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Fourth Sunday of Lent, Year C

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 33 Read Sunday’s Gospel: Luke 15:1-3, 11-32 Gospel Summary Today’s Gospel is the well-known story of the prodigal son who begged for his share of the family inheritance. He took his fortune to a far away place and quickly spent all he had on his personal pleasures. He was completely broke when a serious famine struck the area and he was...

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Second Sunday of Easter, Year C

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 45 Read: John 20:19-31 Gospel Summary Following Jesus’ crucifixion the disciples were still uncertain of his message. They lost hope, were filled with fear, and locked themselves in a room. Without entering through the door, Jesus appeared before them with a greeting of peace and a mission to spread the Good News. The disciple, Thomas, was...

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Third Sunday of Easter, Year C

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Lectionary: 48 Read: John 21:1-19 Gospel Summary For the third time since his resurrection, Jesus appeared to the disciples. It seems that the disciples had returned to their former lives—those they had lived before they left to follow Jesus—because they were fishing in the Sea of Galilee. Jesus stood on the shore and called out to the men in the boat...

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Fourth Sunday of Easter, Year C

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Lectionary: 51 Read: John 10:27-30 Gospel Summary There are two notions that need to be taken on faith as they are presented in the Gospel passage where Jesus identifies himself as the Good Shepherd.  The first mystery is that those who are given the gift of faith to hear the invitation Jesus presents, will follow him.  The second mystery involves the...

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Fifth Sunday of Easter, Year C

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Lectionary: 54 Read: John 13:31a-33a, 34-35 Gospel Summary While Jesus was with his disciples at the Last Supper, he pointed toward his future glory following his death and resurrection where he would be reunited with his Father in heaven. He also gave the disciples a command: to love one another. But the disciples didn’t have to figure out how to do...

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Third Sunday of Lent, Year C

by : RCLB

  Lectionary: 30 Read Sunday’s Gospel: Luke 13:1-9 Gospel Summary In ancient times, people thought death was the result of sinfulness. The crowds asked Jesus if that was true. He replied that it was no more true than the contrary: People lived because of righteousness. The point Jesus did make, however, was that repentance was necessary and...

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Fifth Sunday of Lent, Year C

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Lectionary: 36 Read Sunday’s Gospel: John 8:1-11 Gospel Summary Although most scholars believe that this story of the woman caught in adultery was not part of John’s original writings, it is nevertheless an excellent example of Jesus’ style. First of all, some of the religious leaders tried to trick Jesus into going against the law of Moses by not having...

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Palm Sunday of the Passion of Our Lord, Year C

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p style="text-align: left;" align="center">Lectionary: 37 and 38 Read Sunday’s Gospel: Luke 22:14-23:56   Gospel Summary This year we hear Luke’s account of Jesus’ Passion beginning with the Last Supper which for Luke, shows signs of the heavenly banquet. During the meal, Jesus predicted but did not name his betrayer. Following the meal, all the...

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Easter Sunday, Year C

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Lectionary: 42 Read: John 20:1-9 Gospel Summary On Friday afternoon when Jesus died, the women had not been able to finish the customary preparation for burial. The Sabbath began at sundown on Friday, so Mary of Magdala hurried to the tomb Sunday morning to complete her task. She found the tomb empty. Certain that Jesus’ body had been stolen, she ran...

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Third Sunday of Advent, Year C

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Lectionary: 9 Read: Luke 3:10-18 Gospel Summary The crowds approached John the Baptist and asked how they should live in order to be ready to follow the Messiah. John responded by telling them to share and to not take more than they are entitled to. The people wondered if John might be the Messiah for whom they had been waiting, but he cleared up any...

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