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Lectionary for December 2017

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December 3, 2017(First Sunday of Advent) Catechist BackgroundPrimary SessionIntermediate SessionJunior High School December 10, 2017(Second Sunday of Advent) Catechist BackgroundPrimary SessionIntermediate SessionJunior High School December 8, 2017(Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of Mary) Catechist BackgroundPrimary SessionIntermediate...

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Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year A, Primary

by : RCLB

Primary Session Matthew 1:18-24 Opening Prayer Let us pray. Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you. Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen. Opening Life Reflection The theme for today is God’s presence in the world through the...

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Immaculate Conception, Catechist

by : RCLB

Catechist Background and Preparation To prepare for the session, read all the readings. Genesis 3:9-15, 20 Psalm 98:1, 2-3, 3-4 Ephesians 1:3-6, 11-12 Luke 1:26-38 Spend a few minutes reflecting on what these readings mean for you today. Was there a particular reading which appealed to you? Was there a word or image that engaged you? Read the Word in...

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Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Years ABC

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 689 Read the Gospel: Luke 1:26-38 Gospel Summary God shows favor to Mary and this is a rather remarkable thing since she is not very high up the social ladder of her day. It is after all Joseph who is a direct descendant of David. Mary can't even claim a noble ancestry. She is woman and a young and poor one at that. She cannot even find...

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Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year C

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 12 Read: Luke 1:39-45 Gospel Summary Luke tells us much in this account of Mary's visit to Elizabeth. Mary went to Judah to visit her cousin, Elizabeth, who knew nothing of Mary's pregnancy before their encounter. Yet Elizabeth knew that there was something special about Mary and the baby she carried. This is made clear by her calling Mary...

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First Sunday of Advent, Year B

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 2 Read the Gospel: Mark 13:33-37 Gospel Summary Jesus warns his disciples to be watchful and alert. He tells the story of a man who traveled abroad and placed his servants in charge. Each servant had his own work to do, and the gatekeeper’s task was to be on watch for the man’s return. In the same way we are to watch for the Lord’s return,...

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Second Sunday of Advent, Year B

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 5 Read the Gospel: Mark 1:1-8 Gospel Summary Today’s Gospel passage is from the beginning of the Gospel according to Mark. The coming of John the Baptist is foretold in the verses quoted from the book of the prophet Isaiah: Behold, I am sending my messenger ahead of you; he will prepare your way. John the Baptist did indeed prepare the way of...

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Third Sunday of Advent, Year B

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 8 Read the Gospel: John 1:6-8, 19-28 Gospel Summary Today’s Gospel reading is taken from the first chapter of John. The passage has many parallels to last week’s Gospel. It begins by telling us that John the Baptist “was not the light, but came to testify to the light.” John the Baptist himself makes it clear that he is not the Christ. He...

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Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year B

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 11 Read the Gospel: Luke 1:26-38 Gospel Summary The angel Gabriel announces to Mary that she will conceive and bear a son, and name him Jesus. Mary does not understand how this can be, and the angel explains that the Holy Spirit will come upon her and “the power of the Most High will overshadow [her].” Gabriel then tells Mary that Elizabeth,...

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Sundays during Advent, Year B

by : RCLB

First Sunday of Advent, Year B Lectionary: 2 Gospel: Mark 13: 33-37 Adults: At this time, how faithful do you feel you are being to God’s plan for you? Children: What good thing might God be asking you to do right now? Second Sunday of Advent, Year B Lectionary: 5 Gospel: Mark 1:1-8 Adults: With whom could you be more patient this week, as God has been...

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