Year C

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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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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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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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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Solemnity of All Saints

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Lectionary: 667 Read the Gospel: Matthew 5:1-12a Gospel Summary Today’s Gospel reading is the opening of the Sermon on the Mount, a series of teachings given by Jesus that focus on how to live as a disciple in the world. Today’s portion of the Sermon on the Mount is the Beatitudes. In them, Jesus explains how we are to live if we want to inherit the...

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