Year B

Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

by : RCLB

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

by : RCLB

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

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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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

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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

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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

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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, 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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Solemnity of the Epiphany, Junior High

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Junior High Session: Isaiah 60:1-6; Matthew 2:1-12 Opening Prayer Let us pray. Jesus our Light, guide us on our journey of faith. Help us to be light for others. 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, invite the young people to map out their own journey...

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