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Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

by : RCLB

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

by : RCLB

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

by : RCLB

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

by : RCLB

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

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 12 Read: Luke 1:39-45 Gospel Summary Luke tells us much in this account of Mary's visit to Elizabeth. Mary went to Judah to visit her cousin, Elizabeth, who knew nothing of Mary's pregnancy before their encounter. Yet Elizabeth knew that there was something special about Mary and the baby she carried. This is made clear by her calling Mary...

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Feast of the Holy Family, Year C

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Lectionary: 17 Read: Luke 2:41-52 Gospel Summary Families living far from Jerusalem were not required by law to attend the feasts of Passover, Pentecost, and Tabernacles. However, Mary and Joseph were very devout and chose with members of their family and community to make the long journey to Jerusalem to observe these holy days. On the journey home,...

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Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

by : RCLB

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)

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 14 Read the Gospel: Luke 2:1-14 Gospel Summary Joseph, Mary, and their unborn child made their way to be enrolled in Bethlehem. While in Bethlehem, Mary gave birth to her son. The angel of the Lord appeared to shepherds in the field and told them the good news of the birth of the savior. The angel told them they would find the infant “wrapped...

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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

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 667 Read the Gospel: Matthew 5:1-12a Gospel Summary Often called the Sermon on the Mount, today's gospel is well known to Christians. In the Beatitudes, Jesus explains how we should live if we want to be a part of God's Kingdom. Jesus told the people things that were contrary to the way most people lived. For example, poor and persecuted...

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