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Prepare for the day when all will be fulfilled

First Sunday of Advent Luke 21: 25-28, 34-36 With this first Sunday of Advent, the Church begins a new liturgical year. As such, the readings for the year to come […]

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The kingdom of the Almighty God has no end

Feast of Christ the King John 18:33b-37 This weekend, in great joy and thanksgiving, the Church closes its year. As it looks back through the days and months of 2021, […]

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The Son of Man will return with great power and glory

Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time Mark 13:24-32 The Book of Daniel provides the first reading this weekend. Michael, the “great prince” of the angels, is the center of attention. He […]

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God loves us deeply and wants our love in return

Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time Mark 12:38-44 The First Book of Kings furnishes this weekend’s first reading from the Scriptures. Political governance, in the minds of the ancient Hebrews, was […]

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‘The Lord our God is Lord alone!’

Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time Mark 12:28b-34  The Book of Deuteronomy is the source of the first reading. One among the first five books of the Bible, Deuteronomy contains for […]

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Trust in the Lord, who hears and answers our prayers

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time Mark 10:46-52 The Book of Jeremiah provides this weekend’s first reading. A few facts about Jeremiah are known from the book itself. He was from […]

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Holiness is found by giving of ourselves as Jesus did

Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time Mark 10:35-45 The first reading for this weekend is from the Book of Isaiah, precisely from its third and last part. Isaiah, on several occasions, […]

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Our salvation is possible only through following the Lord

Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time Mark 10:17-30 The Book of Wisdom is the source of this weekend’s first reading. As the name implies, this ancient book was designed to insist […]

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Marriage is a manifestation of the kingdom of God

Twenty- Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time Mark 10:2-16 The Book of Genesis is the source of the first reading for this weekend. Among the first five books of the Bible, […]

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All those of honest faith are of God

Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time Mark 9:38-43, 45, 47-48  The Book of Numbers, the source of the first reading for this weekend, is one of the first five books of […]

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True discipleship is concerned with service to the poor

Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time Mark 9:30-37  The Book of Wisdom furnishes the first reading for this weekend. This book was written in an effort to say that being faithful […]

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Discipleship means denying oneself and taking up the cross

Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time Mark 8:27-35  The last and third section of the Book of Isaiah provides the first reading for this weekend in Ordinary Time. This passage is […]