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First Sunday of Lent, Year B

by : RCLB

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

by : RCLB

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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Sundays during Ordinary Time I, Year B

by : RCLB

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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Third Sunday of Advent, Year B

by : RCLB

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)

by : RCLB

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

by : RCLB

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

by : RCLB

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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