Lent

First Sunday of Lent, Year C

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 24 Read: Luke 4:1-13 Gospel Summary Each year, at the beginning of Lent, the lectionary has us hear the story of the devil tempting Jesus in the desert. This year we hear Luke's version. Following his baptism, Jesus went out into the desert for forty days during which time he ate nothing. Knowing that Jesus would be hungry, the devil tempted...

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Second Sunday of Lent, Year C

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Lectionary: 27 Read: Luke 9:28b-36 Gospel Summary Peter, James and John went with Jesus to pray on a mountain top. The disciples witnessed what we call the transfiguration where Jesus' face became radiant and his clothes dazzling white. Along with Jesus stood Moses and Elijah. The disciples had no idea what was happening and Peter, in his ignorance,...

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Sundays during Lent, Year B

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Ash Wednesday, Year B Lectionary: 219 (Purity of Heart) Gospel: Mark 6:1-6, 16-18 Adults: What good could I do this week without seeking acknowledgement or praise? Children: What good could I do this week without telling others what I have done? 1st Sunday of Lent, Year B Lectionary: 23 (An alliance with the Earth) Gospel: Mark 1:12–15 Adults: What daily...

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First Sunday of Lent, Year B

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Lectionary: 23 Read the Gospel: Mark 1:12-15 Gospel Summary In today’s Gospel the Spirit drives Jesus to the desert, where he remains for forty days. Jesus is tempted by Satan and ministered to by the angels. At the end of his time of temptation, Jesus comes to Galilee proclaiming a message of repentance. Reflection for Parents With Catholics throughout...

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Second Sunday of Lent, Year B

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Lectionary: 26 Read the Gospel: Mark 9:2-10 Gospel Summary In today’s Gospel, Peter, James, and John—often described as the inner circle of disciples—went with Jesus to a high mountain. (In the Bible, mountains are often places of Divine Revelation.) The three are so overcome by what they see, hear, and experience that they do not know what to do or say...

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Third Sunday of Lent, Year B

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Lectionary: 29 Read the Gospel: John 2:13-25 Gospel Summary It is not clear to scholars exactly what precipitated Jesus' reaction at the Temple. In what would appear to be a fit of anger, Jesus used a whip to drive out the animals. The Jews challenged Jesus, who replied,   “Destroy this temple and in three days I will raise it up.” They thought...

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Fourth Sunday of Lent, Year B

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Lectionary: 32 Read the Gospel: John 3:14-21 Gospel Summary This Gospel passage contains one of the most beloved and well-known verses of Scripture: “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life” (John 3:16). Indeed, God’s great love for us is clearly presented in...

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Fifth Sunday of Lent, Year B

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Lectionary: 35 Read the Gospel: John 12:20-33 Gospel Summary In today’s Gospel, Jesus announces, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified.” But this glorification will take place only after his suffering and Death on the Cross. Jesus uses the example of a grain of wheat that only produces fruit when it falls to the ground and dies. He...

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Fourth Sunday of Lent, Year A

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Lectionary: 31 Read Sunday's Gospel: John 9:1-41 Gospel Summary Using saliva and earth, Jesus made a paste to heal the blind man. The healing became a true conversion for the man, but created some problems for Jesus with the Jewish leaders. Because this healing took place on the Sabbath, the Pharisees accused Jesus of breaking Jewish law. The Pharisees...

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Fifth Sunday of Lent, Year A

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Lectionary: 34 Read Sunday's Gospel: John 11:1-45 Gospel Summary In this Gospel, John tells the story of Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead. The story is significant because it is likely that his action was his last miracle before Jesus began the journey toward his own death. Jesus was called to Bethany to save his friend, but instead waited several...

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