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

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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

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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-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

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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

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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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Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

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Lectionary: 149B Read: Mark 10:46-52 Gospel Summary The blind Bartimaeus cried out to Jesus, acknowledging him as Son of David and Master. Jesus heard his cries and asked Bartimaeus, “What do you want me to do for you?” Bartimaeus wanted to see, and Jesus healed him. Reflection for Parents Take a few minutes for quiet prayer and reflection today. Imagine...

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Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

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Lectionary: 152B Read: Mark 12:28b-34 Gospel Summary In today’s Gospel, the first part of Jesus’ response to the scribe is taken from Deuteronomy 6:4-5. It is also the first part of the Shema, a very important section of the Torah that is recited by Jews in the morning and at night. This prayer is part of what is often written on pieces of parchment and...

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Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

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Lectionary: 155B Read: Mark 12:38-44 Gospel Summary In today’s Gospel, Jesus observes people putting money into the treasury. Many rich people put in large sums, but this was no sacrifice for them as they had great wealth. A poor widow, however, caught his attention because she put in what he knew to be all that she had. Her donation was but two small...

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Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

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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

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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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