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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...

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Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 85 Read the Gospel: Matthew 7:21-27 Gospel Summary As Jesus concludes the Sermon on the Mount, he challenges his listeners (including us) to not only hear and listen to his words, but to actually live and act according to them. It is not enough to say you believe in Jesus, but to give witness to that belief through actions. Jesus illustrates...

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Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 88 Read the Gospel: Matthew 9:9-13 Gospel Summary Jesus made his mission clear when he ate with tax collectors and sinners. Some chose to judge him by his company. Instead, Jesus explained that a person in good health would have no need for a doctor. Likewise, only sinners need the salvation Jesus promised. Reflection for Families As our...

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Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 91 Read the Gospel: Matthew 9:36-10:8 Gospel Summary Jesus called the twelve disciples and sent them as missionaries to continue the work God began in him. The disciples were to go out to the people and proclaim the Good News of the coming Kingdom. Reflection for Families No matter how large the world we call our own, no part of our contact...

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Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 94 Read the Gospel: Matthew 10:26-33 Gospel Summary There are people who do not yet know the Good News. Jesus assured his disciples and us that we will bring the light of the Kingdom into their darkness by sharing Jesus with them. Even if some people, even our families, ridicule us for our proclamation, God will care for us until the end....

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Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 97 Read the Gospel: Matthew 10:37-42 Gospel Summary While Jesus' words may seem harsh in this Gospel where he tells his followers to leave their families in order to spread the Good News, he simply stresses the value of being a missionary. Whatever our sacrifice, our reward will be great beyond measure. Reflection for Families As parents we...

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Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 130 Read the Gospel: Matthew 18:21-35 Gospel Summary This great story illustrates God's tremendous love for us. In the story a servant (someone like us) owed an incomprehensible sum of money (our sinfulness) to a king (God). The servant begged for time to repay the debt. The king, out of love and compassion, forgave the entire debt. But the...

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Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 151 Read the Gospel: Matthew 23: 1-12 Gospel Summary Some, not all, of the Jewish leaders wanted people to recognize them for the high position they held. They wanted to sit in the best seats at banquets and in the synagogues. They wanted people to make a fuss over them when they met, so they were certain to wear clothing and items that would...

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Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 154 Read the Gospel: Matthew 25:1-13 Gospel Summary Jesus told the story about ten maidens waiting for a bridegroom to return home with his new bride. Most likely he had been delayed at her home working out the negotiations for her with the bride's father. Five of the maidens came with enough oil to keep their lamps burning through the night...

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Nativity of Saint John the Baptist, Years ABC

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 587 (Mass during the Day) Read the Gospel: Luke 1:57-66, 80 Gospel Summary Earlier in Luke's gospel we learn that Elizabeth and Zechariah are elderly, but miraculously are expecting a baby. When an angel tells Zechariah that he will have a son, Zechariah questions how that can be. Because he questioned the angel, he was silenced until the...

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