The Sunday Gospel Archive

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The Lord offers eternal life and peace if we implore His mercy

First Sunday of Lent Mark 1:12-15 The first reading, from the Book of Genesis, presents the familiar story of Noah. It is a study of contrast and of the consequences […]

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Jesus is the cure for our sinfulness

Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time Mark 1:40-45 The first reading for this weekend comes from the Book of Leviticus. In sequence, Leviticus is the fourth book in modern biblical translations. […]

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Those who put their trust in Jesus have hope

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time Mark 1:29-39 The Book of Job is the source of this weekend’s first reading. Scholars disagree as to when this book was written. This book […]

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No attachment to sin or evil is greater than the power of God

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time Mark 1:21-28 The Book of Deuteronomy furnishes the first reading for this weekend. Deuteronomy appears in modern bibles as the fifth book in sequence in […]

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Jesus calls each of us to discipleship

Third Sunday In Ordinary Time Mark 1:14-20 The Book of Jonah is the source for the first reading. Scholars believe that it was written sometime after the Babylonian Exile of […]

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The Lord is calling us to be His disciples: How will you respond?

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time John 1:35-42 The First Book of Samuel is the source of the first reading for this weekend. Originally, First and Second Samuel were one volume. […]

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Listen to the Lord, that you may have life

Feast of the Baptism of the Lord Mark 1:7-11 This weekend, the Church invites us to celebrate the great feast of the Baptism of the Lord, great because it commemorates […]

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We come to worship the newborn King

Feast of the Epiphany of the Lord Matthew 2:1-12 This weekend, the Church invites us to celebrate the feast of the Epiphany of the Lord, one of the most revered […]

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The perfect example of a holy family: Jesus, Mary and Joseph

Feast of the Holy Family Luke 2:22-40 A selection of readings is possible for this feast. These comments refer to one set of readings. The Book of Genesis provides the […]

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The kingship of David is fulfilled in the Son of Mary

Fourth Sunday Of Advent Luke 1:26-38 The first reading for this weekend is from the Second Book of Samuel. Once, the two Books of Samuel were a single volume. Translations […]

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The One who is to come is far mightier than we are

Third Sunday Of Advent John 1:6-8, 19-28 This weekend, the Church celebrates “Gaudete Sunday,” the name coming from the opening word of the Entrance Antiphon. In Latin, “gaudete” means “to […]

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Make clear the way of the Lord by dedicating ourselves to Him

Second Sunday of Advent Mark 1:1-8 The second part of the Book of Isaiah provides the first reading for this Second Sunday of Advent. When this book was written, God’s […]