carpenter Joseph and his...

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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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