Year C

Saint Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Years ABC

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Lectionary: 543 Read the Gospel: Matthew 1:16, 18-21, 24a or Luke 2:41-51a Gospel Summary: Matthew 1:16, 18-21, 24a Just prior to this passage, in Matthew 1:1-15, we are presented with the genealogy of Jesus. This, of course, includes the lineage of Saint Joseph. Among his ancestors are Jacob, Solomon, David, and Abraham. This is quite a heritage of...

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Annunciation of the Lord, Years ABC

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Lectionary: 545 Read the Gospel: Luke 1:26-38 Gospel Summary In his infancy narrative, Luke has several purposes when he tells of Gabriel's visit to Mary. Luke wants to be clear that the origin of Jesus was prophesied in the Old Testament. He wants to be sure his audience understands the divine origin of Jesus. Luke reports the announcement of Gabriel...

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Ascension of the Lord, Year C

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Lectionary: 58 Read the Gospel: Matthew 28:19a, 20b Gospel Summary Reminding the disciples of previous prophetic predictions, Jesus quotes the scriptures saying that the Christ will suffer and then rise from the dead. Letting them know that he is about to leave them, Jesus instructs the Apostles to continue the ministry which he began. They are to remain...

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Pentecost Sunday, Year C

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Lectionary: 63 Read the Gospel: John 20:19-23 Gospel Summary Because they still did not understand all that Jesus had told them, the disciples were huddled together, frightened, in a room. The doors locked, notwithstanding, Jesus entered the room and greeted the disciples with a sign of peace. Some have interpreted this sign of peace as more than the all...

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Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

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Lectionary: 90 Read the Gospel: Luke 7:11-17 Gospel Summary When Jesus sees a widow whose only son has died, he is moved with compassion for her. As a widow whose only son has died, the woman is not only alone, but also facing disaster. Having lost her sources of economic support, she would be among the poorest of the poor. In this story, the widow does...

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Most Holy Trinity Sunday, Year C

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Lectionary: 166 Read the Gospel: John 16:12-15 Gospel Summary While the term trinity is more the result of early Christian communities than it is scripture, today's Gospel helps us see the interconnectedness of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. This Gospel reveals Jesus' words at the Last Supper. The disciples could not understand the meaning of Jesus'...

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Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, Year C

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Lectionary: 169 Read the Gospel: Luke 9:11b-17 Gospel Summary Jesus continued to teach the crowds that had gathered until late in the day when his disciples came to him and said that Jesus should let the crowd go so that they might find food and a place to stay. Jesus told the disciples to feed the crowd themselves, but they knew it would be impossible...

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Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, Year C

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Lectionary: 21 Read Sunday’s Gospel: Luke 3:15-16, 21-22 Gospel Summary Jesus came to the Jordan River to be baptized by John. At first John objected and said that it was he, John, who should be baptized by Jesus. Jesus indicated a future baptism when he responded to John saying that it was fitting for John to baptize Jesus. John acquiesced and at the...

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Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

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Lectionary: 69 Read: Luke 1:1-4; 4:14-21 Gospel Summary The first part of today's Gospel introduces Luke's Gospel and Acts. Luke recalled for his readers that stories had been handed down by eye-witnesses and written down by others. He intended, however, to improve on the order of these earlier accounts. The lectionary moves us to another beginning and...

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Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

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Lectionary: 72 Read: Luke 4:21-30 Gospel Summary Jesus went to Nazareth and taught in the temple. At first the people were amazed at his knowledge but then it occurred to them, he was one of them - a carpenter in their own village! They became very angry with Jesus and planned to throw him bodily from a nearby mountain top. Jesus simply walked through...

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