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Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 96 Read the Gospel: Luke 9:18-24 Gospel Summary Luke starts his Gospel with “when Jesus was praying.” In the Gospel of Luke, this is a signal that a significant event is about to occur. Jesus asks the disciples, who were with him, who the crowds say that he is. After hearing the responses, Jesus asks who they, the disciples, say that he is....

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Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 99 Read the Gospel: Luke 9:51-62 Gospel Summary Jesus began his return and final journey to Jerusalem in today's Gospel. He first had to go through Samaria where he was most unwelcome because he was traveling to Jerusalem's temple where the Samaritans would not go. The irony of this inhospitality is that Jesus would not be welcomed in the...

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Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 102 Read the Gospel: Luke 10:1-12, 17-20 Gospel Summary Jesus sent out seventy-two disciples to spread the Good News and continue the work Jesus had begun. They had not yet experienced the Good News of the resurrection, but following Jesus, they proclaimed that the Kingdom of God was at hand and healed the sick. Jesus had them pack light,...

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Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 105 Read the Gospel: Luke 10:25-37 Gospel Summary Jesus was tested by a lawyer who wanted to prove that he was a good person. Assuming that he knew the answer, he asked Jesus what one must do to have eternal life. Jesus coaxed from the man what was the greatest commandment: To love our neighbor as we love ourselves. But the man asked Jesus to...

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Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 108 Read the Gospel: Luke 10:38-42 Gospel Summary Jesus upset a few Jewish norms in this Gospel about Mary and Martha. First it was unusual for a single man to be a guest in the home of a single woman, and secondly, it was usually the most acclaimed male student of a rabbi who received tutoring such as Mary. It was not the break in these...

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Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

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Lectionary: 111 Read the Gospel: Luke 11:1-13 Gospel Summary This Gospel reminds us of three things. First of all the disciples asked Jesus how to pray and he gave them a model we call the Our Father. Jesus gave the disciples a form of prayer that praises and petitions God. Next there was the example of a friend who came in the middle of the night to...

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Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time - Year C

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 81 Read the Gospel: Luke 6:27-38 Gospel Summary Luke presented the Golden Rule in this part of his Gospel. Jesus said to love our enemies and to share with and forgive them. If our enemies take something from us, we are to give them what they take and more. The point Jesus made was that if we only love people like ourselves, we are no better...

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Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Years ABC

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 622 Read the Gospel: Luke 1:39-56 Gospel Summary Mary, now pregnant with Jesus, went to visit her cousin, Elizabeth. Elizabeth, too, carried a baby who would later be known as John the Baptist. When Mary greeted her cousin, John leaped for joy in his mother's womb. Luke used this image to let his audience know that John recognized Jesus as...

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Nativity of Saint John the Baptist, Years ABC

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 587 (Mass during the Day) Read the Gospel: Luke 1:57-66, 80 Gospel Summary Earlier in Luke's gospel we learn that Elizabeth and Zechariah are elderly, but miraculously are expecting a baby. When an angel tells Zechariah that he will have a son, Zechariah questions how that can be. Because he questioned the angel, he was silenced until the...

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Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 93 Read the Gospel: Luke 7:36—8:3 Gospel Summary There is no doubt that Simon, the Pharisee, prided himself in his religion. He followed the laws and thought himself a very devout person. Therefore, it bothered him that such a sinful woman would join the dinner in his home. It especially annoyed him that his guest, Jesus, allowed her to stay...

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