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Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 150 Read the Gospel: Luke 18:9-14 Gospel Summary From time to time our children live in a “me first world,” but Jesus wasn’t too impressed with the self-centeredness of the Pharisee in today’s Gospel. The Pharisee was quite certain that he was a good and righteous man–better than most. For sure, he was better than the tax collector. But as...

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Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 153 Read the Gospel: Luke 19:1-10 Gospel Summary Children may know just how Zacchaeus felt in today’s Gospel story. Have you ever lifted your children to your shoulders so they might see over the crowds at a parade, waiting in a long line, or at a local sporting event? Zacchaeus was short and climbed a tree to get a better look at Jesus....

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Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

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Lectionary: 156 Read the Gospel: Luke 20-27-38 Gospel Summary At the time Jesus lived, not everyone believed in resurrection. The Sadducees especially resisted the idea and tried to make Jesus look foolish when they asked who would be the man’s wife in heaven. They posed a situation where a woman’s husband died. As was the custom of the time, the brother...

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Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

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Lectionary: 159 Read the Gospel: Luke 21:5-19 Gospel Summary It is clear from this passage in Luke’s Gospel that when the world ends, some terrifying events will occur. The clear message, however, is that we should not face these events with apprehension, but rather with trust — trust that God wants us to have everlasting life with him. Instead of being...

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Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, Year C

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Lectionary: 162 Read the Gospel: Luke 23:35-43 Gospel Summary Associated with Jesus’ passion, today’s Gospel brings us to the scene of the crucifixion. Jesus, on his own cross, is flanked by thieves on either side. One of the thieves jeers and taunts Jesus calling him a king and wondering why a king cannot save himself and them as well. Jesus responds...

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Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 114 Read the Gospel: Luke 12:13-21 Gospel Summary From the crowd, a man called out to Jesus asking for help in a family matter. The man wanted his share of the family inheritance from his brother. Jesus first made it clear that he was not the man’s arbitrator and refused to enter the quarrel. But Jesus did use the opportunity to teach the...

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Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

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Lectionary: 117 Read the Gospel: Luke 12:32-48 Gospel Summary Jesus told the disciples not to be afraid, but rather to get sturdy purses to hold all they will receive from God. If they served God, their reward would be great—but it would not be the reward of worldly wealth. In the second part of the Gospel, Jesus preached the message of watchfulness and...

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Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

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Lectionary: 120 Read the Gospel: Luke 12:49-53 Gospel Summary As Jesus announced his mission, he made it clear that there would be no compromising. Called to repentance and challenged to be ready, discipleship would most likely divide households and communities. He knew already that there were divisions among the Jewish leaders. He warned his followers...

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Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

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Lectionary: 126 Read the Gospel: Luke 14:1, 7-14 Gospel Summary Jesus often had confrontations with some of the religious leaders about meals or the Sabbath. He was sure to be tested in the circumstances of today’s Gospel since he was eating a meal with the religious leaders on the Sabbath! At the meal, Jesus noticed that the guests hurried to recline at...

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Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

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Lectionary: 129 Read the Gospel: Luke 14:25-33 Gospel Summary The people in the large crowd that Jesus addressed in today’s Gospel were deeply committed to loving and honoring their parents. That’s why Jesus’ words must have been shocking to them saying that they must turn from their parents (some translations even say “hate”). The point Jesus wanted to...

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