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Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Years ABC

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 622 Read the Gospel: Luke 1:39-56 Gospel Summary Today’s Gospel contains the account of the Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth and of Mary’s proclamation of the Magnificat. Joy runs through this Gospel reading—the joy as the cousins meet and embrace; the joy as the baby within Elizabeth’s womb leaps at the sound of Mary’s voice; and the joy...

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Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Years ABC

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 689 Read the Gospel: Luke 1:26-38 Gospel Summary In today’s Gospel reading, the angel Gabriel is sent by God to tell Mary that she has been chosen to give birth to his Son. Mary is overwhelmed by this news and does not fully understand it, but she says yes to God’s plan. The choice of Mary underscores God’s impartiality, for Mary was not from...

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Most Holy Trinity Sunday, Year C

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 166 Read the Gospel: John 16:12-15 Gospel Summary While the term trinity is more the result of early Christian communities than it is scripture, today's Gospel helps us see the interconnectedness of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. This Gospel reveals Jesus' words at the Last Supper. The disciples could not understand the meaning of Jesus'...

Posted in: Gospel Reflections C    

Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, Year C

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 169 Read the Gospel: Luke 9:11b-17 Gospel Summary Jesus continued to teach the crowds that had gathered until late in the day when his disciples came to him and said that Jesus should let the crowd go so that they might find food and a place to stay. Jesus told the disciples to feed the crowd themselves, but they knew it would be impossible...

Posted in: Gospel Reflections C    

Ascension of the Lord, Year C

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 58 Read the Gospel: Matthew 28:19a, 20b Gospel Summary Reminding the disciples of previous prophetic predictions, Jesus quotes the scriptures saying that the Christ will suffer and then rise from the dead. Letting them know that he is about to leave them, Jesus instructs the Apostles to continue the ministry which he began. They are to remain...

Posted in: Gospel Reflections C    

Pentecost Sunday, Year C

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 63 Read the Gospel: John 20:19-23 Gospel Summary Because they still did not understand all that Jesus had told them, the disciples were huddled together, frightened, in a room. The doors locked, notwithstanding, Jesus entered the room and greeted the disciples with a sign of peace. Some have interpreted this sign of peace as more than the all...

Posted in: Gospel Reflections C    

Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, Year B

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 168B Read: Mark 14:12-16, 22-26 Gospel Summary Mark describes for his community the words and actions of Jesus at the Last Supper. Scripture scholars believe that the words were meant by Mark to help the early Christian community to understand the Eucharist. While they may not be the exact words spoken by Jesus, they help us understand that...

Posted in: Gospel Reflections B    

Ascension of the Lord, Year B

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 58B Read the Gospel: Mark 16:15-20 Gospel Summary Many Scripture scholars think that this section was added to Mark’s Gospel in order to make it compatible with the endings of the other Gospels. Just before Jesus ascended into Heaven, he commissioned his disciples to go into all the world and to proclaim the Gospel to every creature. The...

Posted in: Gospel Reflections B    

Pentecost Sunday, Year B

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 63A Read the Gospel: John 20:19-23 Gospel Summary There is much to be attentive to in today’s short Gospel reading. First, Jesus appears to his disciples and says to them, “Peace be with you.” Then he says, “As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” He concludes by breathing on them the Holy Spirit, saying, “Whose sins you forgive are...

Posted in: Gospel Reflections B    

Most Holy Trinity, Year B

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 166B Read the Gospel: Matthew 28:16-20 Gospel Summary Today’s Gospel passage is the conclusion of Matthew’s Gospel. In the Bible, this event is titled The Commissioning of the Disciples. They are indeed commissioned to make disciples of all nations, to baptize, and to teach to others what Christ has taught them. Jesus promised that he would...

Posted in: Gospel Reflections B    

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