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Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

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Lectionary: 100 Read: Matthew 11:25-30 Gospel Summary Jesus called those who would follow him "infants." Compared to the Scribes and Pharisees they lacked social standing and religious expertise, but these infants were open to understanding. It was the "wise" who were prevented from hearing Jesus' message because they were arrogant about their position...

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Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

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Lectionary: 103 Read: Matthew 13:1-23 Gospel Summary While we call this Gospel, "The Parable of the Sower," it is much more about the seed than the farmer. Although there will be obstacles to telling others the Good News, the message will be received by many. Some of the sower's seeds fell on rocky ground, on paths where people walked and among thorns....

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Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

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Lectionary: 106 Read: Matthew 13:24-43 Gospel Summary This Gospel is a way of explaining why there is good and evil in the world today. As Jesus explained in the parable, the weeds (or evil) are allowed to grow with the wheat (or good). Only at the harvest (the end time) would God separate the good from the evil just as the farmer will separate the wheat...

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Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

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Lectionary: 109 Read: Matthew 13:44-52 Gospel Summary Jesus compared the Kingdom to a valuable treasure. First it was a buried treasure and second it was like a rare and priceless pearl. These findings were more valuable than anything we have known previously and that is what the Kingdom will be, too. When we finally understand the Kingdom of God, it...

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Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

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Lectionary: 112 Read: Matthew 14:13-21 Gospel Summary Jesus was still very sad about John the Baptist's death. But even in his sorrow, Jesus remembered the needs of others. As he tried to go to a deserted place, the crowds followed him in hopes that he would heal the sick among them. When it was late and everyone was hungry, the disciples suggested that...

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Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

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Lectionary: 115 Read: Matthew 14:22-33 Gospel Summary A storm arose on the sea and the disciples saw Jesus walking on the water toward them. At first they thought it was a ghost, but then they recognized Jesus. In an effort to show his great faith, Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water toward Jesus. Peter was focused and walked toward Jesus....

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Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

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Lectionary: 118 Read: Matthew 15:21-28 Gospel Summary A Cananite woman approached Jesus as a petitioner asking Jesus to heal her daughter. At first Jesus put her off by implying that she was not part of the salvation plan. She determined that she was and through her faith and recognition of Jesus as Lord knew that he could heal her daughter. Because of...

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Fifth Sunday of Easter, Year A

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Lectionary: 52 Read: John 14:1-12 Gospel Summary During Jesus' Last Supper, Jesus explained to the disciples what was to happen next in God's plan. Jesus would no longer be visibly among them, but would return to the Father. In heaven, Jesus would prepare a place for each of us to come when he returned to get us. In his discussion, Jesus also made it...

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Sixth Sunday of Easter, Year A

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Lectionary: 55 Read: John 14:15-21 Gospel Summary At the Last Supper Jesus told his apostles he would be leaving them to return to the Father. In today's Gospel, he reassures them and us that we will not be alone. The Holy Spirit was sent to the disciples and is with each of us as a special helper and friend until Jesus returns to us. In the meantime, we...

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Seventh Sunday of Easter, Year A

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Lectionary: 59 Read: John 17: 1-11a Gospel Summary In John's Gospel, Jesus gives many instructions to his disciples following the Last Supper they share together. Moments before their time in Gethsemane, Jesus lifts his eyes in a prayer sometimes called the Priestly Prayer. Jesus makes clear in the prayer that he knows his time on earth is coming to an...

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