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Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

by : RCLB

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

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

by : RCLB

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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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 Often called the Sermon on the Mount, today's gospel is well known to Christians. In the Beatitudes, Jesus explains how we should live if we want to be a part of God's Kingdom. Jesus told the people things that were contrary to the way most people lived. For example, poor and persecuted...

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The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 668 Read the Gospel: John 6:37-40 Gospel Summary Jesus explained to the crowds that God had sent him. He said it was God's will that those who believed in Jesus should not be turned away in the final days. Those who have come to Jesus will be given eternal life. They will be raised up on the last day. Reflection for Families We often hear...

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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 It is not clear 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, and overturned tables sending coins, people, and animals scurrying in all directions. The people took Jesus' words literally and because of...

Posted in: Gospel Reflections C, Gospel Reflections B, Gospel Reflections A    

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...

Posted in: Gospel Reflections C, Gospel Reflections B, Gospel Reflections A    

Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 591 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. Reflection for...

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