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The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 668 Read the Gospel: John 6:37-40 Gospel Summary Jesus explained to the crowds that God had sent him. He said it was God's will that those who believed in Jesus should not be turned away in the final days. Those who have come to Jesus will be given eternal life. They will be raised up on the last day. Reflection for Families We often hear...

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Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica in Rome

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 671 Read the Gospel: John 2: 13-22 Gospel Summary It is not clear what precipitated Jesus' reaction at the temple. In what would appear to be a fit of anger, Jesus used a whip to drive out the animals, and overturned tables sending coins, people, and animals scurrying in all directions. The people took Jesus' words literally and because of...

Posted in: Gospel Reflections C, Gospel Reflections B, Gospel Reflections A    

Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 638 Read: John 3:13-17 Gospel Summary John 3:16 is quoted often and many people claim it as their favorite passage in all the Bible. It is where John tells us that God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son so that those who believed would have eternal life. This passage expresses the essence of God's love for us. It was not that...

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Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 591 Read: Matthew 16: 13-19 Gospel Summary Peter named Jesus as the Messiah in this gospel. Later Jesus named Peter as the foundation of the earthly Church and gave him the keys of power. Peter was to be like the steward of a palace making decisions for the Church community. God promised to stand behind Peter's decisions. Reflection for...

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Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 141 Read the Gospel: Luke 17:5-10 Gospel Summary Parents often live this Gospel well. Better than most people, they know what it means to “serve” without expecting a reward. For many, parenthood is reward enough. Jesus explained to the disciples in this passage that service was a requirement of discipleship. When the disciples asked how they...

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Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 132 Read the Gospel: Luke 15:1-32 Gospel Summary In an attempt to show the people that God will forgive and accept sinners into the Kingdom, Jesus told three parables about being lost and then found. The first parable was about a shepherd who had one hundred sheep but lost one. The shepherd searched until he found the lost lamb. There was...

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Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 135 Read the Gospel: Luke 16:1-13 Gospel Summary At first it would seem that this Gospel passage praises dishonesty, but in fact, it gives credit for a clever and quick response. There was a man who managed the land for his master. What his misdeeds were is not quite clear, but something had gone wrong in their relationship and the manager...

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Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 138 Read the Gospel: Luke 16:19-31 Gospel Summary As was often Jesus’ message, today’s Gospel reverses the rich and poor of this world and the next. Lazarus, a poor beggar who was most likely crippled and had open sores that dogs licked, sat every day beneath the window of a rich man. The rich man dined lavishly everyday and completely...

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Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 144 Read the Gospel: Luke 17:11-19 Gospel Summary Jesus healed ten lepers in today’s Gospel, but only one (an unlikely one, at that!) came back to thank Jesus and give praise to God. Jesus wondered where the others were and why they didn’t think to praise God for their healing. Reflection for Families It’s unlikely that the lepers in today’s...

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Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 147 Read the Gospel: Luke 18:1-8 Gospel Summary Like a relentless child, the widow in Jesus’ parable wouldn’t give up. She continually begged the judge for justice against her opponents. Not because the judge wanted to see justice done, but because he grew tired of the woman’s pleading, he granted her request. The point Jesus wanted to make...

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