The Sunday Gospel Archive

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The Word of God, planted in our hearts, is a command

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Matthew 13:1-9 The third and last section of the Book of Isaiah is the source of the first reading for this weekend. This reading was […]

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The Spirit of Christ is alive in us

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Matthew 11:25-30 This weekend, the first biblical reading is from the Book of Zechariah. It is thought that Zechariah was of the priestly caste and […]

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The Lord asks us to take up our cross and follow Him

Thirteenth Sunday In Ordinary Time Matthew 10:37-42 This weekend’s first reading is from the first of two books in the Bible that bear a name suggesting that they are about […]

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The Lord protects and defends us in this life

Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time Matthew 10:26-33 The Book of Jeremiah supplies this weekend’s first reading. Jeremiah wrote at a time when life was hard for God’s chosen people. Only […]

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Receiving the Eucharist is communion with Jesus

Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ John 6:51-58 This weekend, the Church celebrates the feast of the Body and Blood of Christ, or as perhaps it is better […]

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The revelation of the Trinity is a sign of God’s unlimited love

Feast of the Most Holy Trinity Reading: John 3:16-18 This weekend, the Church celebrates the Feast of the Most Holy Trinity. The first reading is from the Book of Exodus. […]

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We are strengthened to go out in the name of the Lord

Feast of Pentecost John 20:19-23 This weekend, the Church celebrates the feast of Pentecost, one of the most important feasts of the Church’s liturgical year. It is richly biblical in […]

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Encounter Jesus as first Christians did: in the Church, through baptism

Feast of the Ascension of the Lord Matthew 28:16-20 In many dioceses in the United States, this weekend is the liturgical celebration of the feast of the Ascension of the […]

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The Spirit of truth is in us

Sixth Sunday of Easter John 14:15-21 The Acts of the Apostles once again this Easter season furnishes the first reading. In the readings of the weekends earlier in this season, […]

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Actively loving others is the essence of our faith

Fifth Sunday of Easter John 14:1-12 The Acts of the Apostles once more is the source of the first reading. The early chapters of Acts marvelously reveal to us the […]

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Jesus is the only route to heaven

Fourth Sunday of Easter John 10:1-10 The Acts of the Apostles again furnishes the first biblical reading. As was the case last weekend, it is a passage recalling a time […]

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We encounter the Lord in the breaking of the bread

Third Sunday of Easter Luke 24:13-35 The Acts of the Apostles again furnishes the first biblical reading. Almost every Sunday in the Easter season features a reading from this book […]