Year C

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

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Lectionary: 66 Read: John 2:1-11 Gospel Summary While the Wedding in Cana is a familiar story, it only appears in John's Gospel. Scholars call it the first of Jesus' signs. Mary, Jesus' mother, observed that the wine was running low at a wedding feast she and Jesus were attending. She didn't specifically ask Jesus to do something about the situation, but...

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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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Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

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Lectionary: 75 Read: Luke 5:1-11 Gospel Summary Luke connected the great fishing catch with the calling of the disciples. While it is an important miracle about the mission of the disciples, it appears here with the calling of Peter, James, and John. Apparently business partners, Peter called James and John to help him with the big catch Jesus provided....

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Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

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Lectionary: 78 Read: Luke 6:17, 20-26 Gospel Summary Jesus taught his listeners that some values in God's Kingdom will be the opposite of what they are in our earthly society. Those with no power or material possessions, but who trust completely in God will be first in the Kingdom of God. But people who value the luxuries of this world will be last in...

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First Sunday of Lent, Year C

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Lectionary: 24 Read: Luke 4:1-13 Gospel Summary Each year, at the beginning of Lent, the lectionary has us hear the story of the devil tempting Jesus in the desert. This year we hear Luke's version. Following his baptism, Jesus went out into the desert for forty days during which time he ate nothing. Knowing that Jesus would be hungry, the devil tempted...

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Second Sunday of Lent, Year C

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Lectionary: 27 Read: Luke 9:28b-36 Gospel Summary Peter, James and John went with Jesus to pray on a mountain top. The disciples witnessed what we call the transfiguration where Jesus' face became radiant and his clothes dazzling white. Along with Jesus stood Moses and Elijah. The disciples had no idea what was happening and Peter, in his ignorance,...

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Nativity of the Lord (Mass during the Night)

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Lectionary: 14ABC (Mass at Midnight) Read the Gospel: Luke 2:1-14 Gospel Summary In today’s Gospel reading, we are once again reminded that God shows no partiality to persons according to their social status and means. Jesus—the King of Kings and Lord of Lords—is not born to royalty, nor is he born in a castle. He is born to the carpenter Joseph and his...

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Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

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Lectionary: 18 Read the Gospel: Luke 2:16-21 Gospel Summary The shepherds traveled to Bethlehem and found Mary and Joseph, and Jesus lying in the manger. Those who heard the account of what the shepherds had heard and seen were amazed. Mary kept the words of the shepherds in her heart, and reflected on them. Eight days later, Mary and Joseph took the...

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The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed

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Lectionary: 668 Read the Gospel: John 6:37-40 Gospel Summary In today’s Gospel reading, Jesus makes it clear he has come down from Heaven to do the will of God the Father. And the will of God the Father is that all people who believe in Jesus will have eternal life and will be raised up on the last day. Reflection for Parents Families often choose this...

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