The Sunday Gospel Archive

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In Revealing the Trinity, God Shows His Love to the World

Feast of the Holy Trinity The Book of Deuteronomy is the source of this feast’s first reading. Deuteronomy is the fifth book in the Old Testament. It is one of […]

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At Pentecost, Pray to Strengthen the Gifts of the Holy Spirit

Pentecost This weekend, the Church celebrates the feast of Pentecost. The Acts of the Apostles provides the first reading, the dramatic story of the first Pentecost. In this passage, the […]

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Through His Ascension, Christ Remains with Us

Feast of the Ascension of the Lord Celebrating the feast of the Ascension of the Lord varies from place to place. In some places, this feast will have been celebrated […]

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Loving God Means Following His Commandments

Sixth Sunday of Easter The Acts of the Apostles once more provides an Easter season liturgy with its first reading. In this reading, Peter goes to the house of Cornelius, […]

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Christ Is the Vine, and We Are the Branches

Fifth Sunday of Easter The Acts of the Apostles again this Easter season is the source of the first reading for Sunday. It highlights Paul. In an earlier passage, not […]

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Only Jesus, the Good Shepherd, Can Lead Us to Eternal Life

Fourth Sunday of Easter The Acts of the Apostles again is the source of a weekend’s first reading during the Easter season. Peter, once more the spokesman for the apostles, […]

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In the Eucharist, We, too, Are in the Presence of Christ

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

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Through God’s Divine Mercy Are We Freed from Sin and Death

Second Sunday of Easter As almost always in the Easter season, the Acts of the Apostles furnishes the Liturgy of the Word with its first reading. Acts claims to be […]

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Rejoice in the Resurrection of the Lord, for He Is Risen

The Resurrection of the Lord A variety of biblical readings occurs in the course of liturgical celebrations for Easter. For instance, the Liturgy of the Word for the Easter Vigil […]

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We Must Follow Christ on His Way to Calvary

Palm Sunday This weekend, in a liturgy majestic in its ability to transport us to the events of the day that began the first Holy Week, the Church celebrates Palm […]

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Discipleship Means Complete Obedience to the Will of God

Fifth Sunday of Lent The Book of Jeremiah provides this weekend’s first reading. A common theme runs through all the written prophecies of ancient Israel – namely, that despite human […]

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Rejoice! The Resurrection of Christ Is Drawing Near

Fourth Sunday of Lent The Second Book of Chronicles provides this Lenten weekend with its first reading. Chronicles was written about 1,000 years before Jesus. The identity of its author […]