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Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 149 Read: Mark 10:46-52 Gospel Summary About to leave Jericho, Jesus heard the commotion made by the blind beggar, Bartimaeus, who called to the Son of David. Bartimaeus acknowledged the royal lineage of Jesus and also believed in his healing powers. Jesus responded by calling Bartimaeus’ friends to bring the beggar to him. Bartimaeus threw...

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Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 152 Read: Mark 12:28-34 Gospel Summary Mark relates the story of the scribe who asks Jesus what is the greatest commandment. This was a fairly serious question since there were some 613 commandments in the Jewish Torah. In a conversation between student and teacher, Jesus answered the scribe claiming that the greatest commandment incorporated...

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Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 155 Read: Mark 12:38-44 Gospel Summary Once again we hear the story today of the widow who gave from her meager funds. Jesus and the disciples were seated near the collection box and watched as people dropped money in. Among the people was a widow who had very little money but gave two copper coins. The coins weren’t worth very much,...

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Catechist: Presentation of the Lord

by : RCLB

Background for Catechists and Teachers To prepare for this session, read all the readings. Malachi 3:1-4 Psalm 24:7-10 Hebrews 2:14-18 Luke 2:22-40 Spend a few minutes reflecting on what these readings mean for you today. Is there a particular reading that appeals to you? Is there a word that engages you? Read the following Word in Liturgy and Catholic...

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Primary: Presentation of the Lord

by : RCLB

Primary Session Luke 2:22-40 Opening Prayer Let us pray. Creator God, the earth is filled with your blessings. Help us to be thankful for the wonders of your creation. In the name of Jesus Christ we pray. Amen. Opening Life Reflection The topic for today is the belief that Jesus is fully human and fully divine. For today’s session provide blank sheets of...

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Intermediate: Presentation of the Lord

by : RCLB

Intermediate Session Malachi 3:1-4 Luke 2:22-40 Opening Prayer Let us pray. Thank you God for our humanity. Help us to serve others and to live as your children. In the name of Jesus Christ we pray. Amen. Opening Life Reflection The topic for today is the belief that Jesus is fully human and fully divine. For today’s session provide each child with one...

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Junior High: Presentation of the Lord

by : RCLB

Junior High Session Malachi 3:1-4 Luke 2:22-40 Opening Prayer Let us pray. Creator God, You have formed us in Your own image and likeness. Help us to live as members of Your family. In the name of Jesus Christ we pray. Amen. Opening Life Reflection The topic for today is the belief that Jesus is fully human and fully divine. For today’s session provide...

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Feast of the Presentation of the Lord

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 524 Read the Gospel: Luke 2:22-40 Gospel Summary In today’s Gospel we read that Mary and Joseph honored God’s law by taking Jesus to the Temple in Jerusalem in order to present him to the Lord. There we encounter Simeon, a man of great faith who believed in God’s promise that he would see the Christ of the Lord before he died. We are also...

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Solemnity of the Epiphany, Primary

by : RCLB

Primary Session: Matthew 2:1-12 Opening Prayer Let us pray. God of Light, may we shine with love like the star of Bethlehem. Thank you for the best gift of all, the gift of your Son, Jesus. In the name of Jesus Christ we pray. Amen.   Opening Life Reflection The theme for today is God’s universal gift of salvation. To begin, provide stars cut out of...

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Solemnity of the Epiphany, Intermediate

by : RCLB

Intermediate Session: Isaiah 60:1-6, Matthew 2:1-12 Opening Prayer Let us pray. Jesus our Light, the gift of your saving love is for all people. Help us to follow the light of your love. In the name of Jesus Christ we pray. Amen.   Opening Life Reflection The theme for today is God’s universal gift of salvation. To begin, light a candle and place it...

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