Year C

Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

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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

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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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