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Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, Year B

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 161 Read: John 18:33b-37 Gospel Summary In today’s Gospel reading, it is Pilate who refers to Jesus as King of the Jews. Jesus does not confirm that he is a king, and makes it clear that his kingdom does not belong to this world. His purpose for being in the world is to testify to the truth. Reflection for Parents The Preface for today’s Mass...

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Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 158B Read: Mark 13:24-32 Gospel Summary Today’s Gospel reading is often referred to as the “Little Apocalypse” because of its many references to the events that will occur in the end times. Jesus tells his disciples that many unusual and frightening things will happen, but he will come with power and glory to gather together his elect. While...

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Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 125B Read: Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 Gospel Summary The Pharisees and scribes in today’s Gospel reading were eager to point out the religious traditions that some of the disciples were breaking. Jesus chided them, pointing out that they were more concerned with keeping the traditions than they were with keeping God’s laws. Jesus explained that...

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Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 128B Read: Mark 7:31-37 Gospel Summary In today’s Gospel, the people brought to Jesus a deaf man who also had a speech impediment. They begged Jesus to heal the man. Jesus touched the man’s ears and tongue, and prayed that his ears be opened. Immediately, the man was healed. Jesus ordered the people not to tell anyone, but they could not...

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Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 131B Read: Mark 8:27-35 Gospel Summary In today’s Gospel reading, Jesus begins his journey to the Cross and Resurrection. The disciples are beginning to understand that Jesus is the Christ, but they cannot reconcile their understanding with Jesus’ own foretelling that he will suffer, be killed, and rise after three days. Peter rebukes Jesus....

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Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 134B Read: Mark 9:30-37 Gospel Summary Jesus continued to try to help the disciples understand what was in store for him, but they did not understand what he was saying. They discussed among themselves who was the greatest. Placing a child in their midst, Jesus told the disciples that whoever receives a child in his name receives him....

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Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 137B Read: Mark 9:38-43, 45, 47-48 Gospel Summary In today’s Gospel reading, Jesus tells John that those who are not against us are for us. Jesus also speaks of removing those parts of our bodies that cause us to sin, for they are hindrances to entering the Kingdom of God. Reflection for Parents The second teaching in today’s Gospel invites...

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Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 140B Read the Gospel: Mark 10:2-16 Gospel Summary In the first part of today’s Gospel, Jesus reminds his listeners of what was God’s original plan for marriage. A man and a woman are to be joined together and so become one flesh. In the second part of the Gospel, Jesus welcomed the children to come to him, and instructs that we, too, are to...

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Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 143B Read: Mark 10:17-30 Gospel Summary The man in today’s Gospel lived a good life and observed God’s laws. But he had yet to do the one thing Jesus would ask of him—to sell all he had and give to the poor. The man went away sad, for he had many possessions. Jesus emphasized to his disciples how hard it is for those with great wealth to...

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Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

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Lectionary: 146B Read: Mark 10:35-45 Gospel Summary In today’s Gospel, James and John, the sons of Zebedee, were concerned about who would sit at Jesus’ right and at Jesus’ left in the heavenly kingdom. They, like the other disciples, did not understand Jesus’ teaching that things are different in God’s kingdom. The greatest ones are the least among us....

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