Year 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    

Fourth Sunday of Easter, Year A

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 49 Read: John 10:1-10 Gospel Summary Using the image of shepherd and sheep, Jesus made an analogy for us to listen to the voice of God. Sometimes we are distracted by other voices that Jesus called "thieves." These thieves rob us of our desire to follow Jesus. True sheep, however, know the voice of the shepherd. The shepherd provides safety...

Posted in: Gospel Reflections A    

Fifth Sunday of Easter, Year A

by : RCLB

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...

Posted in: Gospel Reflections A    

Sixth Sunday of Easter, Year A

by : RCLB

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...

Posted in: Gospel Reflections A    

Seventh Sunday of Easter, Year A

by : RCLB

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...

Posted in: Gospel Reflections A    

Ascension of the Lord, Year A

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 58 Read: Matthew 28:16-20 Gospel Summary The Gospel reading today concludes the Book of Matthew. It was at this point that Jesus, knowing he was about to return to the Father, commissioned the apostles to carry the message of the Good News into the whole world. They would baptize, make more disciples, and teach the message Jesus had taught...

Posted in: Gospel Reflections A    

Pentecost Sunday, Year A

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 63 Read: John 20:19-23 Gospel Summary Because we are celebrating the sending down of the Holy Spirit upon the disciples, you may want to also consider the second reading for 1 Corinthians 12:3b-7, 12-13. In this reading Paul helps us understand the Gifts of the Spirit. There are many gifts of the Spirit, Paul explained, although they all come...

Posted in: Gospel Reflections A    

Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, Year

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 168 Read: Mark 14:12-16, 22-26   Gospel Summary Mark describes for his community the words and actions of Jesus at the Last Supper. Scholars believe that the words are more an attempt on Mark's part to help his early Christian community understand the Eucharist than they are the actual words spoken by Jesus. Still they help us understand...

Posted in: Gospel Reflections A    

First Sunday of Lent, Year A

by : RCLB

Lectionary: 22 Read Sunday's Gospel: Matthew 4:1-11 Gospel Summary Following his baptism in the Jordan River, Jesus went out to the desert to pray and understand God's will. He was alone in the desert for 40 days and nights. Satan waited until Jesus emerged from the desert before tempting Jesus to use his powers. Of course, Jesus was hungry after fasting...

Posted in: Gospel Reflections A    

Pages