Solemnity

Sundays during Easter, Year B

by : RCLB

Easter Sunday, Year B Lectionary: 42 (He Rose from the Dead) Gospel: John 20: 1-9 Adults: Why do I believe that I will live with Christ for all eternity? Children: Who has helped me believed that I will live with Jesus forever? 2nd Sunday of Easter, Year B Lectionary: 44 (He Showed Them) Gospel: John 20:19–31 Adults: What can I do to inspire my family to...

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Solemnities during Ordinary Time, Year B

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The Most Holy Trinity, Year B Lectionary: 165 (Go and Teach) Gospel: Matthew 28: 16–20 Adults: What can I do to proclaim the Good News of Jesus and help people fall in love with him? Children: What can I do to be a witness of Jesus and to live as his disciple? The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, Year B Lectionary: 168 (This Is My Body) Gospel: Mark...

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Solemnity of All Saints

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 667 Read the Gospel: Matthew 5:1-12a Gospel Summary Today’s Gospel reading is the opening of the Sermon on the Mount, a series of teachings given by Jesus that focus on how to live as a disciple in the world. Today’s portion of the Sermon on the Mount is the Beatitudes. In them, Jesus explains how we are to live if we want to inherit the...

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

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Lectionary: 160 Read: Matthew 25:31-46 Gospel Summary On this final Sunday of the Church year, the feast of Christ the King, we learn most definitely how our lives will be measured. They will be measured by the love we show. Whenever we offer a drink of water to the thirsty, food to the hungry, clothing to the naked, or whenever we visit the sick or...

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Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, Year

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Lectionary: 168 Read: Mark 14:12-16, 22-26   Gospel Summary Mark describes for his community the words and actions of Jesus at the Last Supper. Scholars believe that the words are more an attempt on Mark's part to help his early Christian community understand the Eucharist than they are the actual words spoken by Jesus. Still they help us understand...

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

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Lectionary: 167 Read: John: 6:51-58 Gospel Summary As much as Jesus' listeners didn't understand how Jesus could really mean that they were to eat his body and drink his blood, Jesus made it very clear that that was precisely what he did mean. Once again, it was hard for the people of Jesus' day (and still hard for us today, too) to understand what Jesus...

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Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul

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Lectionary: 591 (Mass During the Day) 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...

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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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Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, Year B

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 161 Read: John 18:33b-37 Gospel Summary In today’s Gospel reading, it is Pilate who refers to Jesus as King of the Jews. Jesus does not confirm that he is a king, and makes it clear that his kingdom does not belong to this world. His purpose for being in the world is to testify to the truth. Reflection for Parents The Preface for today’s Mass...

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Solemnity of the Epiphany, Years ABC

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Lectionary: 20 Read the Gospel: Matthew 2:1-12 Gospel Summary The Magi from the east arrived in Jerusalem, asking the whereabouts of the newborn king of the Jews. Herod was troubled by this news of the birth, as was all of Jerusalem. He sent the Magi to Bethlehem to search for the child, asking that they bring the child to him so that he could do the...

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