Year B

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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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

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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

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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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Catechist: Presentation of the Lord

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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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Solemnity of the Epiphany, Catechist

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Background and Preparation   To prepare for this session read all the readings. Isaiah 60:1–6 Psalm 72:1–2, 7–8, 10–11, 12–13 Ephesians 3:2–3, 5–6 Matthew 2:1–12 Spend a few minutes reflecting on what these readings mean for you today. Was there a particular reading that appealed to you? Was there a word or image that engaged you? Read the Word in...

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Solemnity of the Epiphany, Primary

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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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