Year C

Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time - Year C

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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

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Lectionary: 622 Read the Gospel: Luke 1:39-56 Gospel Summary Today’s Gospel contains the account of the Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth and of Mary’s proclamation of the Magnificat. Joy runs through this Gospel reading—the joy as the cousins meet and embrace; the joy as the baby within Elizabeth’s womb leaps at the sound of Mary’s voice; and the joy...

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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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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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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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Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year C

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Lectionary: 12C Read: Luke 1:39-45 Gospel Summary In today’s Gospel we hear the story of the Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth, her cousin. We are told that upon Mary’s arrival the infant in Elizabeth’s womb leaped for joy. That infant is John the Baptist. John will grow up to become the prophet who prepares the way for the child within Mary’s womb—Jesus,...

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Feast of the Holy Family, Year C

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Lectionary: 17C Read: Luke 2:41-52 Gospel Summary In today’s Gospel, Mary and Joseph discover that Jesus is not with them in the caravan returning home from celebrating the Passover in Jerusalem. After searching for three days, they find him back in the Temple. Mary questions why Jesus stayed behind, but she does not fully understand Jesus’ response—he...

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