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The Transfiguration of the Lord, Year A

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 614 Read the Gospel: Matthew 17:1-9 Gospel Summary Jesus takes Peter, James, and John up a mountain. When they arrive at the top, Jesus’ face and clothes are transfigured to be a shining bright light. Then Moses and Elijah appeared, talking with Jesus. Peter suggests that they should put up three tents. While they were there, a cloud came...

Posted in: Gospel Reflections A    

Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, Year C

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 21 Read Sunday’s Gospel: Luke 3:15-16, 21-22 Gospel Summary Jesus came to the Jordan River to be baptized by John. At first John objected and said that it was he, John, who should be baptized by Jesus. Jesus indicated a future baptism when he responded to John saying that it was fitting for John to baptize Jesus. John acquiesced and at the...

Posted in: Gospel Reflections C    

twenty second

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 614 Read: Mark 9:2-10 Gospel Summary In yesterday’s Gospel reading and in the Gospel readings for the next few Sundays, Jesus is telling the crowds who he is—the bread of life. He tries unsuccessfully to get people to listen to him and to believe what he is saying. In contrast, in today’s Gospel we hear a voice from the cloud clearly identify...

Posted in: Gospel Reflections B    

Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica in Rome

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 671 Read the Gospel: John 2:13-22 Gospel Summary In the first part of today’s Gospel, Jesus finds that the Temple in Jerusalem is being used for purposes other than prayer and worship. He fashions a whip out of cords and drives out the vendors and the moneychangers. He speaks of destroying the temple and raising it up. The people thought he...

Posted in: Gospel Reflections A, Gospel Reflections B, Gospel Reflections C    

Baptism of Our Lord, Year C, Catechists

by : RCLB

To prepare for the session, read all the readings. Isaiah 42:1-4, 6-7 Psalm 29: 1-2, 3-4, 3, 9-10 Acts 10:34-38 Luke 3:15-16, 21-22 Spend a few minutes reflecting on what these readings mean for you today. Was there a particular reading which appealed to you? Was there a word or image that engaged you? Read the Word in Liturgy and Catholic Doctrine...

Posted in: Sessions C    

Baptism of Our Lord, Year C, Intermediate

by : RCLB

Isaiah 42:1-4, 6-7 Luke 3:15-16, 21-22 Opening Prayer Let us pray as we have been baptized. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Lord God, in baptism we die with Christ to rise again in him. Strengthen us through your Spirit to walk in the newness of life as your adopted children.   Opening Life Reflection The theme for...

Posted in: Sessions C    

Baptism of Our Lord, Year C, Junior High

by : RCLB

Isaiah 42:1-4, 6-7 Luke 3:15-16, 21-22 Opening Prayer Let us pray as we have been baptized. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Creator God, our baptism calls us to take on the mission of Jesus. Help us to live our Baptism. In the name of Jesus Christ we pray. Amen. Opening Life Reflection The theme for today is Baptism...

Posted in: Sessions C    

Baptism of Our Lord, Year C, Primary

by : RCLB

Luke 3:15-16, 21-22 Opening Prayer Let us pray. Dear God, thank you for sharing your life with us at Baptism. Help us to always live as your children. In the name of Jesus Christ we pray. Amen. Opening Life Reflection The theme for today is Baptism and mission.  Begin by inviting the children to create cards for those who will be baptized, welcoming...

Posted in: Sessions C    

Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, Year A

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 21 Read Sunday’s Gospel: Matthew 3:13-17 Gospel Summary Jesus came to the Jordan River to be baptized by John. At first John objected and said that it was he, John, who should be baptized by Jesus. Jesus indicated a future baptism when he responded to John saying that it was fitting for John to baptize Jesus. John acquiesced and at the...

Posted in: Gospel Reflections A    

Feast of the Holy Family, Year A

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 17 Read Sunday’s Gospel: Matthew 2:13-15, 19-23 Gospel Summary When the Magi left the Holy Family in Bethlehem, Joseph was warned in a dream to take Mary and Jesus into Egypt because Herod was looking to destroy the child. Following Herod’s death, another angel appeared to Joseph in a dream and informed him that it was now safe to return to...

Posted in: Gospel Reflections A