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Easter

Fourth Sunday of Easter, Year B

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 50 Read the Gospel: John 10:11-18 Gospel Summary Jesus tells us in today’s Gospel that he is the Good Shepherd. He makes a distinction between good shepherds and hired hands. Good shepherds truly care for, guard, and protect their sheep. Hired hands are more likely to run at the first sign of trouble. As a good shepherd, Jesus knows his sheep...

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Fifth Sunday of Easter, Year B

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 53 Read the Gospel: John 15:1-8 Gospel Summary Jesus uses the image of a vine and its branches to help his listeners understand the interconnectedness and relationships between God the Father, Jesus, and all followers of Jesus. Jesus is the vine and we, the followers, are the branches that grow from that vine. The way we glorify God is by...

Posted in: Gospel Reflections B    

Sixth Sunday of Easter, Year B

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 56B Read the Gospel: John 15:9-17 Gospel Summary Today’s Gospel reading paints a picture of a complete circle of love. God the Father loved his Son, Jesus. Jesus loves his disciples. Jesus’ disciples, including each of us, love others. We are a part of this circle of love because God has chosen us to be a part of it. Reflection for Parents...

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Seventh Sunday of Easter, Year B

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 60B Read the Gospel: John 17:11b-19 Gospel Summary In today’s Gospel passage, Jesus is praying for his disciples. He asks his Father to keep them in his name, to make them one, to protect them from the evil one, and to consecrate them in the truth. He acknowledges that while his disciples are in the world, they do not belong to the world....

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...

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Easter Sunday, Year B

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 42 Read the Gospel: John 20:1-9 Gospel Summary Upon seeing that the stone had been removed from the tomb, Mary of Magdala ran to Simon Peter and the disciple whom Jesus loved. She told them that the Lord had been taken from the tomb. Peter and the other disciple ran to see for themselves. The burial cloths were there, but the body of Jesus...

Posted in: Gospel Reflections B    

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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Easter Sunday, Year A

by : RCLB

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...

Posted in: Gospel Reflections A    

Sunday of Divine Mercy, Year A

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 43 Read: John 20:19-31 Gospel Summary Following Jesus' crucifixion the disciples were still uncertain of his message. They lost hope and in fear 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 not in the room....

Posted in: Gospel Reflections A    

Third Sunday of Easter, Year A

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 46 Read: Luke 24:13-35 Gospel Summary Despondent and discouraged, two of Jesus' apostles walked from Jerusalem to Emmaus. They talked on their way about the events that had occurred in the past several days. A stranger joined them, actually Jesus, but they didn't recognize him at first. Jesus asked the apostles what they had been discussing,...

Posted in: Gospel Reflections A    

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