Year B

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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Sundays during Advent, Year B

by : RCLB

First Sunday of Advent, Year B Lectionary: 2 Gospel: Mark 13: 33-37 Adults: At this time, how faithful do you feel you are being to God’s plan for you? Children: What good thing might God be asking you to do right now? Second Sunday of Advent, Year B Lectionary: 5 Gospel: Mark 1:1-8 Adults: With whom could you be more patient this week, as God has been...

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Sundays during Christmastime, Year B

by : RCLB

Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord, Year B Lectionary: 14 (Mass at Midnight) Gospel: Luke 2:1-14 (Mass during the Day) Adults: The angels proclaimed the glory of God. How can I proclaim the glory of God to the whole world? Children: The God-child is born. Do I celebrated his birth or do I pay more attention to my presents? Lectionary: 16 Gospel: John...

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Solemnity of All Saints

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 667 Read the Gospel: Matthew 5:1-12a Gospel Summary Today’s Gospel reading is the opening of the Sermon on the Mount, a series of teachings given by Jesus that focus on how to live as a disciple in the world. Today’s portion of the Sermon on the Mount is the Beatitudes. In them, Jesus explains how we are to live if we want to inherit the...

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The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 668 Read the Gospel: John 6:37-40 Gospel Summary In today’s Gospel reading, Jesus makes it clear he has come down from Heaven to do the will of God the Father. And the will of God the Father is that all people who believe in Jesus will have eternal life and will be raised up on the last day. Reflection for Parents Families often choose this...

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Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica in Rome

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 671 Read the Gospel: John 2:13-22 Gospel Summary In the first part of today’s Gospel, Jesus finds that the Temple in Jerusalem is being used for purposes other than prayer and worship. He fashions a whip out of cords and drives out the vendors and the moneychangers. He speaks of destroying the temple and raising it up. The people thought he...

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Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 638 Read: John 3:13-17 Gospel Summary John 3:16 is quoted often and many people claim it as their favorite passage in all the Bible. It is where John tells us that God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son so that those who believed would have eternal life. This passage expresses the essence of God's love for us. It was not that...

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Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 591 (Mass During the Day) Read: Matthew 16:13-19 Gospel Summary Peter named Jesus as the Messiah in this Gospel. Later Jesus named Peter as the foundation of the earthly Church and gave him the keys of power. Peter was to be like the steward of a palace making decisions for the Church community. God promised to stand behind Peter's decisions...

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